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Posts by Matthew Sanchez

Big Brother is Watching You.

  Big brother is watching you. Big brother is watching the “funny” text message and email that you sent about being drunk.  Big brother is watching the “cool” Facebook post that you just published about your wild party.  Big brother is watching the video being recorded that documents your intoxication and disorderly conduct. Big brother…

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Courtroom First Impressions.

Today I took a trip down memory lane when thoughts of the television show – Seinfeld – cruised into my mind’s eye.  Depending on your age, you may recall the classic Seinfeld episode where Elaine becomes convinced that the hospital is refusing to treat her medical condition because she has gained the reputation of being…

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Do I even need a lawyer?

To retain or not to retain – that is our question. I know what you’re thinking right now: “Why in the world would I ask a lawyer if I need a lawyer?  Of course the lawyer is going to say, YES!” Right off the bat, let me admit that asking a lawyer if one needs…

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Finding Hidden Income and Assets in Custody and Divorce cases.

Nothing sparks positive, springtime emotions like childhood memories of “Hide and Seek.” Unfortunately every yin has its yang.  On the opposite end of the feel good spectrum – nothing bangs the gong of fear and loathing like falling into a divorce or custody case against a former partner that is hiding money and/or assets, forcing one to spend…

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Do it Yourself Divorces in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The internet wants you to believe that any issue you are experiencing can be solved by watching a two minute tutorial on YouTube.  The problem with a handful of “Do It Yourself” projects is that “Doin’ it Yourself” sometimes creates more problems than solutions. Virtually every week I sit down with individuals that are forced…

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Does New Mexico Have Jurisdiction Over My Child Custody Case?

Jurisdiction is a legal word that essentially means power.  No jurisdiction – no power.   New Mexico courts must have jurisdiction before determining issues such as custody, time-sharing, and child support for a child. Generally speaking, a custody matter is started in N.M. when a parent files a Petition to Establish Paternity, Custody and time-sharing.  Before…

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