Los Lunas, NM asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Family Law and Libel & Slander for New Mexico

Q: A standing custody court order, motions and responses filed last fall, Judge recused herself. Status Conference3/3/23

There are a few odd things that have happened including motions filed last sept. Why did judge recuse? She literally added a line and stated "for good reasons". Respondent had atty's but they have recently withdrawn due to difficulties between client and themselves. Now a hearing set for 3/3/23 ( Status Conference). So what of the prior motions and responses? What can Ii expect at this hearing? I want to be prepared but not exactly sure what is on the table so to speak. Side note- this is now basically the second round of false accusations by respondent on me, petitioner. There are many more details but this is the basic outline . Thank You.

1 Lawyer Answer
Gary William Boyle
Gary William Boyle
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Licensed in New Mexico

A: Generally, a statis conference is just what it sounds like. The new judge likely wants to find out what is happening in the case and which of the prior filings still need to be resolved. The new judge might also want to actually schedule additional hearings. A status conference is usually procedural in nature. It would be unusual for a judge to take up anything substantive during a status conference.

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