The law office of Dailey & Pratt represents clients in all phases of litigation or dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, trial court litigation, and appeals. Our attorneys have substantial experience negotiating appropriate resolutions to cases and reaching agreements short of Court action, and they are confident and comfortable in the courtroom if an agreement cannot be reached.
The best family law attorneys are excellent communicators, dedicated, and hard-working. Because the outcome of each family law case has far-reaching implications on multiple lives, the team at the law office of Dailey & Pratt, is passionate about advocating for your best interests while demonstrating extra care and sensitivity if children are involved.
After more than thirty years of representing clients in divorce, custody, and other family law cases, the lawyers at the law office of Dailey & Pratt are focused on helping each client reach an equitable, fair resolution. Our services are tailored to meet each person’s needs, and we strive to help our clients reach their goals within the bounds of the law and help them move forward with their lives.
Division of Property
Child Custody/Visitation/Allocation of Parental Responsibilities/Child Support
Spousal Support/Maintenance and Alimony
Grandparent Visitation Rights
Complex Property Division
Same Sex Marriage & Divorce
Common Law Marriage
Child Welfare/Dependency & Neglect/Termination of Parental Rights
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
At a minimum, your estate plan should include a will, an advanced directive, and powers of attorney. It’s important to understand how each asset will pass to your beneficiaries, as well as your estate as a whole. The best options may vary by asset type and size, your age, goals, and other factors. Contact the law office of Dailey & Pratt to learn more about your estate plan options and how you can best provide for your loved ones and minimize expenses.
ADVANCED DIRECTIVE OR LIVING WILL
An Advanced Directive allows you to make your wishes known about the type of medical treatment or other care you want if you become too sick to speak for yourself. In addition to clarifying your wishes, it takes the pressure off of your loved ones from having to make end of life decisions for you.
A will allows you to communicate your wishes regarding the distribution of your assets upon your death. A will may also be used to designate a Guardian and Conservator for minor children. Without a will, state law determines how assets are divided, and the plan for the care of your children which may not reflect your wishes. Contact the law office of Dailey & Pratt to prepare or update your will.
DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY
There are many different types of powers of attorney. Most estate plans include a durable power of attorney, which allows your agent to make decisions for you if you are unable to do so. Many medical providers also require a Medical Power of attorney that includes a HIPPA release.
Probate, a legal process for settling an estate, may or may not be necessary when someone in your family passes away. Estates involving real estate that is not jointly titled, retirement or investment accounts without a named beneficiary, and estates with a value greater than $70,000 require the filing of a probate proceeding. There are many ways to structure your estate plan so that probate is not required. Contact the law office of Dailey & Pratt to review your estate plan.
If you’re dissatisfied with an order from a family, juvenile, probate, or other civil matter, you may want to consider an appeal. Trial courts may make errors, or the process may seem unfair. Even if you are discouraged by a divorce, custody, guardianship, or other civil order, an appellate attorney may help you protect your rights.
Appeals are complicated, both legally and procedurally. Representing yourself in an appellate case can be confusing, and most people can benefit from the guidance of a qualified and experienced attorney.
Appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals or Colorado Supreme Court
Appeals from county court to district court
Petitions for review of magistrate decisions in county or district court
Appeals from agency decisions (for example, findings by the Department of Human Services)