Randy Powers is now on the board of All Faith's Receiving Home

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Randy Powers recently became a member of the All Faith’s Receiving Home Board of Directors. All Faiths is a dynamic behavioral health agency specializing in the treatment of families, children and their caregivers who are struggling due to issues of divorce, homelessness, child abuse/neglect, family violence or other crises. Their highly trained staff specializes in trauma-informed treatment methods that create a safe and comfortable environment in which our clients can heal. In addition, All Faiths serves children, youth and their families … Read more »

The Only Divorce Coping Tool You’ll Need for the Holidays

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Andra Brosh, PhD from GoodTherapy.org For many people reading this, this Easter/Passover is their first holiday season post-divorce. Getting through the holiday can compound an already stressful life transition. Managing the loss and grief on top of holiday socializing, shopping, and gift giving can be beyond overwhelming. My marriage ended several years ago right before Thanksgiving, and I clearly remember wondering how I would make it through the end of the year. I like to think of this time as … Read more »

Announcing Randy Powers Board Certification as a Family Law Specialist

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Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley are so proud to announce that Randy Powers has received his New Mexico Board Certification as a Family Law Specialist. There are specific standards and procedures for certification as a specialist in Family Law. Randy has met with all of the following criteria to achieve this certification. All applicants for certification in Family Law must be active members in good standing with the New Mexico Bar and shall meet the requirements for certification or recertification governed … Read more »

The First Recorded Divorce in 1643

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from The Writer’s Almanac On this day in 1643 the first legal divorce recorded in the American colonies was finalized. Anne Clarke of the Massachusetts Bay Colony had petitioned for divorce from her estranged and adulterous husband, Dennis Clarke. Mr. Clarke admitted to abandoning his wife and two children for another woman, and confirmed that he would not return to the marriage. The court’s record read: “She is garunted to bee divorced.” … Read more »

Congratulations On Our 2017 Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ Rating!

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The 2017 AV Preeminent™ Rating is the highest possible qualification that Martindale-Hubbell can bestow upon an attorney and their firm. Three attorneys in our firm have achieved this distinction-Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper, and Roberta S. Batley as well as the firm itself. Martindale-Hubbell is the definitive guide to the most distinguished law firms in America. For over 90 years, their Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s most eminent professionals. It includes only those … 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 »

How Collaborative Divorce Works: FAQs

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Going through a divorce can be a difficult and confusing time. Divorces often involve lawyers, court dates, and a lot of time and costs, if the two parties disagree on numerous issues. Divorce law and family courts seek to remedy these disagreements. A few people may find themselves in a pretty straightforward divorce, where there is no disagreement at all. Those few probably only need guidance with divorce papers but not much else. Many people find themselves in the middle, … Read more »

Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Designation for our Firm

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Sandra Morgan Little, Jan Gilman-Tepper and Roberta Batley are once again recognized by Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Lawyers. The Little, Gilman-Tepper and Batley law firm has been designated as an AV® Preeminent™ Law Firm. So you are asking “What does this mean?” Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are the gold standard in attorney ratings, and have been for more than a century. Attorneys looking to refer a client, as well as individuals researching lawyers for their own legal needs, use … Read more »