Is legal guardianship just for children?

No. While guardianship can be appointed for children—either because they have been abandoned by their parents or because both parents have consented to transferring guardianship—guardianship is also commonly used by adults who have been deemed incapacitated by the courts.

What forms do I need submit guardianship reports in New Mexico?

You can submit your initial, annual, and final guardianship reports to the court using the 4-996 NMRA form provided my the state of New Mexico.

Do I need to talk to a real estate lawyer to buy or sell a house?

When it comes to buying or selling a house, you are dealing with one of your largest assets. It is always smart to make sure the terms of such an agreement actually mean what you think they mean, which is where a skilled real estate lawyer can help.

What is a lien?

In real estate, a lien is something that contractors can use to prevent you from taking any action with your real estate if they feel that they have not received payment for work they have done. If your property is under a lien, you cannot sell, rent, or renovate it until the lien is removed.

In short, liens are no fun. If someone is threatening you with a lien and you don’t think that you owe them money, talk to a real estate attorney immediately.

Can I evict someone for not paying rent?

Yes. In New Mexico, landlords can evict tenants for unpaid rent if the tenant does not pay rent within three days of receiving the notice, without good cause.

How do courts determine child custody?

As with just about every family court in the United States, the number one concern for judges in child custody is doing what is in the child’s best interest.

This is determined based on a number of factors, including the nature of the child’s relationship with each parent, the role of each parent in raising and caring for the child, and the ability of each parent to provide for the child. Whenever possible, judges prefer to award joint custody.

Do I need a lawyer to form an LLC?

You do not; however, if your business is anything more than a personal hobby, it is a very good idea to work with a business attorney for all of your business agreements. After all, there is often a lot on the line when it comes to the laws which govern your business. A misunderstanding or misinterpretation can prove quite costly down the line.

How much does it cost to form an LLC in New Mexico?

The administrative fee from the state is a one-time $50 fee to file the Articles of Organization for your LLC.

Do I need an attorney in an eviction proceeding?

Eviction proceeding involves a lot of procedure in the eviction of somebody or opposing the eviction. This requires some knowledge of how the system works under the New Mexico uniform owner-resident relations act. You may want to talk to an attorney to see how this works.

More questions? Call me today at (505) 988-2386 to schedule an initial consultation.

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