The Link: Animal & Child Abuse

October 22nd, 2018  Child abuse is an abhorrent crime. Like other domestic abuse, it can be hidden inside a household, out of the public eye.  The mistreatment of animals is frequently more visible to outsiders and can and should be used as a clue to uncover potential additional abuse within a family. In her recently published article in the American Journal of Family Law, Amber Macias-Mayo explores the link between animal and child abuse. Read the article here.

Sarah Bennett honored

August 17th, 2018 Best Lawyers has named WBMHLaw’s Sarah Bennett as this year’s Santa Fe Family Lawyer of the Year. Read the full press release here.

WBMH celebrates a successful first year

May 5th, 2018 Although the WBMH partners all have years of experience in family law, May 1st marked the one year anniversary of the attorneys joining forces as WBMH. Read the full press release here.

Macias-Mayo at the Navajo Nation

April 12, 2018 Years ago, WBMH attorney Amber Macias-Mayo was one of the first in New Mexico to write about the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. Read how her research and continued advocacy recently paid dividends for the Navajo Nation in this Gallup Independent article.

60 is great

August 21st, 2017 David Walther, Sarah Bennett and Michael Golden have been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2018, bringing their combined years of recognition by “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice” to a full 60! Read full press release here.

Prominent New Mexico Family Lawyers Announce New Firm

May 1st, 2017 : Walther Bennett Mayo Honeycutt PC to Focus on High-Stakes, Complex Family Law wbmh press release 5.1.17..

More about PAW

October 20th, 2016, Santa Fe: Amber Marcias-Mayo’s PAW (Pre-Adjudication Animal Welfare Court) has been recognized by Animals & Society Institute. A&SI is the national leader in translating research on human-animal interaction into practice. Click here to read what they had to say about PAW

Homeless dog on streets of the city

New Animal Court Opens

May 20th, 2016, Albuquerque:  During a law school project, Amber Marcias-Mayos and Laura Costille discovered that the databases of domestic violence defendants and those for animal neglect or abuse citations often overlapped.  Their analysis and subsequent work towards developing a special court to hear cases regarding animal cruelty resulted in a new Metro Court. Read what the Albuquerque Journal had to say about it here.

ABA Presidents at UNM Law

April 25, 2015 Albuquerque: Amber Macios-Mayo participated in the historic visit to University of New Mexico Law School of Paulette Brown and Roberta Cooper Ramo. Brown is the ABA’s current President and the first woman of color to hold the position. Ramo, an ABA past President, was the first woman and is  a New Mexcio native. Both women discussed diversity and inclusion in the legal field and their respective paths to leadership. To read more about their visit, click here

American College of Matrimonial Trial Lawyers

David Walther is a founding member of the the American College of Family Trial Lawyers. The ACFTL is a select group of 100 of the top family law trial lawyers from across the United States. The American College brings together some of the best trial lawyers in America practicing sophisticated and complex family law and matrimonial matters both domestically and abroad. Diplomates, all members of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, are chosen based upon their recognized litigation skills and courtroom abilities.