New Mexico Name Change Laws
New Mexico Statutes 40-8-1.
Change of name; petition and order.
Any resident of this state over the age of fourteen years may, upon petition to the district court of the district in which the petitioner resides and upon filing the notice required with proof of publication, if no sufficient cause is shown to the contrary, have his
New Mexico Statutes 40-8-2.
Before making application to the court for changing or establishing a name as above provided, the applicant must cause a notice thereof, stating therein the nature of the application, the time and place, when and where the same will be made, to be published in the county where such application is to be made, and where said applicant resides, said notice to be published at least once each week for two consecutive weeks, in some newspaper printed in said county, and if there be no newspaper published in the county where said applicant resides, then said notice shall be published in a newspaper printed in a county nearest to the residence of said person, and having a circulation in the county where such person resides. History: Laws 1889, Ch. 3, § 2; C.L. 1897, § 2911; Code 1915,§ 3808; C.S. 1929, § 92-102; 1941 Comp., § 25-502; 1953 Comp., §22-5-2.
New Mexico Statutes 40-8-3.
That the hearing and determination of all proceedings instituted under the provisions of this chapter, and the final order of the court therein, shall be had and made at some regular term of the district court sitting within and for the county wherein said petitioner resides. History: Laws 1889, Ch. 3, § 3; C.L. 1897, § 2912; Code 1915,§ 3809; C.S. 1929, § 92-103; 1941 Comp., § 25-503; 1953 Comp., §22-5-3.