Why You Need a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst on Your Side

The financial impact of a divorce can be incredibly complex, particularly when a marriage has lasted a long time or if it involves significant assets or a closely-held business. To protect your interests, you deserve the knowledge and insight that only a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst can provide. At Batley Family Law, we have one…

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How to Reduce Uncertainty and Gain Control in Divorce

In our experience, very few people enter into marriage thinking, “well if it doesn’t work out, I will just get divorced.” It is an incredibly difficult decision to make even in the worst situations and thinking about it versus taking the steps forward are two very different things. If your thoughts about divorce are more…

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What Unique Issues Do LGBTQIA+ Couples Face During Divorce in New Mexico?

As we celebrate Pride Month, we pay homage to the leaders who fought hard over the years to obtain marital rights for members of the LGBTQIA+ community in New Mexico and elsewhere. It took activists decades to realize the goal of legalized marriage for LGBTQIA+ couples.  Even though New Mexico has recognized these marriages for…

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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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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Series 1 What’s the difference between physical and legal custody? New Mexico recognizes two types of custody: physical and legal. Physical custody simply means who has physical control of the child; that is, where the child sleeps at night. Oftentimes, there is a primary physical custodian of the child, which means one parent has…

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What to Bring to Your Consult

The initial consultation with a Family Law lawyer is the most important step in the process, as it is when you and the lawyer are able to connect on the process you are about to go through. Having all information available for the lawyer to review is of the utmost importance not only for you…

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