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Advocates New Mexico

Thank you for visiting Advocates New Mexico, an Albuquerque based law firm focused on individuals facing family law issues such as divorce, domestic violence defense, alimony issues, paternity questions, child support, child custody, child relocation, and even prenuptial agreements. Many individuals who call our office have questions about several things involving this area of law. And although the information presented on this website should not be construed to be legal advice, taken as an attorney-client relationship, or guarantees that anyone’s past result may apply to your case we have decided to present this blog in order to address some of the most common questions. Please note that our initial consultation is 100% FREE and we encourage you to contact our law firm to schedule an appointment instead of coming to conclusion base on the information you find here or anywhere else!

The Role of Child Custody Lawyers in a Custody Petition

In the event of a divorce or another life circumstance that results in child custody disputes, there is more than one person that desires custody of the child or children involved. It is not uncommon to see divorces that are rife with conflict about this very subject. The emotional nature of divorce proceedings negatively impacts the divorcing individuals’ ability to remain objective. Child custody lawyers understand this and the importance of objectivity in [...]

Questions That You Can Expect your Child Custody Attorney to Ask

Meeting with an attorney to handle your child custody dispute can feel intimidating, even downright scary, at a time where you’re emotionally exhausted and reeling from the end of your relationship or marriage. You never wanted to be in this situation, yet here you are, and you need to know what lies ahead. It is helpful to have an idea of what will be asked of you and your ex when you meet [...]

Joint Child Custody: Understanding this Arrangement

The presumption in New Mexico is that joint custody is in the best interests of the children.  Joint custody over a child or children in the event of a divorce is not uncommon and is often agreed upon by the parents without the aid of lawyers or mediators. In many cases, this is perceived to be the “win-win” scenario for both parents and children, which makes it an easy child custody agreement to [...]

How Child Custody Attorneys Help in the Creation of Custody Agreements

Child custody agreements are drafted with each unique family’s circumstances having been taken into great consideration. For this reason, no two custody agreements are the same. One thing is true of all custody agreements, however: All agreements should be reviewed by child custody attorneys. This is simply good practice, as these child custody attorneys have experience  in custody and family law and can ensure that nothing of substance is omitted and everybody’s legal [...]

How a Child Custody Lawyer Can Help Modify your Child Custody Arrangement

As we all know, life throws curveballs at us all of the time. These unexpected changes of circumstance might require greater changes to be made to our lives, even when we thought we had everything all figured out. Sometimes, long after a couple has separated, and a child custody agreement made between the parents of children, the terms of custody might need to change. This isn’t an easy feat to accomplish, but a [...]

Child Custody Agreements for Unmarried Parents

Child custody can become fairly murky territory to tread when the parents have never been married. In these cases, the Father may not have any legal standing with regard to his children. This leaves fathers of these children wondering what their rights are, and what they can do to ensure that their children have their best interests looked after. Sometimes, separating parents can agree on a child custody arrangement that stands to benefit [...]

Why You Should Write a Prenuptial Agreement

In the past, only rich couples are drafting a prenuptial agreement. Now, everybody else is doing it, and that’s regardless if they’re young, old, famous, unpopular, rich, or poor. Because more than expecting a divorce from a marriage that barely started, a prenup agreement serves as the couple’s security blanket in an event that the union did get awry. Prenuptial agreements will save you a lot of time and money during the divorce [...]

What to Do If You Become a Victim of Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is defined as an abusive act that is committed between family and household members. The law prevents any one from committing battery or assault against any member of his or her own family. That includes spouses, parents, grandparents, in-laws, and children. Even girlfriends, boyfriends, and former spouses are included. However, assault and battery aren’t just the things that constitute domestic violence. Domestic abuse may also come in other forms, such as [...]

What can be covered in Prenuptial Agreements?

You’ve heard all about the advantages of having prenuptial agreements and now you’re ready to write one. But first, it is important that you know the laws that govern these agreements. A prenup is a contract that is entered into by two individuals who are planning to get married. They should enter into it voluntarily and full disclosure by both parties is required. A person shouldn’t be forced to sign a prenuptial agreement. [...]