In New Mexico, filing for abandonment might be an option if your ex-husband has had no contact with your daughter for an extended period. Generally, abandonment is defined as the deliberate act of relinquishing all rights and claims to a child. Legal requirements may vary, so it's important to...View More
In New Mexico, you can file for divorce if you meet the state's residency requirements. Generally, at least one of the parties must be a resident of the state for a certain period before filing for divorce. Given that you were married in California and now reside in New Mexico, you may be...View More
Grandparents rights are defined in NMSA Section 40-9-2. Those rights depend on a variety of factors including whether the parents are living or deceased, the age of the grandchildren and whether they have resided with the grandparents, and a series of factors aimed at determining what sort of...View More
Mother in law and fiance were granted temporary kinship guardianship of Parent's three children in 2021. Guardians have received a significant financial gain as a result. Specifically the grandmother's social security disability benefits. As well as food stamps. The benefits are in mother... View More
If you believe that the guardians have received a significant financial gain as a result of their temporary kinship guardianship and have not used these funds appropriately, there are several steps you can take.
Firstly, you may want to consider contacting a lawyer who can advise you on...View More
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 Respondent had atty's but they have recently withdrawn due to difficulties between client and themselves.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... View More
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...View More
You will need to hire a NM attorney to search the title and determine heirship. Recording an Affidavit of Heirship might establish a source of title. The LLC should be researched also: is it active?; should it be dissolved?; or is LLC a tenant in common with the other heirs?.
You can revoke the POA anytime. I would notify any interested parties such as the renters. You can also sue her for breach of fiduciary duty for presumptively fraudulent transfers of your money to herself.
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...View 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
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?
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...View More
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...View More
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... View More
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.
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...View More
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 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??
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.
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... View More
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...View More
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.
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?
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