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Determining a child custody schedule that works for everyone

When parents in New Mexico who get a divorce are deciding how they will divide their time with the children, the most logical approach to a 50/50 parenting plan might seem to be having the child alternate weeks with each parent. However, this is not always the case, particularly for children who are younger than 12 years old. A week can be a long time for a child and may cause some separation anxiety.

Your rights after being injured at work in New Mexico

Almost all workers in the United States are entitled to workers' compensation if they suffer damages as a result of being injured. This means that if you were injured in the workplace, you should not have to prove that the accident was not your fault to successfully gain back damages. In addition, you should still have the right to claim workers' compensation, even if you are an undocumented immigrant or not a resident of the United States.

Trusts may be able to help preserve assets

Individuals and families in New Mexico may be able to preserve assets and minimize estate taxes by implementing various strategies. For instance, the use of a dynasty trust may make it possible for multiple generations of family members to avoid paying estate or gift taxes. As of February 2020, the federal estate tax exemption is roughly $11 million for an individual, but that amount could go down to about $6 million in 2026.

Start of daylight saving means higher risk for fatal crashes

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have published a study in the journal Current Biology that reveals a link between the start of daylight saving time and an increase in fatal car crashes over the subsequent workweek. They analyzed 733,000 fatal car crashes that occurred between 1996 and 2017 in the states that observe DST, including New Mexico.

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