New Mexico Alimony / Spousal Support

New Mexico alimony, also referred to as spousal support is the amount of money one spouse pays to the other, by court order or through agreement of the parties, for support and maintenance.

New Mexico spousal support is calculated based on a specific forumla using a guidelines worksheet.

Types of Alimony Awarded in New Mexico

Spousal support or maintenance in New Mexico can be awarded based on these factors:

Modification of Alimony in New Mexico

According to New Mexico Statute 40-4-7. Proceedings; spousal support; support of children; division of property, the court may modify and change any order or agreement merged into an order in respect to the guardianship, care, custody, maintenance or education of the children whenever circumstances render such change proper. The district court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all matters pertaining to the guardianship, care, custody, maintenance and education of the children until the parents' obligation of support for their children terminates. The district court shall also have exclusive, continuing jurisdiction with reference to the property decreed or funds created for the children's maintenance and education.

New Mexico statutes regarding alimony can be found here: New Mexico statutes

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