Emily Powers is an associate attorney with Terry & deGraauw, P.C. practicing in a wide array of family matters. She has been licensed in the State of New Mexico since graduating from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Emily enjoys representing adults and children in adoptions, kinship guardianships, divorce, paternity, child support and custody, spousal support, community property issues, pre- and post-nuptial agreements, retirement planning, and even estate planning and name changes. Emily has hundreds of hours of experience in mediation, litigation, negotiation, investigation, and drafting of legal documents. It is her primary goal to provide effective representation that works in the best interests of each individual family.
Emily is a native New Mexican with deep roots. She also spent many years in Arizona, where she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona and clerked for two family law judges in Maricopa County during law school. While in Arizona, Emily also tutored high school students on track to attend college, focusing their class time on history, literature, and math. During law school, she earned two mediation certificates at the UNM School of Law, participated in Children’s Court Adoption Day, interned for a non-profit Guardian ad Litem firm, provided free and reduced-cost representation to teens and vulnerable adults, and was awarded the Excellence in Family Advocacy Law award by the faculty of the law school. Emily is a member of many professional associations, including the Hispanic Bar association, the Family Law section, and the Real Property, Trust & Estate section.
Outside of the practice of law, Emily enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in the beauty of the high desert, listening to her grandfather’s Bourget Brothers music, crocheting, and hosting game nights with family and friends.