Category: child custody

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 […]

Dealing with False Accusations from a Desperate Co-Parent

A separation or divorce in New Mexico is challenging enough on its own, but it can grow even more complicated when your co-parent is making unfounded or untrue accusations against you, which sometimes happens in contentious divorce or child custody cases. Regardless of how untrue your ex-partner’s words are, you have to keep in mind […]

Child Custody Considerations for Parents Moving out of State After a Divorce

Deciding to move somewhere out of state with your kids is a big decision, particularly if you are no longer with the other parent of the children. You may want to move because of a prospective job, a lower living cost, to be closer to other family members, or just because you want a change […]

Creating an Infant Parenting Plan

Over the past few decades, the way in which family law professionals and parents approach the creation of infant child custody schedules has evolved in New Mexico and elsewhere. More research on early childhood development and the impact of divorce on children has emerged, and this has resulted in more detailed and complex infant visitation […]

3 Factors to Consider When a Previously-Absent Parent Returns

Losing contact with one parent due to a separation or divorce is often traumatic for a child to experience. Whether the relationship was secure prior to the family law action or not, suddenly not seeing or hearing from a parent can have consequences that impact the child for years to come. For some families, however, […]

The Child Custody Evaluation Process

A child custody evaluation is a common process in New Mexico family law cases. However, it can still be an anxiety-inducing time for a parent. To keep your fears in check and ensure you are properly prepared for this process, you should take a closer look at the custody evaluation process and how it can […]