Having practiced domestic relations law for 35 years, Joyce is widely regarded among her peers as one of the best attorneys in the field. Joyce was recognized and voted the top divorce attorney in New Mexico in 2019 by the Albuquerque Journals Readers’ Choice. During her career, Joyce has tried hundreds of domestic relations trials and has represented thousands of clients in all aspects of domestic relations proceedings including divorce, child custody, complex property division, child support, alimony, prenuptial agreements. Joyce has taught multiple continuing legal education courses regarding family and mental health law.
Throughout her career, Joyce has advocated for children and the mentally ill. She established organizations to provide quality legal representation for children in abuse and neglect cases as well as children and adults in psychiatric facilities. Prior to becoming a member of the New Mexico Bar, Joyce was a university psychology professor. These experiences provide her with unique insight into the dynamics at play in family law cases.