Larimer County, Colorado Family Lawyers
A resident of Ft. Collins for over 20 years, RD began practicing law in 2008 as an associate of a high volume civil litigation firm. Followed by a few years as Policy Director of a national non-profit and General Council for a start up oil and gas company. Since 2016, RD’s practice has focused on Family Law. RD is divorced himself with a son and understands the difficulties created by ending a marriage or relationship.
RD graduated Colorado State University in 1997 with a degree in Philosophy. Prior to attending law school, RD worked as an arborist, married and started a...
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For over twenty-nine years Paul M. Gaide’s practice has emphasized superior representation of clients in state and federal courts, and in transactions.
Mr. Gaide’s unique combination of education and vocational experiences in family law, business litigation, commercial transactions, finance, insurance, tax and accounting result in his clients receiving valuable insights and exceptional service.
Mr. Gaide’s general approach, both with his clients and opposing parties / counsel, is to be direct, after gaining a full understanding of the facts, as applied to the applicable law. Mr. Gaide...
I’ve been practicing family/domestic relations law in Larimer County for about fifteen years and bankruptcy law for approximately eleven years. Although practicing in those areas of law (especially family law) can be challenging, I find it highly rewarding. I appreciate having the opportunity to help people through what is often the most difficult time in their lives. Whether it’s a divorce or a bankruptcy, my goal is to get my client through the process as painlessly as possible and...
Ms. Crebassa is a highly-skilled trial and appellate attorney as demonstrated in the following representative cases:
In re Marriage of Foss, 30 P.3d 850 (Colo. App. 2001)(Successful appeal on behalf of parent requesting post-decree extrapolation from child support guidelines); Varupa v. Industrial Claim Appeals...
-Responding to allegations of child abuse or neglect
-Navigating child care and...
Larimer County Family Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Boulder County Legal Services (BCLS)
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.
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