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
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 Respondent had atty's but they have recently withdrawn due to difficulties between client and themselves.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
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.
You are in a difficult situation. If the parent owing support is imprisoned, then obtaining child support is usually not feasible. Some states will reduce child support to $0 during incarceration, others will allow the monthly balance to accrue at the monthly amount creating a potentially large...View More
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
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.
Our lawyers filed similar if not exact same findings of facts for our CYFD case, and he accepted some on mine and denied the same ones on his, and vice versa. Our lawyers are out of the office, so we can't ask them yet, but can the judge allow a fact from my finding and deny the same fact on... 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.
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.
I am not a bad father I just have personal issues and am strongly in my son's life I don't want to go away to rehab trying to better myself and come back home to her have taken my son from me. is there any way I can somehow get this to hold off until my program is complete and I can defend myself?
She can petition the court for custody yes. The court will look to see what is in the best interest of your child to determine what sort of custody and timeshare schedule there will be. They will take into account all surrounding circumstances, including your rehabilitation stay.
I'm not unfit parent and I lived in same house for 5 years my daughter is well taken care of. Her dad gets her every other weekend but doesn't always take her. He also talks very bad about me. He thinks he should have pay CS and he wants me pay for his lawyer
If I understand the question correctly, you are wondering if your kiddo's father can get custody to get out of paying child support. Your daughter's father can always petition the court for custody. The court looks to what is in the best interest of the child to determine what type of...View More
It really depends on what you lost custody for in the first place. Most courts in New Mexico are all for reunification, however if custody was lost due to drugs, neglect or abuse, you have a long road ahead of you. It also depends on if CYFD has been involved, whether or not they have substantiated...View 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?
Unless they have some type of court order grandparent rights, custody, or guardianship, I don't see anyway they could prevent you from leaving the state with your son. I would recommend contacting an attorney to discuss the matter further if they are threatening to file some kind of legal action.
It is possible you could get primary custody and still get child support. As far as terminating his rights completely, if you do that the Court may still order child support. Terminating rights completely is difficult however, I would recommend you speak to an attorney to discuss all of your...View More
I share joint legal custody with my son's father and he has physical custody. Over the past year there have been issues of my son running away from home and his father says it's because he doesn't want to face the consequences of his behavior. I always questioned that and felt it was... View More
I need help removing my child from grandmother residence and need advise on how i would do that i was ordered to pay child support a year ago and have made all current payments my childs mother died nov. 24,2017 her mother is refusing me my child and wont give her to me for no apparent reason i can... View More
Given that you are the only biological parent remaining, you should be able to do so however since the grandmother is not giving the child willingly to you, you will likely need to take her to court and get a Court Order requiring her to give you the child. I recommend contacting an attorney in...View More
i am paying child support and have been since april. his mother and i were together at the time and we saw eachother frequently. now that were not together any more she is only allowing me to see my son for 3 hours 3 days out of the month like the court order says, but was set in my absence as i... View More
To change the terms on which you can see your son, you will have to file a motion to modify custody with the Court. You should describe in the motion what circumstances have changed. The Court may hear your motion or refer you for other services first.
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