Bobbie is the current Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section. She is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. In 2012, she was named by Best Lawyers as the New Mexico Family Law Lawyer of the Year and has been listed in that publication since 2006. She has been named as a Southwest Super Lawyer since 2010, and is also recognized by Martindale-Hubbell as a Pre-eminent Woman Lawyer. In addition, Bobbie serves on the Advisory Board of the Honoring Families Initiative of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS).
In New Mexico, Bobbie remains an active member of the New Mexico Family Law Section of the State Bar, the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group and the Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group. She is also a member of the Future Fund of the Albuquerque Community Foundation and a Leadership New Mexico Connect Program Graduate.
25+ years practicing law, representing clients throughout NM in all aspects of family law. NM Board Certified Specialist in Family Law, Collaborative practice, mediation (settlement facilitation) and, when necessary, litigation. B.A. Rice Univ 1984; J.D. Washington & Lee Univ; M.A. Gerontology, Webster Univ 2007.
Janet has practiced in the area of Family Law for approximately 30 years. Janet is a New Mexico Board Certified Family Law Specialist. She was named the Best Lawyers’® 2013 Santa Fe Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” and again received that honor in 2014 – 2015. Janet has been selected to the Southwest Super Lawyers list and has an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Janet has handled close to 200 collaborative cases. Janet strives to stress the best interest of children and the family while seeking the most equitable result for her client.
Jennifer deGraauw is an Albuquerque Family Law lawyer. Jennifer 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 is currently the President of the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group, and a member of the Albuquerque Collaborative Practice Group and the Bridge Pod.
Jan is recognized nationally for her accomplishments as a Family Law attorney by Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register of Pre-eminent Lawyers from 1997 to the present; Listed in the Best Lawyers in America for twentyeight years since 1987; Listed in every edition of Southwest Super Lawyers since 2007; Listed in New Mexico Business Weekly’s “Best of the Bar” for family law in 2010; Listed in Best Lawyers in America as the Albuquerque Family Lawyer of the Year 2011.Jan is a co-author of the 2015 book “Divorce in New Mexico”. She has participated as an attorney in Collaborative Divorce for the past ten years. Jan has trained the Collaborative Process to other attorneys for the past eight years.
I have been doing exclusively collaborative practice & mediation since 2006. I typically serve as facilitator & case manager, bringing my knowledge and experience in dealing with group process and creative problem solving to serve both clients and team. When the collaborative process experiences delay or impasse, it is rarely with the legal issues to be addressed, occasionally with the financial issues, and frequently with the social/emotional aspects of feeling frustrated, hurt, angry, unheard, fearful, marginalized, vengeful or anxious. My role is to assist in managing such things and to keep the overall process in focus and on track for the most efficient and effective divorce solutions possible.
Ms. Gonzales-Zamora has a deep appreciation of how the law impacts lives. The Collaborative process can diminish the negativity usually associated with divorce – and that is important to Gonzales-Zamora. Before joining David Walther Law, Veronica worked at the Institute of Public Law’s Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center and witnessed firsthand the damage that family conflict can inflict on children. So although the spouses generally benefit from a less conflictual divorce, Veronica is in it for the kids, who are the biggest winners in a collaborative divorce.
Ms. Gonzales-Zamora’s interest in children’s welfare has led her to participate in
State Bar of New Mexico, Children’s Law Section Board of Directors 2013-2014
Bernalillo County Youth Services Center, Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative, Youth Reporting Center, 2012-2014
After 25 years, my reputation is about caring for my clients and providing realistic expectations. I have years of experience in complex family law cases, including high asset cases and cases where complex issues of spousal support are at issue. I can help guide my clients though the difficult and complex issues relating to custody and timesharing of their children post-divorce.