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10 Signs Your Spouse is Having an Affair

Sometimes you have a gut feeling that something is wrong in your relationship. While that may not be enough to know that your spouse is having an affair, it may be enough to start looking for proof.At Sutherland Law Firm, we handle many cases involving cheating spouses for clients in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Las [...]

Will Getting Divorced Affect My Citizenship Status?

Getting a divorce is not an easy process. In most cases, divorces are tiring and expensive. If you have immigrated to the United States, a divorce may affect your citizenship status. Depending on where you are in the process of obtaining citizenship, you may not have an issue. It may seem overwhelming to have [...]

Social Media and Divorce – The Complete Guide

For many of us, divorce is the inevitable dark reality that follows marriage. Almost 50 percent of all marriages in the US will end in a divorce, with first-time marriages coming in at a slightly lower rate of 41 percent. The divorce rate in the US has been dropping during the last decade, but [...]

Study Finds: Friends Don’t Let Friends Stay Married

Remember the old saying: “Birds of a feather flock together.” Well, there may be something to that old idiom, because researchers from Harvard University, Brown University, and the University of California at San Diego did a survey that found that 75 percent of people are more likely to divorce if a friend has had [...]

Planning to Adopt a Child? Make this Mission Preparedness Checklist!

Adopting a child can be a very complicated and confusing ordeal, if you don’t find a way to keep all your thoughts and progress straight. A great analogy comes to mind whenever I think of the adoption process – you’ve got to be prepared like an astronaut. That’s because, like astronauts, there’s tons of [...]

Three Divorce Scenarios You’ll Need an Attorney to Handle

Going through a divorce can be a very harrowing experience, especially if one or both of the spouses are strategically doing things to undermine their partner in terms of dividing assets – financial or otherwise. Our law office has seen it all, yet we still get new twists and turns in terms of a spouse [...]

How to Keep Your New Mexico Divorce Private?

Even celebrities forget that divorce documents can be acquired under the Freedom of Information Act, so that nearly every salacious detail can be printed in your local newspaper, if there were reason to do so. Take Elvis Presley and his marriage to Priscilla, for instance. Their divorce documents recently went on the action block, [...]

5 Tips for Financial Planning for a Divorce

A divorce is a life changing experience to say the least. For some, it can be the worst point their life. For others, it can be a new chapter with hope and anticipation of better things to come. In either case, the divorce process itself can sometimes be complicated and stressful, but if you [...]

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