“New Year New You” New Mexico Divorce

“New Year New You” New Mexico Divorce

Happy Divorce Month! Whether you realize it or not, divorce rates skyrocket in the new year.  Since Carpenter & Associates is is the Best Divorce Attorney Firm in Albuquerque we are usually 25% busier in January and sometimes even more than that.  Regardless of...
High Asset Divorce Requires Mediation

High Asset Divorce Requires Mediation

It’s not easy to talk about divorce and it certainly isn’t easy to go through; however, even the most complex divorces have mechanisms to address the divorce issues a parting couple is dealing with. With regards to a high asset divorce, spouses in New...

What happens to children in a divorce?

People in New Mexico who are beginning to contemplate the possibility of a divorce will have many questions, but the most critical by far for parents with minor children is, “What happens to the kids?” In recent posts, we have dealt with specific answers...

Can an order for child support be changed?

Divorced persons in New Mexico often wonder whether an order for child support can be changed. A custodial parent may experience a decrease in income and need additional child support from the non-custodial parent. In the converse situation, a non-custodial spouse may...

The basics of stepparent adoption in New Mexico

Second marriages often involve stepchildren, that is, children who were born to one of the spouses prior to the marriage. Not infrequently, the stepparent wants to adopt the stepchild (or stepchildren) for reasons of financial security, ensuring the child’s...

The basics of international adoptions

Many New Mexico couples have considered adopting a child who was born in another country, but the international adoption process can be complex, lengthy and expensive. Anyone considering adopting a foreign-born child should familiarize themselves with the process. In...

How does New Mexico treat debt in a divorce?

For most New Mexico couples contemplating divorce, the most important questions are child custody and support, spousal maintenance, and division of property. One of the most unanticipated questions in a divorce proceeding is the division of the spouses’ debts....