Custody When Never Married

By Bobbie Batley | April 23, 2021

Custody of a child when the parents are not married is commonly referred to as a “Parentage” matter. Parentage matters are governed by NMSA 40-11A. The beginning of the process includes establishing the paternity of the Father of the child.…

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Kinship Guardianship

By Jensen Wallace | April 1, 2021

Kinship guardianship is a separate section of custody law in New Mexico that’s used when neither parent has custody of the child. Kinship guardianship allows a family caregiver, often a grandparent or aunt/uncle, to gain custody of a child when…

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What to Bring to Your Consult

By Bobbie Batley | February 26, 2021

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…

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Three Common Mistakes of Holiday Timesharing

By Bobbie Batley | December 15, 2020

The Holidays can be an exciting time of year with snowy weather, family gatherings, and of course presents, however; for timesharing parents, the Holidays can also add stress. While the Holidays can be a time for joy and celebrating, there…

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Military Divorce and Healthcare

By Jensen Wallace | November 9, 2020

This is part two of our series on military divorce, find part one here. What happens if you don’t qualify for the 20-20-20 rule and are involved in a military divorce? You may be worried about your healthcare, your spouse’s…

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Grandparents and Visitation Rights

By Lauren Riley | November 1, 2020

Grandparents play a special role in many children’s lives.  Whether it’s grandma’s baking or fishing trips with grandpa, children who have a relationship with their grandparents may be happier and more secure as they enter adulthood. After divorce, legal separation,…

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Twenty is the Magic Number for Military Retirement

By Jensen Wallace | October 9, 2020

If you are in the process of a divorce or thinking about getting divorced from your military spouse, you’ve probably heard the term “20-20-20 rule” before. The 20-20-20 rule comes from the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA). For…

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Time to Sell Your House?

By Bobbie Batley | October 4, 2020

The sale of the marital home is one of the most important parts of the divorce process, as it serves the purpose of either disbursing equity to each party or ridding the parties of a large amount of debt. Here…

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Resources for Refinancing

By Bobbie Batley | September 24, 2020

In many divorces, or co-habitation situations, parties are faced with the decision about what to do with the main residence upon their divorce or separation.  If the parties sell the residence, things are generally fairly simple as they can divide…

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Best Lawyers

By Kali Wilson | August 24, 2020

Batley Powers Family Law is proud to announce that both, Bobbie Batley and Randy Powers, our Firm’s partners have been recognized in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers is a purely peer review ranking. It works to rank…

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Double Header: Welcome to the Team

By Bobbie Batley | July 7, 2020

We happily announce the addition of Associate Attorneys Jensen Wallace and Wesley Enns to our Firm. At Batley Powers Family Law, we take our team approach to cases very seriously.  We believe our clients greatly benefit from the power of…

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We’re Hiring

By Kali Wilson | June 12, 2020

Batley Powers Family Law, a nationally recognized firm, is seeking an exceptional Attorney with 3-7 years of experience in family law or litigation to join our team.  If you are solution-oriented and strive to excel in client relations and the…

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