Fathers and mothers are equally important to children. It may not seem like it when court systems seemingly favor mothers in proceedings. There is no law or statute in the State of New Mexico written for fathers, but there is no special law for mothers, either. New Mexico’s legal system uses the word “parent” so as to appear blind to the label of “father” or “mother.”
When you are seeking legal representation for matters related to your children, we are ready to help.
Our Albuquerque lawyers will fight for the father’s rights in the following cases:
Our legal representation extends to modifications in child custody, visitation, and support. We understand that you want to do your best for your children, and we are here to help you with that.
Father Considering Legal Representation?
Here’s a list of points to consider if you’re a father in New Mexico needing legal representation:
- Don’t let your bias cloud your view and keep your emotions in check. So called “Father’s Rights” attorneys aren’t always the best choice. And it could be that a female attorney is better qualified and will fight more aggressively on your behalf. Intelligent, experienced female attorneys can be strong and passionate about winning your case! You’ll know one when you meet one. So interview attorneys before choosing.
- Male or female, choose an attorney that has a minimum of 5 years’ experience with cases just like yours. Ask them about this experience. If they don’t have it, move on.
- Ask about the attorney’s success in court and with negotiating. Winning your position while also avoiding court can save you significant money. Your attorney must have masterful negotiating skills especially if your “ex” has an attorney.
- Find an attorney that carefully listens to your side, and then gives you straight-up advice. No cloudy double talk – real strategies and the truth. If you want someone to tell you what you want to hear – it’s almost a guarantee that you’ll choose the wrong lawyer.
- Ask about what they think your chances of winning are and how much it costs. If the answer is fuzzy, reconsider choosing that attorney.
- Don’t plunk down your money without what’s called a Letter of Engagement. This is a written document that outlines what the attorney will, and will not do for you. Choose another attorney if this isn’t provided.
- Ask how your money is handled and how you are invoiced. If they don’t regularly provide written invoices and/or reports on the work being done on your case, this probably isn’t a good match.
FAQ’s for Fathers or Dads
It’s very possible that you do. This might be a case where proving paternity is the first order of business. Then if it’s physically established that the child is yours, you’ll have to pay child support. The question is: Do you have to pay back child support and how far back?