Family Law Deals With Divorce, Custody, and Child Support

Some vital focal points of family law are divorce, custody, and child support. There are other domestic issues that family law caters to; adoption and domestic violence are common family law issues that firms often. Our job as lawyers here in New Mexico is to get your case in and out the door as quickly, cheaply, and efficiently as possible. This means working with you to understand what details are missing in your family matters to achieve your goal of adding a new member to your family through adoption or separating it through a variety of divorce methods like a contested or uncontested divorce. You could also alter your custody agreements, child support payments, and alimony if you find that you or your ex-spouse are in new circumstances from when you got divorced. These practice areas are core to our firm, and we'll make sure that you get the results you need.   

Issues With Guardianship During and After Divorce 

Making minor adjustments or drafting new custody agreements, timeshares, and visitation schedules is something we, as family attorneys, deal with on a day-by-day basis. We negotiate, offer settlements, and suggest mediation for our clients during a divorce. Based on how cooperative spouses are, a divorce can take up to a few weeks for an uncontested divorce if spouses agree on splitting their assets. However, most family law cases have complex issues that need to be settled in court; most marriages that last over five years might have more community property than marriages under the five-year threshold. 

Family Law also Encompasses Adoption as Well

Family law might negatively affect divorce, but adoption is a huge part of family law. A good family lawyer helps with the adoption proposal and relays important information to parents. For example, people could adopt internationally or domestically, involving background checks requiring specialized legal counseling and relevant documentation for courts. Lawyers also need to assist from the other side of the fence, helping the current guardians shift custody to the adopting family.

A New Mexico Attorney Ready to Assist

Our Las Cruces and Albuquerque divorce, custody, and family law attorneys accept cases from across the state of New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, and Los Alamos. Call us at 505-317-4455, fill out our contact form below or chat with an online representative now to get in touch with our premier divorce and custody and guardianship lawyers. We want to hear your story and help you move on to the next phase of your life.

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Experienced Divorce, Child Custody, and Guardianship Lawyer Serving Albuquerque and Beyond