Serving Santa Fe, Los Alamos & Rio Arriba Counties
First District Court [“Programs” – “Alternative Dispute Resolution” or “Family Court Services & Mediation”]
Family Court Services
Domestic Relations Mediation
Assists with development of Parenting Plans for custody and/or visitation
Provides brief, focused child custody evaluations
Provides comprehensive child custody evaluations
Child Abuse and Neglect Mediation
Assists parents and the CYFD to create agreements for legal and treatment issues
Open Adoptions Mediation
Assists with post-adoption child visitation arrangements
Gary Lombardo, Director
Court Constituent Services Division (CCSD) – ADR for Civil Cases:
Serves people without attorneys. Provides forms, information about court procedures, document review services (for divorce and parenting cases), and a monthly orientation class. Does NOT provide legal advice.
Domestic cases – assistance with property and debt division, all civil cases, including probate and foreclosure
In Domestic Relations cases, assistance is available twice monthly to quickly resolve some issues in the case. The issues raised by Motions for Orders to Show Cause, Motions to Enforce, Simple Pro se Divorces, and other relatively simple matters are resolved by the agreement of the parties, or by a same-day decision of the judge.