Helping You and Your Family Deal with Challenging Situations

Providing Effective and Cost-Effective Legal Services You Can Count On

Establishing
Goals

We’ll identify and discuss both your immediate and long-term goals and what is most important to you.

Making a
Plan

We’ll discuss and implement the most effective and realistic plan to meet your concerns and achieve your goals.

Helping You
Move Forward

With guidance and support, I will be there to help you through your situation and pursue the best outcome.

Divorce & Family Law Attorney Serving Boulder, CO and Beyond

Shawn Ettingoff

Shawn Ettingoff

Attorney At Law

I provide a realistic assessment of your situation and offer advice focused on resolving issues and problems. I will propose specific actions to effectively meet your goals with compassion and a clear sense of direction. No matter what your individual circumstances may be, I am committed to providing high-quality legal counsel and personal support for both you and your family.

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Effective Solutions | Personal Support

Effectively resolving family law issues requires patience and good judgment—and finding solutions which are financially, legally, and realistically in my client’s best interests. I obtain all necessary information, carefully analyze the situation, and then communicate with my client to develop appropriate options and specific recommendations. I want my client to understand why I propose a course of action and what I hope to achieve on my client’s behalf.

Attention to details is very important, along with drafting legal documents that are clear, direct, and easy to understand. Anticipating problems, and taking a pro-active approach, is also important.

I work with clients in a cooperative manner and keep them informed. Clients should know what is happening and why, and what to expect from me. There are also emotional and psychological factors that should also be considered as the case develops.

My goal is to provide assistance and counsel so that years after the case is over, a client can look back on what happened and realize he or she made the best decisions possible, without any regrets about the long-term consequences of those decisions.

My Practice Areas

My practice involves a wide variety of family law matters, some of which are summarized below:

• Preparing and negotiating Premarital Agreements and Marital Agreements;

• Resolving parenting time disputes;

• Resolving decision-making issues and other disputes regarding children;

• Establishing and modifying child support and addressing other financial issues related to children;

• Handling all aspects of divorce and post-divorce cases;

• Establishing and modifying maintenance (sometimes referred to as alimony);

• Allocating marital assets and property (including the identification and valuation of complex assets such as professional practices, business interests, trusts, and assets which may involve both separate property and marital property components)

• Allocating marital debts and devising meaningful and effective ways for those debts to be paid;

• Offering formal representation of clients as well as informal consulting services;

• Providing advice, suggestions and general counsel for mediation and arbitration; and

• Providing second opinions regarding legal matters.

Divorce

I help clients understand the legal and financial aspects of the divorce process and how the law affects their rights and responsibilities. Clients make better decisions if they have accurate and complete information.

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Post-Divorce

After a divorce is completed, issues often arise concerning the modification of decision-making responsibilities for children, parenting time, child support, and maintenance (alimony). I assist clients so they can effectively resolve those issues and other post-divorce problems that may arise.

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Family Law

My practice includes family law areas such as determining and establishing an unmarried person’s parental rights and obligations for children, whether a common law marriage exists, and the preparation and negotiation of Cohabitation Agreements and Premarital and Marital Agreements.

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Testimonials

Read what my clients have to say about working with me.

My Approach

I will be glad to discuss your situation during an initial no-charge telephone conversation. When we first speak, I’ll obtain information from you to be sure I understand your situation and what you are hoping to achieve. I will identify legal issues based upon what you tell me, and I’ll offer general advice and various points for you to consider.

I’ll make suggestions as appropriate and give you some basic information so you know more about the legal process and how that affects your situation.

I provide legal services in the metro Denver area including Adams, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Jefferson, and Douglas counties.

Please call me for a consultation.