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Novel Corona Virus/ COVID 19

Posted by on Mar 21, 2020 in Blog | Comments Off on Novel Corona Virus/ COVID 19

Dear Prospective Clients, Clients, Colleagues, Strategic Referral Partners,and Friends, In pursing our mission of dedication to client empowerment, we offer the following perspectives on the Novel Corona Virus/COVID19 issue. Certainly, there has never been a time in my lifetime, where all of us need to pull together to maintain our emotional and physical equilibrium. Remember, our attitudes to stress are more important to personal empowerment than anything else we can do to help ourselves, our families, loved ones, our neighborhoods, and our community. As Attorneys, we are...

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Estate Planning Explained

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Estate Planning Explained

I bet almost everyone dislikes thinking about their passing or the passing of their loved ones. But as Mr. Benjamin Franklin wrote, “…in the world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While that’s certainly true, a lot of people still put off planning for their departure from this world. Often, they put it off too long and then it’s too late. Passing away without an Estate Plan could leave your already distraught family with even more problems to deal with. But what is an Estate Plan? As one of the attorneys at Jay Goodman and Associates, Cynthia Sikelianos...

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Consumer Debt Defense

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Consumer Debt Defense

When a Consumer is sued over an old unpaid credit card debt, many times he or she may not have any idea what to do. Too often, the Consumer will bury his or her head in the sand and hope the matter will go away. The matter will not go away. Creditors and debt-buyers will doggedly pursue Consumers to recover an unpaid debt. And if they obtain a judgment in New Mexico, they will attempt to garnish the Consumer’s wages for up to fourteen years or obtain a lien on the Consumer’s home. A top-flight defense against a Consumer debt claim is more affordable than one might think. Most...

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Funding Your Representation: Practical approaches to paying legal fees

Posted by on Jan 30, 2018 in Blog | Comments Off on Funding Your Representation: Practical approaches to paying legal fees

FUNDING YOUR REPRESENTATION: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO PAYING LEGAL FEES   Simply being involved in a legal proceeding can be stressful enough. Adding the financial component into the equation can cause even further anxiety. Not surprisingly, this is a very common concern among prospective clients, as well as current clients actively involved in lengthy litigation – my point is this: you are not alone; you are not the first person to encounter this obstacle and you will not be the last. As a Director of Client Relations, I regularly hear about the financial hurdles that clients face, and...

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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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