The divorce lawyers at Terry & deGraauw, P.C., are certified family law specialists. This is a reflection of our extensive training and experience handling divorce cases and all of the accompanying issues, such as child custody and support. If you’re planning to divorce in New Mexico, our attorneys can take you through every step of the process and be at your side if you require any post-divorce modifications in the future.

Our attorneys will ensure you make the right decisions every step of the way as we help you work toward a successful resolution to your divorce. Before you file for divorce, you will want to take the following steps to ensure you are prepared for the entire process:

  • Find the Right Divorce Attorney
    Choosing the right divorce attorney is one of the most important steps you will take in the divorce process, especially if you are a parent. No parent should divorce without competent counsel. Our experienced divorce lawyers can answer all of your questions about divorce and child custody, working to legally protect your right to see and make decisions for your children.
  • Gather Paperwork & Statements
    Copy important documents, especially financial ones, as soon as possible. Prepare copies of recent bank and credit card statements, as well as investment and retirement account statements. Other financial documents you will want to copy may include loan applications, the last 3-5 years’ tax returns, property bills and mortgage statements.
  • Create New Goals
    Divorce signifies the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of the next. Help yourself by creating new goals that you want to achieve post-divorce. Let our attorneys know so we can help you create a financial picture that meets your goals.
  • Choose a Divorce Type
    When you divorce, you will want to explore all of your options to do so. Collaborative divorce and mediation allow you to divorce without a judge deciding the outcome, putting the result in your hands. Of course, sometimes divorce litigation is necessary when a couple cannot agree. Our Albuquerque divorce attorneys can help you decide which type of divorce is right for your family.


Planning a divorce in New Mexico is a complex and sometimes lengthy process, but you do not have to do it alone. The compassionate divorce attorneys at Terry & deGraauw, P.C. can help you file for divorce and decide important issues relating to child custody and child support, guiding you every step of the way.


Learn all of your options for divorce—contact our Albuquerque, New Mexico divorce attorneys to get your divorce questions answered today.