Whether you need a family law attorney to facilitate a prenuptial agreement, help you navigate the adoption process, or guide you through the chaos of divorce or 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 family law cases.
Where We Can Help
Growing your family through adoption is a highly personal experience that requires extensive knowledge of the legal system to navigate it successfully. The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer specializes in providing exactly that. We leverage our understanding of the nuances of adoption cases to help you complete your family with an adopted child. Whether you’re just beginning to explore adoption or have already begun the process, you need an experienced adoption attorney in your corner. Let that be the team at the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer.
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 sincere 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 legal battles.
Ending 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 is a pattern of behavior used to gain or maintain power and control over another individual. 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’s essential that you seek help as quickly as possible. 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, so we take the time to understand your circumstances and needs in order to 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:
- Orders of Protection
- Restraining Order
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 experts in Rio Rancho and Albuquerque 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 is when a relative (i.e., 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 and the child’s best interests.
At the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we have experience handling kinship custody cases across New Mexico. We will work with you to understand your rights and options and help you make the best decision for your child.
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 face, and we are committed to protecting your rights every step of the way. We have experience handling a wide range of 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 with 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 here. Our team of experienced attorneys will safeguard your rights, keep your best interests at heart, and fight for the best possible result for your case.
Compassion – Family law always has a degree of complexity and emotional involvement. As your attorney, we will be dedicated to seeking solutions while taking all the necessary factors into account.
Knowledge – Our lawyers have years of experience 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.
Experienced Guidance from a Trusted Albuquerque Attorney
At the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer, we understand that family law is a personal and sensitive area. We offer a legal team with compassionate, knowledgeable expertise to help you through this difficult time. Don’t settle for anything less than the best.
Meet Our Team
Armed with years of 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 confident in New Mexico family law matters, 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 & Rio Rancho’s Family Courts
When you contact a family law firm for legal assistance, you are providing them with highly confidential and personal information about your family. The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is committed to protecting your privacy, so know that 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.
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 you need 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.