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Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

320 Gold Ave. SW, Suite 1111, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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200 Broadway Blvd NE, Suite A-3, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3431

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500 Marquette Avenue NW, Suite 1286, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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201 Third Street N.W., Suite 1800, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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5600 Eubank Blvd. NE, Suite 220, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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4801 Lang Dr NE, Suite 110, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

4801 Lang Ave NE, Suite 110, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

4801 Lang NE, Suite 110, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

1001 Gold Ave. SW, PO Box 809, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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6100 Uptown Boulevard NE, Suite 400, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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1200 Pennsylvania St. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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4110 Cutler Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110-3896

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316 Osuna Rd. NE, Suite 301, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Father's Rights Lawyers | Bernalillo Office | Serving Albuquerque, NM

PO Box 817, Bernalillo, NM 87004

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4101 Indian School Rd, Suite 300S, Albuquerque, NM 87110

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2155 Louisiana Blvd NE, Suite 2000, PO Box 3070, Albuquerque, NM 87190

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

201 Third Street, N.W., Suite 1300, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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317 Commercial St. NE #200, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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1303 Tijeras Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

PO Box 37109, Albuquerque, NM 87176

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

PO Box 7549, Albuquerque, NM 87194

Father's Rights Lawyers | Albuquerque Office

12514 Menaul Blvd NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87112

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100 Sun Ave NE, Suite 204, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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1801 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Suite B, Albuquerque, NM 87104

Albuquerque Father's Rights Information

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What Are Father’s Rights?

Courts have historically favored mothers in normal child custody cases. However, family law courts today understand the importance of both parents taking an active role in their children’s lives. Father’s rights support active participation by fathers in custody, visitation rights, and equal treatment for child support. Fathers also have rights to claim paternity, object to third-party adoptions, decision-making in their child’s life, and maintain a relationship with the child. A father’s rights attorney can represent a father to make sure they get fair representation in family court.

How Can a Father Get Joint Custody?

Child custody can be decided by the parents in a divorce or separation. In an ideal situation, the parents can come up with their own custody and visitation plan that works for both and is in the best interests of the child. In child custody disputes, the court may have to decide legal matters. Custody can include physical custody and legal custody. If a father has joint physical and legal custody, the father can spend substantial time living with the children and can make legal decisions for the child, including decisions about education, healthcare, and religion.

Can the Mother Deny Visitation?

If parents have a child custody order and visitation schedule, one parent can’t unilaterally decide not to follow the visitation order. If a parent wants to deny visitation, they must go to the court and get a modification for the child custody and visitation order. If the other parent refuses visitation, you can take the case to enforce the child custody orders.

Can I Visit My Child If I’m Late on Child Support?

Child support orders and child visitation orders are separate. If you are behind in your child support, the other parent can’t refuse your valid visitation without a change in the court order. It is important to make sure the other parent is following the child custody schedule so you can spend quality time with your child.

How Can I Enforce Child Support in New Mexico?

Child support is generally based on New Mexico child support guidelines. The guidelines take into account factors including income, parenting time, other child support, and the needs of the child. In some cases, the child’s mother may owe child support to the father. If the mother fails to make child support payments on time, you can talk to your family law attorney about how to enforce child support so you can provide for your child.

Can I Keep My Child Away From Their Mother?

If you believe allowing the child to stay with the mother puts the child’s life in danger, you can go to the court to modify the child custody orders. Courts will generally prefer the child to spend time with both parents. However, the court may limit visitation or custody if there is suspicion the child is in an unsafe environment, has been abused, or there is domestic violence in the household. In some cases, a father can petition the court to terminate parental rights for the mother, which would allow the child to be adopted by a stepparent.

How Do I Establish I’m the Father?

If a mother is denying you are the father or trying to prevent you from having contact with your child, you can establish paternity through the courts. The mother or father can petition the court to determine paternity. A genetic test can be used to establish paternity, giving parental rights to the father. Contact a father’s rights lawyer for legal advice in New Mexico custody battles.

Top Questions to Ask When Hiring an Attorney

  • How many years have you been practicing law? How long have you practiced law in the local area?
  • How many cases similar to mine have you handled in the past?
  • What is the likely outcome for my case?

In legal practice, experience matters. An experienced attorney will likely have handled issues similar to yours many, many times. Therefore, after listening to your situation, the attorney should have a reasonable idea of the time line for a case like yours and the likely resolution.

How to Prepare for Your Initial Consultation

Prepare for your consultation by writing down notes of your understanding of the case, jot down questions and concerns for the attorney, and gather your documents. Remember that you are trying to get a sense of whether the attorney has your trust and can help you address your legal issues. Questions should include how the attorney intends to resolve your issue, how many years he/she has been practicing law and specifically practicing in your area, as well as how many cases similar to yours the attorney has handled. It can also be helpful to broach the subject of fees so that you understand the likely cost and structure of your representation by a specific attorney and/or legal team.

How to Find the Right Attorney

  • Determine the area of law that relates to your issue. Attorneys specialize in specific practice areas around legal issues within the broad field of law.
  • Seek out recommendations from friends, family, and colleagues. A successful attorney or practice will typically have many satisfied clients.
  • Set up consultation appointments to get a better understanding of your case as well as gauge your comfort level with different attorneys. Find the attorney who is the right fit for your needs.

Common legal terms explained

Pro se – This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.

Statute – Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.

Subject matter jurisdiction – Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.

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