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Self-Help/Dispute Resolution

Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution

The Center for Self Help and Dispute Resolution provides services to those persons who wish to represent themselves without an attorney and provides Alternative Methods of Dispute Resolution (ADR) with the goal of the early, fair, efficient, cost-effective and informal resolution of disputes through court ordered settlement facilitation and arbitration.


The self-help window is open with limited staff at the Courthouse. If you would like to receive help over the phone, please call us at (505) 841-6702 from 9 AM until 4 PM or via email Legal Forms/Packets are available at the Second Judicial District Court (1st Floor), by email, or on this website.


La ventanilla de Self-Help en el tribunal está abierta con personal limitado para entrevistas en persona. Para ayuda en en español, llamarnos al 505-841-5413 de 9 a.m. hasta 4 p.m., lunes hasta jueves o mandarnos un correo electrónico a Formas Legales están disponibles en el Tribunal del Segundo Distrito Judicial (Primer Piso), por correo electrónico o en nuestro sitio web.

*Please note:  Most of the information and forms contained within these pages are in .PDF format.  Click here to download Adobe Reader for free.

Online Dispute Resolution

Domestic Violence

Family Law

Dissolution (Divorce)

Establishing Parentage, Custody, or Child Support

Modifying or Enforcing Custody or Child Support

Child Support Guidelines

Civil Law

Civil Restraining Order

Name Change

Dispute Resolution


Settlement Facilitation

Children’s Court


Stepparent Adoption




400 Lomas Blvd NW
Room 134, 1st floor
Albuquerque, NM  87102


Phone: 505-841-6702


General Hours

Downtown Location: Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Juvenile Justice Center Location: Tuesday and Thursday
8:00 AM-12:00 PM 

General questions will be answered and forms may be picked up

Self Help Interview Hours
This office does not schedule interviews. Individuals are seen on a first come, first served basis. There is a 15-minute time limit for each visit.

Additional Resources

Family Court Forms

Civil Court Forms

Community Legal Services

Local Rules

Child Support Worksheet for all Motions filed before July 1, 2021

Child Support Worksheet for all Motions filed after July 1, 2021

Arbitration Forms

Settlement Facilitation Forms

NM State Judiciary Self-Help Guide