Category: child custody

Changes In The Momentum Of Family Court

Even if you’ve only vaguely followed sports, you likely know that the momentum behind a game can change with just one play. As seen in countless movies, at any moment, the energy behind a team can go flat. Then, something suddenly clicks and the momentum begins moving in a positive direction. That change lights a […]

Co-Parenting Communication During A Divorce

How you approach communicating with your co-parent has a direct impact on the outcome in a New Mexico divorce. Cooperation, empathy and open-mindedness are essential for positive communication between co-parents, but some parents find themselves stuck in negativity ruts and unable to identify which behaviors are preventing them from going forward. One common behavior that […]

Three Ways Help Alleviate The Stress of Co-Parenting and Divorce

Co-parenting after a New Mexico divorce isn’t always blissful. Sometimes, it’s not even civil.  Many parents are still recovering from the emotional fallout and stress of separation and divorce and have to now adjust to the challenges of raising children across two different homes. However, there are ways you can help alleviate some of the […]

How To Stay Organized During A Divorce

Being organized can be hard enough on a daily level, and it’s even more difficult for those going through a life challenge like a New Mexico divorce. If you are a parent, the effect divorce has on your ability to organize is amplified as now you have to handle legal, emotional and logistical shifts that […]

How To Communicate With A High-Conflict Co-Parent

Divorcing a spouse who is drawn to conflict can present challenges on multiple levels. If you have children together, one of the biggest obstacles in this type of situation is determining just how to form a working co-parent relationship. Your co-parent may already have an agenda in mind, and his or her ideas may not […]

Tips For Communicating With Your Ex Via Text Message

When you are raising your children across two different households post-divorce or legal separation in New Mexico, communication between you and your co-parent becomes incredibly important. When that communication breaks down, it will be your children who suffer the consequences. Conflicts abound, children become messengers, and simple events turn chaotic when co-parents no longer see […]

Things to Consider When Writing A Parenting Plan

No matter where you live, custody can be a tough issue. In New Mexico divorces, this tends to be one of the most hotly debated areas next to property and debt division. Even if you and your spouse are still getting along, problems can arise over custody and parenting time simply because your children are […]

False Assumptions About Child Custody Cases

Child custody is one of the most emotional and challenging parts of a family law case. When you’re facing a child custody dispute in New Mexico, you’re naturally going to be worried, concerned, and afraid, and you’ll likely experience a whole range of emotions along with stress. To prepare yourself and take some of the […]

Common Fears Children Experience When They Learn Their Parents Are Divorcing

When children are part of a New Mexico divorce, things immediately become more complicated. As a parent, you naturally want to calm your child’s worries, but it can be difficult to tell what your child actually knows about divorce. Their exposure so far in life may be limited to what they have heard from friends […]

Three Things You Will Learn In Co-Parenting Class

When you’re going to separate or divorce in New Mexico, you’ve got a lot of things to worry about. As as parent, it’s only natural that chief among your concerns is your children and how they will handle the process and all the big changes in their lives. Luckily, there a lot of steps you […]