Las Vegas, New Mexico Family Lawyers
A former Prosecutor for Sandoval and Valencia counties, Ms. Weed opened Weed Law Firm as a General Practice offering Civil Dispute representation, Criminal Defense and Mediation. She is well-versed in all aspects of criminal law and is currently on the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel representing defendants charged with federal criminal violations.
Additionally, Ms. Weed works closely with families in contact with Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD), and lends her expertise to Family Law, Employment Law, Contract Law, Administrative Law, Kinship/Guardianship,...
Dorene earned an LL.M. (an advanced law degree) in Child and Family Law from Loyola University, Chicago School of Law. In Illinois, Dorene handled cases ranging from traffic, misdemeanor, felony and death penalty cases, to divorce, custody, adoption, business litigation and contract disputes. She was also an adjunct professor at Loyola University teaching family law to graduate level students.
In 2007, Dorene moved to New Mexico, where she is licensed to practice before the 10th District Court, the United...
Christin was a state public defender for three years (2003-2006) snd has had her own private practice since 2006. She had a CJA appointment for about 4...
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
University of New Mexico
Rio Rancho, NM 87144
George Mason University School of Law
Dealing with family law issues?
Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.
Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.
Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.
Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.
No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.
Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.
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