New Mexico Divorce Legal Guide

Divorce law encompasses the broad spectrum of issues that arise when a married couple dissolves their marriage.  Just as marriage is a complex relationship, ending that relationship is likewise a complicated matter.  A divorce may involve questions of property division, alimony or spousal support, child support, custody and visitation, and the validity of any prenuptial agreements.  Every divorce is a unique proceeding, and the issues that are presented will be as varied as the couples presenting those issues.

Property Division

Property Division involves deciding whether property is community property to be divided between the spouses, or separate property.

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Child Custody & Visitation

Child Custody and Visitation is the decision of which parent a minor child will live with after a divorce.  It also concerns the time a child spends with the other parent.

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Child Support

Child Support is the financial help from a parent to a child living with the other parent.  It involves the calculation of the amount to be paid, based on the parents’ income.

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Premarital Agreements

Premarital Agreements are contracts entered into before marriage, to govern how property is distributed at the end of the marriage.

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