Author Archives: Kirk Garner

About Kirk Garner

My primary area of practice is family law, including divorce, child custody, child support modification and enforcement, and grandparent rights. I have extensive experience representing parents and children in suits involving child protective services. In addition to family law, I handle probate matters–including drafting wills, admitting wills to probate, administration and guardianship; and general civil litigation. In my spare time, I spend time with my family enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.

Mediation Tip #2: Be Prepared!

To maximize the chance of a successful mediation, you must be prepared. You cannot show up for mediation without thinking about about your case and expect it to settle favorably. The best way to settle any lawsuit is to be … Continue reading

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Park County Courthouse

The Park County Courthouse is located in Fairplay, Colorado. Fairplay is the fifth-highest incorporated place in the State of Colorado, at 9,953 above sea level. The courthouse contains the Park County Combined Courts is located at 300 Fourth Street, one … Continue reading

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Grandparent Visitation

Most of the family law cases involving grandparents fit into one of two categories: grandparent visitation and grandparent custody. Grandparent visitation is when a grandparent seeks court-ordered visitation time with a grandchild. Grandparent custody is when grandparents seek physical custody … Continue reading

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Pueblo County Judicial Building

Although my offices are located in El Paso and Teller Counties, I handle cases in other counties, too. Pueblo, Colorado is the county seat of Pueblo County, which is the southern neighbor of El Paso County. Downtown Colorado Springs is … Continue reading

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Facebook, Infidelity, and Court

An interesting article appeared in SmartMoney today, entitled “Does Facebook Wreck Marriages? This short article examines whether social media–and Facebook in particular–put marriages at risk of affairs. Author Quentin Fottrell identifies three dangers. First, users who would otherwise remain faithful … Continue reading

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Is Marriage a Legal Contract?

UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh has a fascinating post in which responds to a reader’s question, “Is Marriage a Legal Contract?” This is an interesting aspect to the legal relationship we call marriage. Volokh discusses the privileges and benefits that … Continue reading

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El Paso County Courthouse

The El Paso County courthouse is located in downtown Colorado Springs at 270 South Tejon, at the corner of Tejon and Vermijo. The large, modern courthouse is across the street from the iconic former courthouse, which is now home of … Continue reading

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Mediation Tip #1: What is Mediation?

Before your family law case goes to trial, the judge will probably require you to mediate. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution–”alternative” meaning that it is an attempt to resolve the dispute without having to resort to trial.  … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Leave Teller County to Find a Lawyer

You don’t have to leave Teller County to find a good attorney: the Law Office of Kirk Garner has an office right here in Woodland Park! A number of attorneys have an office in Woodland Park, but only a few … Continue reading

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Parent Education Classes

If you have a domestic relations case involving children under 18 years old, whether the case is for dissolution of marriage or allocation of parental responsibilities, in El Paso or Teller Counties, then you and the other parent will be … Continue reading

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