Divorce Law as Practiced by Don Harris and New Mexico Financial Law.

When you are going through a divorce, you are likely experiencing one of the most stressful events you are likely to experience in your lifetime.Your divorce lawyer should be providing important guidance on all of your divorce related issues during this difficult time.

Divorce cases may become complex due to issues involving financial assets and liabilities, spousal support, child custody and child support. Sometimes, a case will have only one challenging issue, but it has important emotional or financial issues attached which make it difficult to resolve. You want and need the support of an experienced attorney who can assist you through all of the processes and, when needed, call upon experts to support your case.

Don Harris knows the law, knows the system and can provide wise and experienced counsel that often provides the key to resolving challenging situations. He has a proven success record in achieving results through negotiation or mediation, and, where mediated results cannot be achieved, prevailing in litigation.

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New Mexico Financial Law, Protecting You and Your Future During The Divorce Process.

You want a divorce lawyer who knows New Mexico Divorce Law, is your strongest advocate, and will represent all of your interests and those of your children. Don has a long and proven record, over 20 years, in getting his clients good results. You also want an attorney who can connect you with the support structure you may need during difficult times. Please contact Don when you need help in getting the results you want.

When You Really Want Don Harris!

When divorces are not simple you want and need an experienced Albuquerque area New Mexico divorce attorney protecting all your interests; protecting your safety, protecting your children, and protecting your personal and financial future. As a highly experienced divorce lawyer, Don Harris makes sure that his clients get the full protection that New Mexico law allows and, when called for, the clients are supported by his team of professionals; accountants, medical & mental health professionals and financial advisors. Don and his team help to assure that both his client’s present and  future are equally protected!

If your family law issue or divorce goes to a hearing, you want to be the one with Don Harris at your table!

Divorce In New Mexico

Who can get a divorce in New Mexico?

In order to file for a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in New Mexico, residency requirements must be met for the court to accept the case. The requirements are as follows: at the time of filing the petition either party has resided in this state for at least six months immediately preceding the date of the filing and has a domicile in New Mexico. The petition is to be filed in the county in which either spouse resides. Also, those serving in any military branch of the United States government who have been continuously stationed in any military base or installation in New Mexico for six months may be considered New Mexico residents and eligible to file here. Finally, if either you or your spouse were New Mexico residents prior to joining the military, and consider yourselves New Mexico residents and intend to return here, then you may be considered New Mexico residents for the purposes of filing for divorce in New Mexico.

What are the grounds for a divorce in New Mexico?

The Petition for Dissolution of Marriage must declare the appropriate New Mexico grounds upon which the dissolution of marriage is being sought. The appropriate lawful ground will be that which the parties agree upon and can substantiate, or that which the filing spouse desires to prove to the court. The dissolution of marriage grounds are as follows: No-Fault: incompatibility; Fault: cruel and inhuman treatment, adultery, or abandonment. In New Mexico, the “no fault” policy is deeply ingrained in the legal culture, and nearly all divorces are based on incompatibility to avoid having to prove one of the causes.

What else should be considered?

Establishing residency and grounds are only the first, and the least complicated, steps in getting a divorce in New Mexico. Potential complications requiring sound judgment and guidance before the divorce decree is signed must be addressed. It is difficult and sometimes impossible to remedy such complications after the decree of dissolution is finalized by the courts. New Mexico Financial Law will guide you and counsel you in areas of child support, child custody, financial support, as well as valuation and distribution of assets before agreements or litigation occur.

Divorce and Family Law Related Issues

New Mexico Family Law encompasses a great many areas and the legal strategy and results are highly dependent on a particular case’s or client’s circumstances. New Mexico Financial Law can assist you in addressing all of the legal matters related to Family and Divorce Law. New Mexico Financial Law web pages provide pertinent information on many of the topics in this area but proper legal representation requires detailed discussions between the lawyer and the client on New Mexico Law and your particular circumstance.

Contact New Mexico Financial Law Today to Schedule an Initial Consultation!