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Annulments

An annulment is different from a divorce. A divorce terminates a marriage but an annulment states that the marriage was illegal and invalid. The marriage is essentially void. From a legal perspective, the marriage never occurred. If you want to annul your marriage, the court needs sufficient proof that the… Read More

Child Support

In New Mexico, parents have the option of reaching a child support agreement on their own or to have it decided by the court. Ideally, child support obligations of each parent are fairly based on their financial circumstances and adequately cover all of the child’s needs. New Mexico has its own set of… Read More

Child Custody

New Mexico Legal Group successfully handles child custody cases throughout New Mexico. We help clients figure out the best way to reach a child custody agreement that is beneficial for the family. When our clients know all of the options available, it increases the chances of them arranging a child custody… Read More

Dissolution Separation

An annulment is different from a divorce. A divorce terminates a marriage but an annulment states that the marriage was illegal and invalid. The marriage is essentially void. From a legal perspective, the marriage never occurred. If you want to annul your marriage, the court needs sufficient proof that the… Read More

Division of Marital Property

While going through a separation or divorce, it is important to receive a financial agreement that is equitable and takes into consideration your current circumstances. Division of marital property can be a point of contention between married couples if they are not able to effectively… Read More

Division of Marital Property

While going through a separation or divorce, it is important to receive a financial agreement that is equitable and takes into consideration your current circumstances. Division of marital property can be a point of contention between married couples if they are not able to effectively… Read More

Divorce

Deciding to get a divorce entails legally terminating your marital status. Going through a divorce can be challenging and grueling. We use our vast experience to make the legal process of getting divorced as easy as possible for our clients. During the ongoing proceedings we know that you will probably… Read More

Domestic Partnership Agreements

Domestic partnership agreements are not legally recognized within the state of New Mexico. There are many people who are intricately connected into each other’s lives and want the importance of their relationship acknowledged in some legal manner. New Mexico Legal Group is able to create contractual… Read More

Domestic Violence Cases

If you have been accused or arrested for domestic violence, it can negatively impact your life on multiple levels. It could tarnish your reputation within the community, amongst family members and may put your parental rights in danger. Even if an arrest did not occur, a police report… Read More

Domestic Violence FAQ

Cruel and inhumane treatment and incompatibility are some of the grounds for divorce in New Mexico. Domestic abuse can be classified as acts of cruel and inhumane treatment based on the effects that type of behavior has on a person… Read More

Family Law Information

New Mexico Legal Group is a full service law firm that practices all areas of family law. We have more than six decades of experience successfully handling family law matters. The most important aspect of family law is being able to use the laws and procedures in a manner that helps our clients get the… Read More

Family Law FAQs

There are many questions people have when they are facing problems within their family. Based on our experience helping New Mexico residents with a range of family law issues, there are certain questions that regularly come up. Sometimes they are seeking basic information in order to decide the best… Read More

Family Support Information

Family support issues pertain to the financial welfare of the spouses and children. During a divorce, it must be determined if either spouse is entitled to receive alimony. When there are children involved, child support payments must also be set. Many people may not know how to resolve these issues on… Read More

Paternity Cases

In some cases, the paternity of a child comes into question. Since parents are financially responsible of the welfare of their child, it is important to verify the paternity if that is an issue. Paternity affects all aspects of a person’s life including financial obligations and visitation rights. Due to the seriousness… Read More

Post Judgment Modifications

Court judgments regarding finances and children are based on the information disclosed during the legal proceedings at that time. Over a period of months or years, the financial situation of either spouse or co-parents of a child can change significantly. When this occurs, the court has the right to enter a post… Read More

Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are contracts created by couples who want to determine how their assets will be divided if they ever get divorced. Prenuptial agreements are executed before marriage and postnuptial agreements are executed after marriage. Due to the complexity of legal issues… Read More

Prenuptial / Antenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements, antenuptial agreements, and premarital agreements are contracts signed by a couple before they get married. These agreements state how property, assets, and debts will be defined and divided during the marriage and in the event of a divorce or death. It is important to hire a highly… Read More

Breath-Test Results in a Drunk-Driving Case

When breath test results in a drunk driving case indicate that you were driving while intoxicated, you shouldn’t lose hope or feel like your case is a lost cause. New Mexico Legal Group knows how to spot any weaknesses in the breath test results and other aspects of the case. We have spent years using our… Read More

Common Mistakes Made in DWI Cases

Even though many people are understandably upset and stressed about being arrested for DWI, those emotional states can hinder the ability to think clearly. As a result, they may fall victim to committing common mistakes. The attorneys at New Mexico Legal Group always want New Mexico residents to be informed … Read More

DWI FAQ’s

Based on our years of experience handling thousands of DWI cases, there are certain questions that are frequently asked by our clients and people seeking legal representation. Below are the answers to the most common questions we receive regarding DWI… Read More

DWI – Under 21

Drunk driving is one of the most prosecuted crimes in New Mexico. If you are charged with driving while intoxicated, you should speak with an experienced DWI attorney as soon as possible. Trying to deal with the DWI charges without an attorney working on your behalf is very risky. We have successfully… Read More

DWI Laws

Sometimes people are arrested for a DWI charge but don’t understand what the laws are or how they are applied. If a driver’s blood alcohol concentration exceeds a certain limit, there is the assumption that the person is unable to drive safely. If you are dealing with DWI charges, the attorneys at New Mexico… Read More

The Role of Probation in Drunk-Driving Sentencing

New Mexico includes a probationary period as part of drunk driving sentencing in order to supervise the actions of people convicted of DWI. New Mexico Legal Group knows that time spent on probation is very constrictive. Failure to comply with the court’s orders can result in stricter probationary… Read More

Battery and Aggravated Battery Attorney

Battery involves physical contact with a person. Since battery is a violent crime, there are serious consequences if a person is convicted. If you are charged with battery, seeking an experienced criminal defense lawyer will greatly improve your chances of successfully defending the charges against… Read More

Assault and Aggravated Assault (Felony)

Being charged with assault can be very stressful. It can have a negative impact on your life in many ways. Assault is defined as causing another person to be reasonably apprehensive of imminent offensive or harmful contact. Assault charges are usually included with battery charges. New Mexico Legal Group… Read More

New Mexico Theft Crimes

Theft is the illegal act of taking someone’s property without consent. Different types of theft crimes include identity theft, auto theft, and burglary. The seriousness of the offense and the penalties are affected by the value of the property taken, if any other criminal offenses occurred in order to execute the… Read More

Manslaughter Charges (Voluntary And Involuntary)

Manslaughter is the unlawful killing of a person either intentionally or unintentionally. Being accused of taking someone’s life carries a social stigma that can negatively impact your relationships, your job and overall livelihood. As soon as you become a suspect in a manslaughter case or are arrested, you… Read More

White Collar Crimes

Being charged with a white collar crime can be extremely difficult to deal with, especially since these cases tend to involve extensive litigation. New Mexico Legal Group assists people dealing with state and federal investigations related to white collar crimes. We have a proven track record of successfully resolving… Read More

Fraud Charges

If you are being accused of committing fraud, you deserve to have a legal advocate fighting for you. Often times, people are charged and convicted of crimes because they were not aware of their rights. Due to the severity of penalties that are associated with fraud, you should retain knowledgeable… Read More

Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement is misappropriating someone else’s money and using it for one’s own purposes. Embezzlement tends to occur in places of employment. If you have been charged with embezzlement, you deserve to receive high quality legal representation. Being accused of abusing trust and stealing can… Read More

Homicide

If you are charged with homicide, your freedom and your life are in jeopardy. We have the knowledge and experience to mount an excellent legal defense on your behalf. Our legal team of criminal defense attorneys is able to create effective legal strategies that will help you successfully fight the charges. We… Read More

Aiding and Abetting Charge

If you are charged with aiding and abetting a criminal or helping carry out a criminal offense, it is beneficial to seek experienced criminal defense counsel. The attorneys at New Mexico Legal Group can inform you of your rights and will make sure you are not taken advantage of by law enforcement and state… Read More

Sex Crimes

Being arrested or facing allegations of sex crimes can be scary and devastating. There may be a rush to judgment prior to you having an opportunity to plead your innocence in court. We believe that everyone deserves to have an attorney on their side to protect them and fight for their rights. The attorneys… Read More

Domestic Violence Charges

Domestic violence charges are particularly hard to deal with since they involve family members and people you have close relationships with. These types of charges can take an emotional toll on the entire family. When you are facing prosecution, you risk developing a criminal record that will adversely… Read More

Drug Possession

If you are being prosecuted for drug possession in New Mexico, you need skilled criminal defense attorneys to represent you. New Mexico Legal Group has represented people facing drug possession charges for over 30 years. We have a comprehensive knowledge of New Mexico’s laws. We will put forth an… Read More

Drug Trafficking

Due to the threats drug trafficking pose to law enforcement and the collateral effects it has on the general population within the state of New Mexico, these cases are being more aggressively pursued. The state wants to reduce the availability of highly abusive controlled substances such as cocaine, meth, and… Read More

Possession of Controlled Substances

The use, production, distribution, and possession of controlled substances are regulated by New Mexico state laws and federal laws. If you are charged with the illegal possession of a controlled substance, it is advisable to retain a qualified criminal defense attorney to represent you. In some instances the… Read More

State of New Mexico Drug Charges

The state of New Mexico is becoming more aggressive in its pursuit of pressing drug charges against people. The prosecution of illegal drug possession, drug trafficking, and drug sale cases is occurring at the state and federal level within New Mexico. If you are charged with any type of drug-related charge, it is in… Read More

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