- Adoption Legal Assistance
- Child Custody Attorney
- Collaborative Divorce
- Divorce Attorney
- Divorce Mediation
- Domestic Violence Attorney
- Family Lawyer
- Juvenile Criminal Defense
- Restraining Order Reinforcement
- Spousal Support
The City of Rio Rancho is a great place to raise a family, with a bustling downtown area and plenty to do and see. If you call this city home, our dedicated and experienced legal team is fully prepared to help you with all your family law needs.
Adopting in Rio Rancho can be a complicated process, and all of New Mexico's laws must be followed to the letter. Simple mistakes can delay an adoption and even add expenses to the process. We can help you throughout your adoption journey to ensure that all legal requirements are met and all your questions are answered along the way.
Child custody and support
When it comes to your children, nothing but the best will do. In a custody case, it's what is in the best interest of your children that is the guiding principle, but that doesn't mean your voice shouldn't be heard. Our firm will work hard to help you create a parenting plan with your former spouse or partner that everyone is satisfied with.In the event you can't reach an agreement with your ex and need to go to court, we will be there by your side.
In Rio Rancho, you can receive child support via a court support order that is enforced by the State of New Mexico Child Support Enforcement Division or as part of your divorce decree, with your spouse paying you directly or through the Department. A child support order should be fair and reflect the needs of the children. If you need a child support order or have an existing one that needs to be modified, speak to us as soon as possible.
Rio Rancho Divorce and Spousal Support
Divorce is not an easy process, but it doesn't have to be expensive or a prolonged battle, either. Our office will work hard to help you resolve your divorce and set yourself up for your new future. We also offer mediation services in which we act as a neutral third party that can help you and your former spouse come to an agreement on all the aspects of your divorce, including property division and support.
Spousal support is financial assistance paid by one spouse to another spouse for a period of time after the divorce so the spouse earning less income has time to get back on his or her feet. It's vital to have the amount of spousal support you need post-divorce so you're able to focus on building a new life instead of simply trying to survive. On the other hand, if you're going to be paying spousal support, the amount should reflect your financial reality. We can help ensure your spousal support is fair and justified given specific aspects of your case.
If you are a victim of domestic violence or have been accused of it, we're here to help. Our office has extensive experience with domestic violence cases in the Rio Rancho area, including cases with the involvement of the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department. Domestic violence cases are very serious matters that can result in criminal prosecution, so having prepared legal help is incredibly important.
If you already have a restraining order against a domestic abuser, we can help you enforce it. Don't suffer in silence; you have options to protect yourself and your family.
Criminal Defense for Juveniles
Having your child or grandchild arrested for a crime in Rio Rancho can be a scary and stressful time, and these records can follow your child around for a long time, costing him or her countless opportunities. Let our experienced team help your child navigate the complex juvenile justice system in New Mexico.
Do you have a family law matter in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
Call the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer at 505-924-1000 to speak with a family law attorney today.