Child Custody and Parenting Time

Child custody and parenting time can be complex and emotional issues in any divorce or separation case, and it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side to protect your rights and interests. At Justice Legal Group, we have a team of skilled attorneys who can help you understand your options and negotiate a fair and reasonable custody and parenting time arrangement.

In New Mexico, the courts generally favor a custody and parenting time arrangement that is in the best interests of the child. This means that the courts will consider a number of factors when determining what custody and parenting time arrangement is best, including the child’s age and developmental needs, the child’s relationship with each parent, the ability of each parent to meet the child’s needs, and the child’s preference (if the child is old enough to express a preference).

There are several different types of custody arrangements that may be ordered by the court in New Mexico, including joint custody, sole custody, and shared custody. Joint custody means that both parents have legal custody of the child, which means that they both have the right to make decisions about the child’s upbringing. Sole custody means that one parent has custody of the child and can make decisions without the input of the other parent.

It is important to remember that custody and parenting time arrangements are not set in stone and can be modified if circumstances change. If you are involved in a custody or parenting time dispute, don’t hesitate to contact Justice Legal Group at 505-880-8737. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you navigate the legal system and protect your rights as a parent.