2009 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 40 - Domestic Affairs.
Article 14 - Adult Adoptions
Section 40-14-4 - Venue.

40-14-4. Venue.

A.     A petition for adoption may be filed in any county where:   

(1)     a petitioner resides; or   

(2)     the adoptee resides.   

B.     A court that has jurisdiction under the Adult Adoption Act [40-14-1 NMSA 1978] may decline to exercise jurisdiction any time before entering a decree if the court finds that under the circumstances of the case it is an inconvenient forum to make a determination.  In that case, the court shall transfer the proceedings on any conditions that are just.   

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