New Mexico Divorce Mediation Basics
Divorce mediation can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support and child custody, and more.
In New Mexico, to file an uncontested divorce, you must agree on all important issues and file a written settlement agreement that details the agreements between the spouses. You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file for divorce in New Mexico, also called a “dissolution.” There is generally a six-month residency requirement before you can file in NM, as well. N.M. Stat. § 40-4-5 (2021).
To file an uncontested divorce in New Mexico, visit the New Mexico District Courts to find your local district court for filing. The New Mexico Courts Divorce Forms will also come in handy as you prepare for filing.
New Mexico divorce mediation can save you significant time and money when you use a divorce mediator to assist with your divorce settlement agreement.
For more information on New Mexico divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in New Mexico.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.