What Are New Mexico's Rules on Name Changes due to Divorce or Marriage?
The way name changes are handled in New Mexico depends on whether they are part of a proceeding for dissolution of marriage. No state law details how name changes are handled within dissolution proceedings. Therefore, the judge decides whether or not to grant the request. New Mexico judges handling name change requests as part of a dissolution frequently allows a party to revert back to a maiden or former name. Outside of dissolution proceedings, New Mexico has very specific laws that govern name change requests.