Westminster, Colorado Divorce Lawyers

Brian J. Bagley
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Get help now! Dedicated and experienced divorce lawyer. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced Denver divorce lawyer and I will fight for the best results for you and your children. My practice includes simple and complex divorce cases, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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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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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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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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Rebecca M. Pepin
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(303) 225-3310 8001 Arista Pl
Suite #415
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationBroomfield, CO Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
Divorce and Family
University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
Backed by more than a decade of legal experience, Attorney Rebecca M. Pepin has what it takes to streamline various family law matters involving divorce, child custody, child support, and more. Because she truly cares about the futures of her clients, she works hard to see that her clients feel secure and confident as their cases progress. Due to her extensive knowledge and years of practicing law, she has obtained positive outcomes for a countless number of clients. Before joining the firm, Ms. Pepin attended Pomona College where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. After completing...
G. Damon Bruntz
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(720) 350-4275 390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 30
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationDivorce, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Family
University of Denver
Damon Bruntz is a native of Colorado who grew up in Aurora. He received a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Regis University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver. In 2007 and 2008, before opening his own practice, Damon worked as a contract attorney for two experienced attorneys in Littleton whose combined practice areas include Family Law, Estate Planning. Damon continues to work closely with both of those attorneys, in addition to working with his own clients. In 2006, Damon worked at the United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado, as an judicial...
Lawrence Fulton King J.D.
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Westminster, CO Divorce Lawyer with 41 years experience
(303) 650-1750 8704 Yates Dr, Ste 220
Boulder - Denver Turnpike, Sheridan Park 11
Westminster, CO 80031
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...
Stephen J. Plog
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(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Broomfield, CO Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
Divorce and Family
Quinnipiac University School of Law
As one of the co-founders of Plog & Stein P.C., Stephen J. Plog is a highly skilled Denver divorce lawyer who truly cares about helping his clients successfully resolve family law issues. The Chicago native has handled cases in all the district courts of the Denver metropolitan area, which has allowed him to gain unique and invaluable experience in regards to how judges tend to rule on certain matters. If you need help with a family law case, he is the kind of lawyer you want advocating on your behalf. He is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado...
Jessica Saldin
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 10 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
University of Colorado Law School and American University Washington College of Law
As a reliable Denver divorce lawyer, Jessica Saldin is an associate at Plog & Stein P.C. who enjoys helping her clients reach their goals in any way that she can. A member of the Colorado Bar Association, she can skillfully handle even the most complex kinds of family law cases, such as those involving property division, enforcement proceedings, and the allocation of parental responsibilities. She ensures that her clients have a comprehensive understanding of their rights throughout the development of their cases. She carefully listens to their concerns and recommends the strongest course of action that is available. ...
Roger Wayne Westlund
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Northglenn, CO Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 450-0833 11152 Huron St., #208
Northglenn, CO 80234
Free ConsultationDivorce, Elder, Estate Planning and Family
Washburn University School of Law
Mr. Westlund excels in the the practical application of the law to your individual case. For over 37 years, he has served clients in Broomfield, Northglenn, Westminster, Brighton and throughout the greater Denver Metropolitan Area. His Northglenn, Colorado office has convenient access to the courts of Adams, Broomfield, and Denver metropolitan counties.

A wide range of education and experience gives this attorney a unique perspective to your legal and personal issues. His concern, first and foremost, is for his client’s complete needs. It is often difficult to find concern for personal well-being as a client of a large, inhospitable law firm....
Michelle L. Searcy
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
University of Colorado Law School
Michelle Searcy has over a decade of significant family law practice in Colorado. While in law school, Michelle started honing her legal skills while working as student attorney, including representing clients in both civil and family law matters. Upon graduation, Michelle started her family law career in Denver. She provides her clients the knowledge and experience gathered during her ten plus years of domestic relations practice. She has handled a variety of family law cases from simple to complex, including dissolution of marriage, allocation of parental responsibilities, third-party parent cases, modifications, enforcement proceedings, child support and adoptions. Michelle also brings...
Marion McBain
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Westminster, CO Divorce Lawyer with 22 years experience
(303) 635-2246 8704 Yates Drive
Sheridan Park II, Suite 200
Westminster, CO 80031
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Marion is a former Registered Nurse and single parent of 2 teenaged boys. Marion is a trained mediator and experienced litigator. Call for your free 20 minute consultation.
Mrs. Carla M. Garcia
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Westminster, CO Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(303) 839-8888 12110 North Pecos Street
Suite 240
Westminster, CO 80234-2050
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Our office has successfully handled THOUSANDS of cases since 1977. We handle bankruptcy, real estate, family law, and personal injury matters. We are also Real Estate Brokers. Se Hablamos Espanol!
Johanna E. Blumenthal
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
University of Colorado Law School
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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Michelle L. Searcy
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Colorado Divorce Lawyer with 13 years experience

Michelle Searcy has over a decade of significant family law practice in Colorado. While in law school, Michelle started honing her legal skills while working as student attorney, including representing clients in both... Read More »
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Jamie Rutten
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(303) 451-0300 8001 Arista Place
Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
Gary Brandt Pulitzer
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Westminster, CO Divorce Lawyer with 26 years experience
(303) 421-5600 8601 Turnpike Dr. Suite 106
Westminster, CO 80031
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Kate Sereff
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(720) 230-7150 80 Garden Center
Suite A-310
Broomfield, CO 80020
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Immigration
Washington and Lee University School of Law
I have been focused primarily on family law, including divorce, establishment of parenting time, and modification and enforcement of orders, for over two years. I know that each case is unique, and I work with clients and provide personal attention tailored to your case and your needs. I work hard to meet your goals and help find your new start.
Kyle Martelon
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 8 years experience
(800) 746-3560 390 Interlocken Crescent #350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
University of Denver
Cynthia Lee Ciancio
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Divorce and Family
Dawn Marie O'Neil
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Northglenn, CO Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 495-2205 11160 Huron Street
Suite 32
Northglenn, CO 80234
Divorce, Business, Criminal and Family
The University of Toledo College of Law
Michael Grills
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 29 years experience
(303) 453-4929 11154 Huron St
Denver, CO 80234
Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Melody Fuller
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Broomfield, CO Divorce Lawyer with 39 years experience
(303) 465-4605 42 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020
Divorce, Elder and Family
Jack LeProwse
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Westminster, CO Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 428-8577 7390 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80030
Divorce, Civil Rights, Criminal and Family
Westminster, CO Divorce Attorney with 30 years experience
(303) 861-4290 8703 Yates Dr
Westminster, CO 80031
Divorce, Bankruptcy, Family and Juvenile
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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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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Chris Gray
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Thornton, CO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(303) 359-0025 9101 Pearl St., Ste.104
Thornton, CO 80229
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Colorado Law School
Meggin Rutherford
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Arvada, CO Divorce Lawyer
(720) 279-7475 8525 Ralston Rd.
Arvada, CO 80002
Divorce
Peter Goldstein
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 36 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce and Family
Hofstra University
Peter Goldstein has been a licensed attorney in Colorado since 1983 and is a member of both State and Federal Bars. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest rating available) and is currently the CBA Chair of the CBA/DBA Professionalism Coordinating Council. Peter is currently Special Counsel with The Harris Law Firm and is practicing from the firm's downtown Denver office.
Laurie Ann Schmidt
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(303) 747-4686 600 Grant Street Suite 201
Denver, CO 80203
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law and Harvard Law School
We strive to provide high quality representation for clients experiencing family law issues or who faces criminal charges. I have developed this firm to be a resource and ally in navigating a very complex legal system. I started my courtroom career as a deputy district attorney representing the county of Riverside, California. When I made the decision to leave the district attorney's office I had the knowledge of an insider on how a district attorney would view and consider cases. I have represented and tried many different types of cases from DUI-aclohol, DUI-drugs, marijuana impairment, domestic...
Margaret Eileen Walker
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Denver , CO Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th
Suite 450
Denver , CO 80202
Divorce, Appeals, Family and Juvenile
University of Wyoming College of Law
My practice currently includes Family Law. I act as Mediator, Collaborative Lawyer and settlement counsel for all types of family law issues. I am a member of the Colorado Family Law Section Executive Council of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar. I have been a clinical professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law as well as the head of the Student's Law Office at Colorado State University.
Douglas T. Cohen
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 22 years experience
(720) 445-9779 600 Grant St.
Ste. 206
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Missouri - Columbia
I am here to listen and help you with your criminal and family law issues.

I take pride in getting to know about my clients and their lives, so the prosecution and courts don't just treat them like a number. I don't shuffle my clients off to younger associates. I personally handle all my cases. I am a zealous and passionate advocate for all my clients, many of whom stay in contact with me after their cases are completed.

After graduating college, I worked as an investigative reporting covering police and courts, including major criminal and civil cases...
Sangeetha Mallavarapu
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce and Family
University of Colorado Law School
I earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology from Boston University, but I was inspired to pursue a career in law. While attending the University of Colorado School of Law, I explored different practice areas by working in a Family Law Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic. After graduating from law school, I began my practice by working in employment litigation. These cases provided me with valuable experience in handling complex issues and negotiations between multiple parties with aggressive agendas. But it was not until I went through my own difficult divorce, that I developed a passion for family law. Today, I realize that my own personal journey has allowed me to employ my background in...
John Palmer Waters
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(303) 210-4556 Dominion Towers
600 17th Street, Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Member of Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Juvenile Law Section and Criminal Law Section; Law Office of John Waters is rated "A+" by the Better Business Bureau. Mr. Waters is rated "Superb (9.4)" by Avvo in family law. Mr. Waters is one of top 100 trial lawyers in Colorado in criminal defense by The National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Waters is the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Carrie Chaille Eckstein
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 13 years experience
1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
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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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
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...
Scott T. Melin
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Colorado Divorce Attorney

Scott Melin, J.D., M.A., Senior Associate Senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Lakewood, Colorado, Scott Melin, is an honest, aggressive, and detail-oriented attorney who focuses on high-value cases related... Read More »
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Johanna E. Blumenthal
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Free consultation! Experienced divorce lawyer will fight for you. Call now!

I’m an experienced Colorado divorce lawyer and represent clients in all types of divorce cases. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will guide you through every stage of your case. Read More »
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Sabra M. Janko
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 20 years experience
(303) 210-4204 924 W 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80204
Free ConsultationDivorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Military
University of Maryland School of Law and The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
Sabra Janko, Esq. practices in the areas of divorce and family mediation, divorce and family law, military divorce and family mediation and law, protection orders for victims, and non-profit association legal services.

Prior to beginning her own practice, she provided civil legal services to veterans and military families at the nonprofit association Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to include family law and Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Hudson River Valley area of New York. After relocating to Colorado, she started and managed the circa 2018 Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Clinic assisting self-represented litigants with a variety of federal...
Richard Harris
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 25 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
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...
Colleen McCoy
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 12 years experience
(720) 460-9193 1665 N. Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family and Juvenile
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Charles E. Feldmann
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 27 years experience
(888) 458-0991 1875 Lawrence St.
Suite 730
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Attorney Charles E. Feldmann, CEO of Feldmann Nagel Cantafio Margulis, PLLC, focuses his practice on civil litigation, criminal defense, family law, hunting/fishing/wildlife violations, and military justice. He leads the firm’s litigation practice in all areas in both state and federal court. An aggressive and skilled litigator, Mr. Feldmann has earned a reputation as a formidable opponent in the courtroom. He is a former defense attorney and federal prosecutor in the USMC and a former Colorado state’s prosecutor. Now, he represents clients internationally and throughout the U.S. He has extensive experience representing law enforcement officers in criminal defense and employment-related matters....
Susan Marie Pesch
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(303) 567-7922 1444 Blake Street
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Susan Marie Pesch has been an attorney licensed in Illinois since 1991. Ms. Pesch has concentrated her practice in all areas of family law since she began her own practice 16 years ago. Built largely on referrals, Pesch Law Office handles a variety of domestic relations matters, including divorce, paternity, child custody, child support, day care expenses, maintenance claims, and name change petitions. Also, Susan is experienced in post-decree issues such as seeking parent contribution to college expenses and enforcement/modification of child support. Ms. Pesch has represented clients in DuPage County and Kane County throughout her legal career....
Sharon Liko
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(303) 534-4888 104 Broadway, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80203
Divorce and Family
University of Denver
Attorney Sharon Liko has focused exclusively on men’s rights in the area of domestic relations and family law since establishing her law firm in 1991. Liko received her Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting from Arizona State University. She received her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Denver. She is admitted to the state bars of both Colorado and Texas. Liko formerly served for five years on the Board of Directors of AMEND where she was the Chairman of the Board for her last two years. She is an active member of the Denver Bar Association and the Family...
Jonathan L. Stein
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(877) 473-6004 1600 Broadway St
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
David Littman
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 832-4200 1772 Emerson St
Denver, CO 80218
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Juvenile
Washington University School of Law
"I enjoy the challenge of resolving family law problems and the sense of mutual accomplishment I feel with clients when they can move forward with their lives. I really appreciate hearing from clients and knowing how they are doing long after our work together has been completed." David Littman, a Family Law attorney, who is a highly experienced litigator, believes in utilizing Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques including Collaborative Law or Mediation, when possible, before turning to the courtroom to resolve family law disputes. These approaches generally lower the cost and shift the pace and control of the...
Amy M. Springer
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Denver, CO Divorce Lawyer with 28 years experience
(877) 473-6004 1600 Broadway St
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationDivorce, Employment and Family
University of Denver
Katherine Ellis
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Denver, CO Divorce Attorney with 11 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street, Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Divorce, Appeals, Family and International
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Katherine Ellis was voted a "Rising Star" by Colorado Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, and 2016 and also received the Top 10 Attorney Award under the age of 40 from the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys for 2014 and 2015. In 2014, Ms. Ellis was named a member of the Fellows of the Colorado Bar Association. Katy served as vice-chair of the International Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association from 2012-2014 and as chair from 2014-2016. She is currently serving as President of the Byron White Inn of Court. In addition to divorce and custody cases, Katherine...
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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.