Family Law

Representing adults and children in family law cases has always been Sheryl Saavedra's passion. In law school, she clerked for the Honorable Anne Kass and completed her clinic work at the Peanut Butter and Jelly program for incarcerated parents.

Now, after more than 25 years of practicing primarily family law, Sheryl has the innate ability to review a client file and map out the most strategic game plan for that particular client under those particular circumstances. The art of developing a strategy for a client from beginning to end and adjusting along the way, helps Sheryl garner the best results for her clients.

While settling or mediating a case in the client’s best interest is always an option, Sheryl’s tenacity as a litigator has earned her the reputation of being an attorney who will not hesitate to fight for her clients.

Sheryl brings the same vigilance she exercises in divorce and custody cases, to her work as a Guardian ad Litem for children. In her first year as the Chaves County Guardian ad Litem for Children’s Court, Sheryl was nominated for the New Mexico Welfare and Juvenile Justice Excellence Award at the Children’s Law Institute. She is a staunch advocate for children in a variety of family law related cases including divorces, custody, adoptions and guardianships, but she has a particular affinity for representing children in the abuse and neglect system. She is able to work with both children and their parents to develop a plan that places the child’s needs as paramount, while still seeking a viable solution to reintegrate the family, where appropriate.

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