We are frequently asked about child support modification. As you might expect, this question often comes […]
Even in the storm that is a divorce or legal separation, there can be peace. Separating from a life partner can create much turmoil, but within each of us, there is a spirit that we can tap to create positivity. It takes strength, perseverance, and patience, but it can be done. What is important is to know is that, whether or not by choice, you are moving toward a better place.
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.
Pope Francis' seemingly liberal view of divorced and remarried Catholics' place in the modern church did not end up changing the church's official position. The Pope's post-synodal apostolic Exhortation on Love in the Family recognized a place in the church community for the divorced and remarried, but it did not provide for full reintegration to the sacraments of the church. In other words, it left in place the status quo.
Divorce is a major life metamorphosis that entails huge amounts of ambivalence and stress. Just deciding to divorce can cause extreme emotional turmoil. However, divorce is both a personal and social issue. It does not solely affect you and your partner. Rather, it ripples to the individuals who play a part in your everyday living.
A common worry of people who feel trapped in bad marriages is their lack of financial ability to get out. New Mexico law recognizes that when spouses have different levels of economic means, attorney fees may be shifted. These laws are designed to empower those of lesser means to present their cases fairly despite their lack of income or assets.
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.
Have you ever wondered whether a prenuptial agreement is the same as a premarital agreement? If so, this is the blog for you. Indeed, they are the same. In fact, Merriam-Webster defines the word “nuptial” as “of or relating to a marriage or wedding ceremony.” The term “prenuptial” therefore means that something occurs before the marriage takes place. In New Mexico, prenuptial agreements are known as “premarital agreements.”
Divorce is so common today that news of a divorce is just as likely to produce a yawn as a gasp. In the 1950's and 60's, however, divorce was much less prevalent, and when it happened, it was often seen as a sign of serious moral decay. It comes as no surprise, in retrospect, that the early reactions of researchers and pundits to the ever-increasing divorce rate were that children of divorced parents would be tainted for life and follow the same horrible path as their parents.