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November 2015 Archives

How can mediation be used to divorce successfully?

Even when spouses in New Mexico reach the conclusion that it is best for them to end the marriage, it can be very difficult to move forward with the divorce process. There are often many divorce issues to resolve, and even when divorcing spouses can work together, this can still be a lengthy and costly process to litigate. Because of that, divorcing couples might want to consider divorce mediation.

Understanding alimony awards in New Mexico

The divorce process is not easy, and even when it appears straightforward, some legal divorce issues are harder to resolve than others. The post-divorce life can look significantly different than married life, and some spouses might fear that they may not be able to make ends meet on their own. When meeting financial needs is a major concern during dissolution, it might be a good idea to consider how spousal support could address this issue.

Taking steps to protect alimony payments during divorce

During the divorce process, spouses are not only faced with making decisions that will impact them immediately or in the near future but also several years into the future. Because of that, when couples litigate, mediate or collaborate during dissolution, it is important to consider how some divorce issues might be altered due to changes in circumstances. In order to avoid or reduce how future changes could greatly impact decisions regarding spousal support, divorcing couples in New Mexico and elsewhere should note what steps they can take to protect alimony.

What legal issues do grandparents face with parental rights?

There are many reasons why grandparents invoke their rights during or after the divorce of their children. While in many cases this means seeking visitation rights, some grandparents might petition the court for the custody of their grandchildren. Because grandparents often play a major role in the lives of their grandchildren, grandparents' rights are recognized in New Mexico and other states in the nation. Despite these rights being afforded to grandparents, this does not make it an easy process to initiate or acclimate to.