Dale E. Johnson P.C. is a law firm focusing solely on the practice of family law across the State of Colorado. Our firm is actively involved in the Colorado Bar Association, Boulder Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and various child-focused professional groups. We have been involved with committees regarding legislation, rule changes and standards in the legal profession. We regularly present at family law seminars for attorneys and the judiciary, and we write articles regarding the practice of family law for professional journals and newsletters. Occasionally, we serve as mediators or arbiters in particularly difficult cases where the lawyers for the parties need an experienced family law attorney to help guide the case to settlement or an arbitrated award. We also provide consultation services to attorneys and litigants to help them resolve their cases.
Our cases include dissolution of marriage, legal separation, matters relating to parental responsibilities ("custody"), parenting time, child support, property division, maintenance, marital agreements, prenuptial agreements, separation agreements, post-decree matters and appeals. We have particular expertise in the handling of complex financial and difficult parental responsibility (“custody”) cases.
While most of our cases settle before trial, we are experienced trial lawyers and always prepare our cases should settlement not be possible. We strongly support efforts to resolve cases through alternative dispute resolution methods.
Our services are billed hourly. We use a written fee agreement and also utilize written worksheets or memorandum to help expedite the client's understanding of the issues and organizing and providing necessary documents and information. We have a reputation for being organized and responsive and believe that the client and the attorney must work in a partnership to achieve the best results. We are careful to keep the client informed and updated regarding all matters in his/her case. We pride ourselves in returning phone calls promptly, and while an attorney may be unavailable at the time a client calls, someone will return the call as soon as possible.
Our clientele is well balanced between men and women, and we have experience representing members of gay and lesbian couples in family matters.
Clients are expected to provide accurate and timely information, to respond to requests to communicate with us, and to use the process fairly and reasonably to obtain just results. The clients that the firm accepts are provided with information and options throughout the process so that they can plan and not just react to the process. As a result, we believe our clients are empowered to understand and make realistic choices regarding settlement or trial.