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New Mexico Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on New Mexico Child Custody Laws for Unmarried Parents

While child custody, visitation and child support are fundamental issues for unmarried parents, paternity attorneys recognize that many single parents need information regarding their rights as to child support, parental rights and timeshare arrangements. Below are answers to questions we often receive from single parents about New Mexico Child Custody Laws. 1. Why does a dad need to file a paternity action to establish his parental rights? A father who has not held himself out as the parent of the child or signed an acknowledgement of paternity form has no legal relationship to the child. A...

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Continuing Health Insurance during and after a New Mexico Divorce

Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Continuing Health Insurance during and after a New Mexico Divorce

The high costs associated with health care and medical insurance makes the risk of interruption of coverage during a pending divorce or after a judgment of marital dissolution a matter of significant concern. Although spouses sometimes consider terminating coverage for a spouse or kids in a pending divorce, this action is usually not permissible. Because of the importance of insurance coverage to families, below is an overview of how health coverage is generally handled during a New Mexico divorce. When a petition for dissolution is filed in a New Mexico divorce to initiate a marital...

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Children and Divorce: How to Minimize Potential Adverse Effects

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Blog | Comments Off on Children and Divorce: How to Minimize Potential Adverse Effects

A study published in the American Sociological Review quantifies the potential impact of divorce on children and offers hope for parents that are able to navigate a fairly amicable divorce process. The study reveals that children of divorce tend to struggle in math, social skills and a number of other areas, but it also suggests that the impact may not be significant when divorces are relatively harmonious. The research considered data from a longitudinal study of children from the time they were in kindergarten to fifth grade, allowing observation of all three stages – pre, mid and...

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Santa Fe Divorce Attorneys discuss The Benefits of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) When Dividing Community Property

Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Santa Fe Divorce Attorneys discuss The Benefits of Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) When Dividing Community Property

The divorce process can be an extremely frightening experience because it impacts the most fundamental aspects of your life and can mean enormous uncertainty about your financial future.  When you are involved in a divorce, it can result in the loss of a substantial amount of the assets and wealth that may have taken a lifetime to acquire.  If you were the primary wage earner during the marriage, you may be concerned about your ability to preserve your lifestyle in the face of alimony and child support obligations.  On the other hand, a spouse that was a stay-at-home parent during the...

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Estate Planning Strategies for Minimizing Estate Tax Burdens

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on Estate Planning Strategies for Minimizing Estate Tax Burdens

Estate planning Strategies can be used to address a wide range of issues like avoiding probate, reducing tax burdens, protecting assets from creditors, planning for incapacity, and passing one’s legacy to beneficiaries. The diversity of benefits offered by effective estate planning is somewhat of a mixed blessing because it can leave individuals confused about their many estate planning options. Since no two people are in precisely identical situations, estate planning involves much more than artful drafting of estate planning instruments like wills, trust agreements, and power of attorney...

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