How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in New Mexico?

Getting married can be a very quick process but divorces usually take a lot longer. How long a divorce takes in New Mexico depends on multiple factors, the most important of which is usually the level of conflict in the relationship between the spouses. Divorces can be especially lengthy if they involve a trial and a judge must decide on … Read More

What Does “Conflicted Out” Mean for Lawyers

During divorces in New Mexico, each partner may need to take independent legal advice at some point during proceedings. This can help spouses settle essential matters, such as child custody and parenting, marital property division, child support, spousal support, and so on. Under a specific code of ethics, lawyers may be “conflicted out” if they are disqualified from representing clients … Read More

New Mexico Annulment: What You Need to Know

Divorces and annulments both legally end marriages and both involve court procedures in New Mexico—but there are some important differences between the processes and outcomes. Most fundamentally, an annulment treats a marriage as if it never happened while a divorce is the official means of ending a legally recognized marriage. be granted an annulment, you must convince the court that … Read More

What is THC-O?

There has been a lot of talk about THC-O in the hemp and cannabis communities and beyond recently. This relatively new, hemp-derived cannabinoid has highly potent psychoactive effects and that has raised interest and curiosity about the substance. But what is THC-O and is it legal in New Mexico? What are the federal laws concerning THC-O? Can you legally use … Read More

What are the New Mexico Divorce Laws?

Each New Mexico divorce is unique to some degree but certain laws and elements are common to all divorces. It’s important to get to grips with these when facing a marriage breakdown. Without a good understanding of the laws concerning who can get divorced in New Mexico and the relevant rules on property division, spousal support (alimony), child custody, parenting … Read More

How Much Does It Cost to File for a Divorce in New Mexico?

There are two answers to this question: the known costs and the unknown costs of filing for a divorce in New Mexico. Most couples, when filing for a divorce, understand that there are some official court charges to meet. These are usually predictable and quite manageable. The “unknown” costs are far less predictable and greatly depend on the nature of … Read More

How Much Does It Cost to Open a Cannabis Dispensary?

Then legal sales of recreational cannabis started in New Mexico in April 2022, sparking a new level of interest in opening cannabis dispensaries. Setting up a cannabis dispensary involves considerable pre-planning and knowledge of the legal hurdles — not to mention a clear understanding of the associated costs. You not only have the initial licensing and capital requirements, real estate … Read More

What Types of Medical Cannabis Business Licenses Exist?

Cannabis has been used in the medical profession in New Mexico since the late 1970s. The state was the first in the country to enact a medical cannabis law and medical cannabis has been fully legal in the state since 2007. The laws were designed “to allow the beneficial use of medical cannabis in a regulated system to alleviate symptoms … Read More

When Does Child Support End?

When there are children from a marriage, child custody and support matters are usually central to the divorce. Just because parents separate, their joint legal responsibilities to care for and support their children do not end. The child’s financial needs must be met by both parents fairly and equitably according to the financial resources available. By understanding more about the … Read More

Recreational Cannabis and What You Need to Know

Since June 2021, recreational cannabis usage has been legalized in New Mexico, as it has in a growing number of U.S. states. The New Mexico Cannabis Regulation Act introduced a set of rules for how those interested in using, growing, distributing or selling cannabis must proceed. There is, however, still some confusion about who can do what, what the limits … Read More