While the first and most important step to adopting a child is making the decision to begin the process, there are a myriad of adoption laws and legal details that must be carefully considered along the way. The intricate legal proceedings and emotional aspects that are associated with adoption can seem daunting, but [...]
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When facing the challenging prospect of divorce, there are two common paths that come to mind – contested vs. uncontested divorce. It's no secret that any divorce can be incredibly difficult and emotionally overwhelming as you navigate the complexities of separating intertwined lives, shared assets, and responsibilities. Your divorce proceeding might feel like [...]
Domestic Violence: Understanding Your Legal Rights Domestic violence is a pervasive issue that affects countless families across the United States, including right here in New Mexico. At Sutherland Family Law, we have seen first hand the profound impact that domestic violence has on individuals, children, and families. Whether you or someone you know [...]
Within the tapestry of family life, many threads weave together to create a mosaic of important relationships, love, and care. While all families have their own unique patterns and dynamics, there exists a deeply significant thread that can sometimes be overlooked – the father-child relationship. While the concept of paternity might seem like [...]
Child custody hearings can be emotionally charged and stressful for all parties involved. Parents are vying for custody of their children with the understanding that the outcome will have a significant impact on their lives, and the lives of their children. Plus, the final decision is ultimately out of their hands. While it [...]
Choosing when adult guardianship is necessary for a loved one can be a difficult decision to make. Whether adult guardianship is an entirely new concept to you, or you’ve been considering it for some time, there is no getting around how challenging it can be. In this month’s article, we will explore the various [...]
Parting ways with your spouse is an arduous task in and of itself. When paired with understandable concern for your child’s well-being, however, this difficult process can become a herculean effort. While the weight of divorce can be heavy, it's important to remember that as a parent, you hold the power to shield [...]
As the world around us begins blooming and blossoming, it’s difficult to imagine life as anything but beautiful. However, for the many children in America living in constant fear, even the light of spring can’t erase the darkness of abuse and neglect. April marks another National Child Abuse Prevention Month, reminding us all [...]
Despite the many ways in which each human is totally unique, there is a common thread that unites us all. That is: at one point or another, each of us has relied on care from other humans in order to survive. While most may be familiar with how this concept appears in the [...]
Divorce changes everything. From your daily life and marital home, to the custody of your children and property division, no stone is left unturned during a marriage dissolution. Whether you’re in the midst of a divorce or just considering a separation, know that the dust will eventually settle again. When it does, your [...]