Have circumstances changed significantly since your final divorce decree was filed? Have you made discoveries that were hidden by your spouse at the time of your divorce? Is the child support or alimony unreasonably low or high under the circumstances? Is the time sharing or custody arrangement with the children not working out? As a matter of right, you can seek a modification of your divorce decree if there were undisclosed and undivided assets in order to address undivided assets. With regard to matters such as custody, alimony and child support, you must be able to establish material and substantial change in circumstances. It is usually not difficult to establish these things if your divorce occurred, say, ten years ago. Over a decade, for instance, the courts understand that life circumstances change, and the “changed circumstances” requirement is not likely to be a significant issue. If the Divorce was very recent, the courts are less-likely to be receptive to a modification of custody, alimony or child support absent some truly unforeseen and significant event. The courts generally expect recently divorced people to live with the order for a while before seeking to change it.
Filing for divorce decree modifications, you must provide proof of changed circumstance.
Events that generally amount to “changed circumstances” include job losses, promotions, children needing special considerations and can be reasons to seek Modifications of your Divorce Decree, even if the divorce decree was entered recently. New Mexico Financial and Family Law can explain what the courts are likely to and likely not to consider and properly prepare the paper work so that your Divorce Modification petitions will be properly presented to the courts.
Divorce Law as Practiced by New Mexico Financial and Family 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.
New Mexico Financial and Family Law knows the law, knows the system and can provide wise and experienced counsel that often provides the key to resolving challenging situations. We have a proven success record in achieving results through negotiation or mediation, and, where mediated results cannot be achieved, prevailing in litigation.
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. Our firm 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 New Mexico Financial and Family Law 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 highly experienced divorce lawyers, New Mexico Financial and Family Law makes sure that our 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. New Mexico Financial and Family Law helps to assure that both our 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 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 and Family Law can assist you in addressing all of the legal matters related to Family and Divorce Law. On our New Mexico Financial and Family Law web pages we 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.