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
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
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…
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!
When my employer refused to pay me for work I’d already completed, Michael was able to intervene and make it happen.
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.
An incredible husband and wife team; I can’t imagine going through my divorce without their insights. They helped me come to an agreement with my ex that I never would have reached otherwise.
Just wanted to say thanks so much for your time and words. You’re amazing and I am super grateful.
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…
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
Not only is he doing a great deal, he’s doing a great job (especially for only having 35+ years of experience doing family law!) He just successfully mediated for me a fairly large case involving valuation of a professional practice, child support, maintenance and parenting issues. He kept it much more amicable and on track than I had anticipated. I would recommend him without hesitation.