Category: child custody

Your Child Custody Case: What Not to Do

A child custody case is often an emotionally taxing process for parents as it involves deciding who their child will live with and how the children will divide their time between homes. While some people look at child custody cases as “battles,” these proceedings should be as civil as possible and focus on the children’s […]

4 “Trouble At Home” Red Flags For Your Family Court Judge

Custody is a very sensitive and emotional matter for many parents. Whether you are getting a divorce or ending your relationship with your co-parent, you may find yourself in front of a judge if you and your co-parent cannot come to a custody agreement on your own. In this scenario, it is the judge who […]

5 Factors For Overnight Visitation With Your Child

In an ideal world, parents would be able to settle custody matters amicably. This, unfortunately, does not always happen. If you and your co-parent cannot agree on a parenting time schedule, the judge in your case will have to decide which visitation schedule would best serve your child, including whether your child will be able […]

Who is the Guardian Ad Litem?

When you are part of a disputed case involving child custody in Albuquerque or elsewhere in New Mexico, you will interact with many people during your case. While you may understand the role the attorneys involved will play, you may not be familiar with the guardian ad litem (GAL) appointed by the court for your […]

Yes, You Should Establish Paternity: Here’s Why

When an unmarried couple has a child, the child’s father isn’t automatically the legal “father” by law. To ensure you have a legal relationship with your child as a parent, you have to establish paternity. Here is a look at how this can be beneficial to you and your child. Parenting Time Allocation You will […]

Missing Visits With Your Child in New Mexico? What to Know

When you divorce or go through a child custody case in New Mexico, you receive a parenting plan that includes a schedule for you and your co-parent. If you or your co-parent frequently miss parenting time with your child, it can have serious repercussions. Common Visitation Right Violations Generally speaking, there are two major common […]

How to Strengthen Your Custody Case in New Mexico

In a custody case, many parents want to come out “on top,” so to speak. While the needs of the child are paramount in this situation, it is understandable that a parent wants to have the most time with their children and the most say over their upbringing. In addition, when a person gets primary […]

Addressing Child Neglect in New Mexico Custody Cases

Child custody cases in New Mexico tend to be some of the most sensitive cases in family court, and this is especially true if the child in question is being neglected by one parent while in their care. Even the most devoted parents can be concerned and confused about what to do when they believe […]

How Child Custody and Support Work in New Mexico

As you consider your New Mexico custody case, you may be wondering just how custody will impact child support. Specifically, if you and your spouse have joint custody, is child support still paid? To answer this question, you will need to learn a bit more about how child custody and support work in this state. […]

How to Approach Parenting Before Custody Is Decided in Court

It’s very easy to try to make decisions as fast as possible after a divorce or legal separation, and one area where people tend to do this is child custody. Before you make any decisions in this area, speak to an experienced family law attorney and consider the following mistakes to avoid. Setting a Poor […]