New Mexico Family and Divorce Law
Full-service Family Law Firm In Carlsbad
For many years the Martin, Dugan and Martin Law Firm has served families in Southeastern New Mexico in all areas of family law including:
Working For The Best Interest Of You And Your Family
Going through a divorce is an emotional and difficult process. Whether you are dealing with related matters of child support, child custody, visitation, alimony or property division, the attorneys at Martin, Dugan and Martin know that your primary concerns is your family’s welfare. Through collaboration, mediation, or litigation, the Martin, Dugan and Martin Law Firm can help you gain the most equitable results from your divorce, including fair distribution of assets, division of the marital home, and most importantly a plan for you and your spouse to raise and split time with your children post-divorce. The attorneys at Martin, Dugan and Martin will guide and counsel you through the divorce process in an honest and cost efficient way that allows you to make informed decisions for you and your family.
Adoption Attorneys Who Know About Adoption
Martin, Dugan & Martin represents individuals and families in all areas of domestic adoptions including open adoptions, closed adoptions, and stepparent adoptions. Its attorneys handle the legalities of your adoption from the early stages of placement through finalization. Martin, Dugan and Martin’s adoption practice is unique because of the close personal connection the attorneys have to adoption in their personal lives. Frequently members of the firm are called upon by members of the community to discuss adoption topics and to give advice to both birthparents and adoptive parents on various adoption topics.
The Problem With Pro Se or “Do It Yourself” Divorces And Forms
Frequently the attorneys at Martin, Dugan and Martin deal with issues arising from a divorce, child custody, or guardianship proceeding in which the parties did not hire or consult attorneys. Failing to hire or consult an attorney can and will cost you greatly. For instance, failing to hire an attorney results in you not having an advocate on your side or anyone looking out for or protecting your rights. You may end up signing forms and agreeing to a settlement in which you give up the right to property you could have had, or in which you give up access to your child that you might otherwise have been entitled to if only you had retained a lawyer to explain and advocate your rights. Once you agree to a settlement or a custody arrangement, it can be difficult or impossible to change if it later turns out you regret what you agreed to, or if you later find out that you should have gotten more under the law. A court is not likely to inquire as to your rights in the first instance, and is even less likely to let you out of your agreement. Asking the Court to set aside a signed agreement and fix your errors often costs more time and money than it would have to hire a lawyer initially. Hiring a lawyer to inform you of your rights and advocate your interest is less expensive than you may realize, and makes sense if you want your rights protected.
Dedicated Family Law Attorneys
The attorneys at Martin, Dugan and Martin believe having representation in family law matters should be affordable. That is why the firm offers a variety of options designed to save time and money when it comes to resolving a family law issue. Family law matters can often be resolved quickly and very inexpensively with the help of an experienced family law attorney. Call Martin, Dugan & Martin at 575.887.3528 to schedule an appointment or contact them online.