New Jersey - Mediation or Counseling.
At any time the parties may agree to submit the disputed issues to mediation. If the parties are able to reach an agreement, they may proceed in court on an uncontested basis. ... More details
New Jersey - Property Distribution.
New Jersey is an "equitable distribution" state. A spouse's separate property acquired before a marriage is retained by that spouse. All of the spouse's other property (except that acquired by gift and inheritance) is divided equitably, bas ... More details
New Jersey - Residency Requirements.
In order to file for divorce in New Jersey, either spouse must have been a resident of New Jersey for at least one year prior to filing for divorce. In a case where adultery is the grounds for divorce, there is no time limit if one spouse is a reside ... More details
New Jersey - Rights to Maiden Name.
Either spouse may restore former name. ... More details
New Jersey - Spouse’s name.
The court may allow either spouse to use his or her former name. [New Jersey Statutes Annotated; Title 2A, Chapter 34-21]. ... More details
New Jersey - Title of Divorce action.
Complaint for divorce. ... More details
New Jersey - Where to file for divorce.
In any county of New Jersey. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Alimony maintenance spousal support.
Either spouse may be awarded a just and proper amount of maintenance, without regard to marital fault. The factors that the court will consider are:
(1) the duration of the marriage; (2) the spouse's current and future earning capacities ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Child custody.
Joint or sole child custody is to be determined according to the best interests of the child. There is a presumption that joint custody is in the best interests of the child, unless shown otherwise. The factors for consideration in all custody situat ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Child support.
Either parent may be ordered to provide child support, based on a consideration of the financial resources of that parent. Any welfare benefits are not considered. Specific child support guidelines and worksheets are provided. Separate worksheets are ... More details
New Mexico divorce - General Divorce Procedure.
Written marital settlement agreements are authorized and such agreements should be recorded in the county where real estate affected by the agreement may be located. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Grounds for New Mexico Divorce.
No-fault grounds for divorce in New Mexico are incompatibility such that the there is no reasonable expectation of reconciliation. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Legal Separation.
Legal separation provisions allow for either spouse to begin the procedure for property division, child custody, support, and maintenance without seeking a dissolution of marriage. The spouses must have permanently separated and not cohabitate togeth ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Mediation or Counseling.
The parties may agree to submit any areas of disagreement to mediation at any time before or after the divorce is filed. Further, the parties can enter into custody mediation mentioned to resolve issues regarding child custody. The parties may procee ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Property Distribution.
New Mexico is a "community property" state. Each spouse retains his or her separate property acquired prior to the marriage, designated as separate property by a written agreement, and any gifts or inheritances. New Mexico uses a "quas ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Residency Requirements.
In order to file for divorce in New Mexico, either spouse must have been a resident of the state for at least 6 months prior to filing and have a home in the state New Mexico. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Rights to Maiden Name.
A spouse may have a former name restored upon request. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Spouse’s name.
The court may order the restoration of a spouse's former name. [New Mexico Statutes Annotated; Article 4, Section 40-8-1]. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Title of Divorce action.
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. ... More details
New Mexico divorce - Where to file for divorce.
File in the county where either spouse resides. ... More details