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Much of the anxiety associated with family law cases has nothing to do with the actual conflict. Rather, anxiety and tension arise from simply not knowing what to do or what comes next. The family law attorneys at Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC provide the information and trusted counsel you need to more calmly and confidently navigate the divorce process.

An Overview Of The Divorce Process

In New Mexico, a divorce begins by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. This document is filed in the district court presiding over where you live; for Albuquerque residents, you file in the Second Judicial District Court. An official copy is served by one spouse (the petitioner) to the other (the respondent) either personally, through certified mail or, more commonly, through a process server—someone paid to ensure personal delivery of sensitive legal documents.

The petitioner has 30 days to respond in writing to indicate if he or she agrees with statements made in the Petition.

Within 45 days of the response, the parties involved must exchange financial disclosures (called Notice of Compliance with 4-123 NMRA*) that outline separate and joint assets and debts, income and expenses.

From this point, divorces can take many different paths. Parties who agree on major issues may proceed to the creation of a Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA) that outlines how joint assets and debts will be divided and a Parenting Plan that outlines how parents will share time with their child(ren) and each party’s child support obligation.

Parties with contested issues may seek mediation or move to litigation where a judge will intervene to settle disputes.

No two families are alike and no two cases are alike, so the strategy for each family law case needs to be tailored to you. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC provides the personalized family law services and counsel your case requires. We offer legal service packages to accommodate families who feel they can achieve their desired outcomes with minimal legal assistance as well as those who need full representation. We also offer third-party financing so that your budget does not compromise your ability to get the legal support you need.

Tenets Of Divorce Under New Mexico Law

Although no two family law cases are alike, all family law cases are defined by and subject to New Mexico laws, statutes and precedents, all of which uphold two core principles:

Community property
In New Mexico, all assets and debts acquired during the term of marriage are jointly and equally owned by both parties unless a preceding legal document, like a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, states otherwise and in limited cases, like inheritance and exceptional gifts.So, if your spouse accrued significant credit card debt while you were married, you will likely be held liable for half that debt amount. If you earned more income than your spouse and, therefore, contributed more to the purchase of a vehicle or home, your spouse is still entitled to 50% of the value of that vehicle or home.Joint custody to serve the child’s best interests
New Mexico law assumes that a child’s best interests are best served by having a relationship with both parents and that parents should maintain equal parental rights after divorce. As a result, joint custody is the presumed outcome in most cases, even if timesharing or visitation is not equally shared between parents. Sole custody is only awarded when one parent can demonstrate that the other parent’s involvement will result in physical or emotional harm to the child(ren).

Although equally dividing assets or your child(ren)’s time may not seem fair, knowing these tenets may help you forego some conflicts that are likely to only create more hostility and expense.

Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

New Mexico law does not require that either party in a divorce have an attorney. However, there are many good reasons to seek legal counsel. Foremost, it is difficult to think clearly and make decisions about your family’s future during times of such emotional intensity. Having an experienced family law attorney can help you see beyond the immediate crisis so that your family has the documents and financial support in place for a secure future.

Meeting with a family law attorney does not obligate you to be represented by one, so there is no risk when you contact Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC. We invite you to our Albuquerque office to interview our team and learn more about your legal options and resources.

We Can Help with
Your Family Law Matters

Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC has helped thousands of families navigate the New Mexico Family Court system. We have the experience to handle all types of family law issues, including:

We also provide the legal assistance to preempt many family law issues through pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements as well as alternative conflict resolution through mediation.

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Why Choose Us?

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We love what we do and being able to help and have a resonating impact our community and individuals within our society.
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People come to us for guidance and help, and we are able to see them to the other side of their issues and concerns.
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People come to us with their legal issues without a framework of what they need, we give them the confidence knowing they have a strong legal time on their side.
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It is our job as your lawyer to educate about the process and help through that process, if we can find peace for clients that is a big win for us to represent you as your advocates.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC
We love what we do and being able to help and have a resonating impact our community and individuals within our society.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC
People come to us for guidance and help, and we are able to see them to the other side of their issues and concerns.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC
People come to us with their legal issues without a framework of what they need, we give them the confidence knowing they have a strong legal time on their side.
Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC
It is our job as your lawyer to educate about the process and help through that process, if we can find peace for clients that is a big win for us to represent you as your advocates.

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If you are facing a family crisis that requires legal intervention, contact Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC in Albuquerque. Interview our team to find the family law attorney who can best steer your family toward a better future.

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