We recently pleaded no contest in regards to a abuse and neglect case for our 18 month old daughter. While reviewing the final disposition paperwork I noticed that the case/facts number listed was the same number as a case that was closed in August of 2022. Considering that case was opened back in... Read more »
we have permamnent kinship guardianship for our son and he was born addicted to drugs and trying to see how we can get child abandoment and child neglect on his biological parents
Stepson is only 19. He doesnt really know how to go about keeping up with the case. My fiancees brother is the only one who speaks with D.A. and sometimes doesnt tell us about the court date via zoom until hours before. If my son signs a poa for me to handle legal issues. Being he is the eldest son... Read more »
I have a power of attorney from father and he wishes that I say caring for her what to I do
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 Respondent had atty's but they have recently withdrawn due to difficulties between client and themselves.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... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2023
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... Read more »
He was xxx xxx xxxx, executed in 1954 at New Mexico State Penitentiary. (State vs. Johnson) 1953
answered on Feb 11, 2022
Your grandfather was born on December 27, 1895, in South Bend, Indiana and died February 19, 1954, in Santa Fe. Not really a legal question but we are happy to help.
She was on probation for same thing when this happened
answered on Feb 9, 2022
A person may choose not to cooperate with a case once a person is charged with a crime. However, a husband not wanting to press charges doesn't necessarily mean the case goes away. The prosecutor may have enough evidence to proceed without the husband's cooperation. Whether she goes to... Read more »
Later she moved back to n.m for 8 months n let me n my son build a relationship then she just took off to Colorado out of no where then I filled for custody here in n.m but which state would have jurisdiction Colorado or New mexico
answered on Dec 15, 2021
If your son has been back in Colorado for less than 6 months, New Mexico courts will have jurisdiction over the custody issues. If he has lived in Colorado for 6 months or more this time, the Colorado courts will have jurisdiction.
She wants to turn herself in with her lawyer but wants me to pick the daughter up before she does that so she's with someone safe. What should I do to make sure I have guardianship of her for school, medical and other things?
answered on Nov 11, 2020
The answer to this question is one rooted in NM law, unfortunately. As you would be attempting to assume custody of the child in NM, you will need to consult with a lawyer there regarding a possible emergency petition for temporary custody and guardianship. That said, it is highly unlikely that... Read more »
Should I hire an attorney or respond pro se?
answered on Apr 7, 2020
You should probably retain qualified counsel experienced in custody disputes. Any decision the Court makes regarding time sharing at this point may be binding unless there is a material change in circumstances in the future. You will have a much better chance of protecting your child's... Read more »
answered on Feb 4, 2020
I'm sorry to hear about that. You've got a pretty complicated issue you may be better off going directly to an attorney and having a private consult with them. I'm not sure you're going to get useful answers to your situation in a forum such as this.
her father and I are amicable but he would never allow it if he can object. but everything i've read says since she's over the age of 14, she can petition the court to change her name. part of it is her relationship with her father, but mostly his last name is weird and pronounced weirdly... Read more »
answered on Jun 6, 2019
The parents of a minor child have to be notified of a name change in New Mexico, and her dad can object. He may not bother, or the judge very well may overrule his objection if the child's reasoning is sound.
My husband lives and works in Germany where he has been for the last 10+ years. I lived in our home in Austin, Texas up until June 2017 when I moved to Santa Fe. We still own the home in Austin, with tenants. We have one grown child.
We are trying to figure out how best to divide everything.
answered on May 22, 2019
The answer to your question will depend on counsel gaining a thorough understanding of all of the complicated facts associated with your situation. There are, however, some general concepts that may be helpful.
1. All of the assets you acquired during the marriage (except those acquired... Read more »
My ex-fiance / children's mother and my two boys still reside in santa Fe. I'm in Minnesota now with family however I have to at least try to get my parental rights back. As she was the direct reason I had to leave and same for not returning.? Plz help me make a decision??
answered on Mar 1, 2019
In New Mexico, you are presumed to have joint legal custody rights to your kids unless there is a court order stating otherwise. If there is no case currently pending, then you should file a parentage and custody case immediately to protect your parental rights, and to establish your visitation.
Supervised visits for him. His partner does not have custody of her son. I have had a restraining order on him.
answered on Mar 1, 2019
First, you should respond to whatever motion he filed against you. Then you should file a motion for custody and request a hearing. When you get your hearing setting, prepare for the hearing by reviewing the state statutes, court procedure and local rules.
My side others oldest sons mom has been neglecting their son & pawning him off so he just wants full custody, no child support.
answered on Feb 18, 2019
You would have to petition the court for full custody and request a hearing. New Mexico requires that a child support worksheet be filed with any parenting plan/custody order, however either party may deviate upwards or downwards with respect to what is owed under certain circumstances.
We domicile on the Acoma Pueblo . So who has the jurisdiction of this case? We have went to court adjudicatory hearing and cyfd attorney had to do a continuance on this hearing 3 times already. To my knowledge cyfd should have already transferred or gave the Tribal courts jurisdiction, over my... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your situation.
Dealing with a State Agency on Tribal Lands can be a complex situation. Today many tribes have entered into Intergovernmental Agreements (IGA) with the Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) of the State as it pertains to the... Read more »
How do your turn in or file a complaint about guardian ad litem in New Mexico for wrong doing and not representing the best interest of a child. A GAL who is being intimidated by one parent and wants them off their back? Is there a board they have to answer to?
answered on Sep 21, 2018
If you have issues with a Guardian ad Litem, you should raise them with the Court that appointed the GAL. You can do this by filing a motion with the Court.
If its a 18 percent raise when will it be calculated into support if at all?
answered on Sep 7, 2018
I assume you are referring to rules regarding modification of child support. Child support can be modified when a party can demonstrate a significant change in circumstances. The statutes provide that there is a significant change in circumstances when the amount of child support has changed by... Read more »
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