Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the family laws of New Mexico, a legal practice area that also comprises a number of other practice areas, such as criminal and property law. This section provides legalese-free descriptions of such important legal processes and topics as marriage, divorce, child custody, domestic violence, and adoption. In addition, you'll find detailed information about how courts determine who gets what in a divorce or legal separation and the grounds and requirements for divorce. Also, this section provides details about how to get a protective order against domestic abusers or stalkers. Click on a link below to learn more about New Mexico family laws.