And Justice Law

Family Law

Thank you for taking the time to learn about And Justice Law. We are a client centered law firm, and as such we strive to get you on a better path. We know the legal world is a bog of unanswered questions like “how do I get a divorce” and “how do I write a will.” It is tough to navigate the legal jargon on your own so contact us now for help. 

Call us today at 1(505)350-7674 

About Melanie Rhodes

I’m Melanie Rhodes, and I represent clients experiencing any of these problems:

custody disputes
child support issues
guardianship cases
prenuptial agreements
child protective services issues

spousal support

legal separation

military divorce

domestic violence
misdemeanor criminal charges

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Melanie’s Bio

Melanie attended Georgetown University where she received her degree in Foreign Service, with a Major in Humanities in International Affairs, and she graduated Magna Cum Laude, she was on the Dean’s List, and was Phi Beta Kappa. Melanie also received an award as the Top Graduate in the Washington D.C. Area. Melanie later attended University of New Mexico, School of Law, where she received her Juris Doctorate in 2000. She was honored with the Atkinson & Kelsey Award for Demonstrated Excellence in Family Law for drafting and passing a N.M. statute including the consideration of domestic violence in custody cases during law school.

Melanie worked for 17 years and became a partner in one of the older family law firms in New Mexico. In 2017 she started her own law firm, And Justice Law, and enjoys running her own small business.

Melanie has served as a court-appointed arbitrator in Second Judicial District Court civil cases and a courtappointed settlement facilitator in three Second Judicial District Court domestic relations cases. She has also served as a trainer for numerous national and state conventions regarding domestic violence. Melanie is a Board Certified Family Law Specialist since 2015.

Melanie has assisted on numerous contested election law cases and assisted as the N.M. Republican Party as a lawyer on election integrity issues. She has successfully obtained a Writ of Mandamus on election law issues in the State of N.M.

Melanie is an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, and fights for First Amendment rights. She also assists disabled veterans in obtaining benefits from the VA.

Melanie has been married to Todd for 25 years and they have three children. She enjoys writing and is working on a novel. She also enjoys photography, painting, and geocaching when she can find the time.

Melanie Rhodes has 23 years of experience assisting clients through divorce and custody disputes.

It’s hard to imagine anything more painful and confusing than going through a divorce. Two people who were once in love are now separating their lives from each other and there is nothing pretty about it. You disagree on how to divide belongings and most importantly, time with your children.

Sometimes everything your spouse says or does hurts. And in some cases, everything is intended to hurt. We know how to diffuse the tension in these hard times.

Knowing how to proceed when getting a divorce can be intimidating, but we are here to guide you through your separation.

It’s hard, and I want to help you get through this bleak period as quickly as possible and help you move on to a better stage in your life.

Meet Our Team

Our team of dedicated professionals work together to make the legal process easier for our clients. Each of us works hard to communicate and organize everything necessary to accomplish your legal goals.

Todd Hathorne,


Caryss Hathorne,

File Clerk