For assistance, please call 670-783-7825 or email Joseph Kevin Villagomez at Joseph.Villagomez@NMIJudiciary.com.

  •  The Family Court Act of 1995  (Public Law 9-51) mandated that the Judiciary establish a Family Court within the Superior Court. On June 18, 1997, the Family Court Division (FCD) was formally created.
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The FCD provides several forms of administrative support to the Family Court docket. The staff assists the Clerk of Court in the processing of pleadings and distribution of orders for Family Court Pro Se (self-represented) litigants. The FCD helps families and individuals seeking access to the court system by making its Pro Se Center available and user-friendly. FCD provides assistance to the public through:

  • Pro Se Services
  • -Electronic Forms
  • -Referral services
  • -Paternity testing service
  • -Separating Parents Class Program
  • -Home Study Program
  • -Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) Program
  • Family Court Cases 2016-19

    Case

    2016

    2017

    2018

    2019

    Adoption

    42

    31

    44

    52

    Divorce

    186

    209

    172

    202

    Guardianship

    54

    51

    52

    47

    Paternity

    77

    58

    61

    63

    Family Protection Act

    215

    165

    93

    116

    Others (e.g. Juvenile, Name Change, etc.)

    71

    76

    55

    92

    Total

    645

    590

    477

    572