Albuquerque Family Law Lawyer, New Mexico


Includes: Collaborative Law, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Dathan L. Weems Lawyer

Dathan L. Weems

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Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Mediation, Family Law, Wills

The Dathan Weems Law Firm, LLC is a New Mexico law firm specializing in serious injury and wrongful death cases. Additionally, we represent parties ... (more)

John J. Carmody Lawyer

John J. Carmody

VERIFIED
Divorce & Family Law, Estate, Wills & Probate, Paternity, Child Custody

John J. Carmody has been practicing law in Albuquerque since 1973. He has represented clients of all forums, including complex trials to high dollar l... (more)

Barbara G. Stephenson

Employment, Estate Planning, Family Law, Labor Law
Status:  In Good Standing           

Jennifer M. DeGraauw

Family Law, Divorce, Child Support, Adoption
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Albert B. Lassen

Criminal, Estate Planning, Family Law, Insurance, Personal Injury
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Amanda A. Pagan

Family Law, Collaborative Law, Divorce, Farms
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Jeres S. Rael

Business Organization, Criminal, Family Law, Gaming & Alcohol
Status:  In Good Standing           

Bryan T. Fox

Family Law, Collaborative Law, Wills, Traffic
Status:  In Good Standing           

Amy Bailey

Criminal, Domestic Violence & Neglect, Estate Planning, Family Law
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Patrick L. McDaniel

Family Law, Divorce, Farms, Child Support
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LEGAL TERMS

SPOUSAL SUPPORT

See alimony.

GIFT TAXES

Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form... (more...)
Federal taxes assessed on any gift, or combination of gifts, from one person to another that exceeds $12,000 in one year. Several kinds of gifts are exempt form this tax: gifts to tax-exempt charities, gifts to your spouse (limited to $120,000 annually if the recipient isn't a U.S. citizen) and gifts made for tuition or medical bills. In addition to the annual gift tax exclusion, there is a $1 million cumulative tax exemption for gifts. In other words, you can give away a total of $1 million during your lifetime -- over and above the gifts you give using the annual exclusion -- without paying gift taxes.

SEPARATE PROPERTY

In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's... (more...)
In community property states, property owned and controlled entirely by one spouse in a marriage. At divorce, separate property is not divided under the state's property division laws, but is kept by the spouse who owns it. Separate property includes all property that a spouse obtained before marriage, through inheritance or as a gift. It also includes any property that is traceable to separate property -- for example, cash from the sale of a vintage car owned by one spouse before marriage-and any property that the spouses agree is separate property. Compare community property and equitable distribution.

FOREIGN DIVORCE

A divorce obtained in a different state or country from the place where one spouse resides at the time of the divorce. As a general rule, foreign divorces are r... (more...)
A divorce obtained in a different state or country from the place where one spouse resides at the time of the divorce. As a general rule, foreign divorces are recognized as valid if the spouse requesting the divorce became a resident of the state or country granting the divorce, and if both parties consented to the jurisdiction of the foreign court. A foreign divorce obtained by one person without the consent of the other is normally not valid, unless the nonconsenting spouse later acts as if the foreign divorce were valid, for example, by remarrying.

SICK LEAVE

Time off work for illness. Most employers provide for some paid sick leave, although no law requires them to do so. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, howe... (more...)
Time off work for illness. Most employers provide for some paid sick leave, although no law requires them to do so. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, however, a worker is guaranteed up to 12 weeks per year of unpaid leave for severe or lasting illnesses.

SHARED CUSTODY

See joint custody.

FOSTER CHILD

A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family ... (more...)
A child placed by a government agency or a court in the care of someone other than his or her natural parents. Foster children may be removed from their family home because of parental abuse or neglect. Occasionally, parents voluntarily place their children in foster care. See foster care.

MISREPRESENTATION

A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapabl... (more...)
A lie by one spouse before marriage that provides grounds for an annulment. For example, if a spouse failed to mention that he was still married or was incapable of having children, he has misrepresented himself.

VISITATION RIGHTS

The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation... (more...)
The right to see a child regularly, typically awarded by the court to the parent who does not have physical custody of the child. The court will deny visitation rights only if it decides that visitation would hurt the child so much that the parent should be kept away.

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Karpien v. Karpien

... No. 28,060. Court of Appeals of New Mexico. March 16, 2009. 1166 Sidney Childress, The Childress Law Office, Albuquerque, NM for Appellant. The Family Law Firm by Felissa M. Garcia, Donna Trujillo Dodd, Albuquerque, NM, for Appellee. 1167 OPINION. CASTILLO, Judge. ...

In re Griego

... Rule 21-200(A) states that "[a] judge shall respect and comply with the law and shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the integrity and impartiality of the judiciary," and Rule 21-200(B) provides that "[a] judge shall not allow family, social, political or ...

IN RE CABLE FAMILY TRUST JUNE 10, 1987

... intended by the grantors in this case, we do not need to hypothesize whether an unrestricted power to withdraw necessarily includes a power to amend in all cases as a matter of law. I. BACKGROUND. {2} In July 1987, Lowell and Martha Cable created the Cable Family Trust to ...