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    • 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 ...

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    • COVID-19 & Legal News: The Courts & Visitation in New Mexico

      We've now been dealing with COVID-19 for 13 months. As we've seen, certain segments of society have returned to near pre-pandemic normalcy, while other segments remain tediously slow and ill-equipped ...

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    • What Is a Guardian ad Litem? Understanding Guardian ad Litem in NM

      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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    • What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans (Designing the Best Plan for Your Children)

      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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    • 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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    • COVID-19 & Legal News: The Courts & Visitation in New Mexico

      We've now been dealing with COVID-19 for 13 months. As we've seen, certain segments of society have returned to near pre-pandemic normalcy, while other segments remain tediously slow and ill-equipped ...

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    • Court Policies During Covid-19

      This blog serves to inform the New Mexico Public, as well as the clients and friends of Cortez & Hoskovec, LLC as the status of court policies during the public health emergency due to Covid-19. It ...

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    • Child Custody Disputes in the COVID-19 Era & Beyond

      We are living through unprecedented times in the COVID-19 era. With developments occurring in real-time and almost hourly, it is very difficult to plan anything amid ongoing uncertainty. The Family ...

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    • Who Gets the House in a New Mexico Divorce?

      I recently received the following message via email regarding a particular divorce proceeding: "Quick Question: What's going to happen with the house?" The question is indeed quick. I'll give them ...

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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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    • Celebrity Divorces

      The Dos and Don’ts of Celebrity Divorces Celebrities want to be noticed. That is why they are actors, right? They want to be noticed for their performances in shows and movies - and even in their ...

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    • What Is a Guardian ad Litem? Understanding Guardian ad Litem in NM

      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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    • What to Expect When You Hire One of Our Lawyers

      Demystifying Attorney Stereotypes & Setting Ourselves Apart I met a gentleman who had just started going to our church who asked me what I do for a living as we were getting acquainted. I responded ...

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    • Straight Talk: Gender Bias in the Family Court System

      From our experience working with families, we have realized family court can be biased towards mothers and against fathers in custody disputes. Many fathers we have represented can personally attest ...

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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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    • What Is a Guardian ad Litem? Understanding Guardian ad Litem in NM

      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 ...

      Read More
    • Why You Need the Right Lawyer Now: Litigation Planning

      People who care about you will tell you to go see a doctor at the first sign of illness. If your car is making a funny noise or a warning light comes on, you should have it looked at before it strands ...

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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 ...

      Read More
    • What You Need to Know About Parenting Plans (Designing the Best Plan for Your Children)

      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 ...

      Read More
    • COVID-19 & Legal News: The Courts & Visitation in New Mexico

      We've now been dealing with COVID-19 for 13 months. As we've seen, certain segments of society have returned to near pre-pandemic normalcy, while other segments remain tediously slow and ill-equipped ...

      Read More