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Family Court Judges

The Family Court Division has four (4) judges.

These judges handle divorces, legal separations, custody and time-sharing matters, division of property and debts in divorce cases, spousal support, child support, Uniform Parentage Act cases for unmarried parents, domestic violence cases, kinship-guardianship of children cases and adult adoptions.

Name: Amber Chavez Baker
Division XXII
Location: Downtown Court
TCAA: Kimberly Fenstermacher
Phone: 505-841-6778


Name: Gerard Lavelle
Division XI
Location: Downtown Court
TCAA:  Julio Estrada

Biography: Prior to being appointed to the Family Court bench in January 2009, Judge Lavelle practiced Family Law for 28 years. Judge Lavelle has presented at Continuing Legal Education seminars on Family Law issues locally and nationally. Judge Lavelle has served for many years as a judge at Mock Trials for both high school and middle school students.

Name: Jane Levy – Presiding Family Court Judge
Division XXV
Location: Downtown Court
TCAA: Amber Johnson
Phone: 505-222-4566


Name: Debra Ramirez
Division XXIV
Location: Downtown Court
TCAA: Maria Guerrero
Phone: 505-841-7476