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Whether you are going through a divorce, an adoption, a paternity hearing or any other family law situation, you’re likely to be intimidated by all of the specific laws detailing the process. To make things worse, your emotional state may make it hard for you to focus on these complex matters alone. That is why it is so important to always work with a skilled Denver family attorney whenever you are going through a major change in your family’s home.

While many people think family lawyers only deal with divorce issues, this branch of civil law affects all aspects of family life. At Litvak Litvak Mehrtens & Carlton, P.C., we can provide you with a Denver family lawyer who can modify child visitation or support agreements, fight for your visitation rights as a grandparent, address the issues of a same-sex relationship, protect your rights in a paternity hearing, and more.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Divorce

  • Maintenance/Alimony
  • Legal Separation
  • Property Division
  • High Asset Divorce
  • Asset Valuations
  • Pets in a Divorce

Children Issues

  • Child Custody
  • Decision Making
  • Child Support
  • International Custody
  • Relocation Cases

Family Law

  • Post Judgment Modifications
  • Appeals
  • Step Parent Adoption
  • Paternity Law
  • Common Law Marriage
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Grandparents Rights

While Colorado has some of the most complex laws related to family matters, you don’t need to be intimidated. Divorces can be scary and adoption can be intimidating, but with the help of a skilled Denver family lawyer from our firm, you can make it through any related legal matter quickly and painlessly.

Call Litvak Litvak Mehrtens and Carlton, P.C. today at 303-837-0757 to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Ronald D. Litvak

Bar Admissions:

  • United States District Courts
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All Courts of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Denver
    • Juris Doctorate, 1986
    • Northwestern University: B.S. Communications, 1979

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Denver Bar Association:1987-present
  • Colorado Bar Association:1987-present
  • CBA Family Law Section: 1987-present
  • Executive Council: 1994-2003
  • Amicus Curiae Committee Chair: 2000
  • Editor, Family Law Section Newsletter: 1995-1997
  • Amercian Bar Association: 1987-present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow): 1996-present
  • President, Colorado Chapter: 2003-2004 term
  • President-Elect, Colorado Chapter: 2002-2003 term
  • Vice-President, Colorado Chapter: 2001-2002 term
  • Secretary, Colorado Chapter: 2000-2001 term
  • Treasurer, Colorado Chapter: 1999-2000 term

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Selected to be included in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America: 1995-present
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Listed in "Denver's Top Lawyers," 5280 Magazine: 2015
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in field of Family Law: Inception-present
  • 2006 - Super Lawyers rank as one of the Top Ten Lawyers in Colorado for all areas of practice

Attorney Timothy R.J. Mehrtens

Bar Admissions:

  • United States District Courts
  • 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • All Courts of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Denver:
    • Juris Doctorate, 1987
    • Western State College: B.A. Political Science, 1981

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow), 2003-present
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Colorado Chapter, 2009-2010
  • Denver Bar Association: 1987-present
  • Colorado Bar Association: 1987-present
  • Family Law Section: ExecutiveCounsel-ElectedMember: 1999-2003
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee President-Elect:2002
  • President: 2003
  • Co-Chair: State Interdisciplinary Conference on Child-Related Issues: Spring, 2000
  • State Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody: 1999

Honors and Distinctions:

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Voted by Peers as Colorado’s Best Lawyer in the Practice Area of Family Law for 2014
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in field of FamilyLaw:2006-present
  • Selected to be included in the publication, The Best Lawyers in America: 2003-present
  • Elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Listed in "Denver's Top Lawyers," 5280 Magazine: 2015

Attorney Diane Michele Carlton

Bar Admissions:

  • United States District Courts
  • All Courts of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Denver
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of California at Irvine
    • B.A. Spanish
    • B.A. Social Ecology
    • Commencement Speaker

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Arapahoe Bar Association:
    • Past President
  • Arapahoe Bar Foundation Fellow
  • Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • CBA Board of Governors
  • CBA Foundation Fellow
  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Family Law section
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
    • Past President, Colorado Chapterm
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

Honors and Distinctions:

  • 5280 Magazine Top Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in field of Family Law
  • Appointed by Colorado Supreme Court to the 18th Judicial District Judicial Performance Committee; and the Alternative Defense Commission
  • Fellow in American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Colorado Bar Foundation

Attorney Barbara G. Jensen

Bar Admissions:

  • All Courts of Colorado

Education:

  • University of Denver:
    • Juris Doctorate, 1986
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. Journalism, minor in French, 1981
  • University de Bordeux, Bordeux, France
    • 1981

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association: 2004-present
  • ABA Family Law Section: 2004-present
  • Denver Bar Association: 1987-present
  • Colorado Bar Association: 1987-present
  • CBA Family Law Section: 1999-present
  • Colorado Women's Bar Association: 1987-2001; 2006-present
  • 1st Judicial Bar Association: 1987-1992
  • Jefferson County Child Protection Team: 1990-1992
  • Children's Advocacy Center Committee, Jefferson County: 1990-1992

Honors and Distinctions:

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Deeds and Trusts
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in field of Family Law: 2008-present

Attorney Paula J. Smith

Bar Admissions:

  • United States District Court
  • All Courts of Colorado

Education:

  • Certificate in Mediation
    • CDR Associates, 2004
  • Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker Training, June 2013
  • University of Denver
    • Juris Doctorate, 1987
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
    • M.B.A. Courses 1978-1979
  • Scripps College, Claremont, California
    • B.A. European Studies, 1974

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Colorado Bar Association: 1987-present
  • American Bar Association: 2011 – present
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association: 2012 - present
  • Denver Bar Association: 1987-present
  • Legal Assistants Committee Co-chair: 1992-1993
  • Arapahoe County Bar Association: 1988-present
  • Colorado Judicial Institute: 2007-present
  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee on Child
  • Custody: 1999-2002, 2014
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts: 2007-2013

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