Adams County, Colorado Family Lawyers

Jonathan M. Ogline
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Compassionate and vigorous assistance in family law matters.

I’m an experienced Colorado family law attorney and I represent clients in all types of family law cases. My practice includes simple and complex divorces, spousal support, child support, and child custody. Read More »
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Jessica Saldin
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Colorado Family Law Attorney! Fighting for Your Rights and Best Interests!

I provide exceptional advocacy for those with family legal matters. I am committed to diligent representation, attention to detail, and achieving your goals. Visit my website for client reviews, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michelle L. Searcy
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Colorado Family Law Lawyer with 14 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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Sarah T. McCain
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Experienced & Skilled Colorado Family Attorney! Dedicated to Results! Call Now!

I offer passionate representation for those with family legal matters. 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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Lawrence Fulton King J.D.
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(303) 650-1750 8704 Yates Dr, Ste 220
Boulder - Denver Turnpike, Sheridan Park 11
Westminster, CO 80031
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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...
Chris Gray
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Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(303) 359-0025 9101 Pearl St., Ste.104
Thornton, CO 80229
Family, Divorce, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
University of Colorado Law School
Peter Loyd Weber
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(720) 863-7755 10650 Irma Drive
Unit 30
Northglenn, CO 80233
Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
Family, Business, Criminal and Estate Planning
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Roger Wayne Westlund
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 450-0833 11152 Huron St., #208
Northglenn, CO 80234
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
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....
Marion McBain
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(303) 635-2246 8704 Yates Drive
Sheridan Park II, Suite 200
Westminster, CO 80031
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
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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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(303) 839-8888 12110 North Pecos Street
Suite 240
Westminster, CO 80234-2050
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce 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!
Gary Brandt Pulitzer
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(303) 421-5600 8601 Turnpike Dr. Suite 106
Westminster, CO 80031
Family, Arbitration & Mediation and Divorce
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Kathryn Renee Tolison
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(303) 500-7706 203 Telluride Street
#400
Brighton, CO 80601
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Denver
Kathryn R. Tolison devotes 100 percent of her practice to family law at Tolison & Williams, Attorneys at Law, LLC in Brighton, Colorado. Designated as a Rising Star in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Ms. Tolison focuses her practice on family law mediation, dissolution of marriage (divorce) actions, legal separation actions, post-decree modification actions, allocation of parental responsibility actions and adoptions. Katie is also certified to practice Collaborative law. Katie has a passion for family law and works closely with her clients to ensure that each one understands their legal rights and options, and is given the...
Myles S. Johnson
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Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(720) 452-2540 13559 East 104th Avenue
Suite 300
Commerce City, CO 80022
Family, Appeals and Divorce
University of Colorado Law School
Mr. Johnson is a skilled family law attorney with a dedication to zealous advocacy for his client's needs.
Dawn Marie O'Neil
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(303) 495-2205 11160 Huron Street
Suite 32
Northglenn, CO 80234
Family, Business, Criminal and Divorce
The University of Toledo College of Law
Brian J. Bagley
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Denver. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family through every step of your case. Read More »
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Scott T. Melin
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Colorado Family Law 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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Michael Grills
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(303) 453-4929 11154 Huron St
Denver, CO 80234
Family, Divorce and Personal Injury
Jerry Garling
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Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(720) 263-3300 124 S. 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
Jack LeProwse
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Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(303) 428-8577 7390 Lowell Blvd
Westminster, CO 80030
Family, Civil Rights, Criminal and Divorce
Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(303) 861-4290 8703 Yates Dr
Westminster, CO 80031
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(303) 659-2481 23 S 4th Ave
Brighton, CO 80601
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Estate Planning
Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(303) 427-5581 7290 Samuel Dr
Denver, CO 80221
Family, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(713) 630-0839 1946 E 167th Dr
Thornton, CO 80602
Family
Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(303) 301-7107 12000 Zuni St
Denver, CO 80234
Family, Bankruptcy, Business and Divorce
Adams County, CO Family Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(303) 564-4323 14450 Elizabeth Ct
Brighton, CO 80602
Family, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Adams County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(303) 451-9110 10701 Melody Dr
Denver, CO 80234
Family, Bankruptcy and Divorce
Rebecca Amat De Leon
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Determined & Dedicated Family Law Attorney! Legal Expertise!

I provide exceptional legal representation in all areas of family law. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website to see results and testimonials! Read More »
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James (Jim) C. McTurnan
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Colorado Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience

The University of Denver Sturm College of LawColorado
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Laurie Ann Schmidt
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(303) 747-4686 600 Grant Street Suite 201
Denver, CO 80203
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Michael Becker
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(303) 222-0330 4047 Tejon Street
Denver, CO 80211
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Personal Injury
University of Miami School of Law
Mike leads a 7-lawyer "dream team" that was awarded the gold medal for the LVRJ's "Best of Vegas" best criminal defense firm for 2017 and 2018. Known as one of the premier criminal and DUI defense lawyers in the nation, Mike has been helping clients fight--and beat--their criminal and DUI charges for 22 years.

Attorney Michael Becker has taken more than 90 criminal cases to trial, securing dozens of "not guilty" verdicts and hung juries. He has achieved acquittals and/or dismissals in numerous serious felony cases, including murder, child abuse, rape, drugs and prostitution.

Even the police turn to...
John Palmer Waters
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(303) 210-4556 Dominion Towers
600 17th Street, Suite 2800 South
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
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.
Douglas T. Cohen
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(720) 445-9779 600 Grant St.
Ste. 206
Denver, CO 80203
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Heather K Strack
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 Seventeenth Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80205
Family
University of Colorado Law School
As a family law attorney, I am passionate about the needs of children and families during difficult and distressing times. After earning my law degree at the University of Colorado Law School, I received a certificate in Juvenile and Family Law with honors. This program allowed me to develop a deeper understanding of my chosen field. As a family law attorney at The Harris Law Firm, I focus on high-conflict cases, post-decree trial work, appeals, dependency and neglect, and domestic relations cases that involve dealing with small, family-owned businesses. Many of my cases involve drug and alcohol use and abuse or mental health issues. My passion for protecting the children...
Sabra M. Janko
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(303) 210-4204 8894 E 29th Pl
Denver, CO 80238
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce 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...
Danielle Davis
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(303) 990-5308 50 South Steele Street
Suite 805
Denver, CO 80209
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Tulsa College of Law
Danielle graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. She then received her Juris Doctorate with Highest Honors from the University of Tulsa College of Law, and was admitted to practice in Colorado, Oklahoma, and several federal jurisdictions, including the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Danielle has been certified in Family Law Advocacy Skills by the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and was selected as one of the Top Ten Family Law Attorneys in Colorado by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Danielle’s commitment to Client satisfaction has been recognized on...
Sangeetha Mallavarapu
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Family and Divorce
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...
Richard Harris
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Family, Appeals, Divorce 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...
Margaret Eileen Walker
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th
Suite 450
Denver , CO 80202
Family, Appeals, Divorce 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.
Jordan Brickman
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Dedicated Colorado Family Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I provide exceptional legal representation in all areas of family law. I will work tirelessly to deliver results for you and your family! Visit my website for information and client reviews! Read More »
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Stephen J. Plog
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Experienced & Insightful Family Lawyer! Exceptional Solutions, Reasonable Rates!

I am a knowledgeable, experienced and insightful family law attorney. I passionately advocate for the rights and interests of my clients! Visit my website for client testimonials and call my office for a consultation. Read More »
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Todd Burnham
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(303) 990-5308 50 S Steele Street
Suite 805
Denver, CO 80209
Family and Divorce
Albany Law School
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 weaknesses, develop a precise game plan, and drive toward a successful resolution. Todd’s successful approach and winning track record has resulted in Burnham Law’s earned reputation as a firm that “Sets the Tone.” Most attorneys tend to either litigate or mediate – very few are proficient at both. Excellent advocacy requires an attorney who can see the “big-picture,” isn’t afraid of a courtroom, but always looks for the...
Stephen J. Plog
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(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Jefferson County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Peter Goldstein
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Family and Divorce
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.
Emilio De Simone
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(303) 404-7492 1890 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Denver
Carrie Chaille Eckstein
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Denver County, CO Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Family and Divorce
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 County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(303) 515-5000 1125 17th Street
Suite 450
Denver, CO 80202
Family and Divorce
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...
Paul Fisher
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(303) 779-5300 3900 E Mexico Ave Suite 950
Denver, CO 80210
Free ConsultationFamily, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
I founded Fisher & Associates P.C. in order to provide the highest quality legal services to my community and ensure that everyone has access to justice. My practice includes all aspects of personal injury law, including car accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith. My job is to get victims compensated for their injuries, no matter how difficult the fight.I am passionate about victims’ rights, so I only represent plaintiffs. The vast majority of my clients are taken in on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay nothing unless I recover a settlement or judgment in...
Charles E. Feldmann
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(888) 458-0991 1875 Lawrence St.
Suite 730
Denver, CO 80202
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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....
Rebecca M. Pepin
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(303) 225-3310 8001 Arista Pl
Suite #415
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationJefferson County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Family and Divorce
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...
Jeffrey A. Springer
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Denver County, CO Family Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(877) 473-6004 1600 Broadway St
Denver, CO 80202
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Criminal and Legal Malpractice
University of Colorado - Boulder
Sabra M. Janko
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Colorado Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

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.... Read More »
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Adams County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

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Dealing with family law issues?

Family law generally concerns domestic relations and family-related matters such as marriage, civil unions, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, guardianships, domestic abuse, surrogacy, child custody, child abduction, the dissolution of marriage and associated issues. Each state has its own set of family laws, and traveling across state borders can sometimes affect your rights and those of your family.

Contrary to popular belief, seeking the advice of a family law attorney does not necessarily mean that something is amiss in your family. A family law attorney can help negotiate prenuptial/premarital agreements for clients in anticipation of marriage or advise same-sex couples on relevant legal issues affecting their relationship. They also can help with adoption proceedings and other procedures involving children.

Family law attorneys often do represent clients seeking a divorce, annulment or legal separation, and the complicated issues that can arise as a result. Although domestic abuse is a criminal offense, some family law attorneys are skilled at handling these situations, as they are often entangled with other family law issues.

Some jurisdictions certify lawyers as family law specialists, which means these attorneys have met the certifying body's minimum requirements for education, experience, and examination.


No-Fault Proceeding: A civil case in which parties may resolve their dispute without a formal finding of error or fault.

Paternity Suit: A lawsuit to determine the father of a child whose parents were not married when the child was born.