Compassionate and Committed Divorce Law Services for the LGBT Community
Divorce is an emotional and challenging ordeal for most couples in Albuquerque.
For same-sex couples, the challenges can be even greater as it’s not always easy to find legal representation with the necessary experience to understand and solve the most common legal disputes involved. At the New Mexico Legal Group, we have the specific skills and expertise that can only be acquired from representing LGBT couples in family law disputes. We have been doing this since same-sex marriage was recognized here in 2013.
Our lawyers provide a listening ear and the legal strategy you need to avoid conflict, defend your interests, and obtain the outcome you want to move on with your life after divorce.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals who are married, in common-law relationships, or in civil partnerships from other states face the same issues as other married couples when they separate. New Mexico domestic relations law covers LGBT marriages but domestic partnerships and civil unions made in other states frequently run into problems here. These issues can be solved with the help of our lawyers. Providing you meet some basic requirements of residency, you can divorce or get legally separated in New Mexico, regardless of whether you were married here, in another state, or in another country.
In any marriage, the most common legal issues with separation are generally:
- Property, asset, and debt division
- Child custody and parenting arrangements
- Child support
- Spousal support (alimony)
Our LGBT divorce law services cover the complete range of possibilities if you are currently going through a separation or planning a divorce. Our attorneys have worked with same-sex couples in collaborative divorces, as well as in mediated and arbitrated divorces. Where no mutual agreement is possible, we have also represented same-sex partners in trials within the Albuquerque family court system.