Social Media and Court Evidence

Your social media posts can be used as evidence against you. This can be especially concerning when discussing legal rights on topics such as custody of a child. Contrary to popular belief, it is legal …

Post Decree Modifications

Some Court orders can be easily modified. Other types of Court orders may be difficult to modify, or may not be modifiable at all. As a general rule, legal decision making, parenting time, child support, …

Division of Assets

New Mexico is a community property state. Community property is everything a husband and wife acquired during marriage. This typically includes all money earned, debts incurred and property acquired during the marriage. Under community property, …

When Does Child Support End

Emancipation is the point at which a minor comes of age. Child support is typically paid until the child reaches the age of emancipation, which is usually 18 years old. Courts can in their discretion …

How Are Child Support Expenses Divided

In this day and age, the costs of raising a child can run quite high, especially considering rising educational and health care costs, just to name a few factors. Below are some common expenses that …

Child Support and Visitation

Many parents are confused about child support and visitation. Under the law, the two issues are actually separate, and parents need to recognize the distinctions between them. Whether you’re a non-custodial parent or the primary …

Do Gifts Count as Child Support

When there is no working agreement between ex-spouses or the individual provides money outside of the court judgment for child support, it is often taken as a gift rather than alternatives to spousal or child …

What to do When a Child is Removed from the State

It’s not uncommon for divorced or unmarried parents to live in different states, although it typically makes co-parenting more challenging, especially in a joint custody situation. It’s also important to understand that a child custody …