Useful Links

Finding a Lawyer

Colorado Bar Association Find A Lawyer Online CBA Attorney Directory.  You can search by practice area, location, county, languages spoken, and keyword.

Larimer County Bar Association.  Provides information regarding the professional association for lawyers in Larimer County.

Larimer County Bar Association Members.  You can search the CBA Find a Lawyer Attorney Directory by Bar Association Membership.  Go to Advanced Search and under Bar Assocation Membership choose Larimer County Bar Association to find attorneys who are also members of the Colorado Bar Association.

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers consists of more than 1600 leading family law practitioners nationwide. Their website allows visitors to search for Academy Fellows by location and also offers a link to the Academy’s online library that features the Academy’s journal and newsletter as well as selected publications and articles organized by topic.  There are no Fellows currently in northern Colorado.

Legal Information & Help

Colorado Legal Services.  Colorado Legal Services provides legal information and community referrals.  Choose Get Legal Information, then Get Legal Information to review information and instructions.

Access To JusticeThe Colorado Access to Justice Commission is an independent entity formed with the support of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Bar Association and the Statewide Legal Services Group in 2003.  The 8th Judicial District (Larimer County and Jackson County) Committee has an Access to Justice Resources PDF with a list of resources both with income eligibility required and no income eligibility required

Self-Help Center.  The Self-Help Center is available to assist self-represented or Pro Se Parties involved in legal proceedings in the 8th Judicial District (Larimer County and Jackson County).  There are two Self-Help Centers in Larimer County, one in Fort Collins and one in Loveland.  The Self-Represented Litigant Coordinator is on staff at the Self-Help Center to provide parties without attorneys free procedural information and will also assist in completing forms.  The staff can answer questions about forms, the legal system, court procedure and court processes but CANNOT provide legal advice. Public access computers are available for research and completing forms.  The Fort Collins Self-Help Center is located on the first floor of the Larimer County Justice Center, next to the Clerk of Court Office, at 201 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins, Colorado.  The Loveland Self-Help Center is located at the Loveland County Courthouse in the Jury Assembly Room, at 810 E 10th Street Loveland, CO.

Family Law Tools and Worksheets

Child Support Worksheets. Family Law Software provides a child support calculator to produce electronic, printable child support worksheets.  You should use this software to calculate child support based upon the Colorado Child Support Guidelines.

Maintenance Calculation.  Family Law Software provides a maintenance calculator to calculate maintenance.  You should use this software to calculate maintenance based upon the Colorado Maintenance Guidelines.

Colorado Family Law Links

Colorado Revised Statutes.  Provides free public access to the Colorado Statutes Annotated.  After reviewing the terms and conditions, choose Colorado Revised Statutes.  Title 13, Section 14 is Court and Court Procedures, Protection Orders, Title 14 is Domestic Matters, and Title 18 is the Children’s Code (i.e. dependency and neglect, paternity, relinquishment and adoptions).

Senior Law Handbook.  Chapter 13 provides information regarding grandparents’ visitation rights, custody of grandchildren, divorce, getting your divorce without a lawyer, use of former name, anticipating marriage, marriage and public benefits, protection from family violence, common law marriage and other resources.