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Posts by Matthew Sanchez

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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Fear and Loathing in Divorce Court.

At times divorce triggers an explosion of events forming a cloud of dark and powerful emotions.  Yesterday it was announced that actor Johnny Depp is experiencing the Fear and Loathing of divorce, refusing to follow the terms of his divorce settlement after becoming incensed by his former wife’s slanderous comments.  More specifically, based on his former wife’s statements,…

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Common Adoption Questions in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

The topic of adoption carries a handful of emotions and a notepad overflowing with questions.  Let’s review some of the most common legal questions surrounding adoption in New Mexico.   Am I required to be married in order to adopt a child? No.  Any individual that is a resident of New Mexico can adopt, provided…

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