Roberta Batley Continues to Receive Top Ranking from Martindale-Hubbell

Once again, the prestigious legal industry review organization Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Managing Partner Roberta S. Batley AV Preeminent standing for the 12th consecutive year. This represents the highest rating an attorney can receive for both legal ability and ethical standards. Martindale-Hubbell first started rating attorneys for their legal skills and ethical practices in 1887. To…

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Finding a Peaceful Solution Through Collaborative Divorce

Besides death, divorce is one of the most stressful events you can face in life. However, a collaborative divorce lawyer makes this challenging process easier and prepares you to move on with your life. What is Collaborative Divorce? A Collaborative Divorce ends a marriage without litigation by using a negotiation process with two collaboratively trained…

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2022 A Year in Review

Since early Spring in 2020, the world has been a bit off-kilter and 2022 seems to have followed this trend. Perhaps you too have found yourself writing out 2021 and scratching it out over and over this year. Maybe you also had a profound sense of confusion switching your calendar to December and realizing another…

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Batley Family Law Honored Among the Top Firms in U.S. News Publication Rankings

The Batley Family Law, P.A. team is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has featured us in the 2023 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”  This honor involves a two-step process. To be eligible, a firm must first have one or more attorneys who received peer review ratings high enough to…

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Divorce Over 50 – What You Need to Know About “Gray” Divorce

Statistics show that while the overall rate of divorce in the U.S is on the decline, couples over the age of 50 are divorcing at a much higher rate than in the past. Though this trend is often referred to as “gray” divorce, some call it “silver” divorce because many couples in this demographic are…

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Understanding Surrogacy and How We Can Help

Becoming a parent through surrogacy can bring unimaginable joy into the lives of intended parents. Before considering surrogacy, it is crucial to understand the laws surrounding the practices. A skilled New Mexico attorney can help you navigate requirements and protect your rights during the process.  Is Surrogacy Legal in New Mexico? Surrogacy can be a…

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How to Handle Taxes During and After Divorce

Tax season and divorce are two extremely trying periods to endure. Combine tax season with divorce, and you have a recipe for stress. You must consider a few things when you file taxes during or after a divorce.  One thing is clear: things will change. But an understanding of how taxes affect divorce is the…

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Valentine’s Day Proposals — All You Need is Love and a Prenup

After the feelings of elation from a Valentine’s Day proposal subside, you will eventually come back down to earth. Then it is time to discuss a potentially uncomfortable topic—the prenuptial agreement. These agreements have a bad reputation, but they are like placing an insurance policy on marriage–they provide a solid foundation. It is Never Too…

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Contemplating Divorce in the New Year? We Can Help You Prepare

With the new year, people are making resolutions to diet or exercise, while you may be contemplating divorce. To celebrate national “Get Organized” Month in January, we have created a checklist to help you prepare for the tasks that lie ahead. We hope this helps you take control of your situation and know that you’re…

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5 Simple Steps to Keep the Holidays Special for Your Children After Divorce

Holidays are often filled with joy and excitement for children but can also be a source of pain and sadness when the family is no longer together. Navigating two households during the holidays requires adults to put their feelings aside and focus on the children first. Here are five simple steps to assist in keeping…

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