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Albuquerque Lawyers for Children

Child Advocates You Can Trust

Children are among the most vulnerable groups in society, especially those in foster care or state custody. We ensure the rights of these children and all others remain intact.

No child should ever be the victim of wrongdoing, but this is an unfortunately all-too-common occurrence. Some children are subject to abusive or neglectful behavior, often at the hands of the same people obligated to provide care. When wrongdoing occurs, the child being victimized must be properly supported, by social workers, loved ones, and compassionate attorneys dedicated to seeking justice on their behalf.

We are those attorneys for children throughout New Mexico. Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero has earned a reputation for being fierce child advocates, and we proudly support victims of abuse and neglect to ensure they’re protected from future harm.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist your child or a child in your care. Our Albuquerque child advocate lawyers are committed to providing thorough support.

Injuries to Children Cause Lasting Effects

When a child is injured or abused, the thought can be too much to bear. While it can be unconscionable to imagine a person deliberately harming a child, it’s an unfortunately common occurrence.

Kids are vulnerable and must be protected at all costs, which is why Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero is a proud advocate for children throughout New Mexico. Our firm has established a reputation for advocating on behalf of children injured by crimes, abuse, and neglect.

Types of Injuries That Can Impact Children

You expect your children to be safe and secure when you send them out into the world. 

However, kids today face numerous threats, including the following:

  • School harassment and bullying
  • Injuries or abuse occurring at school
  • Injuries or abuse occurring at a foster home
  • Injuries or abuse occurring at residential treatment facilities
  • Abuse by people in positions of authority
  • Injuries and abuse in sports, activities, and camps

Abuse and neglect are major concerns for parents with children who have disabilities. While all children are vulnerable to harm, children with disabilities are at an even greater risk for injury and abuse as they depend entirely upon the adults in their lives to care for and protect them.

  • "I can't seem to say enough about the people at this law firm. I was treated with the greatest experience ever. My case wasn't a very large case, but, non the less I was treated with the upmost respect and treatment of a huge case."
    Christopher C.
  • "Not only are they highly competent, ethical, smart and efficient, they are very kind. They have provided the best representation and assistance imaginable and I would, without any reservation whatsoever, highly recommend this law firm."
    Dorian D.

How a Child Advocate Attorney Can Help

For a child advocate attorney to provide reliable assistance, he or she must be well-versed in child welfare law. There exist many complex statutes and regulations at the state and federal level that prohibit ill-treatment of kids—especially those under the state’s custody, like the New Mexico Children, Youth & Families Department (CYFD). Ill-treatment can include abusive behaviors, such as sexual and physical violence or emotional abuse. Children can also be neglected by their parents or guardians, which may involve a lack of access to food, little supervision, or being placed in an unlawful or dangerous situation.  

Throughout the past three decades, Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero has earned a local and national reputation for standing up for children throughout New Mexico. We quickly investigate the claims of child abuse through consultations with the child’s legal guardians and CYFD investigation. Based on that review, we determine why the child was harmed, including what statutes and regulations were breached. In the past three decades, we have represented children across New Mexico in successful lawsuits filed in state and federal courts. In addition to representing individuals, we’ve also been involved in class action suits aimed at protecting and preserving children’s rights in state care.

Duties Carried Out by Lawyers for Children

Attorneys for children undertake numerous duties to ensure the rights of their clients are observed. 

While specific duties vary, most child advocate lawyers do some combination of the following:

  • Carrying out investigations to determine the level of wrongdoing
  • Requesting and obtaining necessary records and documentation
  • Ensuring the child’s perspective is heard in court
  • Compiling and presenting evidence to fortify the child’s standing
  • Representing children in court for their personal injuries and civil rights claims through a jury trial and appeal

We’re Dedicated to Preserving the Rights of Children

We’re not only attorneys, we’re also proud members of this community. As a result, we feel obligated as lawyers in this community to ensure children are protected against wrongdoing and harm.

Please contact us today at (505) 806-1780 if you’re in need of a skilled and caring Albuquerque child lawyer.

"Not only are they highly competent, ethical, smart and efficient, they are very kind. They have provided the best representation and assistance imaginable and I would, without any reservation whatsoever, highly recommend this law firm."
Dorian D.
Our History

Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C. is a local law firm with local and national recognition for having the expertise to handle the toughest cases. Over a century ago, David B. Martinez’s grandparents realized their dream of building a general store at the corner of Rio Grande and Indian School. “A century later, David B. Martinez and F. Michael Hart built this law firm on the same corner of Rio Grande and Indian School where David’s family had built their general store.” The corner of Rio Grande and Indian School is now home to Martinez, Hart, Sanchez & Romero, P.C., which holds the same dedication to serving the needs of the surrounding community.