What to Do If Your Co-Parent is Withholding Parenting Time

New Mexico law assumes that it is in the best interest of a child to spend time with both of their parents, even after the relationship ends and the parents separate. This is known as joint custody and the intention is to ensure a fair division of parental responsibilities between the child’s parents and provide […]

Bringing Someone with You to Meet Your Family Law Lawyer

Attorney-client privilege is the fundamental principle through which clients can freely discuss their private affairs with their chosen family law lawyer while remaining safe in the knowledge that their disclosures will go no further. To ensure that the discussions between a lawyer and their client remain absolutely confidential, they are normally held with no other […]

Prenuptial Agreements & LGBTQ+ Marriages: What You Need to Know

A prenuptial agreement (colloquially referred to as a “prenup”) is written prior to signing a marriage certificate, whether in a heterosexual or LGBTQ+ relationship. Prenups are a wise decision in a variety of situations to ensure wealth, property, businesses, and debt acquired prior to marriage by either spouse are legally assigned and protected.  A prenup […]

What Is Paternity & Why Do You Need to Have it Confirmed?

Being a parent is an honor and something that many fathers cherish and look forward to in their lives. However, there are occasions where this is not the case. Occasionally, a father’s wishes don’t align with those of the child’s mother and the issue of paternity may play a role in the impending discussion of […]

The Challenges of Divorce in an LGBTQ+ Marriage

Marriage equality became law in the state of New Mexico in 2013, finally granting members of the LGBTQ+ community to legally marry and for their marriages to be recognized in the same way as a heterosexual couple. Once this law passed, it allowed LGBTQ+ couples the same legal rights in marriage that their heterosexual counterparts […]

3 Things to Consider When Pursuing a Divorce When You’re Self-Employed

It goes without saying that emotions run high during the breakdown of a relationship, especially if it’s a marriage. Even when you intend to part on amicable terms, tensions can understandably run high once finances and spousal support discussions get underway. This can be particularly true for those who are self-employed and have worked hard […]

4 Tips for Co-Parenting During the Summer Break

Even the most amicable co-parenting relationships can become strained when circumstances change, and one unavoidable annual change is summer break from school. When kids are out of school for the summer months, routines go out the window and it quickly becomes a challenge for both parents to maintain a fair balance in their shared time. […]

Starting a Family Before Marriage: What You Need to Know Legally

Marriage isn’t for everyone. Some people are content just being in a committed long-term relationship that isn’t formalized by a wedding and the legalities that accompany it. However, there are some cases where those legalities are useful for protecting the rights of the individuals involved, and one of these instances is when children are involved. […]

What Happens to Your Animals During a Divorce?

Pets are important members of our families. However, in the midst of a divorce, pets can become a point of emotional contention and frustration for one or both of you. We’ve put together a guide on what to expect and how to plan for discussions about animals during a divorce. What to Do If Your […]

How to Stick to Your Budget During a Divorce

It’s not a secret that divorce can be expensive. While your bill at the end of the day will be directly affected by a variety of factors such as the type of divorce you pursue, the lawyer you hire, and how cooperative you and your soon-to-be-ex are with each other. Here are some possible ways […]