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.
Becoming married in New Mexico is pretty easy to do, assuming you are qualified to be married and follow all the necessary steps. The number one requirement for marriage is to not already be married. Being married to more than one person at the same time is known as polygamy. Although marriage laws are state-specific, crossing into a new state does not create another legal marriage opportunity for the already married.