You and I have always heard that marriages today face a 50% divorce rate. This is true and not true at the same time. There are many ways divorce rate is measured, so the rate differs greatly depending on how you measure it. Not only that, but there are also different...
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You and I have always heard that marriages today face a 50% divorce rate. This is true and not true at the same time.
Divorce Rates Spike Amidst COVID-19
For better or for worse, until death do us part.
Well, maybe not in 2020.
Signs of Parental Alienation
If you feel your child is being manipulated by your ex in a way that is alienating them from you and harming your relationship, you may consider consulting with an experienced family law attorney.
Tax Considerations in New Mexico Divorce
One of the most important aspects of a divorce is for the court to determine how assets and debts are divided among spouses. New Mexico follows the “community property” legal system, which holds that all assets acquired during a marriage that are not considered separate property are community property and will be split during a divorce.
What Documents Should I Gather for Getting a Divorce in New Mexico?
Deciding to get a divorce can be one of the most difficult decisions in your life. But once the decision has been made and the “petition for dissolution of marriage” has been filed, it’s important to organize and prepare yourself for the divorce process that lies ahead.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 8
In parts 4 and 5 we discussed preparing for divorce generally, but what about preparing for divorce mediation? If you believe your divorce is a good fit for mediation, there are some specific things you’ll want to consider.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 7
There is no hard and fast formula or one size fits all solution for the best divorce. However, if uncontested divorce is an option, it can save you a lot of time, money, and stress. Uncontested divorce is most appropriate in cases where the divorcing parties are able to communicate with one another and agree on some of the key elements of their divorce.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 6
Now that we’ve covered choosing divorce and looked at some tips for preparing for divorce, let’s take a look at some divorce options.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 5
It’s important you get an overall picture of your assets and obligations, and that you plan for your life after divorce financially. However, immediately before or during the divorce process is not a good time to make any big financial changes. This means no large expenditures, no changes to life insurance beneficiaries, wills, or retirement accounts.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 4
According to an article published on forbes.com in 2006, the average cost for a contested divorce in the United States was between $15000 and $30000. Adjusted for inflation to 2018 dollars, that’s $18,877 – $37,754. Of course, the cost of divorce varies wildly outside this average range.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 3
If only one spouse wants the divorce and the couple cannot have productive communication on the subject, then it’s much more likely it will devolve into a bitter, prolonged battle. It’s also important to note that New Mexico, like almost all other states, has no fault divorce.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 2
So, how can you know if you’re ready for divorce? And, more importantly, if you’re prepared to handle the process as smoothly as possible? Let’s take a look at some questions to help people determine if they’re ready for divorce.
Choosing Divorce, Divorce Litigation, and Divorce Mediation – Taking Stock of Your Options, Part 1
Divorce is stressful. Depending on which experts and surveys you look at, it’s often ranked as the #2 most traumatic life experience Americans go through, second only to the death of a family member. There are a number of things that make it so stressful.
Divorce Options in New Mexico – Part 2
Divorce mediation is another method of divorce that avoids the time and expense of court proceedings. In a mediated divorce, the couple will hire a neutral mediator to facilitate the negotiation of their divorce. The mediator may be a lawyer, but if they are, they may not have a client relationship with either spouse.
Divorce Options in New Mexico – Part 1
In New Mexico, we have what is known as unilateral no fault divorce. This means that anyone who wants a divorce can get one, no matter what their reason is or if their spouse also wants the divorce. As long as one party sees irreconcilable differences, the divorce will proceed.
Are You Ready for Divorce
In some ways, it is – the end of an era, the end of one phase of a relationship. But really, the decision to get divorced is just the beginning. Even if both parties agree divorce is their best option, it is still important they recognize that they’ve only taken the first step down a long road.
Divorce Litigation Might Not Be Your Best Solution
Having a divorce case resolved in court is expensive, time consuming, and gives up control of most decisions about your life to a third party. It is much, much better to work out differences with a mediator or negotiator if you and your spouse are unable to agree.
After the Divorce
Almost all divorces (but certainly not all!) end with some bitterness, sense of loss, sense of failure and regret. There is not much good that comes after the divorce is final. If you have been married for many years, you are in certain habits, and used to living a certain way – like which side of the bed you sleep on!
When to Hire a Lawyer
So you have had a car accident, or you are arguing with your neighbor, or maybe you are working on your estate planning – how do you know when you need a lawyer to help?
Incompatibility in New Mexico Divorce Law
So you caught your spouse cheating and now you want to file for divorce. In the eyes of the laws, a spouse having a sexual relationship outside the marriage is adultery. At New Mexico Financial Law, we have helped in many of these cases.
Enforcing a Divorce Decree in New Mexico
The divorce judgment, made by the court, and also referred to as the divorce decree, is a legal court order and must be followed by all parties involved. Unfortunately for whatever reasons, these orders are not always as strictly adhered to as one of the parties would like. In fact, some are ignored altogether.
5 Questions to ask a Prospective Divorce Lawyer
Usually if you are looking for a divorce lawyer, times are already a bit tough. You certainly do not want to make it harder by latching on to a lawyer who will not be the best fit to help you solve your marital issues! Here are 5 Questions to ask a Prospective Divorce Lawyer.
Collaborative Divorce in New Mexico
It is the method which attorneys for both sides agree to assist the clients so that conflicts can be resolved by using cooperative tactics rather than adverse litigation or strategies. Everyone involved is committed to achieving a mediated outcome.
Solving Issues before Divorce in New Mexico
You married for a reason. Surely you want to give your marriage every chance before the final steps of a divorce?
5 Ways to Reduce Divorce Stress
Does anyone doubt the stress levels of those going through divorce? Certainly many parts of the proceedings will be out of your control, but there are definitely things you can control and steps you can take to reduce your level of stress.
Divorce – From a Child’s Perspective. A modern day Christmas story.
I was too young to remember when my parents separated and mom and I moved in with my grandparents. When I was a little older I remember seeing my dad every other weekend and sometimes during the week.
Pope Francis Makes Annulment Easier and Free
Annulments legally make the marriage like it never happened. Annulment grounds are limited to fraud, bigamy and insanity. There are specific legal tests to meet these criteria. Either the husband or the wife may apply to the Court for the annulment of a marriage.
Separation vs Divorce
Before we get into this article, let’s point out that this discussion may or may not pertain to your situation and that we strongly advise you to get a professional opinion pertinent to your case!
Adultery and Divorce
Adultery is defined as a spouse having a sexual relationship outside the marriage. Although it is often a cause of the divorce, it generally has little impact on the legal proceeding.
Marriage and Divorce Statistics Don’t Always Tell The Whole Story
Marriage has been considered as a symbol of the formation of the family unit for a very long time. However, the trends in this family formation based on marriage and divorce statistics doesn’t always tell the whole story. There are legal alternatives to marriage now that have become more popular.
What is a default divorce?
When I think of a word like default, I think of going back to what something was originally. The word default when used in reference to a divorce does not make the marriage go back to the way it was before.
What Does No Fault Divorce Mean?
If you have been divorced in the past, are thinking about divorce or know someone who has been through a divorce, you know there is always blame. That’s emotional. This is one of the reasons you need a lawyer to guide you and represent your best interests.
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