5 Common Post Divorce Parenting Mistakes

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by Hanif Virani Co-parenting is fraught with problems. After divorce or separation, emotions can run high which can make it hard for parents to cooperate with each other and focus on what is best for their children. You will make mistakes. We all do. What’s really important is having the ability to recognize when you’ve made a mistake and take the necessary steps to make amends. Not only does this give your kids a positive role model to … Read more »

Divorce and Legal Separation in New Mexico

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What is the difference between a divorce and a legal separation? In New Mexico, a couple that pursues a legal separation must go through the same legal process as a divorce, which includes filing legal paperwork, addressing the same legal issues the arise in a divorce, and appearing before a judge (if the couple can’t agree on all issues). The major legal difference between the two options is that after a legal separation, neither spouse is free to re-marry. And, … Read more »

Divorce and Social Security: What You Need to Know!

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by Susan A. Moussi, CPA, CFP®, CDFA Social Security benefits are in a constant state of flux; eligibilities and rules are always changing, and the rules are complex. Fortunately, there are professionals who specialize in Social Security benefits exclusively and maintain knowledge of the changes and eligibility requirements. I provide my clients with information through this ever-shifting landscape, but if their situation is out of the ordinary I will refer my clients to a specialist. In this article, … Read more »

Divorce and Social Media: Why You Should Stop Posting and Logout

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For the majority of people, social media has become a daily part of our lives. Keeping in touch with friends, posting pictures of your children, and watching the latest trending video have never been easier, but did you ever stop and think about how social media can play a role in your divorce? It’s very easy to gather information about people from their social media profiles, especially when people habitually over share. There’s a time and … Read more »

6 Great New Books in our Library on Divorce and Parenting

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We have added six new books on divorce and parenting to our firm library. We highly recommend these books to clients and friends experiencing the struggles of divorce and parenting. Co-Parenting 101 Deesha Philyaw and Michael D. Thomas The Quick Guide to Co-Parenting after Divorce-Three Steps to Your Children’s Healthy Adjustment Lisa Gabardi, PhD How to be a Good Divorced Dad Jeffery M. Leving Without this Ring-A Woman’s Guide to Successfully Living Through and … Read more »

Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements-from Chapter 17-Divorce in New Mexico

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New Mexico law permits a couple contemplating marriage to enter into a contract prior to the marriage known as a prenuptial agreement or a premarital agreement. It is also sometimes referred to as an antenuptial agreement. This agreement is usually sought by one or both partners to be able to protect property or assets from the potential claims of division of property if a divorce occurs down the road. Historically, the most common situation for a prenuptial agreement … Read more »

The Appeals Process-from Chapter 16-Divorce in New Mexico

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You may find that despite your best efforts to settle your case, your divorce went to trial and the judge made major decisions that will have a serious impact on your future.   You may be either gravely disappointed or even shocked by the judge’s ruling. The judge might have seen your case differently than you and your attorney did. Perhaps the judge made mistakes. Or it may be that New Mexico law simply does not allow for … Read more »

Going to Court-from Chapter 15-Divorce in New Mexico

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For many of us, our images of going to court are created by movie scenes and our favorite television shows. We picture the witness breaking down in tears after a grueling cross-examination. We see attorneys strutting around the courtroom, waving their arms as they plead their case to the jury. Hollywood drama, however, is a far cry from reality. Going to court for your divorce can mean many things, ranging from sitting in a hallway while waiting for the … Read more »

8 Tips to Keep From Being Taken Advantage of Financially in Divorce

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By Karen Covy One of the scariest parts of getting divorced is wondering whether the person who once vowed to take care of you forever is now going to do everything in his/her power to leave you destitute. It would be great if getting divorced didn’t threaten your very existence. Sadly, we all know people who have been left financially devastated by an ex who seemed to be hell-bent on destroying them. While your finances will definitely take a hit … Read more »