Roberta Batley - Lawyer of the Year

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We are proud to announce that Roberta Batley has been recognized as the 2018 Albuquerque Family Law “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award. This is the second time she has received this honor. She was previously recognized in 2012 by her peers. Congratulations Bobbie for your leadership in the practice of Family Law. Read more »

Best Lawyers for Decades

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Congratulations to Bobbie Batley, Sandra Morgan Little and Jan Gilman-Tepper for their selection as The Best Lawyers in America© for 2018.  Our attorneys have received this recognition annually for the past 11 years for Bobbie Batley and for the past 30+ years for Sandra Morgan Little and Jan Gilman-Tepper.  They have been selected by their peers this year for their work in Collaborative Law, Family Law and Family Law Mediation.  Best Lawyers … Read more »

Tips for Anger Management During Divorce

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Anger between divorcing couples can derail settlement attempts.  It also may hinder the development of good parenting plans for the children.  The following link by Jane Zatylny provides excellent tips for managing anger during divorce.   http://www.divorcemag.com/articles/coping-with-divorce-related-anger Ms. Zatylny’s tips are useful guidelines to apply. COPING WITH DIVORCE-RELATED ANGER From Jane Zatylny Here’s some advice about coping with your own and your ex-spouse’s divorce-related anger. If You are Angry Write it out. Work through your … Read more »

Guardian Ad Litem- Child Advocate

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Appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem by the Court can be beneficial to settlement of various Custody and Timesharing disputes.   The following article provides a good perspective of the purpose and work of a Guardian Ad Litem.  I enjoy the work I do as Guardian Ad Litem and how I’m able to assist families through this process. Reprinted from the Albuquerque Journal Thursday, April 8, 2004 Guardian Ad Litem Argues for the Child … Read more »

Virtual Visitation Opens Doors with Children

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The attorneys at Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley recognize the importance of close, regular contact with loved ones even when far away.  “The good news is that modern technology, in the form of virtual parenting time, offers at least a partial solution to the problem of long-distance parenting.”  The following article shares great tips on how to keep fun connections with your kids even from a distance. When You Can’t Be There in Person Virtual visitation can … Read more »

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 »

A Guardian Ad Litem Argues for the Child

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By Lisa A. Torraco-Visiting assistant professor of law-UNM School of Law Child custody cases take a toll on all people involved. This is especially true with children. There are ways to shelter children from the pains of battling parents and court fights. Of course one way is to keep the children as far from the legal proceedings as possible. This, of course, is more easily said than done. Courts and legislators recognize that children, especially young children, should not … Read more »

Thinking Of Divorcing? Read This First

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by Robert S. Blair Jr.-is a board-certified specialist in family law in North Carolina You’re angry as hell at the spouse you thought you knew. You want to hire the meanest, toughest SOB divorce lawyer you can find and exact the retribution you deserve by going to court. How could a judge not agree that your spouse is a complete (insert description here) and side with you on all issues? After all, you’re the one who’s being fair and … Read more »

7 Issues All Co-Parents Face And How To Overcome Them

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Your attitude about the situation is the one thing that’s completely in your control. by Carolin Lehmann Co-parenting is no walk in the park. Disagreements about discipline, schedules and bed times can unravel even the most level-headed parent ― and when kids play their parents against one another, all hell threatens to break loose. Below, experts share the issues that come up most frequently for co-parents and how to manage them. 1. Talking badly about the other parent. “When you put down their … Read more »