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It’s not uncommon for family structures to change. When they do, family members must rearrange every aspect of their lives. During these readjustments, it’s important to have an experienced Denver family lawyer representing you to safeguard your interests and protect your future.

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Why Choose Price Family Law?

We Know How to Fight

Price Family Law fights for the best outcome in every case. Founding Attorney Trista Price does not believe in settling for less than what clients deserve; as a result, Price Family Law has earned a reputation for being fierce and always ready to take the battle to the next level when necessary.

The attorneys at Price Family Law have a focus on a variety of family law areas, including:

  • High-asset divorces
  • Complex legal and business affairs
  • Custody matters involving violence and mental health and substance abuse issues.

Price Family Law also represents their clients all the way through the appeals process when necessary. In other words, if the firm takes your case, you can expect your team to vigorously represent you until the very end.

Our firm is deeply involved with our community because we care. And we know that spouses, parents, children, and other family members need quality legal representation to safeguard their rights and their futures. Call (720) 615-1750 today to speak with a family lawyer in Colorado who is ready to listen.

Family Law Services at Price Family Law

The legal issues that families face during divorce and other family law matters can be complex and have long-lasting repercussions. At Price Family Law, we have years of experience representing clients in virtually every legal issue that families face.


Adoption is an act of love that can bring joy to the lives of many people. It also brings with it new legal rights and responsibilities because an adopted child can only have two legal parents. In the case of adoption, at least one of the child’s biological parents must relinquish their legal parental rights.

Adoption is a complex legal process that requires an in-depth knowledge of family law. If you are interested in adopting a child, finding an experienced adoption attorney will be essential for your efforts.

In order to be eligible to adopt in the state of Colorado, an individual must:

  • Be at least 21 years old
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Demonstrate the financial capacity to care for the child.

Generally speaking, a child under the age of 18 who is in the state or under the jurisdiction of the state can be adopted. Additionally, there are situations that allow an individual to adopt a person between the ages of 18 and 21 and even older.

Call to speak to a Denver family lawyer if you have additional questions about adoption.


In most cases, divorce is unexpected, painful, and inconvenient. However, the process, although often contentious, is temporary. Spouses who retain a seasoned Colorado family law attorney can protect their interests during the dissolution of a marriage.

Consider the division of property. Under Colorado law, property is divided using the principle of equitable distribution. Equitable distribution means the judge will not divide everything in half but will use principles of fairness to decide what each spouse should receive. The judge reaches their conclusion by considering the evidence your family law lawyer has presented regarding your and your spouse’s respective financial situations.

Child Custody

If you have a child and are going through a divorce, you and your spouse must decide on a custody agreement that takes into account the best interests of your child. Due to the charged nature of divorces, however, spouses are frequently unable to come to an agreement on their custody arrangement. When there’s a failure to agree, it’s often beneficial to consult a Denver child custody attorney. If an agreement still isn’t reached, a judge will set the guidelines for custody based on the best interests of the child.

Some of the factors a judge will consider when making a custody decision include:

  • How the child interacts with family members
  • The child’s wishes if they’re mature enough to decide
  • The ability of each parent to put their child’s needs first
  • Logistical and practical considerations of living arrangements
  • The mental and physical condition of each family member involved
  • The capacity of the parties for love, affection, protection, and caring.

Determining custody can be a heated procedure. Parents without an experienced family law lawyer may find themselves facing custody terms that favor their soon-to-be ex-spouse.

Child Support

Children deserve to be supported financially by both parents after a divorce. And parents have the right to have a family law attorney fight to ensure that their position is taken into account during the decision process.

Colorado courts use an Income Shares Model to determine each spouse’s support responsibility. Using this method, the judge determines the amount of money that would have been spent on the child in the absence of a divorce and divides it between the parents based on their annual income.

Child support orders are generally valid until the child turns 19, although child support could end before or after that time depending on the circumstances. They are difficult to modify but can be altered under certain circumstances. Hence, parents need a skilled child support lawyer to make sure they don’t get locked into unfair support terms.

Protection Orders

A protection order can be an effective tool to keep a spouse and their children safe. If you are in a situation that has you wondering about protection orders, please contact our office to speak with a family lawyer. We can help you get court-ordered protection from:

  • Domestic violence
  • Stalking and assaults
  • Threatening behavior
  • Emotional and psychological abuse.

If you have been served a protection order, a Colorado family law attorney from Price Family Law may be able to help. Unreasonable or unjustified protection orders are not uncommon. In some cases, a spiteful spouse may even lie to push one through. But an experienced family attorney can effectively defend you against a wrongfully issued protection order.


Changes that occur after a divorce may lead to one parent’s relocating. Of course, moving out of the immediate area or out of state can significantly complicate custody agreements and orders and even violate them. Typically, parents must seek to have their custody orders modified when moving out of state, with or without the children.

When deciding whether to modify a custody agreement when one parent moves, a judge will consider these factors, among others:

  • The purpose behind the move
  • The justification of any objections against the move
  • The availability of educational options after the move
  • The nature and quality of the current parental relationships
  • The presence of extended family in the proposed living area.

In all cases, the court will put the best interests of the child first when making its decision.


The family law appeals process exists because the law recognizes that some judges issue erroneous rulings. When they do, a client’s family law attorney can subsequently appeal the ruling and win a reversal if the appeals court agrees with them. It is a complex and involved process, but the attorneys at Price Family Law believe that their clients have the right to error-free judgments and rulings without settling for less.

How We Can Help

We Help You Get Peace of Mind

Family law matters are often stressful and emotionally draining. We do everything we can to give our clients peace of mind throughout the process — peace of mind that an experienced professional is fighting for them.

If you are going through a divorce or any other family law proceeding, you can rely on Price Family Law to manage every aspect of your case, including:

  • Gathering evidence for your case
  • Filing all paperwork and documents
  • Investigating your spouse’s finances and assets
  • Hiring financial and medical experts when necessary
  • Keeping you abreast of every development in your case.

Trust Price Family Law to handle your family affairs and let a family law attorney from our team fight for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Family law issues come with many questions. Call our office if you’d like to get answers from an experienced family lawyer in Colorado. You can also review the following questions and answers for more information.

It depends. Relatively simple dissolutions can be resolved in around three to six months. However, more complex divorce cases can take up to and over a year to complete. Having an experienced family lawyer helps, as does cordiality between spouses.

It depends. Divorces that present no major issues cost less than complex divorces. Once a family law lawyer from our firm reviews your case, we can give you a better idea of how much your divorce might cost. In most cases, the longer it takes to come to an agreement with your spouse, the more money you will have to pay. Therefore, spouses who can agree on some or all terms of the divorce will likely save substantial resources.

Sadly, some parents fail to fulfill their child support duties, leaving the other parent struggling for resources. If your ex-spouse is not making their payments, a family lawyer can help you take steps to make them comply, including:

  • Filing a motion for contempt
  • Placing liens on their property
  • Garnishing their wages and assets
  • Seeking help from the Colorado Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU).

Your spouse’s tax refunds and unemployment benefits may also be seized to satisfy their child support obligations. In other words, your family law attorney has options when your ex refuses to pay their fair share.

No. Couples do not have to be legally separated for a time before divorcing in Colorado.

Call our office at (720) 615-1750 for more answers to your questions.

Price Family Law Is Ready to Help

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If your family situation is changing and you need legal counsel, you’re not alone. Price Family Law has helped thousands of clients reshape their lives for the future, and we’re ready to help you do the same.

Call our office at (720) 615-1750 today to schedule a free consultation and speak with a family law attorney about your options during this tough time.

Attorney Trista Price

Trista McElhaney Price is a founding partner at Price Family Law, LLC. She specializes in high-asset divorce cases and legal matters involving complex business and financial issues as well as complex custody matters involving domestic violence, substance abuse issues, and mental health issues. Read Full Bio.

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