2006 New Mexico Statutes - Section 40-13-2 — Definitions.

40-13-2. Definitions.

As used in the Family Violence Protection Act [ 40-13-1 NMSA 1978]:   

A.     "co-parents" means persons who have a child in common, regardless of whether they have been married or have lived together at any time;   

B.     "court" means the district court of the judicial district where an alleged victim of domestic abuse resides or is found;   

C.     "domestic abuse" means any incident by a household member against another household member resulting in:   

(1)     physical harm;   

(2)     severe emotional distress;   

(3)     bodily injury or assault;   

(4)     a threat causing imminent fear of bodily injury by any household member;   

(5)     criminal trespass;   

(6)     criminal damage to property;   

(7)     repeatedly driving by a residence or work place;   

(8)     telephone harassment;   

(9)     stalking;   

(10)     harassment; or   

(11)     harm or threatened harm to children as set forth in the paragraphs of this subsection;   

D.     "household member" means a spouse, former spouse, family member, including a relative, parent, present or former stepparent, present or former in-law, child or co-parent of a child, or a person with whom the petitioner has had a continuing personal relationship. Cohabitation is not necessary to be deemed a household member for purposes of this section; and   

E.     "order of protection" means a court order granted for the protection of victims of domestic abuse.   

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