Trusted Family Law Attorney in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Whether you need a family law attorney to facilitate a pre-nuptial agreement, help you navigate the adoption process, or guide you through the chaos of divorce and custody disputes, The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is here to help. 

With over three decades of experience serving Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, you can rest assured that our team is ready, willing, and capable of helping you through even the most complex and challenging divorce and custody cases.

What We Offer


Growing your family through adoption is a highly personal experience that requires extensive knowledge of the legal system to execute successfully. The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer specializes in providing exactly that. 

We leverage our experience to navigate the nuances of adoption cases and help you make your family complete with an adopted child.

Whether you’re at the precipice of exploring adoption or have already begun the process, you need an experienced adoption attorney in your court. Let that be the team at The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer.

Child Custody

Determining how parenting time will be divided between both parents is never easy and often leads to disputes that compromise more than just the relationship in question.

Courts will consider a number of different factors, including the wishes of the child(ren) and parents, how the adjustments will affect the everyday routine of the child, and how the child interacts with each parent.

At The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we strive to ensure that the parent we’re representing has the most experienced and fervent legal support. Likewise, we specialize in defending the father’s rights during custody proceedings to prevent precedent from over-reaching.

While we won’t hesitate to litigate should the circumstances necessitate it, our goal as your attorney is to prevent custody disputes from escalating into full-blown battles.


The ending of a relationship is difficult, emotional, and trying. You need a compassionate and experienced attorney to provide you with knowledge, support, and expertise right from the start. You can trust our team of attorneys to be responsive and give you our full attention for the entirety of your case and beyond.

We handle a wide variety of cases, including:

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over an intimate partner. This can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or psychological. It affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexuality.

If you are a victim of domestic violence, it is crucial to seek help. Many resources are available to assist you, including support groups, counseling, and legal services.

At The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we understand that every divorce is unique. We take the time to understand your circumstances and needs so that we can tailor our approach to fit you.

No matter your goals or objectives, we will work tirelessly to help you achieve them. Our attorneys will help you secure the following when necessary:

Wills and Estate

Creating a will is an important step in estate planning. It allows you to designate how you would like your assets to be distributed after your death. Without a will, state laws will determine how your property is divided.

Our competent family law attorneys in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho can help you create a comprehensive estate plan that includes a will, trusts, Powers of Attorney, and advance directives. We will work with you to understand your goals and objectives to divide your estate according to your wishes.

Kinship Custody

Kinship custody is when a relative (such as a grandparent or aunt/uncle) is awarded custody of a child. This can happen if the child’s parents are unable to care for them or if it is in the child’s best interest.

The process of securing kinship custody can be complex and confusing. A lawyer can help you navigate the legal system, understand your rights, and advocate for your best interests.

At The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we have experience handling kinship custody cases in New Mexico. We will work with you to understand your rights and options and help you make the best decision for your child.

LGBTQ+ Family Law Case

The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is proud to represent members of the LGBTQ+ community in family law cases. We understand the unique challenges and obstacles you may face, and we are committed to protecting your rights.

We have experience handling a wide range of family law cases for members of the LGBTQ+ community, including divorce, child custody, and adoption. We will work with you to understand your goals and objectives and help you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Keeping Families Together

Family law matters are challenging and emotionally taxing, so it’s important to work with an expert attorney. With our trusted attorneys, you’ll receive the legal and emotional assistance you need to move forward with your case. 

Whether you’re going through the process of adoption or need help finalizing divorce paperwork, our team is here to help. We understand how emotionally charged these cases can be and will rally behind you to ensure your case’s success.

How the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer Can Help

Our firm is based on three fundamental principles: trust, compassion, and knowledge.

Trust – We recognize that a successful client-attorney relationship begins with trust. Our team of experienced family law attorneys will safeguard your rights, take your best interests at heart, and fight for the best possible result.

Compassion – Family law cases always have a degree of complexity and emotional involvement. As your attorney, we are dedicated to seeking solutions while taking all of these factors into account.
Knowledge – Our family law attorneys have years of expertise with family law cases and are eager to assist you in understanding your rights as a spouse or parent while defending those rights, whether in negotiations or court litigation.

Compassionate, Reliable representation – Albuquerque Divorce and Custody Law Experts

Call the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer to speak with a family law attorney.

Seek Experienced Guidance from an Attorney You Trust in Albuquerque

At The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we understand that family law matters are personal and sensitive. We offer compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced representation to help you through this difficult time. Don’t settle for anything less than the best. Schedule a consultation with us today to discuss your case.

Meet Our Team

Armed with knowledge and experience, you’ll find that the attorneys at the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer will approach your case with diligent attention so that we can best serve you and your family.

When you need an attorney who is experienced with family law cases in New Mexico, count on our team for compassionate guidance and support.

Meet the team of hardworking individuals who will go above and beyond to help win your case:

Why Choose Us

When you contact an Albuquerque family law firm for legal assistance, you are providing them with highly confidential and personal information about your family – something that may not be easy to do.

The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is committed to protecting your privacy. We will never share your information with anyone without your consent. All of our communication is confidential, and we will take all measures necessary to keep your info safe.

Your Partner In Albuquerque and Rio Rancho’s Family Courts

We pride ourselves on strong attorney-client relationships founded on our business’s key principles: trust, compassion, and information. You’ll gain all the information and support to make sound decisions throughout your divorce, child custody, or adoption case. 

Don’t go through this alone – contact us today to discuss your options.