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John Hyland Barrett III

  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Colorado
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John has practiced law in Boulder Colorado since 1975. John has represented individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters, including divorce, family law, civil litigation and real estate. He has been the co-chair of the Boulder County Family Law Committee and served as associate judge of the Louisville Municipal Court.

University of California - Davis
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Articles & Publications
Colorado Domestic Relations Law:Primer on Collection Law
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
Domestic Relations Collections: Using Judgment Remedies to collect Child Support, Maintenance and other Monetary Awards, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder County Bar Association
A step by step primer on collections in domestic cases. Topics include obtaining the judgment, garnishing wages and bank accounts, filing judgment liens on real estate, and basic asset discovery.
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar  # 6315
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Practice Areas
    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
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Legal Answers
Q. Will I be ordered to pay half of my wife's medical debt when we get a divorce in Colorado?
A: Your wife’s medical debt will be considered marital debt. If it was incurred during the time you were married to her,marital debt is subject to an “equitable distribution “as is marital property. Equitable distribution means “fair “, not necessarily “equal “. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. Will a Colorado judge order a noncustodial parent to purchase a vehicle and cover the cost of car insurance for a child
A: I do not think a court would order this. There is no provision in the statute for such an order. I have never heard of a court doing this.
Q. I got offered a buyout amount for a jointly-owned condo in Estes Park Colorado, I was wondering if it is fair and just.
A: Any offer, including this one, needs to be considered in light of the whole financial picture. More information is needed. What is the source of her $12,000.00? How long ago was this done? How long have you been married? What would be the net proceeds if the property was sold? What is the cost of going to trial? how much better (or worse) could you do if you went to trial? Does it "feel fair" to you? You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
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Contact & Map
357 S. McCaslin Blvd.
suite 200
Louisville, CO 80027
Telephone: (303) 928-2300
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed