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What is a postnuptial agreement?

A prenuptial agreement is a well-known method of setting forth resolution, before marriage, of issues that may arise if the marriage ends in a divorce. However, couples in New Mexico who are already married may enter into similar cost-effective settlements by creating a postnuptial agreement.

How to go about preserving grandparents' rights

New Mexico provides some visitation rights to grandparents after divorce. Grandparents can increase their odds of receiving these rights by taking certain steps to build a loving and close relationship with their grandchildren and spending quality time with them.

Can grandparents seek visitation rights in adoption cases?

No matter how much a grandparent loves his or her grandchild, certain life events can stymie the grandparent's ability to spend the time with their grandchild necessary to foster a healthy and supportive relationship. One of these life events is the adoption of the child. If a child is being adopted in New Mexico, can his or her grandparents seek visitation rights?

Military divorce and support

In addition to New Mexico family law, there are federal laws and requirements governing military divorce. One example is child and spousal support. Alimony and child support are separate obligations based upon different legal considerations. Alimony, also known as maintenance, is paid from the military spouse to their spouse for daily support. Courts may order a spouse to pay one or both types of support.