Dedicated Family Law Attorney Serving Texas & New Mexico Families

happy parent and child holding hands after working with a family law attorneyDivorce is stressful for nearly everyone, even when the decision to divorce is mutual and amicable. A contested divorce is even more so. Dividing one household into two carries emotional and practical burdens. Your New Mexico or Texas divorce may include unexpected complexities as you prepare to divide assets and debts, determine spousal support, arrange child custody and visitation agreements, and accept a family court’s decree regarding child support that you will pay or receive. Perales Law Firm can provide important guidance and predictability during this difficult process.

Confronting Legal Aspects of Contested Divorce

Sometimes, a case will have one or two challenging issues with strong emotional or financial elements that make it difficult to resolve. You want and need the support of an experienced attorney who can assist you through the all of the processes and, when needed, call upon experts to support your case. Mr. Perales knows the law, knows the system, and can provide wise and experienced counsel that often proves to be the key to resolving challenging situations. He has a record of success in achieving results through negotiation or mediation, and wherever mediated results cannot be achieved, prevailing in litigation.

Our Family Law Practice Encompasses a Range of Legal Issues, Including:

We represent clients in contested and uncontested divorces, legal separation, and annulments; we also prepare prenuptial and postnuptial agreements.


Marital Property Division & Alimony
We handle the division of marital assets, including the marital home, real estate, asset and debt division, bank accounts, business interests, retirement accounts, pension plans, stock options, and personal property. Some divorces involve court-mandated spousal support (alimony), as well.


Child Custody
We advise clients on child custody and placement issues, such as visitation, guardianships, legal custody and physical custody.


Child Support
We advise parents on child support calculations and deviations from standard formulas. We represent mothers and fathers in child support modification and child support enforcement disputes.


Domestic Abuse
We represent men and women in cases alleging domestic abuse, domestic violence, child abuse, where a party seeks protective or restraining orders, or the prevention of stalking or other harassment.


We handle cases regarding the adjudication and legal recognition of parenthood, child custody, visitation, and child support.


Stepparent Adoption
We assist families in stepparent adoption processes, including termination of parental rights of absentee parents and other legal requirements.

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The Importance of Qualified Legal Counsel

At Perales Law Firm in Las Cruces and El Paso, you will have access to a divorce lawyer who is knowledgeable in all areas of family law. He is prepared to advocate for your best interests in areas such as child custody and spousal support. Perales Law Firm will not only handle legal aspects of your divorce. We are also ready to connect you with community resources.

Perales Law Firm provides exceptional family law representation for New Mexico and Texas families seeking help. To get started, contact either our Las Cruces office at (575) 523-0144 or our El Paso office at (915) 225-2292 to schedule a consultation to discuss your present legal matter.