Grounds for Divorce
When it comes to grounds for divorce, New Mexico is a mixed state. The plaintiff may file for a divorce based on fault or no-fault grounds.
Fault-based grounds point out the other party's misconduct. If a fault-based ground is chosen as the cause of the divorce, the plaintiff has to provide the court with strong evidence of the specific wrongdoing.
Fault-based grounds for divorce in New Mexico are Adultery, Abandonment, and Cruel and inhumane treatment.
The only no-fault ground for divorce in New Mexico is Incompatibility. To file for a no-fault divorce, the spouses just have to testify that the marriage is broken, and there is no hope of reconciliation
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