Spousal Support in New Mexico

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About Spousal Support Spousal support, also called alimony, is made up of payments from one ex-spouse to the other during or after their divorce. Unlike child support, which is determined through a highly structured set of calculations, spousal support is what is known as a discretionary award. This means the judge is relatively free to…


Personal Injury Claims in New Mexico

Personal injury claims come in a variety of shapes and sizes From dog bites, to slip and fall cases, to car accidents; while the circumstances surrounding accidents and personal injury cases vary widely, the law is consistent for all of them. In this article, we’ll discuss personal injury claims, and what you should do if…


Divorce Appeals vs. Divorce Modifications

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Divorce Appeals and Divorce Modifications – What Are They? Once a divorce decree has gone into effect, there are only two ways it can be changed: through a divorce modification or through a divorce appeal. Of the two, divorce modifications are far and away more common. However, sometimes a divorce appeal is the appropriate choice….


The Expanding Roles of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Part 3

This post is the third of a 3 post series on Alternative Dispute Resolution. If you haven’t already read parts 1 and 2, I recommend doing so before continuing. Other Online Business Dispute Resolution Programs The APEC online business dispute resolution program, while innovative, is not unique. Several other online business dispute resolution programs are…


The Expanding Roles of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Part 1

What is Alternative Dispute Resolution? Alternative Dispute Resolution, or ADR, is a set of practices designed to resolve disputes between individuals as well as businesses without the need for litigation. Since it avoids the courtroom, ADR tends to be faster and cheaper than litigation, and also offers the benefit of confidentiality. There are numerous types…


Foreclosure in the News

Foreclosure rates reach new low Foreclosure has been in the news a few times lately. First, Black Knight Financial Services released a new report. They found that rates of foreclosure dropped to their lowest level in ten years last month. While this is certainly good news, and a reflection of the recovery we’ve seen in…


Bankruptcy Benefits

The Advantages of Bankruptcy When people discuss bankruptcy, it’s almost always with a negative connotation. They see it as a failure, as something to lament. But what about its advantages? When handled properly, it can be the first step along the path to financial success. Wouldn’t the greater failure be to not declare bankruptcy, and…


Child Custody, Visitation, and Support

Child Custody There are three issues pertaining to child custody in New Mexico – legal custody, physical custody, and visitation. If you need a rundown on the differences between legal and physical custody, head over to our child custody page. Visitation and the Parenting Plan In cases where the court awards one parent sole physical…