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PJ Hartman

Divorce and separation Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

3.3   4 reviews

also known as Paulette J. Hartman

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State NM
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Going through a divorce is hard, but you still want to reach a resolution with integrity and civility. That means working with an attorney who can provide you with options that work for your family and keep your long-term goals in mind. Call today.

    24 years

  2. Mediation
    Family matters relating to divorce, child custody and timesharing, and support.

  3. Child custody
    Your children are your most important asset. To make sure your parenting schedule is fair to both parents, call JP today for a case evaluation.

  4. Child support
    Few aspects of a divorce go smoothly or agreeably, issues involving a couple’s children are often among the most divisive. It's important for parents who are divorcing or already separated understand their rights. Let JP help. Give her a call.

Having graduated from law school in 1993, I have been practicing law for more than 25 years, and solely in the area of family law for over 20 years.

I have handled many complex/high asset divorce cases as well as high-conflict matters. It is my normal practice to suggest various options for reaching your personal and family goals in resolving your family separation and custody issues, while protecting your legal rights.

I have personal experience with the divorce and custody process, (as I am a divorcee with two children), so I understand and can relate to the difficulties you are currently facing. The combination of my personal and professional experience motivates me to inspire positive resolutions that empower my clients to see their way forward in a wholistic and positive manner.

Whether you are the WIFE or HUSBAND, MOTHER or FATHER, I will share my extensive experience (both personal and professional) to identify options that will help you forge forward to create a better and healthier situation for you and your children.

My motto is “Make Change Through Integrity and Civility.”

Experience has taught me that most of the time, there IS a decent and principled way to change your current situation and move on!



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Albuquerque family law attorney talks about divorce and mediation.


PJ Hartman
2015 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM, 87104

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3.3 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
Posted by Steve | March 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PJ Hartman did a Great Job for Me!
Ending a marriage after nearly 30 years was the most painful thing I've ever had to do in my life. While PJ was very professional and did a great job of looking out for my rights, she was also very compassionate. I truly felt like she cared about me as a person, not just as another client. If you'd like a lawyer who will help you get through what is for most people a totally miserable experience, you won't find a better person than PJ. Let her take care of all the hassles and move on with your life!
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Posted by Alex | November 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled divorce for daughter.
My daughter was involved in a very difficult situation which included my granddaughters and a Florida CYFD (equivalent) case. The court in Florida required that my daughter be divorced before they would close the case. The situation was very difficult given that the father/husband was in jail and difficult to deal with. Timing was critical in that the case had been pending for over a year and another court date was rapidly approaching. I hired P J Hartman, explained the urgency and she and her team quickly went to work. They took a personal interest in the case and worked diligently to get it resolved. They went over and above any expectation; they even went as far as meeting with the father/husband in jail to get him to sign the required documents. This was no easy task but they got it done. In addition, they followed the paperwork closely through the system to ensure every step was completed and in compliance. In the end, we were able to get the required documents to the Florida Courts and I'm happy to report that the Judge in Florida closed the case this past week. My granddaughters are FREE again and I am extremely grateful for PJ and her team; they are a remarkable team. I recommend them highly.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Didn't get a fighter
Counselor Hartman handle a visitation case for me. Instead of fighting she took the "compromise" approach. I wanted my day in court and the judge to hear my argument. The same could of been accomplished with "mediation" for far less than $5K. If the need arises that I need a lawyer, I would find someone who is aggressive.
Response from PJ Hartman July 27, 2020
I am so sorry you were disappointed in my negotiation style. My motto is to reach resolution with "integrity and civility" in the hopes of reaching a healthy result that pays off in the long-term. Having been through the divorce process, I understand that compromise can be difficult, but usually no-one comes out of a divorce feeling like they "won".
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bad idea
Pleas don't waste your money. She showed up late and announced she had to leave early if possible...would have been better off by myself.


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Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • PJ Hatman, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • In House Counsel
  • Ranchers Banks
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Attorney
  • Hatch, Allen & Shepherd, Pa
  • 1993 - 1996


  • University of New Mexico
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of New Mexico
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1975
  • New Mexico State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1973


  • Board for NMCPG
  • Board Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Board certified Family Law Specialist
  • 2012 - Present
  • Southwest Collaborative Professionals
  • 2009 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Mexico Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • New Mexico State Bar
  • 1993 - Present
  • Albuquerque Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Reader's Choice Award
  • Albuquerque Journal
  • 2018
  • Law Review Editor
  • UNM Law School
  • 1993

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Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"She's an awesome professional"
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with P.J. as the opposing counsel in several cases. P.J. is an assertive advocate for her clients, but she also knows how to find common ground and, if possible, settle cases without going to Court. She is very professional and knowledgeable regarding family law."
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Albuquerque Divorce and separation Lawyer PJ Hartman
PJ Hartman
Divorce and separation Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 30 years