If your ex-spouse doesn’t want to share parenting time with you, then the issue of custody may be presented to the court for determination. This means that you will need to go to court and present evidence as to why joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child. The legal presumption in NM is that joint custody is in the best interest of the child.
Joint custody doesn’t mean that you need to equally divide each of your time with your child. In a typical post-divorce scenario or even if you’re not married but you have a child with your ex, joint custody will involve regularly alternating specific days of the week to spend time with your child.
Admittedly, the post-divorce family system can be difficult. Challenging child custody cases can be emotionally and mentally draining. In order to establish that joint legal custody is in the best interests of the child you certainly need to address the various factors outlined in New Mexico law. Factors such as the distance between the parents, the strength of the relationship between the parents and the child, the ability to communicate and co parent are all important considerations for the family court. To prevail you need a well defined plan to address the short comings and challenges presented by the other side. Evidence such as emails, texts, doctor reports, and even expert testimony may be necessary to argue in favor of your position. This requires insight gained from years of successful experience.
The Justice Legal Group concentrates on complex custody and support cases throughout New Mexico. What we can promise you is that we will work aggressively to ensure that your voice as a parent will be heard. Talk to us today to know more information about child custody.
You can call us at (505) 407-0573 and we will be happy to help you quickly and efficiently.