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Alimony/Spousal Support

Filing an Answer to a Petition for Divorce

Being served with divorce papers is extremely stressful and emotional. Often times, the person served has no idea what to do once served. Though the divorce process can be confusing, the initial steps are pretty straight-forward. The first legal step in a divorce action in New Mexico is the filing of a Petition for Dissolution…

Divorce and Custody Mediation in New Mexico

Mediation is a relatively informal process in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between the parties to a divorce action or custody dispute, the goal being that the parties will resolve their issues themselves rather than having a judge decide those issues for them. A mediation is also often called a settlement facilitation and…

There are Many Options for the Payment of Alimony in New Mexico

If alimony is an issue in your case, there are numerous options available to negotiate and satisfy the alimony obligation. Most of the time, alimony will be negotiated without the necessity of a trial. It should be pretty clear whether your case is an alimony case. If your case is an alimony case, then negotiation…

Alimony and Spousal Support in New Mexico

In New Mexico, alimony is often referred to as spousal support and the two names are often used interchangeably. The purpose of spousal support/alimony is not necessarily to equalize income. Nor is it to punish one or the other spouses as New Mexico is a no-fault divorce state. Instead, it is used to balance income….

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