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Making Wishes Come True in The 2023 Denver Halloween Parade

Making Wishes Come True in The 2023 Denver Halloween Parade

Wells Family Law’s float – Aladdin’s Lamp, Making Wishes Come True – was entered in the Broadway Merchants Association and City Council Lucky District 7’s seventh annual Broadway Halloween Parade last Saturday. Wells Family Law along with family and friends dressed as the Genie, Aladdin, Jasmin, Abu, Rajah and Jafar, among others, accompanied the float on the parade route. The parade kicks off a series of family-friendly events leading up to Halloween in the city. Wells Family Law is committed to helping families through collaboration, mediation and litigation. For more details click here

Wells Family Law Attorneys Recognized as “Women to Watch” by ColoradoBiz Magazine

Wells Family Law Attorneys Recognized as “Women to Watch” by ColoradoBiz Magazine

The attorneys at Wells Family Law are honored to be among the successful and influential women recognized by ColoradoBiz Magazine as Women to Watch this summer. Wells Family Law supports and empowers women in the legal profession. With an award-winning team of attorneys, Wells Family Law, PC, is focused on helping families navigate the challenges of changing relationships. From dividing stock options in divorce, to valuing and allocating closely held businesses, to analyzing trust interests, to litigating parental disputes, the women of Wells Family Law are experienced in providing practical solutions to complex domestic relations issues through advocacy, negotiation, collaboration and litigation.

Wells Family Law Announces Official Firm Mascot

Wells Family Law Announces Official Firm Mascot

For those of our clients and vendors who have been in the office over the past year, you may already be acquainted with Wells Family Law’s official mascot: Finn Clemmer. Finn is an extraordinary member of the Wells Family Law team. At the risk of anthropomorphizing, Finn politely greets clients at the door, escorts them in, and occasionally checks back to ensure everyone is comfortable and all their needs are met. While Finn does not hold any official degrees or certifications, he is a natural emotional support dog. With his empathic demeanor, fluffy fur and soulful eyes, Finn promotes a sense of joy in the office. In his spare time, Finn prefers walks with Julie, snacks, and napping. He also plays well with others. Please…

Chelsea Augelli Becomes Shareholder of Wells Family Law

We are so pleased to announce that Chelsea Augelli will become a shareholder of Wells Family Law, PC, effective April 1, 2023. Chelsea will serve as the firm’s Vice President of Marketing and Development. Chelsea and Kristi first met years ago when Chelsea was working her way through school as a paralegal under the tutelage of some of the best litigators in domestic relations. As a result, Chelsea brings a breadth and depth of knowledge well beyond what one might expect of an attorney of her years. She is a tremendous advocate for her clients and a tireless crusader for the underdog. Chelsea speaks regularly on DR issues, has been asked to testify regarding a number of important bills before the legislature, and also serves…

Wells Family Law Congratulates 2023 Super Lawyers Selectees

Wells Family Law Congratulates 2023 Super Lawyers Selectees

We are pleased to announce that Kristi Anderson Wells, of Wells Family Law, PC, has been selected to the 2023 Colorado Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than 5% of attorneys in the state. Super Lawyers is a research-driven rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Attorneys are selected from more than 70 practice areas and all firm sizes, assuring a credible and relevant annual list. Ms. Wells has also been named to the Colorado Top 100 Attorneys list, as well as the Colorado Top 50 Women Attorneys list. Attorneys selected to the “top” list have been ranked at the top of the Colorado Super Lawyers lists in the selection process….

Wells Family Law | PC Selected by Best Lawyers for the The Best Law Firms in America List 2023
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Wells Family Law | PC Selected by Best Lawyers for the The Best Law Firms in America List 2023

Wells Family Law is honored to be selected as one of the Best Law Firms in America for 2023 by Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers has also recognized all three of our attorneys for individual recognition: Kristi Anderson Wells for the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers in America, and Chelsea M. Augelli and Nicola A. Winter to the 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list. It is our honor to be among the attorneys and law firms recognized by Best Lawyers, and to serve our clients every day.

Wells Family Law Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2023
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Wells Family Law Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America for 2023

Best Lawyers, a peer review guide to the legal profession, has recognized Kristi Anderson Wells in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America for outstanding professional excellence in the field of Family Law. The 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas.  In addition, WFL associate Chelsea Augelli has been selected to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list, recognizing lawyers who are earlier in their careers. The Best Lawyers in America guide highlights top legal talent as selected by their peers through millions of votes each year.

“A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce — Part 2” Published in the Colorado Lawyer
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“A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce — Part 2” Published in the Colorado Lawyer

Part 2 of “A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce,” focusing on limitations and tax issues to be aware of when dividing executive compensation, as well as guidance on when executive compensation awards are included in income for support purposes, was featured in the June issue of Colorado Lawyer Magazine. Co-authors Kristi Anderson Wells, Nicola A. Winter and Joanne Morando wrote this two-part article to provide domestic relations counsel and judges with an easy-to-read road map to tackling one of the toughest financial issues in divorce cases. Part 1, published in the May issue of the Colorado Lawyer, covers the multistep process for characterizing and dividing executive compensation such as options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance-based awards and nonqualified deferred compensation.

WFL Attorney Co-Authors “A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce — Part 1”
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WFL Attorney Co-Authors “A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce — Part 1”

Kristi Anderson Wells co-authored Part 1 of “A Primer on Executive Compensation in a Colorado Divorce,” featured in the May issue of Colorado Lawyer Magazine. This two-part article discusses executive compensation issues in Colorado dissolution of marriage proceedings. Part 1 covers the multistep process for characterizing and dividing executive compensation such as options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, performance-based awards and nonqualified deferred compensation. Part 2, slated for publication in the June 2022 issue of the Colorado Lawyer, addresses limitations on dividing executive compensation awards, looks at tax issues to be aware of when awards are divided, and analyzes whether such awards are income for support purposes.