John Samore
Areas of Practice
Practice Areas You deserve one-on-one service.  We have almost 30 year history of professional treatment of every client and every opponent, and capable courtroom conduct.  You will work with an attorney in his prime time with knowledge only experience can bring, respect of his colleagues, and an eagerness to apply those qualities to represent you and your family. Within family law and criminal defense, our office specializes in a number of areas of practice. Additional terms and areas of criminal and family law are listed below.  Contact us about any of these.

Family Law

Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Domestic Violence Paternity Premarital Agreements Spousal Support Timesharing Unmarried Couples Visitation Rights
Samore Law • 505-244-0450  300 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, 87102 Practicing in Albuquerque and across the state of New Mexico
Copyright 2009-2017, John F. M. Samore Disclaimer  •  Privacy Policy Information on this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should always consult an attorney for individual advice pertaining to your current or past situation.

 Why is a client’s family background so important?

Whether the client comes to our office for help in a family crisis (such as custody or a crumbling marriage) or a criminal allegation, family history can be as important as the recent events.  A divorce or criminal allegation is also a difficult thing for all the people around that person.  The "why" of how this situation came to be, can be as important as the "what happened," and the "why" is often found in one's family background.  As each of us grow up in different environments, a major influence on our strengths and weaknesses (we all have them) is usually found in our family. The specifics of dissolving a marriage or defending against a criminal charge is extremely important, but we have found that, to be an effective lawyer, requires more of a holistic approach.  How the client will be able to handle the challenges to long-held beliefs and self-image is not something we can ignore when folks face these challenges.  A legal crisis comes in many forms, and there rarely is a quick fix.  The people on the other side know or will seek to learn your vulnerability and how to hurt you.  We want to know how we can use your family background to be a better representative of your own interests. When we meet you the very first time, we may ask questions that are not limited to the allegations.  In order to help a client understand what the particular legal experience that they are facing really is, it is necessary to learn how to reach them.  We lawyers often assume too much, and many client are reluctant or think it impolite to ask questions.  Please, ask questions!  Make your points.  If you do not like what we are telling you, let us know.  We need clients to understand as much as possible, not just so we can help them, but also they can help (and not hurt) themselves. We won't mince words.  You will hear the good and the bad -- and the in-between.  If you what a lawyer who tells you how easy this process will be or exaggerates how we are going to beat up the other side, there are plenty of lawyers who will mislead you, just to get you to hire their office.  I have been dong this too long to waste your time and mine with empty promises.  We shall give you the straight scoop from the very first time we sit down together.
Practice Areas You deserve one-on-one service.  We have almost 30 year history of professional treatment of every client and every opponent, and capable courtroom conduct.  You will work with an attorney in his prime time with knowledge only experience can bring, respect of his colleagues, and an eagerness to apply those qualities to represent you and your family. Within family law and criminal defense, our office specializes in a number of areas of practice. Additional terms and areas of criminal and family law are listed below.  Contact us about any of these.
Samore Law 505-244-0450  300 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, 87102 Practicing in Albuquerque and across the state of New Mexico
Copyright 2009-2017, John F. M. Samore Disclaimer  •  Privacy Policy Information on this website is not legal advice and does not create an attorney- client relationship. You should always consult an attorney for individual advice pertaining to your current or past situation.

Family Law

Alimony Child Custody Child Support Divorce Domestic Violence Paternity Premarital Agreements Spousal Support Timesharing Unmarried Couples Visitation Rights
John Samore
Samore Law 300 Central Avenue SW Suite 2500 W Albuquerque, NM 87102-3298 office@samorelaw.com

 Why is a client’s family

background so important?

Whether the client comes to our office for help in a family crisis (such as custody or a crumbling marriage) or a criminal allegation, family history can be as important as the recent events.  A divorce or criminal allegation is also a difficult thing for all the people around that person.  The "why" of how this situation came to be, can be as important as the "what happened," and the "why" is often found in one's family background.  As each of us grow up in different environments, a major influence on our strengths and weaknesses (we all have them) is usually found in our family. The specifics of dissolving a marriage or defending against a criminal charge is extremely important, but we have found that, to be an effective lawyer, requires more of a holistic approach.  How the client will be able to handle the challenges to long- held beliefs and self-image is not something we can ignore when folks face these challenges.  A legal crisis comes in many forms, and there rarely is a quick fix.  The people on the other side know or will seek to learn your vulnerability and how to hurt you.  We want to know how we can use your family background to be a better representative of your own interests. When we meet you the very first time, we may ask questions that are not limited to the allegations.  In order to help a client understand what the particular legal experience that they are facing really is, it is necessary to learn how to reach them.  We lawyers often assume too much, and many client are reluctant or think it impolite to ask questions.  Please, ask questions!  Make your points.  If you do not like what we are telling you, let us know.  We need clients to understand as much as possible, not just so we can help them, but also they can help (and not hurt) themselves. We won't mince words.  You will hear the good and the bad -- and the in-between.  If you what a lawyer who tells you how easy this process will be or exaggerates how we are going to beat up the other side, there are plenty of lawyers who will mislead you, just to get you to hire their office.  I have been dong this too long to waste your time and mine with empty promises.  We shall give you the straight scoop from the very first time we sit down together.