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Posts by Matthew Sanchez

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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The Top Ten Reasons for a Stalled Divorce in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

A home divided cannot stand. Often people come into relationships with varying levels of education, work experience, property, debt, and income. Over the course of the relationship the parties learn to accommodate each other in order to level the foundation for their home. Possibly one person becomes primarily concerned with cooking, cleaning and raising the…

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Co-Parenting Classes in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

You should stop reading this and instead spend the next 30 seconds peaking out of your nearest window. The piercing Albuquerque sky is signaling the beginning of summer and yet another beautiful June afternoon. But even the most beautiful of summer days doesn’t always bring sunshine and swimming pools. At times life can be painful. The past week…

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