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April 2014 Archives

Making a financial plan during a divorce to establish alimony

When couples in New Mexico determine it is time to end their marriage, finances often determine their next steps. The divorce process is often thought of as a complex and expensive life event. When couples focus on the money, this can lead to additional disputes and could prolong the process and add expenses. This is especially true if the divorcing couple is unable to work together during the property division phase.

Pitfalls and complications with do-it-yourself divorces

When it comes to taking care of expensive or complicated matters, individuals and married couples in New Mexico often like to take matters in their own hands in order to save money. The do-it-yourself mentality is often applied to projects that they believe they can carry out on their own, but when it comes to a divorce, it is challenging to deal with all the necessary details and steps. This is especially true when children are involved in the divorce. When establishing a child custody arrangement, it is important the best interests of the child are paramount.

Devising a parenting plan with special needs children involved

Parents in New Mexico understand that difficulties are involved with raising a child with disabilities. There is often a constant priority to care for them, and if the parents are divorced or are going through the process, their care could be complicated. A child custody arrangement should promote the best interest of the child, but when a child requires additional needs, this could lead to disputes concerning the care and custody of the child. Additional factors might need to be considered and proven when a special needs child is involved.

Making sure collaboration is part of a collaborative divorce

Families and married couples in New Mexico understand that couples and parents need to work together to reach a common goal. A certain skill is often needed to accomplish a healthy and lasting relationship and, in contrast, that same skill is also needed in dissolution. A collaborative divorce seeks to add value while also promote a fair, calm and cost-effective divorce. The key is cooperation and, if the divorcing couple can work as a team, they could benefit from collaboration or mediation.