Step 3: Pay, Print and File Your New Mexico Divorce Forms or Custody Agreement

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Up to now, you have only invested your time in the online divorce or child custody process. To move forward, you will need to make a financial investment as well.

DivorceNM.com allows you to complete your New Mexico divorce for as little as $195, thousands of dollars less than the average divorce.

How to Pay for Your Legal Documents

Once you have previewed your legal documents and made any necessary changes, you are ready to print the forms. At this point, you will be prompted to pay for your pro se legal service package.

You may use your debit or credit card to pay for your services. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. At this time, we cannot process ACH payments using only your checking or savings account routing and account numbers.

Once payment has been successfully submitted, you will receive the following:

  • An email receipt sent to the email address used to create your DivorceNM.com account
  • Your legal documents sent to the email address you entered in the online questionnaire

Your legal documents are also available under the My Forms link.

Preparing Your Legal Documents for Filing

Once you have printed your legal forms, you will need to sign them in the spaces required.

Please note that some forms may require a notary signature. If a document requires notarization, it will clearly state this beneath the space for your signature. There will be an area for the notary to sign, indicating that you personally appeared before them, proved your identity and signed the document of your own free will.

A number of local businesses may provide notary services, such as:

  • Banks and credit unions
  • Commercial mail shipping and receiving agencies, like UPS Store, FedEx and local competitors

You may also find individual notary public services by performing a local internet search. Notary services may not be free. Call ahead to find out about associated fees.

Also, some legal documents will require you to write in your Social Security Number. (DivorceNM.com does not collect this information during the online questionnaire process, so it is not included on your forms.)

When and Where to File Your Documents

DivorceNM.com’s platform is not linked to any New Mexico Court’s online system, so you will need to access a separate system to e-file or file hard copies of your legal documents at your district courthouse.

With your legal forms, DivorceNM.com will also provide a cover letter explaining the next steps and when to complete them.

Please note: The State charges a filing fee for submitting your divorce application or custody agreement. Filing fees are not included in the price of your DivorceNM.com legal services.

If you cannot afford the filing fee, you may apply for Free Process with the Court. Visit Free Process to learn more about requesting a waiver of filing fees.

What’s Next?

DivorceNM.com generates all the legal documents you will need for your divorce or child custody process. However, you may not be able to submit them all at once. In contested cases, the other party (Respondent) must be served with the Summons notifying them that a divorce application or custody agreement has been filed. They then have an allotted period of time to respond.

Only after this response may you move forward with your divorce or child custody case.

DivorceNM.com provides a wealth of free resources to help you understand the entire divorce and child custody process and how they are finalized with New Mexico Family Courts.

You may get more personalized information and legal advice—including review and/or modification of your legal documents—by consulting with an experienced family law attorney.

DivorceNM.com offers consultation services through our partnership with Family Law Resource Group, LLC. Consultations up to 15 minutes are free. Appointments are required.
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