Potential clients often ask us how long it will take to get a divorce in New Mexico. There are three time frames that may affect the length of time: the legal residency requirement, the waiting period, and the degree of conflict between the parties.
We frequently receive calls asking about how to get an annulment in New Mexico. There are two types of annulments: religious annulments and civil annulments. The two are very different in both how they occur and in their effect on the couple. A religious annulment is granted by a church. For example, the Catholic Church can declare a marriage annulled, or invalid, on grounds established by the Church.
A common question we are asked has to do with the cost of getting a divorce in New Mexico. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to establish a specific amount because some marriages involve many more issues than others, such as children, property disputes, and prenuptial agreements. Also, the degree of conflict between the spouses significantly influences the cost of a divorce, known in New Mexico as a dissolution.