ABQ Facilitation - Michelle Cortez has won first place in the category of General Attorney for the 2023 Albuquerque Reader’s Choice!
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Specializes in Mediation, Settlement Facilitation, and Dispute Resolution

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Attorney Michelle Cortez has spent over 29 years helping clients work through the difficult, and often sensitive issues that are involved in a divorce. She founded ABQ Facilitation so people could turn to a lawyer who would aim at an amicable resolution of property division, spousal support and child custody and support, without compromising fairness. Clients that want the cost-efficiency and confidentiality that comes with alternative dispute resolution can find a trusted and reliable guide in Attorney Cortez. 

Awards & Associations
  • Three Best Rated
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Albuquerque 2022
  • Top 3 Divorce Lawyers in Albuquerque 2021
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • Readers Choice 2020 Top Three
  • Reader's Choice 2021 Winner
  • Reader's Choice 2023 Winner
  • NAFLA 2020
  • 2022 NAFLA Badge
  • Champions of Access to Justice

Albuquerque Mediator, Settlement Facilitator, & Dispute Resolution Lawyer

ABQ Facilitation offers alternative dispute resolution services to spouses who are going through a divorce, may be at an impasse in their efforts to reach a settlement, but wish to avoid the costs and confrontation involved in taking their differences to court. Michelle Cortez recently transitioned to the practice of mediation after nearly 30 years practicing family law. She was in court day after day, week after week, litigating the issues you now need resolved. Because of this experience, she brings a current understanding of the issues you face, along with the knowledge and experience of how this state's judges tend to rule.

Reach out to us today to schedule a free 15-minute consultation by clicking the button below. Also serving Ruidoso, Las Cruces, Sandoval County, Valencia County, & Torrance County.

  • We Offer Remote Mediations
  • Creative Solutions For Dispute Resolution
  • Over 29 Years of Experience
  • Mediation Monday Founder and Volunteer

Bernalillo County Mediation Lawyer

The courts in Bernalillo County mandate that divorcing couples who are unable to reach a settlement go through mediation before bringing their dispute before a judge. Attorney Cortez is a seasoned mediator. Her 29-plus years of experience have given her the ability to look at challenges from the outside and see solutions that others may miss. She understands how to keep lines of communication open. 

Justice for All

Good legal counsel shouldn’t just be for those who can afford it. Attorney Cortez’s belief in that basic premise led her to start the pilot program Mediation Mondays. Every Monday, at the Second Judicial District Court in Albuquerque, she does free mediation for those who need it. Interested parties—including fellow lawyers who may want to give something back to the community—are invited to call us or simply drop by the courthouse on a Monday to learn more. 

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Michelle Cortez Attorney
Mediation is so much more productive than litigation. You can come up with all forms of creative solutions.

Michelle's passion for mediation goes back to her last semester of undergraduate school. She started Cortez Family Law in 1995 which became Cortez & Hoskovec, when she joined forces with her law partner in 2014. She founded ABQ Facilitation in 2022.

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