Albuquerque Family Lawyers
Family law has a variety of different legal services that you need to consider when you're seeking a divorce. These may include child support, child custody, divorce any many more. Our Albuquerque family lawyers seek to provide the highest quality of legal services and will support you throughout this difficult step in your life.
A divorce will be the first step you will need to take before approaching the other aspects of family law. A divorce is a legal action enacted between two people to legally dissolve a marriage. It has a long list of variable traits that can make any divorce complex and confusing. Our Albuquerque family lawyers are experienced and will explain, support and resolve and family legal issues you may have.
It is required that you have lived in New Mexico for the past six months before you're able to file a divorce here. Before you file for a divorce you may need to consider the grounds for divorce, which includes:
- Cruel and inhumane treatment
Our divorce attorneys will work closely with you to build a case that suits your needs and build the foundation for your desired results.
Past Criminal Behavior and Other Factors
Albuquerque family court will look over the past histories of both parties thoroughly before coming to any decisions regarding the case. This also includes past crimes and the culpability of either party. When married, both debts and any crimes committed are generally considered to be the responsibility of both parties. In order to avoid suffering partial repercussions of your spouse’s crimes and debts, a case will need to be prepared.
Marital misconduct can factor into a court’s decisions as well. You will need to bring up the other party’s’ role in undermining the marriage in detail for the record. That may include cases of adultery, addiction, or poor financial decisions that put a strain on you, the marriage, or your family as a whole. If there were any incidents of domestic violence, that will become an important element of your case.
Any history of domestic violence can and will be brought up and heavily factor into the court’s decision. This is particularly important if the case of domestic violence pertains to children and any finances, as well. A divorce case immediately become more complicated when this kind of history is brought up, and this cannot be mitigated easily without legal help.
When a marriage is dissolved, the aim of the court is to provide the children with the best possible outcome. This means that the court will take a close look at both parties and decide how suitable either parent is to raise the child. The court will examine income, living arrangements, and any history of past incidents of the law or abuse. The court will determine the time the child spends with either parent or if full custody will be granted.
If joint custody is awarded, the result is a scenario where both parents are allowed to arrange a mutually acceptable schedule. This also means that decisions regarding the child’s upbringing must be discussed between the two parents. Otherwise, sole custody may be granted where one parent is given the ability to make decisions regarding the child with no input required from the other. Child support is considered a separate matter that changes depending on what type of custody is granted.
Child support is a legally-binding financial arrangement where the court determines that one parent will provide funds to the other for the child’s expenses. The finances of both parties are weighed before the court calculates how to ensure the best outcome for the child. For example, in a full-custody case the non-custodial parent will have to pay the custodial parent. In a joint-custody case, finances are split more evenly between the two parents, but one parent may find that they’re still ordered to make payments to the other.
Legal Solutions of New Mexico Serve Clients in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Surrounding Areas
Family legal issues can become complicated fast enough for us to recommend legal help. With our representatives, you will have an easier time making your way through the process and achieving a favorable outcome in court. Legal Solutions of New Mexico offers professional legal counsel you will need to work towards success in family court. Call now for a free consultation today!
Family Law Practice Areas
- Child Support
- Child Custody & Visitation
- Guardian Ad Litem
- Family Mediation
- Domestic Violence
- Kinship Guardianship