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Paul Morgan Gaide

Paul Morgan Gaide

EXPERIENCED | COST EFFECTVE | THOUGHTFUL | TIMELY | TRUSTWORTHY
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation ...
  • Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts
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PAUL M. GAIDE, ESQUIRE

EXPERIENCED | COST EFFECTIVE | THOUGHTFUL | TIMELY | TRUSTWORTHY

For over twenty-nine years Paul M. Gaide’s practice has emphasized superior representation of clients in state and federal courts, and in transactions.

Mr. Gaide’s unique combination of education and vocational experiences in family law, business litigation, commercial transactions, finance, insurance, tax and accounting result in his clients receiving valuable insights and exceptional service.

Mr. Gaide’s general approach, both with his clients and opposing parties / counsel, is to be direct, after gaining a full understanding of the facts, as applied to the applicable law. Mr. Gaide uses his education, experience and training to maximize results for clients, whether through negotiation or through appropriately aggressive litigation.

Prior to opening his own firm in 1994, Mr. Gaide practiced law with the multi-national Am Law 100 firm of Edwards & Angell, LLP (n/k/a Locke Lord, LLP), and the then third largest law firm in the State of Connecticut, Schatz & Schatz, Ribicoff & Kotkin (dissolved).

BAR ADMISSIONS:
State of Colorado: 2009
United States District Court – Colorado: 2010
United States Bankruptcy Court – Colorado 2010
State of Connecticut: 1989
United States District Court – Connecticut: 1991
United States Bankruptcy Court – Connecticut 1991
Commonwealth of Massachusetts: 2011
United States District Court – Massachusetts 2011
United States Bankruptcy Court – Massachusetts 2011

EDUCATION:
• University of Colorado School of Law, Juris Doctor, Emphasis in Taxation (1989) (Research Assistant: N. Steuben, Real Estate Planning (Cases, Materials, Problems, Questions and Commentary) (3d ed. 1989))
• University of Denver, College of Business Administration, B.S.B.A. - Finance (1980) (Bal F. Swan Scholar, Dean’s Lists)
• Phoenix Strategies – Certificate of Completion – Mediation Theory and Practice (2018)

Education
University of Colorado Law School
J.D. (1989) | Juris Doctor, Emphasis in Taxation
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Activities: Research Assistant: N. Steuben, Real Estate Planning (Cases, Materials, Problems, Questions and Commentary) (3d ed. 1989)
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University of Denver
B.S. (1980) | Bachelor or Science, Business Administration - Finance
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Honors: Bal F. Swan Scholar, Dean's Lists
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Awards
TEN BEST LAW FIRMS - COLORADO - EXCEPTIONAL AND OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
10 BEST ATTORNEY - COLORADO - EXCEPTIONAL AND OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
Five Star (* * * * *) Reviews
Avvo.com
Top Attorney - Rating 9.6
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TEN BEST LAW FIRMS - COLORADO - EXCEPTIONAL AND OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
TEN BEST LAW FIRMS - COLORADO - EXCEPTIONAL AND OUTSTANDING CLIENT SERVICE
American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
TOP CONTRIBUTOR - 2012
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Connecticut
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Massachusetts
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Under appropriate circumstances, I provide FLAT FEE dissolution of marriage mediation / document preparation.
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
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Legal Answers
Q. Can I potentially fight for more custody given what was in the CFI report ?
A: Dear Denver: You can use the CFI report to support your positions. The critical point which the Court will be seeking to determine is whether the conduct of either party negatively impacts the child(ren) at issue, and if so, how to best deal with such conduct. Paul M. Gaide, Esquire
Q. Married in Colorado. I bought house before we were married it's in my name. IAM the only one that works.
A: Generally speaking, in a dissolution of marriage case in Colorado, the Court must determine if assets are "property," and if "property," the Court must then determine if the property is "separate" or "marital," before allocating "marital" property to the parties. From what you have said, I have no doubt that the Court would find the residence to be "property," and if you have maintained the property solely in your name, the Court would allocate it to you as your "separate" property, but for any appreciation in the value of the property since the date of marriage. Your spouse would have a claim to an equitable portion of the increase in value of the property since the date of marriage, if any.
Q. Do you have to disclose all credit cards on sworn financial statements?
A: All debts must be disclosed. Whether the other party has "negative income" may or may not be relevant to whether you will be able to obtain an order for attorney fees. The Court will take all factors into consideration, including, without limitation, the division of assets and liabilities. Collection of a judgment may be a different issue. As for your "activity" question, the response may well depend on whether there is an agreement or Court Order on the subject, or may depend on whether the activity will pose an unreasonable risk of injury to the child, etc. More cannot be said without additional facts.
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Contact & Map
LAW OFFICES OF PAUL M. GAIDE
417 West Mountain Avenue
Suite 2
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Telephone: (970) 999-4654
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Appointments are available outside normal operating hours.