Most people would prefer their divorce be as quick and painless as possible. Because New Mexico allows couples to represent themselves during the process, it is possible to file for divorce online.
If you choose this option, we are here to help. We assist couples in locating and completing the right documents to file on their own. We can also help you understand whether representing yourself is the best option.
Advantages of Online Divorce
Divorces can become quite expensive. Even in relatively simple situations, the costs for hiring an attorney grow quickly. When a situation is complex, you may be faced with thousands of dollars in expense before the divorce is said and done. Conversely, when you fill out your divorce application online, the cost is much more reasonable.
There is also less stress involved. A formal divorce within a courtroom can take a toll on your emotions, especially when it comes to custody disputes. When you file online, you’re able to go at your own pace. For example, when using one of our convenient divorce packages, you can save your progress and return to your questionnaire when you’re ready to move forward.
Finally, an online divorce facilitates a better relationship with your ex when the process is complete. Working through issues amicably relieves a lot of the resentment couples feel after dissolving their marriages. Not only is this better for your mental health, it also ensures your children have a strong, healthy relationship with both parents.
Disadvantages of Online Divorce
Despite its many benefits, online divorce is not for everyone. Some people have complex situations, such as property ownership in states outside of New Mexico. If so, an attorney would be necessary to review laws in other states to ensure you’re making the best decisions regarding your assets.
Even if you have a simplified divorce situation, you might still be unable to agree with your ex-spouse. In this case, you may need to consider mediation. This process involves you and your ex, as well as a neutral mediator, who leads discussions about issues related to your divorce.
How We Can Help
We offer support for couples who choose to self-represent, but we can also provide mediation services to ensure you can work out problems in a constructive environment. In the event you decide your case requires the assistance of a divorce attorney, we can also put you in touch with a New Mexico attorney.