How an Order of Protection Can Affect Your Kids
If you believe that you need an order of protection, you may be concerned about how it could affect your children. Parenting is probably the most difficult job to do well. It is important to anticipate how issues will affect your children, particularly if you are going through a divorce or legal separation. A New Mexico court can issue an order of protection to prevent people with whom you have had an intimate relationship, as well as some people who live with you, from “hurting, threatening or harassing” you.
The phrase “best interest of the child” is used throughout New Mexico laws, particularly in those relating to child custody, child abuse and neglect, parentage, and even grandparent visitation. Most people encounter the term in relation to child custody, where it has a very specific, well-defined meaning.
Did you know that the reasons parental rights can be terminated are set out by law? […]
Many parents want to know whether a parenting plan is absolutely necessary in a New Mexico dissolution proceeding. Generally speaking, the answer is “yes.” A parenting plan is required by state law every time joint custody is awarded. Additionally, it is in the best interest of children for parental expectations to be clear.
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.
If you have children and are involved in or contemplating dissolution of your marriage, you are likely very concerned about how your relationship with your children will be impacted. We are often asked questions about how custody arrangements work in New Mexico. This article will explain the general concept of custody and will distinguish between legal custody and timeshare, sometimes known as physical custody.