Is Cheating Grounds for Divorce in New Mexico?
Adultery in a marriage is painful and emotional. Some couples get past it, while for others […]
Domestic Violence Crimes in New Mexico
Domestic violence, unlike other types of violence, is often continuing, pervasive, and difficult to escape. It […]
Top 5 Child Custody Concerns
For most parents, their greatest priority is their children. Divorce doesn’t change that – in fact, […]
How to Get a Religious Annulment In New Mexico
A religious annulment is not legally binding yet, it is often sought by many Catholics in […]
Divorce is tragic for all the obvious reasons, but it doesn’t have to be terrifying. Knowing […]
You are confronted with a legal issue involving your family and you want to resolve it […]
A significant issue for parents who are divorced or who never married is their ability to relocate, particularly over the objection of the other parent. The decision to move or relocate is never easy. When children are involved, it is even more difficult.
What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation in New Mexico?
Have you ever wondered why someone would get a legal separation rather than dissolving their marriage? A dissolution completely ends the marriage, while a legal separation does not. This fundamental difference explains why some people choose to stay married but legally separate. Staying married can accommodate certain religious beliefs; can avoid legal residency requirements involved in dissolution proceedings; and, in some circumstances, can allow the parties to retain certain benefits of marriage. Either spouse may request a legal separation if the couple has permanently separated and no longer live together.