Meredith Johnstone– Attorney
Meredith Johnstone is a graduate of the University of New Mexico School of Law. Prior to law school, Ms. Johnstone obtained her Master’s of Business Administration from the Robert O. Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Ms. Johnstone practices solely in the area of family law and handles cases statewide involving divorce, including complex property division, parentage cases, child custody and child support. As each domestic relations case is different, Ms. Johnstone is dedicated to providing her clients with representation that fits their individual needs and goals through the use of her skills in collaboration, mediation, and litigation. Ms. Johnstone will be serving as the Board President for the New Mexico Collaborative Practice Group for 2017, and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of New Mexico.
Ms. Meredith Johnstone represented me in a challenging custody case involving an ex-partner and our children. At the beginning of this case I was fearful of the outcome because it was the scariest and most daunting process I had ever been through and it involved the most important people in my life…my children. It was even more worrisome as I didn’t know how the custody laws worked for same-sex couples who were not married nor in any type of legal union. After meeting with Meredith; however, and speaking with her about my case, those fears were quelled because I saw that Meredith was an experienced, self-assured and capable attorney, who had my and my children’s best interests in mind.
In the time it took for this case to come to a resolution, Meredith fielded numerous phone calls, texts, voicemails and emails from me and helped me get through this very challenging time with my sanity and integrity in check. Meredith was always patient and honest and didn’t hesitate to tell me when I needed to accept what was being proposed even though I may not have liked it. She’s a straight shooter but tactful and professional each step of the way.
Meredith was successful in getting an unrelated property issue, that was added to this custody case, dismissed within minutes at a custody hearing as a result of her knowledge of the law, her thoroughness and her attention to detail. The end result of all the hard work and Meredith’s diligence is that I have 50/50 custody of my children and a schedule that works well for me and them. Without a doubt, Meredith’s work on this case helped me get through the most difficult and emotional time of my life and for that, I will be forever grateful. Thank you, again, Meredith!!