In order to file for divorce in New Mexico, either party must have resided in the state for at least six months immediately preceding the date of filing.
Members serving in any military branch of the U.S. government who have been continuously stationed in any military base or installation in New Mexico for six months may also file for divorce in the state.
Any member of the military and who was a resident in New Mexico for at least six months immediately prior to his or his spouse's entry into any military branch of the United States government, may also file for divorce in New Mexico.
A divorce in New Mexico may be granted on any of the following grounds:
Paragraph 7 above is the No-Fault ground for divorce in New York and what this essentially means is a divorce will be granted on that ground only after the parties or the court has resolved ALL issues in the marriage. This is different from all of the other grounds for divorce in New York which requires that the party prove the ground for divorce before a final determination will be made on all of the other economic and custody issues of the marriage.
Separate property in New Mexico means:
Most other property will be deemed community property, meaning property that was acquired by either or both spouses during the marriage that does not qualify as separate property.
The court may award spousal support to either party in the form of:
When deciding to award spousal support, the court shall consider:
In awarding child custody for a minor under the age of 14, the court will base its decision on the best interests of the child. The court shall consider all relevant factors including, but not limited to:
If the minor child is older than 14, the court shall consider the desires of the minor as to with whom he wishes to live before awarding custody.
New Mexico's child support guidelines shall be applied to determine the child support due. Every order of child support that deviates from the guideline amount shall contain a statement of the reasons for the deviation. The purposes of the child support guidelines are to:
http://law.justia.com/newmexico/codes/2009/chapter-40/article-4/ (New Mexico divorce statutes)