Calculating New Mexico Maintenance

Learn how to make New Mexico maintenance (alimony) calculations using the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator.

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Using the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator

The New Mexico Maintenance (Alimony) Calculator makes New Mexico maintenance calculations with one click of the mouse. Before you can calculate New Mexico maintenance, however, you must enter relevant information into the calculator.

Step 1: Enter the Gross Incomes

First, you must enter the spouses' gross incomes. Enter the gross incomes into the appropriate inputs in the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator form. The gross incomes should be entered in dollar amounts with no letters or special characters, such as the dollar symbol or commas.

New Mexico Maintenance Calculator gross income inputs

The New Mexico Maintenance Calculator uses the gross incomes entered into the calculator inputs to calculate the New Mexico maintenance amount. To calculate maintenance amounts, the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator uses the New Mexico Alimony Guidelines and Commentaries formula, which has been approved by the New Mexico Supreme Court. The New Mexico Maintenance Calculator determines the appropriate maintenance amount formula based on whether the spouses have minor children in common.

Step 2: Choose Whether Child Support is Being Paid Between the Spouses

Second, you must choose whether the spouses have a child in common for whom child support is being paid. Choose the appropriate option in the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator form. You may only choose one option.

New Mexico Maintenance Calculator minor children in common option

The New Mexico Maintenance Calculator determines which New Mexico maintenance amount formula to use based on whether the spouses have a child in common for whom child support is being paid.

Child Support Being Paid Between the Spouses

If the spouses have a child in common for whom child support is being paid, the maintenance amount is calculated by taking 28% of the paying spouse's gross income minus 58% of the recipient spouse's gross income. If the maintenance amount is zero or a negative number, then no maintenance is paid.

No Child Support Being Paid Between the Spouses

If the spouses do not have a child in common for whom child support is being paid, the maintenance amount is calculated by taking 30% of the paying spouse's gross income minus 50% of the recipient spouse's gross income. If the maintenance amount is zero or a negative number, then no maintenance is paid.

Step 3: Make the Calculation

Once you have properly completed the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator form, click the "Calculate" button. That's it! Your New Mexico maintenance calculation will display on the page underneath the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator.

New Mexico Maintenance Calculator calculation

The New Mexico maintenance calculation result contains the relevant information used in the calculation as well as a maintenance amount, which is based on the New Mexico Alimony Guidelines and Commentaries formula. The New Mexico Alimony Guidelines and Commentaries formula does not specify a maintenance duration.

Validation Errors

If the New Mexico Maintenance Calculator was submitted with invalid information, the calculator will display validation errors on the calculator inputs that were filled out incorrectly and the "Calculate" button will be disabled. Also, error messages will be displayed below the inputs that indicate the reasons for the errors.

New Mexico Maintenance Calculator validation errors

If you receive validation errors, enter valid information into the calculator inputs that contain the validation errors. Upon entry of new information, the validation error will be removed from the updated calculator input. Once all validation errors have been removed, the "Calculate" button will be re-enabled for resubmission of the New Mexico Maintenance (Alimony) Calculator.