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Category Archives: Divorce

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.

The Divorce Procedure in New Mexico

Understanding the divorce procedure in New Mexico before you file can help reduce the stress and emotional turbulence divorce brings, and will likely help you save time and money. Let’s explore the divorce process from start to finish.

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.

How to Respond to a New Mexico Divorce Petition

If you have been served with divorce papers, that means your spouse has filed a “Petition for the Dissolution of Marriage” and initiated the first step in the divorce process to legally dissolve your marriage in New Mexico. This can be an emotionally trying experience, especially if you weren’t expecting it.

How to Begin the Divorce Process in New Mexico

If you’ve made the decision to get a divorce in New Mexico, it’s a good idea to consult with a knowledgeable divorce attorney to discuss your options. Also, understanding what lies ahead in the process can save you time and energy down the road.

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.

Things to Do Before Divorce

If you are considering divorce there are things to think about before committing to this life-changing decision. Here are seven things you should consider.

Affairs and Prenuptial Agreement in Albuquerque

The state of New Mexico is a no-fault state. Fault is not considered in determining any of the major factors in the case, so an affair by either party has no bearing on the court’s decisions for child custody, child support, spousal support, or separation of property.

3 Questions about the Divorce Process

Want some advice? Just tell someone you are getting a divorce and you will get plenty of it. It seems everyone wants to tell you their stories of horrible experiences in their divorce (or a story they heard!)

Divorce Rates

You and I have always heard that marriages today face a 50% divorce rate. This is true and not true at the same time.

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

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.

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.

Getting a Divorce – After the trial – now what?

As stated in part one of this series: divorce is never easy and divorce is not fun. It is a legal proceeding made more difficult by a broad range of emotions. We always recommend a divorce lawyer to help you get the best result.

Getting a Divorce – Part 4

As stated in part one of this series: divorce is never easy and divorce is not fun. It is a legal proceeding made more difficult by a broad range of emotions. We always recommend a divorce lawyer to help you get the best result.

Getting a Divorce

Divorce is never easy and divorce is not fun. It is a legal proceeding made more difficult by a broad range of emotions. We always recommend a divorce lawyer to help you get the best result.

Do It Yourself vs Professional Divorce Lawyer

I feel for you. The emotions that carry a couple to marriage are not easily wiped away when it comes to divorce. There are a very few times when a divorce is simple. No kids, no alimony, no assets to argue about – just a simple ‘let’s go our separate ways’. These situations are few and far between.

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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