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December 2016 Archives

Privacy issues enter the custody battle between Pitt and Jolie

Filing for divorce is an emotional and often life-changing event. For most divorcing couples in New Mexico, only family members, close friends and members of the community will become aware of the details of a divorce settlement. However, for those involved in a high asset or celebrity divorce, it is likely that residents across the nation will know the intimate details of the divorcing spouse's lives. Even more so, when children are involved, the media will often detail the sensitive aspects of child custody.

How can you co-parent during the holidays?

While most families in New Mexico and elsewhere are finishing up their last minute details for the holidays, some parents are more focused on spending time with their children. For divorced parents, the holidays can be a difficult time. This is especially true if the custody plan in place provides for alternating holidays. Whether you are currently in a co-parenting relationship with your ex or you seek to be, it is possible to negotiate for the parenting time you seek.

Considering spousal support alternatives

Money can be a controlling factor in a marriage. Likewise, money is frequently the subject of many disputes during the divorce process. And when a spouse is concerned about his or her financial well-being post-divorce, it is likely that alimony will be requested. Spousal support payments are often received in monthly installments, but they could also be received in one or a few large lump sum payments.

Helping you seek alimony during dissolution

When a couple prepares to get married, much time and effort often goes into planning for a wedding ceremony. In some cases, couples will even execute legal documents before getting married in case the marriage does not last. But whether or not a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement is included in a marriage, divorcing couples will still need to sort out divorce issues specific to their relationship.

What requirements are needed to award grandparents' rights?

Divorce can often bring the worst out of someone. But for others, it can bring out their strengths. For the grandparents of divorcing parents, it can cause many emotions to stir up when the complexities of the process also impact them. While most grandparents do not seek to strip their child of their parental rights, there are some situations that might cause individuals in New Mexico and elsewhere to invoke their grandparents' rights.