The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer has more than three decades of experience in family law matters in New Mexico. We are uniquely positioned to handle your family law matter, no matter how complex, with complete and full confidentiality. Our years of experience give us the resources and skills needed to represent you or your family. Apart from Santa Fe, our professional family lawyers also serve clients in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Choose the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer
Our business revolves around three main principles: trust, compassion, and information.
Trust – From your first call until the resolution of your case, you are our first priority. We understand that trust is the foundation of a successful partnership between client and attorney. Our team of seasoned family lawyers in Santa Fe will make sure to protect your rights and fight for the best possible outcome.
Compassion – No matter how straightforward a case may seem, we understand how family law matters always involve a degree of complexity and emotional investment. We are committed to looking for resolutions while taking all these nuances into account.
Information – Having years of experience with family law cases, our team of Santa Fe family law attorneys is ready to help you understand your rights as spouse or parent while also fiercely defending those rights whether in negotiations or in courtroom litigation.
We Help Build Families
Whether you need a pre-nuptial or domestic partnership agreement or you want to adopt or carry out a second-parent adoption, we are here to help. We will answer your questions and offer advice throughout the entire process.
Dissolution and Divorce Matters
Domestic family law matters that involve the ending of a relationship and other sensitive areas tend to be among the most emotional. At our office, you will receive our full attention, knowledge and support throughout your case and beyond. We handle many types of divorce and dissolution-related matters, including the case types listed below.
- Legal separation
- Complex & High Net Worth Divorce
- Spousal support
- Child custody
- Collaborative divorce
- Domestic violence and Orders of Protection
Wills and Estate
Keeping will and estate matters in order is important for any family to prevent friction and potential conflict down the road. Although wills are often straightforward and easily understood by many, there is an ongoing notion that estates are only for the wealthy.
Estate simply refers to the net worth of a person at any given time. The will or last will and testament dictates who will get a person’s estate in the event of their passing.
When ironing out details about your will and estate, it is imperative to seek the advice of a family lawyer to make sure that all documents and arrangements are legally binding and will be upheld even when you are no longer around.
According to the Kinship Law of New Mexico, other family members can step in and provide care for children when their own parents are unable to or unwilling to provide that care. This is called kinship custody and guardianship.
Guardianship can also extend to adults who are disabled, incapacitated, or are unable to make decisions for themselves or manage their finances.
When you need to address kinship custody and guardianship matters, the guidance of a seasoned family law attorney will be instrumental in getting the most ideal outcome. It will also help to expedite the process and find a fitting resolution.
LGBTQ+ Family Law Cases
The area of family law is still evolving in general, and this is especially true when the case involves an LGBTQ+ couple. The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer has the experience that may make the difference in your case, and we are fully prepared to serve LGBTQ+ couples in their family law cases, including divorce, domestic partnerships, child custody, and adoption. We have been helping members of the LGBTQ+ community in New Mexico with their family law matters for years, and we understand the unique challenges you may face as a member of this community. Don’t trust your case to a Santa Fe family law attorney who may not be familiar with how the family laws in New Mexico work for LGBTQ+ couples, as this could result in you not receiving the representation you’re entitled to.
The Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer will help you and your partner draft essential legal documents like contracts, powers-of-attorney, adoptions, domestic partnerships, and more. We’re also proficient at helping LGBTQ+ couples settle disputes that involve child custody, divorce, adoption, relationship dissolution, and partnership agreements. Our principal lawyer, Dorene Kuffer, has spent decades advocating for LGBTQ+ families in Los Alamos. With us, you’re guaranteed to have an ally in court.
We’re Here to Help
Your choice of a family lawyer in Santa Fe and Los Alamos will have a direct impact on how your case plays out on many different levels. That’s why the skilled legal team at the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer employs a fully comprehensive approach to the emotional and financial issues you may face, whether those issues stem from an exciting or challenging transitional time in your life. Whether you’re dealing with a divorce, child custody, or domestic violence case, our expert lawyers will give you the legal support you need to resolve your issue.
Your Information is Safe With Us
Any time you are contacting a Santa Fe family attorney for legal services, chances are you are sharing very sensitive and private information about your family – information that may not be easy or comfortable for you to share. Our office is fully committed to complete confidentiality at all times. No details about your case will ever go beyond our office doors.
Contact Us Today
It’s our policy to listen to you first and give you advice second, so you can rest assured that we are giving full consideration to all the details of your situation before we try to help you. To set up a consultation about your family law matter, contact us.
You may call our office at 505-924-1000 or send us an email using the form below. Our skilled team of family lawyers serves clients in Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico.