Evergreen, Colorado Divorce Lawyers

Todd Burnham
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SuperLawyer, 10.0 Avvo Rating, 55 client testimonials

Routinely receiving the highest testimonials from clients and colleagues, Todd Burnham has a long-standing reputation as a tenacious client advocate. He is a strategist who will analyze your case’s strengths and... Read More »
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James (Jim) C. McTurnan
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Colorado Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience

The University of Denver Sturm College of LawColorado
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Jessica Saldin
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Colorado Divorce & Family Law Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights and Interests!

I provide exceptional advocacy for those going through a divorce. I am committed to diligent representation, attention to detail, and achieving your goals. Visit my website for client reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Scott T. Melin
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Colorado Divorce Attorney

A senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Scott’s practice focuses on high-conflict family law matters, to which he brings years of family law experience and a true expertise in domestic violence issues,... Read More »
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Richard Harris
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(303) 515-5000 32135 Castle Court
Suite 101
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Originally from New York City, Rich Harris, Esq. has made Colorado his home for over 20 years. Rich received his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California and his Juris Doctor degree from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver. Rich's passion for superior representation in the practice of divorce and child custody law is the driving force behind The Harris Law Firm. He has been recognized by his peers in the legal community on numerous occasions, and frequently lectures on family law issues. Committed to the idea that clients should...
Carrie Chaille Eckstein
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
(303) 515-5000 32135 Castle Court
Suite 101
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
Originally from Indiana, I have made Colorado my home since graduating from law school. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and then interned for the Arizona State Senate. I received my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Dayton School of Law in Ohio. While in law school I interned for a Madison County, Indiana Circuit Court Judge, and I also interned for an international adoption agency in Colorado. In addition, I was awarded with the Pro Bono Legal Service Honor, I was secretary of my second and third year class Student Bar Association,...
Jennie Reid Wray
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 515-5000 32135 Castle Court
Suite 101
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce and Family
Vermont Law School
I hail from the Deep South and was born and raised in East Tennessee. Since elementary school, I had always wanted to become a lawyer. I obtained my Bachelor’s of Arts and Honors in Political Science and US History from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After college, I decided to take a few years off and moved to San Francisco and volunteered at a non-profit organization. While in California, I took advantage of all the state had to offer by hiking, skiing and climbing. It was there that I helped raise almost $3,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation by climbing North...
Lawrence Fulton King J.D.
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(303) 650-1750 1534 Belford Ct, Ste W-3
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
University of California - Davis
His life’s work and passion, Mr. King has limited his professional practice, Divorce Resolutions®, LLC, to full-time mediation of divorce and family law related disputes for more than 23 years, having mediated divorces and parenting matters of more than 3,000 Colorado couples. A summa cum laude graduate of Colorado College, member of the University of California Davis law review and a judicial law clerk for the Colorado Court of Appeals, Larry toured through public law serving as a Chief Deputy District Attorney, and Municipal Court Judge before founding his private family law practice and ultimately his mediation practice. A...
Tracy Jones
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(303) 674-1117 1202 Bergen Parkway
Suite #206
Evergreen, CO 80439
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Estate Planning and Family
Northern Illinois University and Lawrence University
Kevin Massaro
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(303) 515-5000 32135 Castle Court, Suite 101
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
University of Denver
Kevin Massaro attended law school at the University of Denver and graduated in 1994. His approach in law is to be reasonable and practical. He always approaches cases with high integrity and skilled professionalism. In addition to normal workload cases involving complex financial and psychological issues, Massaro also represents military and law enforcement cases. These cases, he says, carry special but rewarding challenges.
Joanna C. Kitto
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Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 20 years experience
(720) 451-9395 1111 Washington Avenue
Suite 205
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Paul Figlia
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Attorney with 24 years experience
(303) 670-4179 3072 Evergreen Pkwy, #210
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Kelly Lynch Murphy
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Evergreeen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(303) 515-5000 32135 Castle Court
Suite 101
Evergreeen, CO 80439
Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Michele Rene Couch
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EVERGREEN, CO Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(303) 674-4321 EVERGREEN, CO 80437
Divorce and Family
Sarah T. McCain
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Experienced & Skilled Colorado Divorce & Family Attorney! Dedicated to Results!

I offer passionate representation for those going through a divorce. I am committed to helping you make the best decisions for your family and future. Visit my website for client reviews or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Stephen J. Plog
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Experienced Divorce & Family Lawyer! Exceptional Solutions, Reasonable Rates!

I am a knowledgeable, experienced and insightful divorce and family law attorney. I passionately advocate for the rights of my clients! Visit my website for client testimonials and call my office for a consultation. Read More »
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Evergreen, CO Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(303) 674-0800 32065 Castle Ct
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 15 years experience
(303) 205-8494 2801 Youngfield St
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Juvenile
Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(303) 278-3078 1536 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Golden, CO Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
2201 Ford St
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Golden, CO Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(720) 207-1965 1952 Goldenvue Dr
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Business, Family and International
Evergreen, CO Divorce Attorney with 28 years experience
(303) 679-8266 31425 Forestland Dr
Evergreen, CO 80439
Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(303) 278-3078 1536 Cole Blvd
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 38 years experience
(303) 279-4900 1717 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
Golden, CO Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(303) 278-3078 1600 Jackson St
Golden, CO 80401
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Brian J. Bagley
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Colorado - Boulder
For all of your family law, criminal defense, and personal injury needs, contact Brian today at (303) 684-9588.

The founder and chief counsel of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Brian provides legal representation to businesses, families, and individuals. In addition to the practice of law, Brian currently serves as the Mayor of Longmont, CO. Brian's other community activities include teaching at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, as well as a professor for the university's prestigious Presidents Leadership Class, teaching upper-level courses on business, management, and leadership. Brian himself is a CU...
Brian J. Bagley
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Colorado Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience

For all of your family law, criminal defense, and personal injury needs, contact Brian today at (303) 684-9588. The founder and chief counsel of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Brian provides legal representation to... Read More »
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Paul Tenorio
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Divorce Issue? You Should Call Paul! 303-991-2207

The Law Office of Paul Tenorio, LLC serves its clients one-on-one legal counseling with an attorney and 24/7 availability. Whether it's a family law or an employment law-related issue, call today for an initial free... Read More »
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Joe Pickard
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Litteton, CO Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 989-6655 12712 W. Ken Caryl Ave.
Litteton, CO 80127
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Colorado Law School
Joe moved to Colorado from Texas in 1969. He is the oldest of 10 siblings. He graduated from Mullen High School, where he was active in Speech and Debate. He finished 3rd nationally at the National Student Congress in 1975. Joe then returned to Texas and obtained a B.B.A in Management in 1977, summa cum laude, at the University of the Incarnate Word located in San Antonio. After two years selling computers and computer services, he attended law school in Boulder at the University of Colorado, receiving a J.D. degree in 1982. Joe was married to Jan O'Mary in 1977. They...
Brandon Ceglian
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Highlands Ranch, CO Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(866) 967-9330 1745 Shea Center Drive, Suite 400
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Divorce, Family, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Brandon Ceglian practices primarily in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Law, Real Estate and Landlord Tenant, and Civil Litigation. Mr. Ceglian is dedicated to helping individuals, professionals, and businesses through our complex legal system. He enjoys taking on everything for his clients from small projects and general advice to complex litigation matters and appeals. His practice includes a focus on landlord and tenant representation and evictions and assistance to property managers.
Lauren Shepherd
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Colorado Law School
Before joining the Bagley Law Firm as an associate attorney, Lauren served as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge Andrew MacDonald in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado where she garnered expertise as to the inner-workings of Colorado’s criminal and civil judicial systems.

As part of her professional endeavors, Lauren served with the Denver District Attorney’s Office in the Family Violence Unit, as well as the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office, strongly advocating for victims of domestic violence and against those who would do their partners and children harm. Lauren has also volunteered with the...
Steven Katzman
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Littleton, CO Divorce Attorney with 40 years experience
(303) 795-0662 1901 W Littleton Blvd
Littleton, CO 80120
Divorce, DUI, Domestic Violence and Family
Lewis & Clark Law School
Steven Katzman is an experienced and caring trial lawyer with over 38 years experience, representing people accused of criminal offenses in Colorado as well as divorce, custody and post decree matters. Steve graduated from Arapahoe High School in Littleton and the University of Colorado in Boulder. He received his law degree from Lewis and Clark College’s Northwestern School of Law in 1978. While in law school, Steve was on the law review, served as a teaching assistant for first year law students, and was a recipient of the American Jurisprudence (Am Jur) Award.

Steve ran his...
Scott T. Melin
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
Divorce, DUI, Family and Personal Injury
University of Colorado Law School
A senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC, Scott’s practice focuses on high-conflict family law matters, to which he brings years of family law experience and a true expertise in domestic violence issues, including spousal and child abuse. In addition to family law, Scott also represents clients in personal injury, civil rights issues, and other matters which may require complex litigation.

Born and raised on the Colorado Front Range, Scott attended Colorado State University, where he studied philosophy and English. Scott was the only man in his graduating class to earn the distinction of graduating with a certificate...
Lee Runyan
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Pine, CO Divorce Lawyer with 2 years experience
(720) 675-7094 13700 U.S. Hwy. 285 Suite 109
Pine, CO 80470
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Lee Runyan an accomplished software engineer, always wanted to make a difference, to help people. Writing computer games, social websites and software for test equipment was not really accomplishing his goal of making the world a better place. So after years of working at his chosen profession, trapped in a cubical, staring at computer monitors all day, with hardly any human interaction, he packed it in and went to lawschool. Prior to lawschool, Lee had personally experienced the frustrating and difficult process that accompanies almost any encounter with the legal system. As an attorney, Lee hopes to help his...
Trista McElhaney
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 6 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
A senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, Trista is a former managing senior associate of one of Denver's most prestigious and successful law firms. Her practice area focuses almost exclusively on divorce, child custody, and family law matters, making her highly proficient and effective in her specialized skill set.

Whether it be district court litigation, or appellate court matters, Trista has extensive legal experience in and out of the court room. She is recognized state-wide for her expertise in the areas of high-asset divorce cases which involve business valuations, trusts, and other complex business issues.

Her awards and recognitions...
Timothy D. Edstrom
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Tim Edstrom is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm. While his current focus is in criminal defense and family law, he has extensive experience in a wide variety of legal fields that include workers' compensation, immigration, Social Security, civil litigation for personal injury, business disputes, civil rights violations, sexual harassment, and securities regulation.

When looking into Tim's legal background, one will find that Tim has litigated some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in Colorado history, including the contentious and highly-publicized Michael DeHerrera and Juan Vasquez police brutality lawsuits.

Alone or as lead counsel, he has conducted approximately...
Gavin Marie Halligan
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 6 years experience
(720) 608-2361 2880 Bryant Street
Denver, CO 80211
Divorce, Appeals and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Gavin is a Colorado native and has been practicing family law litigation and appeals since 2013. Gavin has tried cases throughout Colorado counties including Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, Larimer and Weld.

Gavin is an advocate, strategically using her knowledge of the law to achieve clients’ goals. Gavin has handled numerous high asset and high conflict complex litigation matters, along with appeals.

Apart from practicing law, Gavin is fluent in Spanish and has been a Victim’s Advocate for the Federal Heights Police Department since 2012. Gavin also enjoys traveling with her family, participating in state and local politics...
Diane Susan Freed
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 462-0110 777 S Wadsworth Blvd
Denver, CO 80226
Divorce, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
State University of New York - Buffalo
Knicky Van Slyke
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Colorado Divorce Attorney

Knicky Van Slyke is an Supervising Senior Associate attorney at the Bagley Law Firm whose practice focuses on family law and criminal defense. Passionate , her fervent advocacy is a product of her experience as a... Read More »
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Scott D. Goldman
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Colorado Divorce Attorney

Scott D. Goldman is the managing member of Goldman Law, LLC. Mr. Goldman founded Goldman Law, LLC on the principle that everyone deserves professional and ethical representation. Scott was born in Detroit, MI and lived... Read More »
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Knicky Van Slyke
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(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 2 years experience
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Denver
Knicky Van Slyke is an Supervising Senior Associate attorney at the Bagley Law Firm whose practice focuses on family law and criminal defense. Passionate , her fervent advocacy is a product of her experience as a seasoned courtroom litigator.

Prior to joining the Bagley Law Firm, Knicky had extensive exposure to complicated misdemeanor and felony cases while working for the Colorado State Public Defender’s office. Knicky’s enormous caseload and daily court appearances provided her the opportunity to cut her teeth on complex legal issues while defending her clients from the harshest of consequences.

While attending University of Denver Law School,...
Eric Douglas Wollard
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Wheat Ridge, CO Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(303) 355-1141 4465 Kipling Street, Suite 200
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
University of Colorado - Boulder
Providing caring, experienced service in the areas of family law, criminal defense, consumer bankruptcy, and personal injury since 1998. Vast experience litigating complex cases in state and federal courts. Down to earth style, reasonable fees.
Stephen C. Harkess
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Wheat Ridge, CO Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(303) 834-7933 10200 W. 44th Avenue
Suite 120
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Family
University of Denver
I have been serving clients in my own law firm since 2002. In 2006, I was joined by my partner Robert Salter. My primary focus is real estate and consumer bankruptcy. Robert Salter focuses on estate planning and family law. I have helped clients save their home from foreclosure and eliminate second and third mortgages. I've helped people get out from under tens of thousands of dollars of debt and get a fresh start. I have also helped to end creditor harassment and pursued creditors who violate Fair Debt Collection laws.
Skyler A. Archer
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(303) 684-9588 215 S. Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80226
Free ConsultationLakewood, CO Divorce Lawyer
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Skyler Archer is an associate attorney with the Bagley Law Firm, LLC. She joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law where she was one of the few students to be offered a position as a teaching assistant as a result of her outstanding law-school performance. Prior to this, Skyler graduated Magna Cum Laude from Miami’s Florida International University. In short, Skyler is wicked smart.

Although a young attorney, Skyler’s experience has already ear-marked her for success both in – and out – of the courtroom. Skyler began her legal...
Jolein Anne Harro
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Littleton, CO Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(303) 463-6302 13978 W. Bowles Ave. Ste. 200
Littleton, CO 80127
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
University of Colorado - Boulder
Jolein was born in Macomb, Illinois and was raised in Iowa and Missouri. She graduated Summa Cum Laude fromTruman State University (formally known as Northeast Missouri State University) where she graduated with a BA in English and a minor in History. During her time at Truman State University, Jolein also studied abroad in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1987, Jolein graduated with a law degree from the University of Colorado and after her graduation, worked at two general practice law firms. In 1990, believing that law should be more personalized and less costly, Jolein opened her own law firm which...
Michael Vincent Switzer
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Lakewood, CO Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(303) 205-7866 550 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 590
Lakewood, CO 80226
Divorce and Family
University of Denver
Michael V. Switzer is dedicated to helping families in the Denver metro area and front range who are in need of family legal guidance. He handles all cases, big or small, involving divorces, same-sex marriages, modifications, children’s issues, adoption, appeals, mediation, arbitration, and more. Michael is a Colorado native who studied at the University of Northern Colorado for his undergraduate degree in history as a secondary education teacher, and then earned his law degree at the University of Denver in 1998. From 1998 to 2014 Michael was with the well-known firm of Litvak Litvak Mehrtens Epstein &...
Ronald Scott Dee
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 663-6408 1901 West Littleton Boulevard
Suite 216
Denver, CO 80227
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Colorado - Boulder
For more than 30 years, I have been providing experienced, affordable and flexible legal representation to Colorado residents. My practice areas include debt relief in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, family law, (including divorce) and traffic ticket/criminal defense.

Quality Representation When You Need It Most
Call my Littleton or Broomfield office and you will speak directly with me. I will handle your case from start to finish. I believe lawyers who partner with their clients achieve the best possible results.

Affordable Representation — Only One Call Away
Call me today at 303-763-5286 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact me...
Linda Vuong
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Lakewood, CO Divorce Attorney with 5 years experience
(303) 485-0803 215 S. Wadworth Blvd.
Suite 410
Lakewood, CO 80226
Divorce, Family and Immigration
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Kris D. W. Ferrell
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Littleton, CO Divorce Attorney with 17 years experience
(720) 248-8195 8200 Shaffer Pkwy
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Littleton, CO 80127
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Golden Gate University School of Law
Kris D. W. Ferrell has been practicing in family and juvenile since 2002. She represents clients in family law, juvenile, civil and criminal law. She is a child and family investigator and a Child Welfare Law Specialist. She is an engaging and entertaining speaker and trainer. She also provides mentorship and coaching for clients.
Tray Stephany
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Englewood, CO Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
(303) 981-0594 3780 South Broadway
Suite 111
Englewood, CO 80113
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Law Offices of Tray Stephany provide quality criminal defense for competitive rates. Defending the rights of the accused is a serious task. It is an honor to represent. Call for a free initial strategy session.
Johanna E. Blumenthal
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Colorado Divorce Attorney

University of Colorado Law SchoolColorado
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Michelle L. Searcy
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Colorado Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience

University of Colorado Law SchoolColorado
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Considering divorce?

If a person wishes to terminate his or her marriage, he or she may file for a divorce. In a divorce proceeding, the court will terminate the marriage and determine the rights and responsibilities of the divorcing parties regarding child custody, child visitation, child support and spousal support (alimony). The court will also redistribute marital assets.

Depending on where you reside and where your assets are, the division of property can be a very simple or very complex process. Disputes often arise during this phase of a divorce if the two parties disagree as to who should receive which assets or property.

Finding a divorce lawyer who is experienced and reliable can reduce your stress and help you make the best choices possible. A good divorce lawyer should be a problem solver who is skilled at negotiation and possesses a solid trial background. If both parties are open to alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration or mediation, finding a lawyer experienced in collaborative divorce or divorce mediation would be beneficial.

Divorce lawyers also handle child custody issues, including multi-state and international child custody situations. Some divorce lawyers may be certified by their states as being family law specialists. Certification often requires that a lawyer meet certain experience and educational criteria.


Legal Custody: A parent with legal custody has the right to decide on the child's upbringing, education, and medical care. A court may grant legal custody to one parent (sole legal custody) or both parents (joint legal custody).

Separate Property: Property acquired before marriage or during the marriage as a gift or inheritance, or bought during marriage with separate property.