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Top 10 Best Denver Divorce Professionals and Experts

Denver Divorce Professionals, Todd Huettner, MBA – Divorce Finance

Top 10 Best Denver Divorce Professionals

Todd is President of Denver Divorce Professionals, a Divorce Finance advisory firm located in Denver, CO. He has over twenty years of experience in the divorce, finance, mortgage, real estate, and consulting industries. Top 10 Best Divorce Professionals.

Google Reviews 5.0 Stars – 13 Reviews

  1. www.DenverDivorceProfessionals.com
  2. 720-740-5422
  3. Todd@DenverDivorceProfessionals.com 

As a published author and nationally recognized real estate and personal finance expert, Todd is frequently quoted in the trade and business press including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Realtor.com.

Todd helps his clients facing divorce avoid mistakes, protect their credit, and successfully separate their finances. Whether they are couples working together collaboratively or individuals dealing with conflict and an adversarial spouse, his Financial Separation Plan provides a path forward. It eliminates fear and doubt from clients’ financial decisions by providing clarity in actionable information to create the agreements required to achieve their desired outcome so they can move forward with confidence. 

He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jill and their three sons. An active member of the community, Todd serves as a board member for Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals and for the Veteran’s Puppy for Life Organization, is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, and is a member of many other professional and philanthropic organizations. He also supports and coaches for numerous youth sports programs in the Denver area.

Huettner Capital – Mortgage Banker

Google Reviews 5.0 Stars – 16 Reviews

  1. www.HuettnerCapital.com
  2. 303-758-7402
  3. Todd@HuettnerCapital.com

Todd is President of Huettner Capital, a residential and commercial mortgage bank located in Denver, CO. He has over twenty years of experience in the mortgage, real estate, finance, divorce, and consulting industries.

As a published author and nationally recognized real estate and personal finance expert, Todd is frequently quoted in the trade and business press including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Realtor.com.

He handles all types of financing and specializes in complex transactions involving divorce, estate and probate issues, self-employment, real estate portfolios, investment property and relocation. Todd’s philosophy is to empower clients by educating them about their situation and providing them with the information they need to make informed decisions. His proven process identifies the right financing structure for each situation. Based on a comprehensive evaluation, his program reduces risks while saving clients time and money.

He lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife Jill and their three sons. An active member of the community, Todd serves as a board member for Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals and for the Veteran’s Puppy for Life Organization, is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, and is a member of many other professional and philanthropic organizations. He also supports and coaches for numerous youth sports programs in the Denver area.

Bev Banfield – Divorce Finance

  1. www.bbdfa.com
  2. 303-482-1726
  3. Bev@bbdfa.com

Bev Banfield is a CPA, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, and founder of Banfield Divorce Financial Advisors. The Denver-based company was established to help divorcing couples more easily and equitably separate their finances. Banfield has more than 30 years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting, and auditing.

As a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, Bev is skilled in the unique niche of divorce financial analysis, as well as mediation. Her experience includes working as an auditor in both public accounting and internal audit, and as an accountant and financial analyst for a variety of companies and industries. Banfield maintains a big-picture orientation with meticulous attention to detail. She balances analytical, strategic skills with being thoughtful, insightful, and empathetic.

Bev has a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Akram Hassan – Financial Advisor

  1. Edward Jones
  2. edwardjones.com/us-en/financial-advisor/akram-hassan
  3. 303-530-3261
  4. hassan@edwardjones.com

As quoted from the creed of the Army Non-Commissioned Officers “I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own.” I still remember the day I stood in front of the promotion board while serving in the Army and was asked why I deserved the rank of Sergeant? It was in that moment that I realized I am at my best when serving others.

I hold true to that today in that my clients will always come first. Our founder, Edward D. “Ed” Jones Sr., served our country during WW1 and then founded the firm in 1922 with a focus on service to our clients. 97 years later, we as a firm still follow in his footsteps, making me proud to call Edward Jones my family.

Today I serve you, my select clientele by first understanding what is important to you. Together, we will use an established process to build personalized strategies to help achieve your goals and, we will partner together throughout our lifetime to help you stay on track.

At Edward Jones, our top priority will always be to provide you the best, personalized service. My branch is supported by over 130 Chartered Financial Analysts (CFAs) that vet our investment selection to help ensure quality for your long-term investments. Additionally, our firm utilizes modern technology for your enhanced client experience.

Just like you, I share many of the same financial interests. By partnering together, you can rest easy knowing you always have a trusted financial advisor to help you take on life’s challenges one financial goal at a time!

Brad Goldsberry – Insurance Agent

  1. Goldsberry Insurance Group
  2. goldsberryinsurance.com
  3. 813-363-5661
  4. Brad@goldsberryinsurance.com

Brad Goldsberry is a Licensed Insurance Agent and founder of Goldsberry Insurance Group. With five years of experience as both a captive agent and an independent broker, he understands the industry and where to find the best coverages for his clients. As an independent broker, he is not captive to a single company to ensure his clients have access to multiple insurers to get the right policies at the right price.

He focuses on helping clients manage their insurance policies through life-changing events including relationships, having a family, owning property, relocation, and divorce. This begins with a comprehensive review where Brad takes time to understand your situation. He explains the coverages you need, those you can go without, and then recommends the best coverages and options to fit your budget.

Brad also understands the risk and problems that result when policies and coverages do not change to match the changes in your life. That is why he educates clients on how small changes over time can lead to big mistakes when it comes to their insurance. His insistence on completing annual reviews with every client and the attention to detail in his review process keep you protected. Finally, Brad helps you look forward at possible upcoming life events so you can plan for them instead of reacting to them. 

After growing up in Florida, Brad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Chapman University in southern California before moving to Colorado. He is a member of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals and active in the community as a board member for Heroes Puppy for Life Organization. Brad also coaches youth soccer for Westminster Soccer Club.

Bill Leeper – Realtor

  1. The Leaper Team – Keller Williams
  2. LeeperTeam.com
  3. 720-480-6505
  4. bill@leeperteam.com

Bill is Co-founder and Principal Partner of Your Colorado Home Group based in Denver and has a long record of successfully guiding local, national, and multi-national clients in buying, selling, and investing in real estate. Bill has lived in Colorado since he was 9 years old, attended Littleton Public Schools and graduated from Arapahoe High School. After college, Bill and his wife moved to the South Metro area to raise their two sons.

Most recently Forbes named Bill to it’s Real Estate Market Leaders – The 500 List.  5280 Magazine also recognized him as being in the top 7% of all agents in the Denver Metro Area based on survey results of homeowners, mortgage and title companies. “I have won a number of awards over the years,” said Bill Leeper, “but this one is so much more meaningful because it was my clients that nominated me. I love what I do & it is very gratifying knowing that I am making a positive impact on my client’s lives. ”

Bill specializes in relocating families to Denver from across the nation and assisting individuals facing divorce. He is certified with CREDS (Certified Residential Real Estate Divorce Specialist) and CDREP (Certified Divorce Real Estate Professional), GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert and CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) designations.

Theresa Sutton – CPA

  1. Padgett Business Solutions
  2. padgettbusinessservices.com
  3. 303-451-1040
  4. theresa@padgett303.com

Theresa Sutton, owner of the Broomfield location and a long-time Denver resident, is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and Regis University. Theresa was employed in the corporate world for over 20 years with companies such as Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, WellPoint and Managed Business Solutions until the opportunity to own her own accounting practice came along. As a CPA, Theresa now helps small business owners, similar to herself, achieve their goals and provide the support they need through her expertise in the areas of business advice, tax consulting, accounting and payroll services. She highly values the relationship aspect of her job, and connecting with the local community in her territories including Arvada, Wheat Ridge, Westminster, Broomfield and more.

Meggin Rutherford – Attorney

Google Reviews 4.7 Stars – 48 Reviews

  1. The Rutherford Law Center
  2. mrutherfordlaw.com
  3. 303-431-0415
  4. meggin@mrutherfordlaw.com

Meggin was awarded the 2020-2021 Colorado Bar Association Young Attorney of the Year award for her dedication to client and community service, in addition to her professional knowledge and skill.  The Gary McPherson Award recognizes a young attorney who is skilled in their area of law, as well as someone who makes a substantial positive change in the state.  Meggin was recognized for her work expanding the ability of families to find solutions out of court, and for her work and activism with the Colorado Legislature to make out-of-court solutions more accessible to all Coloradans. 

Meggin has dedicated her career to serving families in the areas that they are most likely to need legal help: divorce, family law, estate planning, elder law, and probate. Meggin is dedicated to helping families find out-of-court ways to resolve their family law issues. She has helped families in divorce and probate with estates over 10 million dollars, and she has helped families living on minimum wage. Meggin is active in changing the legislation and judicial system to promote solutions-focused divorce resolutions by testifying to the Colorado Legislature and state Supreme Court committees about Collaborative Law and Divorce Options. She has been published in numerous magazines and websites, including the University of Colorado Amicus Magazine.  She has served as President and Vice President of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, among other organizations, to promote and expand solutions-focused resolution.

Kristi Anderson Wells – Attorney

  1. Wells Family Law
  2. WellsFamilyLawcolorado.com
  3. 303-309-1077
  4. kristi@wellsfamilylawcolorado.com

Kristi Anderson Wells is an attorney at Wells Family Law PC where her practice focuses exclusively on domestic relations issues. She has been practicing law for twenty-two years, nine of those in family law. Prior to her move to family law, Kristi’s areas of practice included taxation, benefits and executive compensation.

Kristi serves on the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Executive Council and writes the “Meet the Magistrate” column for the Family Law Section newsletter. Kristi has written and lectured extensively on family law topics as well as having been a tax commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition. Her presentations have ranged from Advanced Tax Issues in Divorce, Attorney Fees in Family Law, the Duty to Confer, to Classifying, Valuing and Dividing Executive Employment Benefits. Kristi’s book, “The Executive Compensation Handbook: Stock Option Awards, Restricted Stock Grants, Cash Bonuses, Incentives and Other Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation in Divorce,” was published by the American Bar Association in 2018. 

Kristi was co-chair of the Colorado Judicial Institute Family Law Committee which went live with the Family Navigator Website in 2018 to provide judges and families with resources to assist them in avoiding court. She provides over fifty hours per year in pro bono legal services to clients through the Metro Volunteer Lawyers and the Denver Bar Association Family Law Ask-A-Lawyer Clinic. As part of her commitment to collaborative law, Kristi is a member of the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and the Academy for Collaborative Law Practice.  She is also a trained mediator.

Caroline L. Gates – Financial Advisor

  1. Morgan Stanley
  2. advisor.morganstanley.com/caroline.gates
  3. 303-572-4075
  4. Gates@MorganStanley.com

At Morgan Stanley, I work with my clients to establish and manage a thoughtful and customized financial roadmap. How? My team works with our clients to craft an individualized and exhaustive plan in which we prioritize their goals, establish risk tolerance vs. current portfolio construction, and evaluate cash flow, liabilities and assets.

Why is that important?

Portfolio performance alone does not preserve and grow wealth. Thoughtful and tax efficient management balance sheets helps achieve those goals. So, when the inevitable ups and downs of the markets come, our clients are not riding an emotional roller coaster. Because, together, we’ve built a framework around which to make financial decisions which helps to ensure we’re always acting as a team focused on those long-term goals. This helps keep financial decisions objective, not emotional.

My investment philosophy seeks to utilize impact investment strategies which meet specific environmental, social and governance standards. This allows my clients wealth to compound in a deliberate and purposeful manner. I advise in estate planning strategies so my clients can create a thoughtful legacy for the future. My client service associate handles day to day needs. All of this enables us to provide highly personalized service, backed by the global resources of Morgan Stanley.

On a personal note, I am a mom, wife, avid snowboarder, voracious reader and football fan. I’ve worked on four continents and speak fluent Spanish and am proficient in German and Portuguese. Stanley.

David Littman – Attorney

  1. Littman Family Law
  2. davidlittmanpc.com
  3. 303-832-4200
  4. david@littmanfamilylaw.com

David is a founding member of CCDP and was one of the originators of Collaborative Law in Colorado in 2000. He returned to the Board in 2016 after serving for many years during the early period of development of Collaborative Law in Colorado. David is a current member of the MDIC Board. He is a former Chair and current member of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the CBA and a member of the CBA Ethics Committee. Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice appointed David to the Standing Committee on Family Issues in 2015.

David received his law degree from Washington University in St. Louis, along with graduate degrees in counseling psychology and behavioral science. His background enables him to address complex mental health issues, drug and alcohol abuse issues and certain medical issues that arise in the context of family law matters. David also served as a magistrate on a part time basis in Jefferson and Denver County courts.

David is particularly committed to the concept of expanding the availability of collaborative law to keep families out of the court process using innovative techniques. David enjoys mentoring and consulting with younger attorneys, both within and outside his own practice, focusing on family law, legal ethics, client competency and Professionalism. He is available to serve as collaborative counsel, mediator or collaborative arbitrator.

Temple Trigg – Divorce Coach

  1. Hope Through Divorce
  2. HopeThroughDivorce.com
  3. 303-949-4902
  4. temple@hopethroughdivorce.com

Temple Trigg is a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®, with an MA in Counseling and a BA in Psychology and has completed her Collaborative Divorce Level I training.  As a coach, Temple provides personal divorce support and consulting in a safe, confidential, judgement free space for her clients to work through the myriad of issues faced before, during and after divorce.  After assessing her client’s individual goals, needs and potential obstacles, she supports her clients every step of the way as they navigate towards reaching their desired outcomes, while avoiding many common divorce mistakes.  Coaching includes, but is not limited to, connecting clients with the best divorce professionals and resources for their circumstances, preparing for attorney meetings and mediations, creating effective co-parenting strategies and shielding children from conflict, as well as grief and recovery work. 

Temple is currently a presenter for both Divorce Options and Second Saturday Divorce Workshops and is a Divorce Care support group leader.  In addition to work and a family life full of teenagers, dogs and outdoor adventure, Temple enjoys international travel and her volunteer work with No Barriers USA in Fort Collins, and Habitat for Humanity Global Village. 

Arnie Swartz – Mediator

  1. Arnold Swartz and Associates
  2. SwartzMediation.com
  3. 303-237-4828
  4. aswartz@mediate.com

Arnold L. Swartz, LCSW, is a well-known mediator, consultant and mediation instructor. Arnie has been mediating since 1983. He also serves as a collaborative divorce facilitator. He is an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, where he served on the Board of Directors for four years. He is also a member and past president of the The Mediation Association of Colorado and is the first recipient of its Mediator of the Year Award, which was given to him in May, 1993. In addition, he is a member of the Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. He heads his own firm — Arnold Swartz and Associates — which specializes in mediation for family-related and commercial disputes. Arnie has trained mediators in the United States and Canada and has given numerous presentations at local, state and national conferences.

Elle Byram – Attorney

  1. Byram Law, P.C.
  2. ByramLawCO.com
  3. 970-368-2761
  4. elle@byramlawco.com

Elle J. Byram is a native Midwesterner, born and raised in the Kansas City area.  Elle earned her law degree at the University of California Davis, School of Law.  She also earned her Bachelor of Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder as well as a Master of Clinical Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology in Palo Alto, CA. Elle has a broad background, enabling her to serve the needs of a variety of clients.

Elle began her own law firm in Kansas City in 2013 where she represented clients in family law, estate planning and probate.  Elle returned to Colorado in 2016 and resumed her practice following her licensure in 2017.  Since restarting her practice in Colorado, Elle has focused on all aspects of family law and child welfare, including seeking a divorce, determining child custody orders, challenging child support, or any other issue related to your family’s needs.

More recently, Elle has become involved with mediation and Collaborative divorce to address a family’s needs.  Both mediation and Collaborative divorce are alternative means to resolve your family disputes without the stress of court battles or a ending up with a decision made by a judge that fits neither you nor your former partner.  As a trained mediator, Elle works with parties to assist them with finding the best resolutions to their family disputes.  Elle is also a Child and Family Investigator and has been appointed in numerous cases throughout the state of Colorado.  Elle is licensed to practice law in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and California.

Kimberly Gent – Attorney

Google Reviews 4.0 Stars – 3 Reviews

  1. The Harris Law Firm
  2. HarrisFamilyLaw.com
  3. 303-515-5000
  4. kim@harrisfamilylaw.com

Throughout her 30 years as a lawyer and trained mediator, Kimberly (Kim) has dedicated much of her career to developing educational systems and tools that enable a greater number of individuals to access the justice system. Kim has always had an interest in working with children and helping families establish orders that are in the best interest of children.

Kim began her career as a staff attorney at Pikes Peak Legal Services (PPLS) in Colorado Springs. While at PPLS, Kimberly wrote a book on how to do your own divorce. In 1989, Kim opened her own family law practice in Boulder which focused on representing domestic violence victims and families. Additionally, Kim worked as a child advocate representing and making recommendations regarding the best interest of children in divorce cases.

In 1990, Kim became a Trained Mediator and has used her insight in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to enhance her own communication skills, expand her practice, and serve her community. She has served as a Volunteer Mediator for the City of Boulder Community Mediation Program, Boulder County Dependency and Neglect Mediation Project, and Denver Law School. She has also worked as a Mediation Coach for the Colorado School Mediation Project and an instructor for seminars on mediation in divorce through the YMCA of Boulder. From 1992-1994, Kim served as Co-Chair of the Boulder County Bar Association’s ADR Committee.

Kimberly has won recognition for her dedication and hard work from colleagues and the Bar Association. She has been awarded the Recognition of Excellence in Representing Children by the Boulder Interdisciplinary Council on Child Custody and the John Marshall Award for her commitment and dedication in providing legal services to the elderly and less fortunate of Boulder County.

Chelsea Augelli – Attorney

  1. Wells Family Law
  2. WellsFamilyLawcolorado.com
  3. 303-309-1077
  4. chelsea@wellsfamilylawcolorado.com

Chelsea M. Augelli’s practice focuses exclusively on family law matters. Chelsea brings a breadth of experience in divorces, common-law marriages, complex financial matters, allocation of parental responsibility actions, parenting time disputes, post-decree child support and/or maintenance modifications, relocation matters, as well as drafting cohabitation or prenuptial agreements. She also has substantial experience with high conflict cases involving mental health and substance use issues.

While Chelsea is a zealous advocate with broad litigation experience, she strives to give her clients a realistic and solution-oriented approach to resolving the issues in their cases. Chelsea believes her role as a family law attorney is to mitigate harm to families and to maintain civility and professionalism when dealing with the highly emotional and difficult issues that can arise in domestic relations cases.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Chelsea spent several years working as a paralegal for a prominent Colorado family law firm specializing in high-conflict litigation. Chelsea was a judicial intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission for a number Administrative Law Judges, worked in the Family Violence Unit at the District Attorney’s Office in the 2nd Judicial District, and represented victims of domestic violence in the Sturm College of Law Civil Litigation Clinic. Chelsea was also appointed as a Guardian Ad Litem in civil protection order cases through the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center.

Ray Brienza – Realtor & Appraiser

  1. Coldwell Banker Realty
  2. BrienzaRE.com
  3. 303-910-5854
  4. raybrienza@gmail.com

Ray is a Certified General Appraiser with over 15 years of experience as well as a licensed real estate broker and Realtor for over 5 years and teaches classes for new appraisers and real estate agents.

As a native Coloradoan, he grew up in the construction business and has a degree in business management. He loves scuba diving and has been teaching it for over 35 years.

Aaron Anderson M.S. – Therapist

  1. The Marriage & Family Clinic
  2. TheMarriageandFamilyClinic.com
  3. (720) 648-8285
  4. info@themarriageandfamilyclinic.com

Aaron has extensive training and experience in marriage counseling. He received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and did doctoral studies in Family Science. He has also specialized in working with couples for over 10 years. As a result of this rigorous training and experience, you can rest assured that you are getting the specialized care for your marriage that you need.

He is also thoroughly involved with many aspects of marriage counseling professionally and in the community. Aaron is an Affiliate Faculty at Regis University in the Department of Counseling and Family Therapy where he teaches various courses related to marriage and family therapy. Through teaching with Regis University, he is able to keep up with the latest research and methods in couples therapy and thoroughly enjoy teaching upcoming graduates how to be great couples counselors. In addition to his Affiliate Faculty position, he is also a Clinical Fellow of The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a past Board Member for the Colorado Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Being a marriage counselor isn’t just what Aaron does, it’s who he is.

Aaron specializes in: Marriage Counseling, Recovering After Infidelity, and Men’s Counseling – He helps couples heal from difficulties with intimacy, avoid separation/divorce, and stop frequent arguing.

Allison Boschert- Attorney

  1. Boschert Law
  2. BoschertLawLLC.com
  3. 720-468-4860
  4. allison@boschertlawllc.com

There are a lot of attorneys who practice family law because they think it is easy. Anyone can handle a divorce or custody case, right?

Wrong. Family law is challenging in every aspect. It implicates nearly every area of the law and is inextricably woven into your daily life. Family law cases are about more than just the outcome; they are about how the process of getting to that outcome affects the rest of your life. Where most legal cases deal exclusively with past events, family law cases are never frozen in time and are often an emotional and logistical roller coaster involving past, present, and future events.

Not every lawyer understands that perspective, but Allison does. Prior to entering law school, Allison worked as an educator in a Montessori setting where, by developing and implementing individualized approaches to maximize each of her student’s educational experience, she discovered her greatest passion: helping others discover how to thrive.  Eventually, this passion compelled Allison to pursue a legal career where she could help a greater number of people in a greater number of ways.

Each step in her journey has brought Allison to where she is today:  ready to help you embrace your past, present, and future challenges by helping you identity and arrive at an optimal outcome not only in your case, but it your life overall.

Robyn Bergman – Attorney

Google Reviews 4.7 Stars – 7 Reviews

  1. The Law Office of Richard A. Levine
  2. LawRL.com
  3. 303-670-1555
  4. rbergman@lawrl.com

Robyn Bergman has been with the firm since 2017.  Robyn’s practice focuses in the areas of domestic relations law and general litigation, and general business matters.

Ms. Bergman graduated with honors from the University of Akron School of Law with a Cum Laude designation. She also participated as an Associate Editor of the Akron Law Review. While attending the University of Akron School of Law, Ms. Bergman was honored with awards for outstanding achievement in the subjects of Criminal Law and Real Estate Law.

Ms. Bergman earned her Master of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management. She also brings an extensive and diverse business background to the firm.

Ms. Bergman is admitted to practice in Colorado and Ohio. Huettner Capital | Specialty Mortgage Services

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Move forward with confidence knowing you can stay out of court and make the right decisions that protect your family’s financial future.