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Emma Whitley


Areas Of Practice

Divorce, Custody


Emma Whitley – Attorney

Emma L. Whitley is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico, and received her law degree from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Whitley, a native New Mexican, is certified in advanced dispute resolution and is admitted in all New Mexico domestic relations courts, where she brings strong trial and advocacy skills to all areas of domestic relations law. She engages in a statewide practice involving divorce, child custody and support, property division, alimony, and division of retirement funds.

Rebecca G

I have, and will recommend New Mexico Legal Group to all. I was blessed by having the team of Emma Whitley, and her knowledgeable paralegal Desiree Pena. My divorce wasn’t easy by any means, and nor was I an easy client. I expect excellence, from myself; and those around me. That is what this team is, accurate and precise. The divorce was complicated due to assets and retirement benefits. I know that the expertise and knowledge that was given to me, represented my best interest at all time. And yet, fairness and compromise was also presented for our best outcome. I personally had a lot of questions, and Desiree always responding in timely manner; and was professional. Desiree went far above and beyond, to work with me. She showed great compassion, and yet has nerves of steel.

New Mexico Legal Group, was worth every penny….

Emma W. And Desiree P., as my legal team…… Priceless…….

toni lorgan

After 14 months of motion after motion and thousands of dollars and not much closer to a settlement, we looked for different representation for our daughter’s divorce. We found Emma Whitley at New Mexico Legal Group. At the time our daughter was 6 weeks from going to trial for the divorce. Emma did more the first 5 hours she had the case than we were able to accomplish over the last 5 months. In 15 days she had the mediation scheduled with an excellent mediator, opposing counsel on board, and in 6 hours of mediation the divorce was settled. She took control of the mediation, set the parameters and somehow had everybody working together for a fair and reasonable settlement. Without Emma we would be facing $15-20,000 in additional legal fees, and an unknown outcome. If you are facing a divorce, go to a Family Law Attorney. If you are dealing with a very difficult, angry spouse, go to Emma. She will find a fair and equitable solution in the shortest time possible.

Rosalyn Nguyen

Ms. Emma L. Whitley, Esq. is a phenomenal family attorney beyond words. My area of work has a sizable client base for family law issues, and Ms. Whitley is my go-to for these matters. She always has the answer. She always has a solution. Ms. Whitley is an excellent and knowledgeable attorney who is up-to-date with the latest in family law.

Because Ms. Whitley cares about families, she ensures that her client receives top-notch representation while providing tips on how to keep the fees down. Ms. Whitley’s skills, strategy, and empathy shine through in her service to help her clients find the next and best chapter in their lives.

Tandi Hufnagel

I really can’t say enough about our experience with Emma Whitley and New Mexico Legal Group. We had a difficult custody case with many twists and turns, and Emma stayed rock solid and on-the-ball throughout. She is poised, thorough, professional, caring, and an excellent attorney in the courtroom. At the start, we were informed of the expected costs and procedures accurately. Emma communicated clearly and was responsive to all of our emails. We felt that our case was getting the attention needed, without any excessive waste of time/money. We were given options and not pressured into any choices, just given straight-forward facts about what the likely outcomes could be. In the courtroom, Emma was eloquent and argued our case cheerful determination. She handled surprises and drama with calm assurance. Even when confronted with personal verbal attacks from the opposing party, she retained her upbeat, respectful demeanor. Legal issues are stressful enough; make sure you get an attorney that you can trust. We are so grateful to have found Emma and can not recommend her highly enough.

Alicia Holder

I would highly recommend Emma Whitley to anyone going through a military divorce. She was very knowledgeable about all of the intricacies involved with this type of divorce and pointed out things for me to think about that I either knew nothing about or had not considered. It was an extremely stressful time and she was able to guide me when my thinking was clouded. Ms. Whitley always got back to me in a timely manner whenever I had questions or concerns and the entire staff was also very helpful and professional. I would highly recommend Ms. Whitley to anyone going through a similar situation.

melissa romine

Emma was extremely caring and professional. Her sound expert legal advice resulted in a seamless process to resolving my case.

Chantel Garrett

Ms. Whitley and the New Mexico Legal Group are top notch lawyers who have a vital knowledge of their areas of practice. They are professional and are able to keep fees low while still providing quality service.

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