Loveland, Colorado Family Lawyers
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...
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...
-Responding to allegations of child abuse or neglect
-Navigating child care 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...
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Brian Bagley, founder of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC in Longmont and Lakewood, Colorado, is a family law, criminal defense, and personal injury attorney, an 8 year member of the Longmont City Council, and the Mayor of Longmont, Colorado. Brian Bagley is resourceful and aggressive, fluent in Spanish, and determined to win for his clients.
Prior to law, Brian Bagley was the senior analyst that assisted Jim Collins in writing the New York Times Bestseller, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t. Good to...
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 to personal injury, appeals, civil rights issues, business disputes, family law, and complex litigation matters. Scott Melin has had years of experience in family law and is an expert in handling domestic violence cases, including spousal and child abuse. Scott Melin has had impressive accomplishments, including a $1.58 million and a $1.2 million recovery for his clients.
Native to Colorado, Scott Melin graduated from Colorado State University and...
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 aggressive, efficient, and motivated to fight intelligently for her clients, making her one of Colorado’s top divorce lawyers. Trista McElhaney has been recognized state-wide for her legal services in divorce, child custody, family law, and business law.
Trista McElhaney graduated from the University of Denver and the University of Colorado at Boulder Law School where she received several merit-based scholarships. Since practicing law, her awards and...
Timothy Edstrom, senior associate of the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado and state resident for over 25 years is the top criminal defense attorney in Colorado. Being diligent and service-oriented, Timothy Edstrom has had success litigating some of the most high-profile civil rights cases in Colorado history, including the Michael DeHerrera and Juan Vasquez police brutality lawsuits. Furthermore, Timothy Edstrom has conducted approximately 60 jury trials for cases such as criminal defense for first degree murder and million dollar lawsuits. Additionally, he is experienced with workers’ compensation, immigration, Social Security, personal injury, business...
Skyler Archer, a member of the Colorado Bar Association, is an associate attorney with the Bagley Law Firm, LLC Longmont, Colorado. Skyler Archer uses her determination, confidence, and honesty to provide the best legal services in the areas of family law, divorce, and estate planning law, and elder law (i.e., guardianships and conservatorships). Furthermore, her teaching experience in the areas of criminal law, and qualification as a legal research scholar, make her a powerful advocate for clients navigating the criminal justice system.
Skyler Archer joined the firm shortly after graduating from the University of Denver’s...
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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...
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, relatable, and experienced, Lauren Shepherd has advocated for victims of domestic violence, for Denver’s District Attorney’s Office and the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office. Furthermore, Lauren Shepherd served as a law clerk in Colorado’s 20th Judicial District in Boulder, Colorado gaining expertise in Colorado’s criminal and civil judicial systems.
Lauren Shepherd received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder...
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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.
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