A divorce often impacts families in just about every conceivable way. It will affect your finances and your emotions, which is understandable when a relationship that has lasted years or decades is now breaking up. If children are involved, the process becomes even more complicated and challenging emotionally.
During divorce, people often have to make tough, and sometimes unguided, decisions. If you are going to start the divorce process in New Mexico or you already have, you should have access to all the information and resources you can get so you can make the most informed decisions for yourself and your family members. You should not act alone in this tough time. Let a divorce lawyer in Los Alamos review your case and help you figure out the best way forward.
Having a Divorce Attorney Makes a Real Difference
"Do it yourself" divorces generally only work for a limited number of cases, and if you make mistakes, the financial and/or emotional cost could be quite high. With an experienced Santa Fe and Los Alamos divorce lawyer on your side, you'll stand a better chance of receiving what you are truly entitled to and you'll have all the insight and information you need to make the right choices in your situation.
The divorce process, by its very nature, is also stressful, and that's where your Santa Fe divorce attorney offers another benefit: they will lessen your stress by doing the hard lifting, so to speak. You will still have to ultimately make decisions, but you won't have to do things like complete complicated court paperwork by strict deadlines.
Our team at The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer will work directly with you so you understand all the aspects of your divorce. With our assistance, you will have a deeper understanding of your rights and a stronger chance at a satisfactory resolution.
Apart from Santa Fe, our firm also provides legal guidance and representation for family law cases in Los Alamos.
What We Offer
Whether you are thinking about filing for divorce or have already received divorce papers from your spouse, it's vital that you understand all your options and protect your rights. Our office has more than 30 years of experience in family law, and our deep well of knowledge in this area guides our advice to you.
When you work with us, you will receive:
- Dedicated personal interaction and service that is focused on you
- Promptly returned calls and emails—we will always accommodate your schedule
- A regular written account of the work done on your case
- A full understanding of where your case stands and how much it costs
- A legal team with experience that focuses on family law
Our Divorce Law Services
The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer provides the legal services and guidance you need for your divorce case in Santa Fe or Los Alamos. Our team of experienced family lawyers will make sure that you get the resolution you deserve through careful negotiation and aggressive representation in court. Consult with us today, and we’ll help you with the following matters:
Spousal Support or Alimony
If you earned significantly more than your ex-spouse during your marriage, you might be ordered to pay alimony. While this is allowed in New Mexico, the burden lies on the partner asking for monetary support to prove that it’s needed. If you are in disagreement with your former spouse about the alimony amount, or you’re having difficulties with payment, reach out to one of our lawyers to get proper legal assistance.
If you want to work out your separation with your ex-partner without taking it to court, divorce mediation may be the best choice for you. You can trust our attorneys to provide objective arbitration for disputes over child support, property division, alimony, and more. Apart from being more private, this process may also be more cost-effective and less time-consuming than litigation.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
We help couples through the complex process of drafting a prenuptial agreement. Our attorneys will guide you and your spouse to a mutual and strong understanding of your rights and properties, should life change. If there are problems you need to settle after your ceremony, we’ll help you create a postnuptial agreement. This way, you’ll rest easy knowing that you and your spouse are in sound agreement when it comes to each other’s belongings.
Orders of Protection
If you feel your spouse is threatening your life, we’ll help you file one of two kinds of protection orders: restraining order or domestic violence order of protection. Our lawyers will also represent you in court, so you can get the protection you need as soon as possible.
The team at The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is positioned to handle related criminal areas as well, such as protection orders, which is rare among divorce attorneys. This means you can rely on us to handle all aspects of your family law case. While we prefer a collaborative approach to family law matters to keep costs - both financial and emotional - down for our clients, know that we are completely prepared to litigate your case if necessary.
Whether it’s for alimony, prenuptial and postnuptial agreement, or mediation, our divorce attorneys in Los Alamos are prepared to give you the legal guidance you need. Dorene Kuffer herself has over 30 years of experience practicing family and criminal law in New Mexico and Illinois. You can count on her to efficiently resolve your cases inside and outside of court.
Contact us about your divorce case today. Our confidential consultation can help you get your case off on the best foot possible.