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Cindy Perusse

Cindy Perusse

Experience, Knowledge, Success
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Colorado, Minnesota
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Biography

I wanted to be a lawyer because I am interested in politics and how the law helps or hinders justice in our society. Family law became my focus fairly early on in my career just because there were a lot of people who came to my office with those kind of cases. I learned that I liked this area of the law because I could help people through the most heart-wrenching situation and watch them come out the other side with more peace in their lives.

I also enjoy the business of figuring out incomes, discovering the values of assets and debts and dividing property. I work with accountants to figure out tax consequences and cash-flow and business values for my clients.

I was born and raised in Minnesota. I have lived in California off and on. I have finally settled in Colorado with my family, which includes my husband, our teenage son and our soft-coated wheaten terrier. I am licensed in Minnesota and Colorado and have offices in both. This allows me to handle interstate divorce and family cases which I do with regularity in my practice.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and my law degree from Hamline University School of Law. I have advanced training in family law litigation and mediation.

I like to volunteer. You can find me at the military veterans legal clinic and domestic relations clinics around the metro area. I am a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) helping kids in the foster care system.

My philosophy is “choose your battles.” Let go of the small stuff. I don’t recommend divorce to anyone. It’s emotionally and financially draining. But, if you're at a point where you need out then you want an experienced FAMILY LAW attorney as your advocate. Someone who will give you the right advice and counsel for your situation. At the end of the day you will survive the process. I guarantee it.

Education
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1988) | Geography
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Professional Experience
Partner/owner
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
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Family Law practice
Owner
Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC
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My own practice entirely in the area of divorce, child custody, parenting time, property division, spousal maintenance,prenuptials and postnuptial agreements.
Associate
Law Office of Lisa Dugoni
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Family law firm in San Mateo, California
Associate
Law Office of Linda Olup
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Family law firm representing high net worth clients
Owner
Law Office of Cindy M. Perusse
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Law Clerk
3rd Judicial District
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stress-Free Divorce, Vol. 4
Remarkable Press
Evidence Without Experts:Property Issues
American Bar Association
Early Neutral Evaluation as a Tool in Family Court
The Colorado Lawyer
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association-family law section  # 250491
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Activities: legislative committee,
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Women Owned Law Firms
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section  # 43020
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Minnesota
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I require an advance fee on all cases. My rate is $375/hr I also offer unbundled or limited representation for those clients who would like some legal guidance but who wish to manage the case themselves.
Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. ISO a Domestic Relations attorney in Arapahoe County immediately
A: I can help you with advice only. We would need to talk more about what kind of limited services you are thinking of though and we would need to sign a representation agreement spelling it out.
Q. I’m 4 months from 18. I have a job and a home I have my stuff at. My mother kicks me out all the time. Can I leave?
A: The age of majority or when you are a legal adult in CO as other states is 18 years of age. Until that time, your parents are legally responsible for you. A child is required to stay in high school only until he or she is 17. After that the child does not need their parents' to quit. It's a good you are graduating high school early. I'm sorry to hear of your situation. The reality is since you are only 4 months away from being 18, there is very little to prevent you from leaving the home of your parents. You won't be arrested. You are not committing a crime by moving out. You should let your parents know where you are and that you are safe.
Q. what does my response need to say if my ex has filed a change of parenting time motion?
A: That answer depends entirely on what she said in her motion and the reasons she is asking for a change. There is no short answer to this question. You will need to consult with an attorney if you want to successfully challenge her motion.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Perusse Nixon, PLLC-Family Law Attorneys
Contact & Map
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
7887 E Belleview Avenue
Suite 1100
Englewood, CO 80111
Telephone: (303) 529-2921
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free parking
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 920
Bloomington, MN 55437
Telephone: (612) 564-2075
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: free parking
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
11670 Fountains Drive
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Telephone: (612) 564-2075
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed