Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? - Picking and Choosing Your Battles in A Family Law Case

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In a family law case it is always important to try and focus on your larger long term goals. By doing so you will achieve more favorable results in the long run, and avoid unnecessary skirmishes along the way.  You will also avoid more conflict with the opposing party.  This will not only save you attorney fees, but may result in a higher likelihood of settlement. Before rushing to the courthouse you should consider how much is … Read more »

Dating before Your Divorce is Finalized

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It happened. You or your spouse decided it is time to go your separate ways and you are ready to move on.  You suddenly realize you have so much to do now.  Time to update your Facebook relationship status, change your profile picture create a bumble account, swipe left and right for hours on end, and go out with your friends to mingle.  I mean why you shouldn’t date since the paperwork is already started? The … Read more »

8 Tips for Successful Legal Representation

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Here are 8 tips we share with our clients for making their legal representation successful. Active involvement by the client and an understanding of how he or she can help or hinder the process is key to the ultimate success of the representation. YOUR GOALS – Jot down your goals and send them to your attorney.  As your case progresses, it’s important for you and your attorney to be mindful of them as you make decisions about the … Read more »

Nervous About Going to Court? - Tips to Get You Through It

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If you don’t know what to say, how to say it, get nervous, or just need someone who can be your voice you should really consider hiring counsel. Your lawyer is your advocate, your shark, and in Court – your very best friend. Your lawyer has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours in the courtroom. They know the Judge, the bailiff, and know how to protect you when you need to be protected. If you have a … Read more »

Divorce Recovery Tips

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Sheryl Saavedra, attorney with Little, Gilman-Tepper & Batley, recognizes the difficulty clients face getting through a divorce.  She recommends the following article as assistance during this challenging time. By Lucy Benton as published in Divorce Magazine.com How to navigate your way through the ups and downs of divorce recovery. Divorce is a painful experience that impacts you in a number of ways. Even though everyone’s divorce history is different, it has a profound negative impact on self-esteem, financial … Read more »

Diverse & Talented Family Law Attorneys

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We are particularly excited this year about the diverse talents of our attorneys.  We have some new faces on our Team and want to make sure that you know everyone and what we can offer to your referrals.  We are very thankful for this Team:   Roberta S. Batley Bobbie for her leadership in the field of family law as Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, her personal attention to her clients and her advocacy in … Read more »

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 »