Category: divorce court

4 Steps to Helping Children Adapt to a Divorce

Going from one house to two can be tough for any child after a divorce or separation in New Mexico. A family transition such as this means the child has to deal with not seeing both parents each day and also adapt to new surroundings in the home of the parent who moved. That’s why […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How To Prepare For Family Law Court

Going to court is hard on the nerves on its own, and it can seem worse when you’re going for a hearing for your divorce or child custody case because the stakes are so high. As with anything else in life that makes you anxious, learning more about family court in New Mexico and feeling […]

Six Tips For Living Together During A Divorce

One popular myth about divorce perpetuated by movies, TV shows and books is that once the divorce papers have been filed, one of the spouses immediately must move out of the home the couple shared. While one spouse certainly can move out if he or she decides to do so, it’s not a requirement. The […]

The Difference Between Negotiated, Litigated And Collaborative Divorce

Unfortunately, many marriages in the US end in divorce. In fact, the American Psychological Association estimates that anywhere from 40 to 50 percent of couples divorce ( Naturally, with all of the divorces that happen every year, including in New Mexico, the approaches have evolved. These days, there are three general categories a divorce may […]

Fathers’ Rights – Navigating in New Mexico Courts

Fathers are important to children. You know that. And if you’re reading this now, something is probably standing in the way of this. There’s so much information on the internet about what’s now become a marketing hook: Fathers’ Rights… Men’s Rights. I won’t get into how the “fathers’ rights” movement began other than to say […]

Should I Try to Take the High Road During Divorce Proceedings?

Going through divorce can make people malicious towards their future ex-spouses.  Tamara Hoffstedder explains whether taking the high road can help or hurt you during divorce proceedings. If you need help communicating some of the issues you had with your ex-spouse to the judge, give us a call.

What Paperwork is Needed for a Typical Divorce Case?

Hi, I’m Susan the paralegal and I’m here to talk to you today about the paperwork that you need to gather for either a divorce or a custody case. Every case is unique, so I’m only going over some of the basic documents that you absolutely should collect and bring. A good law firm and a […]