Practice Areas

Alimony

In Colorado divorce, annulment and legal separation cases, a family law judge determines whether to award alimony, or maintenance, to one spouse. Colorado law provides for temporary alimony in cases where to combined gross yearly income is less than $75,000. Unless one party presents evidence showing that a different amount of maintenance is warranted, a judge will issue temporary orders for alimony equal to 40 percent of the higher wage earner’s gross income on a monthly basis less 50 percent of the lower wage earner’s monthly income. This formula applies in any Colorado alimony case despite the duration of the marriage. Attorney Kirk Garner has practiced family law for over 19 years, and his law office serves the Teller and El Paso counties in Southern Colorado. For experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate legal representation, contact the Law Offices of Kirk Garner for a confidential consultation.
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Child Custody

Whether you're going through the difficult challenge of a separation, have decided to end your marriage or are trying to set up a child custody situation that both you and your former partner can agree on, having a child custody attorney who understands Colorado law is essential. The future of your child is at stake and you need a passionate attorney who will fight for you when needed, and negotiate for the best living situation for all parties if you and the child's other parent are on good terms.
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Divorce / Separation

The state of Colorado has adopted a “no fault” divorce definition for marital dissolution. This means the spouse seeking divorce does not need to prove adultery, cruelty or other grounds for dissolution. Therefore, the single ground for divorce is that the marriage is irreconcilably broken. Attorney Kirk Garner has over 19 years of experience handling family law cases with attention to detail and compassion during difficult times. Contact the Law Offices of Kirk Garner for a confidential consultation regarding your unique circumstances.
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General Civil Litigation

Civil cases are non-criminal legal disputes that cover a wide array of issues. While most disputes can be resolved through negotiation, arbitration or mediation, the possibility exists that the case could go to trial, and a jury would decide the case. Therefore, choosing the right attorney to represent you is a critical factor in obtaining a just outcome. Attorney Kirk Garner has over 19 years of experience handling civil litigation matters, and his actual trial experience is a benefit to his clients in the negotiation phase as well as the trial phase.
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General Practice

The legal system is challenging to navigate and do it yourself type legal packages from online law firms rarely work. When you and your loved ones are facing a personal injury case or dealing with family law matters, you need an attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and compassionate towards your situation. Attorney Garner has two decades of legal experience and purposefully takes on clients with cases that fall within a few practice areas so that he can focus on being at his best. Contact his office today to set up an initial appointment to sit down and talk about your situation and plan a course of action.
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Grandparent Rights

The state of Colorado provides for legal protections for grandparents’ rights when the children’s parents divorce. Grandparents may seek legal redress for the establishment of parental rights, responsibilities and visitation with their grandchildren. The Law Office of Kirk Garner can assist grandparents seeking visitation or parental rights of their grandchildren. Mr. Garner has practiced family law for over 19 years, and he currently serves the Teller and El Paso counties of Southern Colorado. Contact his office for a confidential consultation regarding your rights pertaining to your grandchildren.
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