Kathryn Terry  Learn More

Supreme Court Certified
Family Law Specialist

Jennifer Degraauw Learn More

Supreme Court Certified
Family Law Specialist

KRISTIN BRADFORD Learn More

Associate Attorney

DEVONNE LOPEZ Learn More

Paralegal

Kelly Squires Learn More

Business Manager

MORE ABOUT KATHRYN

Kathryn Terry practices family law with a passion for the welfare of children. Although she handles all types of family law cases, Kathryn is at her best when she is giving a voice to children – making sure their best interests are fully considered during family law proceedings. Kathryn does this not only through representation of parents in contested custody cases, but also in her role as Guardian ad litem, where she is appointed to be the child’s attorney. She is frequently appointed in Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties in high conflict custody cases. In addition to high conflict custody cases, Kathryn represents children in abuse and neglect proceedings.

Kathryn’s broad family law practice includes cases involving complex property division, custody, child support, spousal support, guardianship and adoption. She has been appointed to serve as Settlement Facilitator in a variety of cases.

Kathryn feels strongly about protecting the integrity and dignity of divorcing couples and has included Collaborative Practice as a part of her family law work. Kathryn is the past President of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group and is an active member of several subcommittees within the state organization. Kathryn is also a member of the Bridge Practice Group.

In addition to her family and children’s law work, Kathryn is leading a charge to improve the Children’s Court system. In 2008 she was named to the Children’s Court Rules Committee by the New Mexico Supreme Court and in January 2013, accepted the Court’s appointment for a two year term as Chair of the Committee. She has also served on the board of the Children’s Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar and as a mentor to new law school graduates through the State Bar Bridge the Gap program. Kathryn dedicates her time to civic and non-profit organizations throughout the state. She previously served on the board of Healing Addiction in our Community, a non-profit organization educating youth about the dangers of opiate addiction and helped develop the first youth-oriented transitional living center in New Mexico. Kathryn also serves on the board of Pegasus Legal Services for Children as Secretary.

Kathryn is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. In June 2013, Kathryn’s advocacy of New Mexico’s children earned her a place among New Mexico’s 2013 “40 Under 40″, a highly competitive honor bestowed by New Mexico First on the top 40 young professionals under the age of 40 making a difference in New Mexico. Kathryn was named a Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2014 and 2015. Kathryn earned her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Tulane University.  While at Tulane, she studied in Toledo, Spain.  She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

MORE ABOUT JENNIFER

As a family law attorney, Jennifer deGraauw takes a personal approach with each of her clients and tailors her representation to each client’s individual needs. Her attention to detail and thoroughness is what her clients appreciate most about her representation.

Jennifer represents a range of individuals with family law issues involving complex property division, child custody, child support, spousal support, asset tracing, and valuation issues.

Jennifer is recognized by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Jennifer was also appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice Petra Maes to serve on the Supreme Court of New Mexico Domestic Relations Rules Committee. In her role as a committee member Jennifer drafts rules and forms that govern all domestic relations and divorce cases in New Mexico.

While Jennifer has extensive trial and litigation experience she is also a skilled negotiator and trained Collaborative law practitioner. She is currently President of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group and is a member of the Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group and the Bridge Practice Group.

Jennifer is actively involved in the State Bar of New Mexico as a board member of the Albuquerque Bar Association. She has frequently been asked to speak at continuing legal education courses for attorneys in the areas of child support, paternity, same-sex parentage, artificial reproduction technology issues and complex property division.

Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in Business from the University of Kansas. While at the University of Kansas she earned her Certificate in Political Issues of Northern Ireland from The University of Cork in Cork, Ireland. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law.

 

MORE ABOUT KRISTIN

Kristin M. Bradford is an associate attorney with Terry & deGraauw, P.C. She graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Law and was licensed in the State of New Mexico in 2016. Kristin’s practice is focused on family law, including divorce, child custody and support, property division, spousal support, and division of retirement funds. She also represents children in abuse/neglect proceedings. 
A native of Michigan, Kristin graduated from Ferris State University in 2010, earning her B.A., and A.S.S., in Business Administration and Legal Studies, with honors. Before attending law school, Kristin relocated to New Mexico in 2010 and began working as a paralegal for Jennifer deGraauw. Kristin continued to focus on family law during her studies at UNM School of Law, which included clerking for the Honorable Elizabeth E. Whitefield in the Family Court Division of the Second Judicial District Court in Bernalillo County, serving as the law student liaison for the Peter H. Johnstone Pro Bono Family Law Day each year, and completing eighty hours of training for mediation She also worked as a law clerk at Terry & deGraauw P.C. throughout law school to continue her pursuit of practicing family law in New Mexico. While in law school, Kristin received the Atkinson & Kelsey Excellence in Family Law Award.  Kristin is a passionate advocate for her clients and she is an asset to the New Mexico Family Law Bar. 

MORE ABOUT DEVONNE

Devonne has been with our firm since 2015. Her compassionate nature allows her to help our clients during a very sad and stressful time. Her mission is to support our clients through all points of the case. Devonne assists the attorneys with case management, drafting, and client support.  She is an invaluable member of our team. 

MORE ABOUT KELLY

Kelly has been with Terry & deGraauw, P.C. since the firm was just seven months old. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Anderson School of Management at UNM, graduated with honors, and was a recipient of the Presidential Scholarship.She has a passion for making sure all the moving parts of our firm work together to create a professional, efficient, and client-centered environment. She also has a strong passion for taking care of our clients and ensuring our staff is well supported. It is her mission to make sure our firm operates seamlessly and efficiently so our attorneys are able to provide clients with the best representation possible.