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Welcome to the New Mexico Law section of FindLaw's State Law collection. This section contains user-friendly summaries of New Mexico laws as well as citations or links to relevant sections of New Mexico's official online statutes. Please select a topic from the list below to get started.

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  • Albuquerque Laws

    Although it is located at one of the highest elevations of any major U.S. city and surrounded by the natural beauty of the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, Albuquerque is a dynamic place. It is, after all, the most populous city in New Mexico and...

  • New Mexico Abortion Laws
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    The basics of New Mexico's laws concerning access to abortion and regulation of the procedure, including details about certain restrictions, waiting periods, and consent requirements.

  • New Mexico Accident and Injury Laws

    While we may try our best to stay safe, the truth is that life is full of potential dangers. But if you suffer an injury because someone else wasn't paying attention, such as a rear-end traffic collision, you may be entitled to compensation. Welcome ...

  • New Mexico
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    Adoption can be a happy time in the life of the newly expanded family. But if you’re considering adoption , you may have noticed how the adoption process can be complicated. Each state regulates who can adopt , who can be adopted, and other requireme...

  • New Mexico Adverse Possession Laws
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    The basics of New Mexico's adverse possession law, which allows individuals who openly inhabit an otherwise neglected piece of land to gain legal title after a certain amount of time.

  • New Mexico Annulment and Prohibited Marriage Laws
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    Annulments and prohibited marriages are two different concepts. A prohibited marriage is void. Because the marriage was never lawful, generally there’s no need to get an annulment or divorce. Some common types of prohibited marriage in the U.S. are b...

  • New Mexico Antitrust Laws
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    Basics of New Mexico's antitrust laws, which seek to encourage competition and thus benefit consumers by blocking certain mergers and deals that would restrain trade.

  • New Mexico Asbestos Regulations
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    Summary of both federal and state regulations on the handling, disposal, and disturbance of asbestos-containing materials in New Mexico, known to cause serious illness when inhaled.

  • New Mexico

    Quite a bit of our daily lives are impacted by businesses, including our employers, products we purchase, and the cars we drive; which is why there are so many laws regulating businesses. Welcome to FindLaw's section on New Mexico's business-based la...

  • New Mexico
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    Capital punishment, or “the death penalty” as it is commonly known, is no longer a legal sentence in the state of New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment repealed its death sentence statute in 2009, making it one of 18 states (along with the District of ...

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