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Free Albuquerque Divorce Seminar Wed., Oct. 2

8-29-13 400x400 ABQ 10 SupidestWhat are “The Ten Stupidest Mistakes Men Make When Facing Divorce?”

Find out at a complimentary seminar in Albuquerque sponsored by the domestic litigation firm of Cordell & Cordell on Wednesday, October 2.

Doors open at 6 pm. The seminar starts sharply at 6:30 pm at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown.

Register by calling 505-767-7200.

“Guys often have to work a little harder to be awarded primary custody,” said Joseph Cordell, co-founder and principal partner of Cordell & Cordell. “When you’re disadvantaged, you’ll continue to be so unless you do what you can to help yourself.”

Find out what actions can have disastrous consequences during a divorce, and how to continue to play a key role in your children’s lives.

If you’re facing a divorce – perhaps one you don’t even want – you must attend this free seminar on Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown.

Register below or by calling 505-767-7200.

Father says he received huge child support bill by mistake

While some people know that they are behind on child support payments, others are caught by surprise when they are confronted with a bill or a warrant for arrest.

A father in Albuquerque, New Mexico, called a local news station for help after he received a shocking child support bill in the mail.

According to ABC KOAT 7 News, Keith Walker claimed that he got a bill in the mail for $84,000 even though he alleges that he religiously pays for his daughter’s child support. He told the news source that he feels helpless and defeated, as he doesn’t understand why he was targeted for this type of delinquency.

“(I’ve had) a lot of sleepless nights of, am I going to get arrested? After that aired, am I going to get arrested tomorrow, after paying for 18 years?” Walker said to the news source.

Walker also noted that this ordeal has hurt his credit and led to the revocation of his license. The Los Angeles Times reported that credit card companies take failed payments into account when determining loans for individuals.

Amnesty week to collect back child support

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the state will offer a week-long amnesty for people with outstanding arrest warrants in connection with unpaid child support, according to The Associated Press.

The governor announced that individuals who have bench arrest warrants for failing to appear in court because of unpaid child support can visit a Child Support Division office during the amnesty week without fear of arrest. At the offices, located in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho or Los Luna, violators will be able to pay a bond to have their arrest warrant cleared.

The amnesty week ends on July 28. The AP reports the program is available in Bernalillo, Sandobal and Valencia counties since those areas represent more than a third of child support enforcement cases in the state and more than $3 million in outstanding child support payments.

After the amnesty week, state law enforcement will reportedly conduct a search for individuals with outstanding arrest warrants.

There are multiple consequences for New Mexico residents who fail to pay child support. If a non-custodial parent does not pay child support, he or she may be subject to wage withholding, have his or her driver’s license revoked and be included in the state’s 25 most wanted for non-payment of child support posters.