Legal Practices

We specialize in a variety of cases. The list below is not a comprehensive list, though. No matter what legal issue you are facing, contact us today.

We Help People In Solving Legal Issues

M. Patterson Law Firm is here to help solve your legal cases as stress-free as possible.

Criminal Defense

Nothing is scarier than finding yourself in the middle of a criminal investigation. Be aware that if you’re accused of a crime, it does not mean you are guilty. When allegations threaten your livelihood, you need someone in your corner. A well-trained lawyer can see you through the stressful days that lie ahead. M. Patterson is a trusted attorney who will fight for your rights. If you were recently arrested or accused of a crime in New Mexico or Texas, rest easy knowing we can help. No matter how complicated the case might seem, M. Patterson is here to offer legal advice and services.

M Patterson Law Firm can represent you in New Mexico or Texas with any criminal matter. Some of these charges may include DWI/Drug Charges, Assault/Battery, etc.

Separation – Divorce

The end of a marriage is always difficult, and a divorce can be as complex as it is painful. When going through a divorce, many people wonder what factors will matter, if their marriage will be treated differently than any other marriage, or if they will get stuck making alimony payments for the rest of their lives.
Some people are uncertain as to whether they are even legally married. No matter what questions and worries you have, our experienced team will help you navigate the divorce process with ease.

We are client-driven and we know you are this is a difficult time for all parties involved. We are familiar with this process in both New Mexico & Texas.
We handle all types of divorces. These include those with/without:
minor children, debt, community property and separate property.

Child Support

We want to ensure you that we care about your child first and foremost in this process. We will do everything we can to aid in your child support matters. Millions of parents across the country seek legal help involving child support matters every year. Our firm has the knowledge and experience to fight for your rights. These cases are some of the cases we handle most often, so our experience is extensive.

While it seems like child support is merely a mathematical equation, that is not always the case. It is important to speak with an attorney about the facts specific to your case and your children’s needs. We can help you with single parent and non-custodial parent child support legal concerns. Ms. Patterson is able to function as a Guardian Ad Litem or a Mediator in domestic disputes.

Paternity Suits

Paternity lawsuits may be necessary to determine rights. These suits can come from the mother, the presumed father, or the man alleged to be the father.

Our firm is available to offer you legal guidance. We assist in filing a paternity suit with the appropriate court. We can also defend you against paternity action.

Guardianship – Adoption

An adoption can be a wonderful time in a child’s life. It can also be a difficult & confusing time for the parents. Our Firm handles all forms of adoptions, including step-parent, individual, CYFD, etc. Our knowledgeable staff is with you from start to finish through this journey.

We also handle guardianship legal issues for children and the elderly.

Custody – Visitation

When a marriage/partnership ends it raises many concerns for both parties. When involving children, the issues are even more complex. This is because custody and child support issues come to the forefront. This is an emotional process for everyone involved. Ms. Patterson works to ensure a fair arrangement based upon the
children’s best interests.

Real Estate Law

Real estate is a fast paced and complex area of law. You need solid legal advice and skillful representation in civil court cases. Our firm handles any type of real estate issue ranging from lean searches to grazing rights. We protect your financial interests as a property owner, a buyer/seller, a homeowner or a tenant.

Contract – Litigation

If you need professional guidance about any area of business, let our firm assist you. We know how to handle contracts, agreements, and litigation. If you need legal help, we are here for you.

Estate Planning – Trusts
Wills – Probate

When planning your estate, trusts, wills, etc. our firm will be happy to work with you. We have the experience to create the necessary documents that will meet your needs. Our goal is to simplify this process and make this as easy on you or your family as possible.

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