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Taking Your Child Out Of State in a New Mexico Child Custody Case

Many divorced parents have questions about traveling out of the state with their children either on a short trip or a permanent relocation. Depending on the child custody arrangement, parenting plan in place, and length/ nature of the trip, the parent may need to get permission either from the other parent or the court before…

The Dangers of Not Documenting Child Support Payments

Child support payments can become an extremely contentious issue among former partners. While non-custodial parents sometimes simply fail to pay their child support obligations, in other situations non-custodial parents pay child support regularly, but a vindictive custodial parent claims not to have received payment. For this and other reasons, it is important to keep accurate…

No Alimony When Cohabitating Couples Break Up in New Mexico

A 2002 study from The National Survey of Family Growth found that nearly 50% of women between the ages of 15 and 44 had cohabitated at some point in their lives. Cohabitation has become a normal way of life for many people. However, as many cohabitating couples find out–often when it is too late–by choosing…

The Effects of Divorce on Your Health

It is common knowledge that divorce wreaks havoc on emotions and bank accounts. New research shows that divorce also has a marked, long- lasting impact on health. According to a study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, “Marital Biography and Health Midlife,” widowed and divorced individuals suffer from 20% more chronic illnesses,…

Is Your Soon-to-be Ex Hiding Assets?

Parties to a divorce are required to identify all of their assets so that the Court can accurately characterize and divide all marital assets. Unfortunately, hiding of assets during a divorce by one or both spouses is not an uncommon practice. And, even more unfortunately, intentional hiding of assets is often difficult to discover and…

5 Tips From a Divorce Attorney For (Happily) Married People

Divorce usually has significant impact on a person‘s finances .When you are happily married, it is easy to think that your relationship will last forever and that there is no need to plan for the financial fall-out from a divorce. However, according to the Economic Mobility Project (EMP) study by the Pew Charitable Trust, nearly…

Financial Recovery After Divorce: There is a Light at the End of the Tunnel

Divorce usually has adverse effects on a person‘s financial situation–particularly in the short term. However, there are ways in which divorcing individuals can bounce back financially after divorce. The advice applies to all those who face financial hardship after divorce, both men and women. Get involved in your investments, retirement planning, and insurance. Many couples…

Breaking Up In New Mexico May Be Harder Than Getting a Divorce

These days more couples are delaying marriage and many opt for living together unmarried. As more and more couples decide not to marry, but buy property and have children together, the process of breaking up has moved into the courtroom. New Mexico does not recognize common law marriage, although couples with a valid common law…

Uncontested Should Not Mean Sloppy in New Mexico Divorce Proceedings

The idea of an uncontested divorce is commonly misunderstood. The idea of an uncontested divorce is obviously appealing but not always practical or achievable. A distinction must be drawn between contested and high conflict. There is a very significant difference between the two. Divorce is generally difficult; even an amicable divorce can become complicated. Since…

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