Legal Information: New Mexico

New Mexico Custody

Laws current as of
February 26, 2018

Custody currently does not have information available about New Mexico custody law. However, we hope the following links to outside sources may be helpful. provides answers to some frequently asked questions about New Mexico custody laws, including questions about sole and joint custody, how courts decide who gets custody, and whether a custody order can ever be changed.

The New Mexico Courts website has links to court forms related to establishing paternity and custody forms that are part of a dissolution of marriage (divorce). You can also find a child support worksheet. is unrelated to the above organizations and cannot vouch for the accuracy of their sites. We provide these links for your information only.

The rest of this section is general information about custody that is not specific to New Mexico. In our general Custody page, we have information about custody that is not specific to any state. The page includes a section about how to try to transfer your custody case to a new state where you are living so that you can modify the custody order from your new state.