The Children's Grief Center in Albuquerque-Supporting the Grieving Student

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Of course we are shocked and saddened as a community to hear the horrible crime that was perpetrated against 10-year-old Victoria. Well, almost 10.  She was killed the day before her 10th birthday.Our role is to provide a safe and supportive environment for grieving families. Victoria had an 8 year old brother, and he will find his way to us.  Due to the devastating circumstances of this child’s death, our community is asking more of us. PNM has organized … Read more »

2016 Best Lawyers Designation

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The law firm of Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley are listed in the 2016 Best Lawyers listing. What makes this list the “go-to” guide? Two reasons: one, lawyers are not required to pay a fee for a basic listing in the guide; two, inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® is based entirely on confidential peer review. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients … Read more »

Coping with Divorce-Related Anger

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By Jane Zatylny from Divorce Magazine Anger is a very familiar emotion for all of us. And in healthy relationships, it can be an overwhelmingly positive force in our lives. “Healthy anger can tell us if there’s something wrong – something painful and threatening that we need to take care of,” says Dr. M. Chet Mirman (Ph.D.), a licensed clinical psychologist at The Center for Divorce Recovery  in Chicago. “It helps us protect ourselves, and lets us know when … Read more »

Five Tips to Survive Your Child’s College Application Process

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by Bobbie Batley from the AAML August Newsletter Hi there!  I am writing this in the midst of a weekend of shopping for dorm supplies for my oldest daughter, Kali.  She will be leaving New Mexico to attend Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas in just a few weeks.  I could not decide what to write about and she suggested this topic.  We survived the college application process…now on to the next adventure! 1. Remember that you have already been … Read more »

State Bar of New Mexico Reciprocity Seminar

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The State Bar of New Mexico recently held a Reciprocity Seminar for Law Students who took the bar exam in late July. The seminar was an all-day event featuring Attorneys speaking on a variety of subjects;  Civility and Professionalism, The Disciplinary Process and Rules of Professional Conduct, and an Introduction to Indian Law. Sandra Morgan Little and Roberta Batley gave a presentation on The Basics of Community Property Law. The seminar was free for the law students, and is offered … Read more »

8 Texts You Should Never Send Your Ex

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“If you can’t say it in person, then don’t say it at all.” Brittany Wong Divorce Editor, The Huffington Post After a divorce or bad breakup, do yourself a favor and don’t press send on that overly emotional text. An angry text about the kids could come back to haunt you as evidence in divorce court — and that 2 a.m. “Hey, what u up to?” text will only leave you embarrassed the next day.  What else should be left unsaid? Below, … Read more »

Dating During Divorce

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The Pro’s and Con’s of Dating before your divorce is finalized. By Lois Tarter in the Huffington Post People have mixed feelings about dating while going through the divorce process. While dating someone new can boost your confidence after a break-up, should you wait until the divorce is officially over before seeking out someone new? Returning to the single life is a major adjustment. However, it also offers an exciting second chance at love. Some people have no … Read more »

4 Tips for Helping Kids Back to School After a Divorce

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By Katie Davis Parents know that back-to-school time can be quite an eventful time. Activities including buying new books and and school supplies, getting class schedules or carpools organized and altogether just ensuring that children are ready to go back to class. Add divorce to that recipe, and things can be even more hectic. Newly divorced and single parents may wonder what the best method for preparing kids for school amid new family arrangements may be. Read through these … Read more »