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December 2013 Archives

Maintaining a friendship after divorce

New Mexico residents that are in the midst of getting a divorce may wonder about what will happen once the process is completed. A split often causes hard feelings, and many spouses hold onto that bitterness or bickering long after the marriage is dissolved. However, many couples are discovering the benefits in remaining friends after they have gone through a divorce.

International abduction targeted in bill

New Mexico parents who have suffered the heartbreak of their children being abducted and taken overseas may be heartened by the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passing a child custody initiative called The Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013. The bill was named for a son and father who were separated for five years when the boy was spirited away to Brazil by his biological mother, who is from that country.

Fairness important in family law

New Mexico residents who are involved in a divorce or grandparents who worry about how a child's divorce will affect their ability to see their grandchildren might be interested in a recent article pertaining to family law. It points out that sometimes the fair and right thing to do concerning children is at odds with what the law allows.

Shielding children from the effects of a divorce

In spite of the best intentions of their parents, children often get dragged into the middle during a divorce. Even New Mexico couples that go out of their way to avoid arguing in front of children frequently involve their kids in disputes in other ways, such as using their children to communicate or saying negative things about their spouse to them. Since the result of involving kids is rarely ever beneficial, individuals should strive to shield them from fallout related to a divorce.