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Legal Information: New Mexico

Restraining Orders

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Updated: 
February 28, 2020

Step 2: Fill out the petition.

Carefully fill out the forms.  Write briefly about the most recent incident of violence, using descriptive language (slapping, hitting, grabbing, choking, threatening, etc.) that fits your situation.  Be specific.  Include details and dates, if possible.  A domestic abuse organization may be able to provide you with help filling out the form.  For a shelter or organization in your area please visit our NM Advocates and Shelters page under the Places that Help tab on the top of this page.

Note: Do not sign the petition until you have shown it to a clerk, as the form may need to be notarized or signed in the presence of court personnel.