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Implicit Bias

Implicit Bias

You just took the Stoop Task. The difficulty you experienced is caused by cognitive conflict: Information normally linked in your brain’s neural circuitry must be disassociated to correctly perform the task.

Effective Advocacy

Effective Advocacy

A client comes in for a divorce acting crazy because she/he just can’t get over being rejected. Maybe it’s been months, or even years, since she/he found out their partner wanted out. Their rational self thinks it’s time to move on, get over it and get going on a new...

Paying it Forward

Paying it Forward

On June 3rd, UNM Law School held its Scholarship Golf Classic and Walther Family Law was one of the event’s proud sponsors. Our sponsorship is important to us: proceeds provide three full-ride scholarships to UNM Law. Law school is expensive Even though UNM Law is...

A Dog in the Office

A Dog in the Office

For a lot of people, going to see a family lawyer isn’t easy. It’s often the first concrete step they take towards a divorce or in a custody battle - and it can be fraught with emotion. Even when it seems that we’ve got our emotions “under control”, they have a sneaky...

Of Dogs and the Law

Of Dogs and the Law

I’m a dog person. Always have been. That’s one of the reasons I sponsored Albuquerque’s Dog Ball this year. The Ball benefited Albuquerque Animal Welfare’s spay and neuter program and I’m personally committed to the programs and associations that care for dogs and improve their lives.

Why Family Law is not your family’s friend

Why Family Law is not your family’s friend

I’d like to talk about two disciplines not usually considered in the same context: the Law and Psychology. Psychology is about how we work as human beings, how we think and feel, while the Law is about enforcing rules of conduct, most usually those based on our society’s notion of individual rights. These disciplines tend to exist in different universes.

Marriage Equality: Kids!!!

Marriage Equality: Kids!!!

Isn’t it always the case that the life gets more interesting and more complicated when kids enter the picture? The same holds true in same sex marriages, but in these marriages some of the complications can stem from the law.

Marriage Equality: Equal Rights and Equal Responsibilities

Marriage Equality: Equal Rights and Equal Responsibilities

After a long wait, it’s finally legal to do what your hearts have been hankering after for a long time. But as with any marriage, same sex couples will be held to legal responsibilities that the sway of powerful emotions may cloud in the run up to the festivities. Love, passion and exuberance have a way of diminishing the import of the letter of the law when it comes to matrimony.

divorce

Divorce

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
DIVORCE Family Law Service < back Divorce is not something most people have a lot of experience with. You probably don’t know the state laws, the intricacies of the statutes, the New Mexico court system nor its judges’ predilections, the process of discovery, and... read more
asset division

Asset Division

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
ASSET DIVISION Family Law Service < back Asset division decisions should always be well informed. New Mexico is a community property state which means that any property acquired during the marriage is generally considered as joint property, regardless of how or by... read more
adoption

Adoption

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
ADOPTION Family Law Service < back There is nothing more important. Adoption is a complete and permanent way to obtain legal custody of a child. Effective with the completion of the adoption process, the adoptive parent(s) assume all the duties, rights and... read more
appeals

Appeals

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
APPEALS Family Law Service < back Appealing a court decision, or appellate work, is usually the most challenging work law firms perform. Family Law Appeals occur when a party unhappy with the outcome of a court decision decides to appeal. However, most laymen do... read more
custody child

Custody & Child Support

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
CUSTODY & CHILD SUPPORT Family Law Service < back Child custody and support are frequently the most emotionally challenging aspects of a divorce. Child Custody Often poorly understood by divorcing couples, child custody is actually composed of two separate... read more
collaborative divorce

Collaborative Divorce

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
COLLABORATIVE DIVORCE Family Law Service < back Collaborative Divorce: keeping your integrity intact. The by products of a divorce settlement mandated by the courts often include diminished self esteem, persistent hostility, reduced productivity and strained... read more
settlement facilitation

Settlement Facilitation

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
SETTLEMENT FACILITATION Family Law Service < back Walter Family Law offers both traditional settlement facilitation and Interest based settlement facilitation. Interest Based Settlement Facilitation is an innovative approach to dispute resolution that can achieve... read more
prenuptial agreements

Pre & Post Nuptial Agreements

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
PRE & POST NUPTIAL AGREEMENT Family Law Service < back Agreeing to agree. Prenuptial Agreements Getting married changes a lot of things, including who will decide about certain financial aspects of your life in the event of divorce or death. The purpose of a... read more
Third party grandparents rights

Third Party & Grandparents’ Rights

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
THIRD PARTY & GRANDPARENTS' RIGHTS Family Law Service < back Requesting the right to child visitation or guardianship. Grandparents usually investigate their rights either to obtain visitation or to become a legal caregiver. Others who have had a close relationship... read more
alternative approaches

Alternative Approaches

by Cynthia Carter | Aug 27, 2015
ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES Family Law Service < back Avoiding court & maintaining control of the divorce process. Many people would prefer that divorce and family law issues remain a personal and private matter rather than a legal event. Litigated divorces can be... read more