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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!

How to Know if You Qualify for Alimony

Alimony or spousal support can be awarded to a spouse that needs it, following the hearing of a divorce case. New Mexico courts look at the financial responsibilities and needs of both spouses to determine who of them gets alimony and how much it will be. The spouse asking for support should prove to the court that he or she requires it. To know if you qualify for alimony, it is best that [...]

How to File for Child Support in New Mexico

The welfare of the children is the utmost concern of the law. This is why child support cases are meticulously discussed. In New Mexico, it is the court that orders which parent will pay for support, how much should be paid, when it must be paid, and who could receive the payments. More often than not, child support is required from the parent who doesn’t have physical custody of the child. There are [...]

How To Ensure Your Child Visitation Rights

After getting a divorce, the law provides a parent with child visitation rights, unless otherwise contested or agreed upon. Parents are expected to still look after the well-being of their children even if they are no longer living together. But along with these fathers’ rights come the responsibilities. Divorces don’t strip you of your responsibilities as a parent.  As a matter of fact, you’re more than required to exhibit it now that the [...]

Common Factors that Affect Spousal Support

The court will determine if a spouse needs alimony or not, as well as how much that spouse is supposed to receive and for how long. The court doesn’t just make assumptions when upholding a spousal support order. It considers many options when making decisions and calculations. The court does not award spousal support by default. It is not automatically given when a divorce case is being heard. Alimony has to be duly [...]

5 Ways to End Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse is a sad reality that could happen in every home. It comes in different forms: physical, sexual, and emotional abuse. If you are facing some domestic issues and they have gotten severe that you can no longer function normally as an individual, you’re going to need legal counseling to help mitigate the problem. Also referred to as domestic violence, this ordeal oftentimes stems out of an abusive relationship at home. It [...]

5 Qualities of a Great Divorce Attorney

A divorce attorney is a family lawyer who specifically handles marriage dissolution cases. If you’re looking for a divorce lawyer who can competently handle your case, be sure that he possesses the best qualifications. Doing so will ensure that you that whatever comes out of the divorce proceedings will mostly be in your favor. The outcome of a divorce proceeding can define what the future holds for you and your children. What’s more, the whole [...]

How to Establish Paternity of Your Child

Establishing the paternity of a child is important for many reasons. For starters, it allows the father of the child to enjoy the rights that belong to him. A paternity petition is also necessary to resolve issues regarding child custody and visitation. Paternity simply pertains to the legal status of a father to his child. There are three ways to be considered the father of the child: acknowledgment, adjudication and presumption.  If a [...]

Where to Get Child Support Services in New Mexico

If you want to ensure that your children have access to everything they need to live comfortably after a going through a divorce, then you must request for child support. Child support services are available in New Mexico and it assures you that the judge’s order is enforced. Take the first step to protect the rights of your children today. To be eligible for child support, a parent has to secure an order [...]

How to Request for Child Relocation in New Mexico

Generally speaking, a parent with the custody of a child has to request for permission from the other parent or the court if he or she wants to take a child on a short trip or to move permanently out of New Mexico. Remember that child relocation without due process deprives the other parent of his custodial or visitation rights and the court doesn’t allow that. If you want to permanently move away [...]