Lafayette, Colorado Family Lawyers

Linda Vuong
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Colorado Family Law Attorney

Widener University Delaware School of LawDistrict of Columbia and Colorado
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Tim Johnson
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Colorado Family Law Attorney

University of Colorado Law SchoolColorado
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Johanna E. Blumenthal
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Compassionate and experienced family law representation. Free consultation!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Colorado. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will help you and your family throughout your case. 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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Lafayette, CO Family Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(512) 773-8476 2757 W White Oak Ct
Lafayette, CO 80026
Family
The University of Texas School of Law
Sherri Murgallis
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Louisville, CO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(303) 444-4353 945 Front St
Louisville, CO 80027
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
We are an experienced and knowledgeable team of legal professionals dedicated to effective and aggressive representation of your rights. Whatever your legal challenge my present, you can be assured that justice for our clients is our priority. We have handled hundreds of cases, small to large, and have extensive trial experience in family, civil, criminal and personal injury matters. We are small enough to give you personalized service but strong enough to get the job done right.
Daniel Flynn
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Louisville, CO Family Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(303) 665-0660 1400 Main Street, Suite 200
Louisville, CO 80027
Free ConsultationFamily, Business, Construction and Estate Planning
The John Marshall Law School
I have practiced law for more than 25 years. I have litigated commercial and family law cases in the state and federal courts of Colorado, Wisconsin and Illinois. I am comfortable and proficient both litigating cases and doing small business, real estate and estate planning transaction work. I enjoy counseling small businesses and individuals and my fees are reasonable.
Lauren C. Harutun
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Erie, CO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(303) 839-9100 665 Briggs Street
PO Box 1101
Erie, CO 80516
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce and Juvenile
Michelle Crozier Haynes
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Louisville, CO Family Law Lawyer
(303) 495-8524 Law Office of Michelle Crozier Haynes, LLC
357 S. McCaslin Blvd. Suite 200
Louisville, CO 80027
Family
Scott D. Goldman
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(303) 974-1099 4450 Arapahoe Ave #100
Boulder, CO 80303
Family and Divorce
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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 there for 26 years before moving to Denver, Colorado for better weather and great skiing. Scott is a Colorado Lawyer that has practice that focuses primarily on family law issues such as divorce and child custody. Scott will take the time to explain your case to you to ensure you are fully aware of what is going on in your case. Scott’s experience with jury...
Rebecca M. Pepin
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(720) 809-8310 900 S. Main Street
Suite 100
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationLongmont, 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...
Todd Allen Stahly
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(303) 797-2900 2760 29th Street, Suite 2E
Boulder, CO 80301
Family and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Todd Stahly utilizes a diverse legal background to assist clients in family law. He has practiced in all areas of family law. He has litigated interstate child custody cases in Colorado and in New Mexico (with special permission from the State of New Mexico).

Todd regularly volunteers at Boulder County Legal Services Pro Se Clinics and has been recognized for his legal contributions there and the Women’s Crisis Center. In 2013 and 2014, Todd was honored as a Colorado Super Lawyer Rising Star (only 2.5% of Attorneys in Colorado are selected as Rising Stars).Todd received his B.S. from Michigan Technological University...
Todd Burnham
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Colorado Springs, CO Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(303) 990-5308 8610 Explorer Dr.
Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO 80516
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...
Stephanie A. Randall
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Colorado Springs, CO Family Law Lawyer
(303) 990-5308 8610 Explorer Dr.
Suite 140
Colorado Springs, CO 80516
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Washburn University School of Law
Stephanie joined Burnham Law after being opposing counsel to Todd Burnham on a challenging custody matter, quickly impressing all involved with her knowledgeable advocacy and fearless representation. A quick review of her professional experience shows her minor in legal studies from Milligan College, a paralegal degree and four years as a family law and personal injury litigation paralegal, prior to attending Washburn University School of Law, making her an immediate asset to the firm.

Stephanie has a passion for child advocacy and is listed on the judicial rosters in most Colorado jurisdictions as a Child and Family Investigator. Stephanie...
Lauren Shepherd
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Colorado Family Law Attorney

Lauren Shepherd, J.D., Senior Associate Lauren Shepherd is a senior associate at the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and is one of the firm’s top family law attorneys and divorce lawyers. Hardworking,... 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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Stephen J. Plog
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(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Broomfield, 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...
Emilio De Simone
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Longmont, CO Family Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(303) 404-7492 1114 Neon Forest Circle #5
Longmont, CO 80504
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Denver
G. Damon Bruntz
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(720) 350-4275 390 Interlocken Crescent, Suite 30
Broomfield, CO 80021
Free ConsultationFamily, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
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...
Jessica Saldin
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
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. ...
Kevin C Boileau
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 830-0065 2401 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80301
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Alison L. Kilmer
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(720) 443-5581 1440 28th Street
Suite 4
Boulder, CO 80303
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
Alison Kilmer is a former judicial law clerk and prosecutor with a strong business background. She combines both her legal background and business experience in a practice that centers on providing individualized services for each of her clients based on their specific situation.

Ms. Kilmer focuses on each case individually and strategically analyzes the underlying facts of the case to determine the best possible outcome for her clients. A strong advocate for her clients, Ms. Kilmer seeks to resolve matters through collaboration to the extent possible, but relies on her experience as both a former prosecutor...
Matt James
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(303) 578-0595 4845 Pearl East Circle #101
Boulder, CO 80306
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Military
University of Iowa
I offer over a decade of trial law experience to serve the men and women of Colorado and the United States military. Upon my graduation from law school with honors in 2001, I spent over five years as an attorney at the Kane County State's Attorney's Office where I handled thousands of criminal cases. In 2006, I joined the Air Force JAG Corps. I received high marks as a prosecuting attorney. The Judge Advocate General of the Air Force then chose me to become a military defense attorney. Despite glowing reviews and a promotion to Major, I decided to leave...
Michelle L. Searcy
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
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...
Todd Brownell
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Longmont, CO Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(720) 809-8310 900 S Main St Ste 100
Longmont, CO 80501
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
University of Colorado Law School
As a Longmont attorney at Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C., Todd Brownell handles a wide range of cases involving divorce and family law. He is passionate about protecting the rights and interests of the men and women he represents. He also assists clients with divorce-related issues such as child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and debt division. He helps individuals remain calm during what is bound to be one of the most stressful and emotionally taxing moments in their lives. His well-versed knowledge also allows him to help clients with adoptions, grandparent visitation, and guardianships. Before joining our firm,...
John Hyland Barrett III
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BOULDER, CO Family Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(303) 928-2300 1526 SPRUCE ST
suite 206
BOULDER, CO 80302
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of California - Davis
John has practiced law in Boulder Colorado since 1975. John has represented individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters, including divorce, family law, civil litigation and real estate. He has been the co-chair of the Boulder County Family Law Committee and served as associate judge of the Louisville Municipal Court.
Skyler A. Archer
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Experienced family law attorney will fight for you. Free consultation. Call now!

I’m an experienced family law attorney and I represent clients throughout Colorado. I provide thoughtful guidance, personal attention, and will work for the best possible outcome for you and your children. Read More »
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Trista McElhaney
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Colorado Family Law Attorney

Trista McElhaney, J.D., Senior Associate Trista McElhaney is a senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and a former senior associate of one of Denver's top law firms. Trista McElhaney is... Read More »
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Mrs. Carla M. Garcia
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Westminster, CO Family Law Lawyer with 25 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!
Johanna E. Blumenthal
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(303) 781-0322 10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
University of Colorado Law School
John Paul Prentiss
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(303) 990-5308 2760 29th Street, Suite 1E
Boulder, CO 80301
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal and Divorce
University of Denver
JP is a Partner in the Burnham Law Firm based out of the Boulder office. He has undergraduate degrees in History and Theatre from Southwestern University and earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

After graduating from law school, JP was sworn in as a Deputy District Attorney for Denver where he handled hundreds of cases ranging from traffic and misdemeanor matters to first-degree murder. Working in the Denver DA’s office in the juvenile division, he developed a passion for helping children navigate the criminal justice system.

This passion has naturally focused his practice on parental responsibility...
Will Ellison
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(720) 340-1162 353 Main St.
Longmont, CO 80501
Longmont, CO Family Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Family and Divorce
The University of Georgia School of Law
Will Ellison is a Longmont attorney specializing in representing business and families. In his career he’s had the opportunity to represent clients in real estate lawsuits, construction lawsuits, business lawsuits, divorce, child custody disputes, and parenting times disputes in courts in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. Will enjoys his role in counseling clients on their options when faced with a legal issue. He welcomes questions and knows that uncertainty about the legal process creates added stress. With experience counseling clients facing complicated situations, he can remove the legal jargon that complicates understanding.
Jodi S. Martin
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(720) 398-8745 2505 Walnut Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80302
Family, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Jodi is a founding Partner in Martin Law Office LLC and has 18 years of experience as an attorney. At Martin Law Office LLC, Jodi focuses her energy and legal experience on providing legal services to a diverse client base, to include a focus on legal matters impacting the LGBT community, their allies, and individuals impacted by HIV. Jodi works with clients to strengthen and protect themselves and their families through planning and when necessary, litigation.
Evan Freirich
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(303) 444-3029 1942 Broadway, Suite 314
Boulder, CO 80302
Family and Divorce
University of Denver
Kyle Martelon
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(800) 746-3560 390 Interlocken Crescent #350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
University of Denver
Jamie Rutten
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(303) 451-0300 8001 Arista Place
Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
Kate Sereff
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(720) 230-7150 80 Garden Center
Suite A-310
Broomfield, CO 80020
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce 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.
Mary Louise Edwards
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(720) 581-4804 1176 Monroe Drive #D
Boulder, CO 80303
Family, Administrative, Civil Rights and Divorce
University of Colorado - Boulder
James (Jim) C. McTurnan
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Colorado Family Law Attorney with 10 years experience

The University of Denver Sturm College of LawColorado
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Michelle L. Searcy
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Colorado Family Law 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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Cynthia Lee Ciancio
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
Suite #400
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family and Divorce
David Pigott
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(720) 370-3300
Ext. 102
390 Interlocken Crescent
Suite 350
Broomfield, CO 80021
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
University of Colorado - Boulder
David J. Pigott, Esq. is a Colorado lawyer. Mr. Pigott is licensed to practice before all Colorado county and district courts, the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, United States District Court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Pigott is a member of the Adams and Broomfield County Bar Association, the Colorado Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Pigott and his firm maintains a diverse practice including personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and estate planning estate planning services.

Prior to forming Hampton & Pigott LLP, Mr. Pigott...
Melody Fuller
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Broomfield, CO Family Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(303) 465-4605 42 Garden Center
Broomfield, CO 80020
Family, Divorce and Elder
Dave Rich
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer
(303) 569-4639 3393 Iris Avenue
Suite 110
Boulder, CO 80301
Family, Divorce and Estate Planning
Are you preparing to file for divorce in Boulder? If so, it may benefit you to contact Flatiron Legal Advisors, LLC. Family law matters can be some of the most personal legal issues to have to work through, which is why it is imperative to ensure you are working with an attorney you can trust. Attorney David Rich is truly passionate about protecting the interests of his clients, and working to help them come up with solutions that are as amicable as possible. As a certified mediator, Attorney Rich is able to help his clients overcome their differences through the...
Emily M. Ellison
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(720) 340-1162 353 Main Street
Longmont, CO 80501
Longmont, CO Family Law Lawyer
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Denver
Emily is a passionate advocate who sincerely cares about her clients. She understands that each situation is unique and will listen carefully to your needs. To help make legal access available to more people, her rates are more affordable than other attorneys in the area. Call Emily today to find out how she can guide you to obtain the best outcome in your case.
Peter Rogers
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(303) 544-0997 885 Arapahoe Ave
Boulder, CO 80302
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
James S. Margulis
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(303) 813-1200 1111 Pearl Street
Suite 203
Boulder, CO 80302
Family and Divorce
My family law practice consists of Protections Orders, Paternity Actions, Enforcement Actions, Modification Actions and simple to very complex Dissolution of Marriages. My experience consists of contested complex financial cases (utilizing forensic accountants) and complex custody matters (including national and international relocation cases). Further, my experience includes the entire spectrum of family law litigation including, but not limited to initial client meetings, all discovery compliance and execution, temporary orders hearings, expert witness utilization and permanent orders hearings.
Mark Clevenger
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Longmont, CO Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(303) 772-1799 410 Main St
Longmont, CO 80501
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Frank DeVincent Esq
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Boulder, CO Family Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(303) 442-2625 1790 38th Street, Suite 300
Boulder, CO 80301
Family and Divorce
Aaron Belzer
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Boulder, CO Family Law Attorney
(303) 990-5308 2760 29th Street, Suite 1E
Boulder, CO 80301
Family
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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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.