Divorce and Alimony Law in Santa Fe, Central and Northern New Mexico

Effective legal service in domestic relations cases requires professionalism and sensitivity to the feelings of the parties involved. I am here to help people through difficult times in their personal lives.

I have handled hundreds of divorces and other family law cases and will provide the necessary legal services promptly and efficiently. I have a proven track record of affordable effectiveness in family law cases, including these representative cases that were described by appeals courts in order to issue legal rulings:

Lisa Peacock v. Hon. Don Humble, 933 S.W.2d 341 (Tex.App. -Austin 1996);

In the Interest of T.J.S., a child, 71 S.W.3d 452 (Tex.App. – Waco 2002);

Karpien v. Karpien, 2009-NMCA-043, 207 P.3d 1165, 146 N.M. 188 (NM.App – 2009);

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I have extensive experience with divorces involving the division of marital estates, businesses, real estate and retirement plans, and claims of alimony or spousal support. I use common sense, sound judgment and courtroom lawyering to benefit clients with the best result possible under the circumstances.  I keep my overhead expenses low and pass on the savings to clients in the form of low hourly rates. I don’t require large retainers or set my clients up for failure by charging ridiculously high hourly rates.

New Mexico is a “community property” state.   Property and debt acquired during the marriage is community property and will be divided 50/50.   There are some exceptions, such as inheritances and personal injury settlements.   50/50 division of the property would seem simple enough, but sometimes there are issues about the valuation of property that must be decided before it can be determined what a 50/50 division is.   Claims for alimony or spousal support can also complicate the matter, as what may seem a fair and reasonable amount to one party may seem arbitrary and unduly burdensome to the other.

Do you want sound advice from an experienced attorney along with the proper drafting, filing and service of legal documents? If you want the assistance of an experienced attorney and trained staff knowledgeable in the law call Santa Fe Attorney Sid Childress at 505-433-9823.