This law office is a small firm with a single attorney--which means that each and every aspect of your case receives my personal and dedicated attention.

A small firm also means less overhead for me and lower attorney's fees for you. Let's work together to craft a framework of representation that meets both your legal needs and your personal budget.

Contact the office today to learn more.

Honors & Awards:

University of Arizona
     - Juris Doctor, cum laude
     - Barbara A. Atwood Scholar
     - American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Scholar
     - CALI Award in Legal Research
     - Outstanding Performance Award in Legal Writing​

Western Association of Graduate Schools
     - Nominee: Distinguished Master's Thesis Award

University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     - ​Phi Beta Kappa

A Note From Shasta N. Inman

About the Office

Family Law in Albuquerque

Scholarly Publications & Presentations:
Divorce & Division: Reincorporating the Marginalized Voices of Children, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, thesis no. 1606039 (2015).

(De)Constructing the Family Law Rights Framework, Reimagining the Child: Proceedings of the 2016 Rutgers-Camden Graduate Student Conference in Childhood Studies, eds. Julian Burton & Katie Fredricks (September 2017).

Memberships & Service:

State Bar of New Mexico
     - Young Lawyer's Division: Board Member (2018), Social Media Chair

     - Children's Law Section: Secretary, Board Member (2018-2020), YLD Liaison (2017)
​     - Elder Law Section: YLD Liaison (2018) 
     - Family Law Section
     - Solo & Small Firm Section
     - NM Women's Bar

​American Bar Association
     - Young Lawyer's Division
     - Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division

I moved from Tucson, Arizona to Albuquerque in December 2016, and have fallen in love with the mountains, the weather, and the people here.

Going into law school, I knew that I wanted to help people--I did not want to sit at a desk all day staring at numbers and proof-reading contracts for large companies! I was also intensely interested in personal dynamics, emotions, and the pressures that society puts on people. So I was immediately drawn to family and juvenile / children's law. 

Focusing on family law issues throughout my studies, I edited and revised the self-service forms used by people representing themselves in divorce and paternity cases in Pima County, Arizona; represented children in abuse and neglect proceedings as a student attorney at the U of A; clerked for family and juvenile court judges; and earned a Certificate in Family and Juvenile Law.

I practice in the following areas:
* Adult Guardianships (as guardian ad litem or petitioning attorney in cases involving allegedly incapacitated adults)​

* Wills & Estate Planning (Drafting Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Health Care Directives / "Living Wills")

* Uncontested Probate (navigation of the probate system in uncontested cases involving wills or intestacy)

* Family Law (divorce, parentage, child support/custody, post-decree modification; guardian ad litem in contested custody case)

* Abuse & Neglect (as guardian ad litem or youth attorney for children in foster care)