Posts by Angel

Mindfulness for Lawyers

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

It comes to no surprise to anyone who has ever met a lawyer that we can be a bunch of Type A frenetic control freaks. We are often found doing ten things at once which we will claim makes us high functioning out performers, but does it really? Perhaps we need to focus more on one task at a time, not only to perform that task better but also to enjoy that task more. Perhaps being “mindful” could make us better lawyers, better partners, better friends – and better people. Jon Kabat-Zinn, Professor and creator of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health...

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Six Signs You Are Headed for Divorce

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Even contemplating that your marriage may be ending is so monumentally overwhelming that you may simply refuse to face it. But for how long? Perhaps it’s just a rocky path right now for the two of you, or perhaps it is much more. Looking for a sign that you are headed for divorce? Here are six. Cheating. This may not necessarily be a deal breaker for you. Maybe you are willing to forgive, work through it and move on. However, the spouse that had the indiscretion may want to move on too – just without you. One or both of you isn’t happy. Sure you can only speak for yourself but if you are...

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Assisted Suicide Laws of New Mexico

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

The current state of the law in New Mexico with respect to physician assisted suicide is that terminally ill New Mexicans do not have a constitutionally protected right to procure a doctor’s help to end their lives. Recently, the New Mexico Supreme Court decided the case Morris v. Brandenburg which was first filed in 2012 by Aja Riggs, a Santa Fe woman who had been battling stage 3 uterine cancer. Ms. Riggs, joined by her doctors, sought a state District Court ruling that would allow doctors to help mentally competent, terminally ill adults end their lives without fear of criminal...

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The Benefits of Marriage Counseling

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to marriage counseling – those who are completely on board with it, and those who would “never in a million years.” Well my friends, if you are married then it’s time to face the reality that at some point in your relationship you may need some outside assistance, shall we say. Marriage is hard. Commitment takes work, compromise, and compassion. If you have made a lifelong pledge to another person then why would you not do everything possible to insure the success of that union? Why would you not do everything you can to be – happy?...

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New Mexico – High in Violent Crime

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

As residents of New Mexico you are probably aware of New Mexico’s high violent crime rate. The following is definitely not aimed towards fueling fear, but rather, increasing vigilance. To begin with, violent crime technically refers to murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault – the crimes that are the most devastating to victims and their families. New Mexico’s violent crime rate has unfortunately been on the rise for a while; it rose 6.6% between 2012 and 2013, the greatest in the nation, which equated to nearly 597 per 100,000 residents. In 2015 New Mexico ranked third in...

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