Our Firm

Litigation, Mediation, Collaboration

Wells Family Law focuses on the things that matter: preserving your assets, ensuring the well-being of you and your children, and assisting you through the difficult life transitions that accompany divorce, legal separation, and child custody disputes.  Our firm provides discreet family law services to high net worth individuals. While these life transitions can be profound, often accompanied by emotional issues that can exacerbate conflict, we provide compassionate counsel to our clients with insight into the entirety of their circumstances. It is our core values and skills that inform our approach to domestic issues.

Our Values + Skills

Integrity

We are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest standards of legal representation.  Whether protecting our clients’ privacy, advocating for our clients in court, or providing our honest and thoughtful assessments of each client’s needs based on their unique circumstances, our knowledge of the law and practical experience are recognized throughout the family law community.

Expertise

Expertise comes from experience. Our team of award-winning attorneys bring more than 35 years of combined experience to analyzing the unique issues raised in your case.  Our paralegal and legal assistant add more than 68 years of combined experience. The breadth and depth of that experience makes our team uniquely positioned to respond strategically and with sensitivity to your case.  Whether preparing for or engaging in settlement negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, collaborations and, if necessary, litigation, our team is equipped to assist you in virtually all domestic cases.

Problem Solving

We focus on innovative and creative solutions uniquely tailored to each client’s needs. For cases both simple and complex, we work to obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.  When all reasonable attempts to settle issues by agreement have been exhausted, our attorneys are well prepared to present in the courtroom.

Service

Divorce can be an upsetting and unsettling life experience. Our goal is is to represent you with empathy and sensitivity, particularly where children are concerned.  Whether in divorce, custody, or unmarried partner litigation, we are dedicated to utilizing creative thinking and common sense to achieve the best possible result for our clients as they proceed towards a new and happier life.

What makes your firm different from others?

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I think what’s different about our Law

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Firm from other law firms is really our

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focus on practical Solutions we bring a

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lot to the table but you know there are

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a lot of competent attorneys in Colorado

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our goal though is really to provide uh

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the type of services for complex

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litigation and for collaborative divorce

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in a way that doesn’t increase conflict

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I’ve been through my own personal

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divorce we’ve had people here who’ve

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gone through Domestic Relations matters

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and it’s really our goal to leave

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parties better than we find them and

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it’s really not our job to increase

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conflict we have a duty to zealously

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represent our clients but by the same

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token I feel like despite the fact that

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there’s no Hippocratic Oath in law we

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also have a duty to not to create damage

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in families so I think really what sets

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us apart is our focus on getting people

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through this process in a way that makes

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sense and that provides them with

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solutions they can live with

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foreign

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so my background actually before coming

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to family law was in the area of

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executive compensation for Fortune 500

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companies as a result my area of focus

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really is in complex issues related to

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stock rates closely held businesses High

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asset issues High income issues but we

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also provide services related to

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Parenting plans relocation alienation

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post-degree issues pretty much

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everything that touches on Domestic

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Relations we’re there

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foreign

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I have some pretty strong feelings about

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this I really think people should

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really look for an attorney who is going

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to run their case the way they want it

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to be run there are people out there

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that want to have the biggest fight ever

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and they really want to hire a bulldog

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but there are people whose focus is

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really on making sure that they are able

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to co-parent with with their children’s

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father or Mother after the divorce

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people who have complex issues that

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maybe shouldn’t go in front of a judge

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because a judge won’t be able to figure

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them out I think it’s really important

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that people hire the attorney who’s

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going to be able to run their case in

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the way that they want it run I think

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there was recently a movie called a

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marriage story that expressed this very

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well and that is that both parties sort

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of had an agreement that they were not

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going to have a terrible divorce and

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that there wasn’t that much to divide

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and then one the wife hired an attorney

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who you know ran the case and created a

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storyline for the case that seemed very

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different to the husband than what he

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thought the case was about and then

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husband had to go hire litigation

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counsel and the next thing you knew both

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parties were sitting in court and their

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case was being driven by the attorney’s

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view of the case and not by their own

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view of the case so focusing on ensuring

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that you’re hiring the attorney who will

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run the case the way you want it to be

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run is very important and if it turns

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out you’ve hired an attorney who’s

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running the case in a direction you’re

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not interested in it’s never too late to

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switch counsel

What should I look for in a Colorado family lawyer?

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so there are many attorneys who might

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give you a lot of different answers to

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this question I think the most important

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piece about something you’re looking for

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in an attorney is to make sure that it’s

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somebody you get along with and Trust

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because you spend a lot of money to talk

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to us on the phone and for us to do work

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on your case and if you don’t feel that

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you get along with that person and

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really jive with them it can be very

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difficult another thing I think that is

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really important is that you make sure

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that the attorney you’re looking for has

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experience in the area with regard to

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the issues in your case so for example

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if you have really high conflict

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co-parenting issues but you look for an

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attorney who really only specializes in

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business valuations and stock rights

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they may not be the best fit for your

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case because they may not be as attuned

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to issues regarding children development

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domestic violence course of control you

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know any any number of issues the other

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thing I would say is cost not always is

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the the case that if you pick the most

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expensive attorney that you’re going to

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get the best results or that you pick

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the attorney that has the most

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experience in years of practice that is

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going to do the best job you know

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attorneys are expensive and finding an

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attorney that provides you the value

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that you need for your case and

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experience sometimes means that you may

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have an attorney who’s only been

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practicing a few years but they may be

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able to put in a lot more work than a

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senior partner who doesn’t have as much

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time to pay attention to your case so I

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think holistically looking for somebody

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that you really get along with and you

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trust and has the same vision for your

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case is probably the best Avenue to go

From Kristi’s interview for the Masters of Family Law series on ReelLawyers.com.