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Postnuptial Agreement

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…

For better or for worse, until death do us part.

Well, maybe not in 2020.

father and son

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.

working with a lawyer on collaborative 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.

Judge and client talks over the dispute contract

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.

Divorce Mediation 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.

Divorce Mediation Illustration

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.

Divorce Mediation Asset Division

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.

Divorce Mediation Questions

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.

Divorce Mediation Save Money

According to an article published on 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.

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