In some states, a dissolution of marriage is similar to a separation in that it does not legally terminate the marriage. In other states, dissolution of marriage refers to the process of dissolving a marriage without court intervention, which is possible when a couple agrees to all the terms of the dissolution. In New Mexico, as in most states, dissolution of marriage is simply a fancy way of saying “divorce.” Because divorce and dissolution are one and the same, it may be worth your while to consult and work with a Santa Fe family law attorney regarding divorce issues.
Before you and your spouse can dissolve your marriage, you must make decisions regarding the major divorce matters:
Each of these matters, along with others that may crop up during mediation, arbitration or litigation, can be more easily settled if you and your spouse have a prenuptial agreement.
Unless your divorce is extremely simple — meaning you and your spouse agree on everything — you may want to hire a Santa Fe divorce lawyer. Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC has helped countless couples reach an agreement with which both parties are satisfied. Ideally, we strive to settle divorces through mediation or arbitration, two processes that are quicker and more cost effective than litigation. Alternative dispute resolution is also beneficial in that it allows both parties to maintain control over the outcome of the divorce. However, if ADR does not work, we are prepared to go to court on your behalf and fight for the outcome you desire.
Though divorce is never easy, an experienced divorce lawyer can make the process much less stressful. When you and your spouse are ready to dissolve your marriage, contact Roybal-Mack & Cordova, PC today.