Areas of Legal Practice

The Law Office of Robert Doughty II ESO has an experienced legal team that will get you the results you deserve. We primarily work in Alamogordo and the surrounding areas.

Wills and family estatesWills:
It may seem depressing to think about creating a will for yourself or your loved one, but doing so well in advance means you can rest easy knowing you and your loved ones will be taken care of. Robert Doughty can create a new will, make amendments to an existing will, or handle the distribution of items in a will after a family member has passed. We will answer any questions you may have and we are sensitive to nature of these situations, offering compassion and personalized care for your family.

Estates:
An estate is any property and items contained within that property that you wish for your family members or other designated persons to take possession of after your death. This includes your house, land, contents of the house, vehicle, and any other properties you may own. It is important to establish who you wish to receive each item in your estate. There are a lot of policies, documents, and authorization needed to ensure you have your estate set up according to your wishes. Our legal team can help you with every step from drafting the document to signing the papers and distribution.

AdoptionsAdoptions:
For prospective parents who desire to have a family, adoption is an exciting and life changing option. Robert Doughty will handle the legal side of the adoption process so you can focus on creating your new family. The first step is to get connected to an agency and a social worker who will start a file for you. Next, you work with them and our legal team to find a child to adopt, with many meetings and interviews taking place to ensure the child will be put in the best possible home. Arrangements are made for meeting the child, obtaining documents such as birth certificates, and travel plans if applicable. You will need many of your own documents including identification, proof of address, marriage certificate, health certificate, family photograph, income certificate, two letters of recommendation, financial statement, written consent form children over the age of 7, letter from a relative who could care for the child in unforeseen circumstances, and more depending on your situation. We will make sure your adoption gets approved and that the process goes smoothly.

Mediation:
For civil disputes and disagreements between married or unmarried couples, our law firm handles mediation. This allows the parties to meet outside of court to resolve their issues, avoiding a drawn out case and expensive legal fees. This will ensure communication is civil and both parties maintain a non-threatening demeanor, speaking with each in separate rooms if necessary.

Family Law:
Robert Doughty and his legal team handles all family law cases including divorce, child abuse, emancipation, trust funds, alimony, asset division, child custody, visitation, name changes, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, and more. Contact us today to get started on working through your case.

Lawyer consultationsBusiness Contract Law:
Our law office handles all aspects business contract law. This includes establishing the foundations of a contract, the offer and acceptance, when a person accidentally validates a contract, when a person intentionally does not fulfill a contract, compensation for breached contracts, language translations, and much more. From the date you begin a contract through the day it is fulfilled, we are here for you.

Real Estate Law:
When it comes to buying and selling real estate, there many regulations and laws that need to be followed. It can be a stressful and confusing experience, but our law firm is here to take that stress and confusion away. While a lawyer is not required, it is often recommended, especially in commercial real estate transactions. From the day you put a for sale sign on your home until the day you close on your new home, we will support you. We will ensure business real estate transactions go smoothly as well.

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