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Is New Mexico an Alimony State? Your Guide to Alimony in New Mexico
Is New Mexico an Alimony State? Your Guide to Alimony in New Mexico

Is New Mexico an alimony state? The correct answer is, "yes, it is" and "No, it isn't." First, yes, New Mexico is an alimony state. NMSA sec 40-4-7 states that a court must take jurisdiction over the issue of alimony in 20-year marriages. That means, if you have been married ...

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    Is New Mexico an alimony state? The correct answer is, "yes, it is" and "No, it isn't." First, yes, New Mexico is an alimony state. NMSA sec 40-4-7 states that a court must take jurisdiction over the ...

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  • Child Support in New Mexico – The Other Silent Killer

    Every state is different – And unlike almost every other area of law, statutes related to family law are, for the most part, the unique creations of the various state legislatures. And unlike most ...

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    In the 2000 United States Supreme Court case of Troxel v. Granville, which is currently the leading case on the nature of parental rights, the highest Court of the land confirmed that our God-given ...

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  • Why You Should Mediate, Rather than Litigate, Your Divorce

    The last time I went to court, both parties were left unhappy. The mother, whom I was representing, received less in child support than she thought she deserved. The father, represented by another ...

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  • Attorney Michelle Cortez Wins Runner-Up for Albuquerque Journal Reader's Choice "Best Divorce Attorney"

    We're thrilled to announce that our very own Michelle Cortez won the first runner-up for the Albuquerque Journal Reader's Choice of "Best Divorce Attorney." At Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC, we understand ...

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    A wise client recently asked me, "What is the best parenting plan for children?" It was a refreshing question. In my highly contested custody cases, the children's emotional well-being can be lost in ...

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