The longer and more drawn out a divorce is, the more stressful it is for participants. That’s why most couples strive to make their divorces as quick and efficient as possible. We understand this need and can help couples make their way through the divorce process as smoothly as possible.
Not All Divorces Are Complex
How long the full divorce process takes typically depends on the complexity of the situation. It also depends on how acrimonious the disputes are. The higher the tension between two people, the more likely it is that the process will be extended until a resolution can be found.
For couples that don’t fall into this category, an uncontested divorce is the best possible option. Uncontested divorces are those where both parties are mostly in agreement about major issues. Filing for an uncontested divorce pro se, or without the assistance of an attorney, is another possibility, as New Mexico law stipulates that couples may initiate the process on their own.
What You Need for a Pro Se Divorce
The first step is to understand which documents you need to file for divorce in New Mexico. For example, people divorcing without children will need a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Marital Settlement Agreement, and Final Decree of Dissolution of Marriage. Couples who are divorcing with children need to file the same documents, but must also file paperwork related to child custody, support, and visitation.
Information on the financial standing of you and your spouse will also be necessary. This includes info on debt, properties owned, assets, life insurance policies, among many other pieces of vital information. Once you have the right documents in place, you’ll need to located the appropriate district court in your area.
What We Can Do to Help You
We get you started with the right tools so you can work towards a reasonable dissolution of your marriage. Our divorce kits contain all the essential forms you need to initiate the process, and kits are broken down into easy-to-understand categories that cover common divorce situations.
We’re also here to provide reliable legal advice when needed. Along with a 15-minute free consultation with an attorney in New Mexico, we also offer paid consultations in 45-minute and 1-hour blocks. During the consultation, we’ll answer your question about forms and how to file them.
The first step is to sign up for an account with RoybalMackLaw.DivorceNM.com today. From here you can learn more about our services, which will help you determine the best way forward. We also offer information about mediation services.