Child Custody & Parentage in New Mexico

Just because a couple is not married doesn’t mean they aren’t subject to child custody disputes. Cohabitating couples in New Mexico who have minor children in their care will need to make some tough decisions if they choose to separate.

We are here to help these couples make the best decisions about child custody thanks to our convenient online service. Along with helping married couples file for divorce, we also provide assistance to unmarried couples faced with custody, visitation, and support issues.

Things to Consider Before Getting Started

For your case to move forward, any children involved in custody matters must be legal residents of the state of New Mexico. When children live outside the state custody disputes tend to be more complex. As a result, if your children are currently residing outside of the state it’s best to seek legal advice from a child custody attorney.

Preparing for You Custody Case

You’ll need certain information to proceed with your children custody case. Our Child Custody Intake form can be used as a guide so you’re fully prepared for the next step in the process. While each case is bound to be different, there are a few things you’ll probably need:

  • Names and contact information for the other parent
  • Names and contact information for any children you share
  • Employment and income information for both parents
  • Criminal background for both parents
  • Where children primarily reside

Filling out this form is recommended to help you progress to the next step in our online process.

How We Can Help You File for Child Custody

Couples are asked to complete targeted questionnaires about their custody situations. Once we receive your answers, they’ll be used to generate specific forms which need to be filed with the appropriate office. This will include things like parenting plans and child support information.

Once your documents are completed, you’ll have the option of printing them out so they can be filed. You can also transmit your documents electronically, and we’ll provide an email with our completed forms attached. If you need to make any changes, don’t worry. Your forms can be modified by visiting our forms page.

If you’d like to get started on generating your specific child custody paperwork, the first step is to register a free account with us. From there, you’ll be able to complete the questionnaire. If you’d like more information, please review our Divorce & Custody Guide.

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