Often  divorcing couples are looking for a way to settle issues such as child support, custody, and property division without the involvement of a court process. Seeking out the services of an experienced Albuquerque mediation lawyer has its benefits, especially when it comes to complex financial and property matters.


At Batley Family Law, our team of knowledgeable divorce and family lawyers has more than two decades of experience providing legal advice and mediation services for families in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For more information, please get in touch with our staff today.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative settlement process in which a divorcing couple meets with a third party, known as a mediator. During one or more meetings, each party works to amicably resolve issues such as property division, child custody, and child and spousal support in a mutually beneficial manner.

Mediation can streamline the divorce proceedings and save both parties thousands in legal fees. Further, mediation typically results in a faster end to the marriage and less mental and emotional stress. Finally, mediation places you and your spouse in control of what happens to your family–not the New Mexico legal system.

Do You Need a Mediation Lawyer in New Mexico?

In some cases, you may not need a mediation lawyer. However, the most amicable divorces can become complex when money, property, and children are involved. Assistance from an experienced mediation lawyer can ensure that you and your spouse reach a more favorable end without a lengthy court process and that your settlement will be approved by the Court   In some mediated cases, the couple each have their own lawyer to review documents and advise them as to agreements and in other cases the parties choose to work with the mediator without Counsel.  A mediator cannot provide legal advice to either party.

At Batley Family Law, our attorneys will work with both parties to understand your circumstances and desires for your life post-divorce. Our law firm will not represent you or your spouse; instead, we will act as a neutral party and facilitate discussion and compromise on both sides.

That said, it is critical to approach mediation with a cooperative mindset. When parties feel like they need to outplay one another, the process can fail, resulting in added expense and stress to both sides.

After completing the mediation process, our team will help you draft the legal paperwork you need to finalize your divorce in court. Depending on your circumstances, your mediation agreement will include the decisions you have made about:

  • Child support
  • Joint or sole custody
  • Visitation rights
  • Parenting plans
  • Alimony/ Spousal Support
  • Property division
  • Debt and asset distribution

Working with a family law attorney ensures that your settlement agreement will be legally valid. In addition, our law firm will give you the space to get creative with your compromises and determine the outcomes that best support your hopes for your family following your divorce.

Contact an Experienced Albuquerque, New Mexico Divorce & Family Lawyer

Finding the right mediation lawyer is vital to achieve the best outcome for your mediation. At Batley Family Law, we place you and your family first. Rather than picking sides, we’ll work for the good of both parties and empower you and your spouse to guide the process using our carefully honed mediation skills. Call our Albuquerque office today at (505) 246-0500 or fill out this contact form to take the next step toward scheduling your confidential case evaluation.

What Our Clients Say

“Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I had a great experience at Batley Family Law. They assisted me with my case. They were excellent and ensured that my case was handled as efficiently as possible and always made me feel informed. This firm helped me through a stressful time. Would absolutely recommend this law firm.”

J. A.

“Thanks for everything yesterday! I had a very informative and meaningful consultation with Batley Family Law. I can tell that they are compassionate and strong which I admire in a law firm. Their firm has written a great book on New Mexico Divorce Law and they had recommendations for books to help my kids in this process! Thanks for the great gifts as well. I look forward to working with them in the process that lies ahead.”


Bobbie Batley is unquestionably the top family lawyer in New Mexico, largely because of the amazing team she leads. This firm cares about their clients, and puts those needs out front. I will never hesitate to refer to this firm!”


“Batley Family Law is an excellent place to work. I enjoy coming in everyday. It is clear to see how much our attorneys value New Mexican families. They work their hardest to advocate for their clients on a daily basis.”

K. W.

“Batley Family Law provided me with excellent advice and service to effectively and efficiently resolve an issue with my best interests in mind. They did this with a great deal of compassion. I would highly recommend this firm.”

E. F.

Contact Us

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Batley Family Law
316 Osuna Road Ne #301
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-246-0500