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Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. 
Size of Organization: 8
Year Established: 1967

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Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. has carved out an impressive niche in the area of family law. It is the first and most experienced family law firm in New Mexico, serving New Mexico as well as a national and international clientele for over 40 years. The firm has taken on the most challenging divorce and family law cases. Its attorneys have found new methods to resolve and win one-of-a-kind cases.

Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A. and its attorneys are recognized at the state, national, and international level in the area of Family Law. The firm is included in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and its attorneys are also listed in Best Lawyers in America. Members of the firm belong to such organizations as the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, and the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. Many are recognized Specialists in Family Law by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. They regularly lecture at the state and national level, write extensively on the topic of Family Law, and are active in developing legislation which affects Family Law issues.

Noteworthy Supreme Court Cases: Spingola v. Spingola 91 N.M. 737, 580 P.2d 958 (S.Ct. 1978); Bazaldua v. Harrigan 92 N.M. 596, 592 P.2d 512 (S.Ct. 1979); Spingola v. Spingola 93 N.M. 598,603 P.2d 708 (S.Ct. 1979); Buckner v. Buckner 95 N.M. 337, 622 P.2d 242 (S.Ct. 1981); Hagan v. Hardwick 95 N.M. 624 P.2d 26 (S. Ct. 1981); Belosky v. Belosky 97 N.M. 365, 640 P.2d 471 (S.Ct. 1982); Britton v. Britton 100 N.M. 424, 671 P.2d 1135 (S.Ct. 1983); Koppenhaver v. Koppenhaver 101 NM 105, 678.P.2d 1180 (Ct.App. 1984); Blake v. Blake 102 N.M. 354, 695 P.2d 838 (Ct. App. 1985); Fox v. Fox 103 N.M. 155, 703 P.2d 932 (Ct. App. 1985); Pillars v. Thompson 103 N.M. 204, 712P.2d 1366 (S.Ct. 1986); Berry v. Meadows 103 N.M. 761, 713 P.2d 1017 (Ct. App. 1986); Fitzsimmons v. Fitzsimmons 104 N.M. 420, 722 P.2d 671 (Ct. App. 1986); Pacheco v. Quintana 105 N.M. 204, 712P.2d 1366 (S.Ct. 1986)Alfieri v. Alfieri 105 N.M. 373, 733 P.2d 4 (Ct. App. 1987); Mattox v. Mattox 105 N.M. 479, 734 P.2d 259 (Ct.App. 1987); Ruggles v. Ruggles 114 N.M. 63, 31 N.M. St. B. Bull. 718, 834 P.2d 940 (Ct. App. 1992); Gilmore v. Gilmore 106 N.M. 788, 750 P.2d 1114 (Ct. App. 19930; Ruggles v. Ruggles 116 N.M. 52 N.M. 254, 32 N.M. St. B. Bull 861 P.2d (S.Ct. 1993); Barnes v. Shoemaker 117 N.M.59, 868 P.2d 1284 (Ct. App. 1993); Leeder v. Leeder 118 N.M. 603,33 N.M. St. B. Bull, 1458, 884 P.2d 494 (Ct. App. 1994); Ridenour v. Ridenour 120 N.M. 352, 901 P.2d 770 (Ct. App. 1995); Drummond v. Drummond 1997-NMCA-094, 123 N.M. 727, 945 P.2d 457 (Ct. App. 1997); Styka v. Styka 1999-NMCA-002, 126 N.M., 515, 972 P.2d 16 (Ct. App. 1998); Rochester v. Rochester 1999-NMCA-100, 961 N.M., P.2d (Ct. App. 1998).

Statement of Practice Summary:
Adoption Law; Alimony; Annulment; Appellate Practice; Child Abuse and Neglect; Child Custody; Child Custody Mediation; Childrens Rights; Child Support; Cohabitation Agreements; Collaborative Family Law; Community Property Law; Divorce; Divorce Arbitration; Divorce Mediation; Divorce Taxation; Domestic Partnerships; Domestic Relations; Domestic Torts; Domestic Violence; Elder Abuse; Equitable Distribution; Family Law; Family Mediation; Fathers Rights; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; Grandparents Custody; Grandparents Visitation Rights; Independent Adoptions; Inheritance; International Adoptions; International Child Abduction; International Child Custody; International Family Law; Interstate Adoptions; Interstate Child Custody; Interstate Support; Juvenile Law; Legal Separation; Marital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital Property Settlements; Matrimonial Bankruptcy Law; Matrimonial Law; Military Divorce; Name Changes; No Fault Divorce; Non-Traditional Family Law; Parental Kidnapping; Paternity; Post-Divorce Modifications; Postnuptial Agreements; Premarital Agreements; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders; Restraining Orders; Separation Agreements; Spousal Support; Step Parent Adoptions; Third Party Custody; Trial Practice; Uncontested Divorce; Visitation Rights.