In January of 2015 maintenance (alimony) guidelines were adopted by the Colorado legislature. Unlike the child support guidelines which must be followed in nearly all cases, the maintenance guidelines do not create a presumption, and are only advisory in nature. However, since these guidelines went into effect, my experience suggests that about 85-90% of maintenance cases are resolved through the use of the guidelines. Thus, the guidelines are very useful in predicting both the amount and duration of what a court might do if your situation involves maintenance to be paid from the higher income party to the lower income party.Read More
Michael C. Morphew
I also wanted to tell you that both Carol Glassman and I had a conversation early in the afternoon where we both expressed how well you handled the mediation. That is a tough situation and requires a lot of skill on the part of the professionals. Great work
Dale E. JohnsonAttorney at LawLouisville, CO
I wanted to take a moment to thank you again so very much for helping us at mediation yesterday. As I said, I don’t think there was any way Mr.***** and Ms. ***** would have reached their agreement without your incredible assistance—both in soliciting Janet’s pro bono help, and in talking through with the parties how they might collectively meet their goals. It makes a huge difference to my family law clinic that there are generous and creative mediators like you willing to work with fo…
I am happy to report that after much wrangling Sheila and I, and the parties, were finally able to put a final agreement together and obtain a decree. This was a difficult case that needed your experience and skill as a mediator. Thank you very much for helping us get it done. I look forward to working with you again soon.
Thank you so much for your expertise in successfully mediating a settlement in [our] case. I think everyone was a bit surprised that we were able to resolve all issues. I am confident that the reason we were able to be so successful was because of the manner in which you approached the difficult issues in dispute. This family has benefited tremendously from your expertise. Thank you again.
For what it’s worth. You have been the only attorney that I’ve dealt with that has been honest, fair and competent. This might not sound startling, but to me it is! I’ve had some experience with attorneys spending north of $12m in fees with dozens of attorneys representing me over the years and none of them have what you have. You’re the only one. Thank you
Thank you for your wisdom, care and wonderful spirit on my mediation day. I am grateful for your hospitality and to have met you both. Aloha
Dr. Deanne Fujii
When I came to see Michael I was heartbroken, lost and afraid. He guided me through options and gave me great advice. He also explained everything in a way I could understand. Lawyers are very expensive but his fees were fair and I felt well cared for. I would recommend him to anyone.
Michael saved me over $8,000 by mediating my case. He helped me through a very scary time and I didn’t have to go to court!
Michael was the best mediator I have used. He is direct, to the point, showed interest, had empathy, listened, did not take sides and quickly drove things to a conclusion. His mind was sharp and crisp.
Michael, once again, came to the rescue. I needed to have my Divorce agreement modified because of a severe medical condition that prevented me from paying the maintenance that was ordered over 12 years ago. Michael took charge and saved me months and months of expensive and stressful legal haggling. Mike has the ability to separate the highly emotional aspects from the factual reality of the Divorce. While going through this difficult time, it was very comforting to know I had him in my corne…