Family Law


We know all about the emotional and financial upheaval of splitting up. Weems Hazen Law is here to provide compassionate legal counsel to help people end their unhappy marriages as quickly and pain-free as possible while ensuring you receive what is rightfully yours.

New Mexico is a “no fault” divorce state which means you do not have to state a reason why you need a divorce.  The only requirement is that at least one of you has lived in the state for at least the last six months.

Since New Mexico is a “community property” state, any property and debts received or incurred during the marriage must be split equally between you.  Note:  there is an exception for property you bring to the marriage, for gifts, and for inheritances you receive, but you need to be careful. But you do have the option to negotiate with each other. If you continue to disagree, the court will decide for you.

One of the most insulting parts of getting a divorce is the 30-day waiting period before the court can finalize a divorce. Which can take even longer if it’s a nasty split or your spouse can’t be found. Don’t worry. We will stick it out with you.

The last thing you want to do is deal with legal paperwork and divorce court. Dealing with the law is rarely fun. But we are motivated to help others through the tough times – because we know we can. We assure you you’ll make it through this with your sanity intact and chin up.

Whether you and your spouse can get along and the split goes smoothly, or if you’re desperate to flee a nightmare, we are in your corner. Whether you have been married for two months or 50 years, we’ve got your back.

We’ll take care of the legal aspects of your divorce, including:

  • Alimony
  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Legal separation
  • Parenting/Co-parenting plans
  • Property division

Let’s talk.  Contact us today and allow us to understand your situation and determine the best and most affordable way to help you reach your goals. 

Weems Hazen Law

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