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Albuquerque Divorce Lawyer Blog

“Non-Modifiable Alimony” Means Non-Modifiable in New Mexico

It is often assume or perhaps hoped that alimony automatically terminates upon the marriage of the recipient of the support. This is not necessarily the case. Spousal support may be ordered for a variety of purposes. It can be transitional, and/or rehabilitative. This means that it is by definition temporary in nature. It might be…

Changing the Parenting Plan in New Mexico

Parenting Plans set out all the essential terms of custody, time-sharing and child support following a divorce. There are many big issues such as custody and support. There are also smaller, though equally important, issues such as schools, religious preferences, vacations, recreational activities, school activities, and all the other issues surrounding raising a child. This…

Divorce & Social Media – A Toxic Mix

The lure of social media is just too strong to resist for some. Some feel compelled to share their every thought and moment throughout the day. Not only do they share, but they do so in the most artful ways with photos, video, links, diary style entries, and the like. Remarkably, these same folks are…

First Steps in a Divorce Involving Domestic Violence

Victims of domestic violence often do not know where to turn. There is often a sense of isolation and desperation. Perhaps more than this is a fear of the unknown and the related fear of whether there is anything out there that can help. The divorce process can be quite daunting. Couple this with domestic…

Settling a Divorce Case in Mediation Does Not Mean Settling Differences

Mediation is commonly used in every area of the law. In fact, most courts require at least an attempt at mediation before a case can go to trial. This is no different in family law cases. In fact, mediation in divorce and family law cases is both required and highly effective. Mediation in divorce and…

Stopping the Financial Bleeding of Credit Cards in a Divorce

It is pretty well established that financial problems and stresses are one of the chief causes of divorce. In many cases, the financial issues are caused by both spouses. In others, it is only one of the spouses that is running up the debt of the family. Community Property Means Community Debt Many falsely assume…

Legal Separation in New Mexico – Advantages and Disadvantages

Legal separations are recognized and available in the state of New Mexico. Thus, an action for legal separation may be filed whenever both spouses have permanently and physically separated from each other. It is not uncommon for people to want a legal separation rather than a divorce. The thought of the permanency of a divorce…

Important But Often Overlooked Issues to Address in a New Mexico Parenting Plan

Any court order addressing custody should include some sort of parenting plan. This is especially important in states like New Mexico where joint custody is preferred because a parenting plan provides an outline of how parents will make decisions about and share time with their child. A detailed and comprehensive parenting plan can also help…

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