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Category: Family / Divorce Law

Albuquerque Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

Albuquerque Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

September 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Are you currently in a relationship where you or your children are being physically and/or mentally hurt, abused, or threatened? Have you been the victim of physical violence? Have you been seriously threatened? Has somebody threatened to kill you? Are you in fear for your safety? Do you need to get a restraining order to [...]

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The Child Custody, Timesharing, and Visitation Process

The Child Custody, Timesharing, and Visitation Process

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

Your right to have a relationship with and raise your child according to your own goals, morals, beliefs, values, philosophy, traditions, customs, and personal standards is one of the most important things there is in life. The United States Constitution recognizes this as a Fundamental Constitutional Right that the government can only modify, regulate, and/or [...]

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The Divorce Process

The Divorce Process

August 28, 2011 | Comments (0)

New Mexico has what’s called “no fault” divorce, which means that with respect to dividing up the marital property and debts, this is done without regard to fault. In other words, the reasons behind the divorce (abuse, abandonment, adultery, cruelty, incompatibility, etc.) are essentially irrelevant. These “fault” issues might be important with respect to child [...]

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Child Kinship Guardianship

Child Kinship Guardianship

August 20, 2011 | Comments (0)

Child kinship guardianship cases are situations where someone, usually a grandparent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, or even a close friend of the parent of the child is seeking formal court approval to obtain custody of a young child because that child’s parents are either unwilling or unable to do so. This type of guardianship can [...]

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Grandparent Visitation

Grandparent Visitation

August 18, 2011 | Comments (0)

The State of New Mexico has very specific statutes governing grandparent visitation. Both the New Mexico Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States have issued numerous and detailed opinions regarding grandparent visitation rights, the interplay between them and parental rights, and the court procedures that must be followed in connection with these [...]

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The Child Support Process

The Child Support Process

August 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

In New Mexico, child-support matters are fairly straightforward. Most matters can be handled in one hearing. However, in situations where child-support is claimed to be owed over a long period of time, where there are a lot of financial and other documents involved, where there complicated evidence issues, where somebody’s driver’s license has been suspended, [...]

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