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Christopher N. Little

Christopher N. Little

CNL Law Firm, PLLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence
  • Colorado
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Parul Yadlapati June 17, 2022
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
It is not hyperbole to say that Chris is one of the best attorneys I have been across sides from and also worked with.
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Biography

Christopher N. Little is the managing attorney for CNL Law Firm, PLLC in Aurora, Colorado. His practice includes divorce, custody, child support, alimony, post-decree modifications, adoption, family violence, and other family law matters.

He firmly believes in fostering a holistic client-driven atmosphere where clients are always heard, validated, and vigorously represented. Whether on the phone or in the courtroom, he consistently and passionately advocates for his client's interests.

Chris is persistent and intent on obtaining results that are solutions-based and promote healthy relationships among the parties. Such relationships reduce intra-familial conflict, promote optimal solutions for clients, and helps to alleviate animosity down the road.

Prior to practicing law in Colorado, Chris served as an attorney and advisor within the Iowa Department of Transportation. He advised on subjects ranging from Federal and State legislation and policymaking to administrative law. In addition to advising on pertinent legal issues, he also oversaw the division’s internal and external communications platforms to ensure a consistent and quality-driven brand that is both informative and tangible to consumers. During that same time period, Chris was also an Adjunct Assistant Business Communications Professor at Drake University where he taught professional communications to undergraduate students.

In his free time, Chris enjoys skiing with his family, golfing, researching & writing about intricate or novel family law issues, and earning an MBA from Pepperdine University.

You can reach Chris directly at chris@cnllaw.com or (720) 370-2171.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
ID Number: 53770
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United States District Court, District of Colorado
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
CNL Law Firm, PLLC
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Policy and Communications Officer
Iowa Department of Transportation
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Senior Law Clerk
Masterson, Bottenberg & Eichorn, LLP
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Summer Associate
Milligan, Rona, Duran & King, LLC
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Education
Pepperdine University
MBA (2023) | Business Administration
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Mesa State College
B.B.A. (2013) | Business Administration
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Honors: President’s List; Presidential Scholar; Dean’s List (3 terms)
Activities: Peer Mentor/Academic Tutor; Department of Housing; Conduct Board Chairperson
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Drake University Law School
J.D. (2013) | Law
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Honors: Dean’s List (3 Terms); CALI Excellence for the Future Award (2 Consecutive Years)
Activities: Drake Business Law Society, President; Student Ambassador
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Awards
10.0 Rating
Justia Inc
Client Champion - PLATINUM
Martindale - Hubbell
Rising Star
Super Lawyer
Top 40 Under 40
American Institute of Trial Lawyers
Client Champion, Gold
Martindale - Hubbell
Community Involvement
Lawyer Legion
Professional Associations
State Bar of Colorado  # 53770
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American Bar Association
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American Bar Association, Family Law Section
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Arapahoe County Bar Association
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Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
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Denver Bar Association
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Aurora Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association
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Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
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Publications
Articles & Publications
7 Things You Must Consider Before Asking For a Divorce
The legal blog of CNL Law Firm, PLLC
Speaking Engagements
Drake University, Professional Communications, Des Moines, Iowa
Drake University
Legal Answers
6 Questions Answered
Q. Would a finalized, sealed divorce decree in CO affect me getting married?
A: You ask a very interesting question, I would be happy to weigh in. It sounds like your fiance was previously married and a party to an action to dissolve that marriage. The act of sealing an order of the Court does not usually have an impact on its legal weight. That means that the document generally still carries the full force and effect of a Court order. Oftentimes, documents are sealed or suppressed to prevent the public from accessing sensitive or private information. There are also circumstances where domestic violence can play a role in suppressing documents in domestic relations actions. The act of sealing a Court order does not generally impact its legal effect (at least in terms of dissolving a marriage). To be cautious, please note that if you want to be absolutely certain, you should consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney. My thoughts herein are limited to the brief facts you list in your question. A free consultation should get your quandary cleared up pretty quickly. I sincerely wish you and your fiance only the absolute best in your marriage and future endeavors!
Q. What is a reasonable time for one parent to submit receipts/statements to request reimbursement for extraordinary expens
A: Hi There! I am sorry to hear that you are going through this. I know that co-parenting with an ex can be difficult, and the financial relationship that you two now share is oftentimes wrought with strife, frustration, and consternation. Assuming that your Orders (the parenting plan and the related support order) contain somewhat standard language - there is generally an element of notice/conferral/consent to the incurred expense and then there is a period of time after the expense is incurred that the receipt needs to be provided to the other party. That timeframe is generally 30 days. As a matter of rule of thumb, that request is waived if not provided within 30 days. That said, I would waive a flag of caution because family courts are courts of "equity" and can exercise that judicial power and discretion in ways that many do not foresee. I always think that a practical perspective is important. If you are talking about $50 and the risk is that you end up in front of the Court. To me, no Court action is worth $50. However, if we are talking thousands of dollars, that can be an entirely different circumstance. All of that to say, perspective and discernment are important when making these types of judgment calls. I sincerely wish you only the best as you move forward. Best, Christopher N. Little, Esq. Managing Attorney CNL Law Firm, PLLC 720-370-2171 www.cnllaw.com *Please note that while I am an attorney, I am not your attorney and do not represent you or your legal interests. I highly suggest that you consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney prior to making any decisions related to this answer or your question.
Q. How to address inconsistancies in other parties Sworn Financial statement. Not provided pertinent supporting docs
A: Hi There! You ask an excellent question - as you can imagine, inconsistencies in Sworn Financial Statements and pertinent financial disclosures happen all of the time in domestic relations actions. To be really clear, there are many ways to handle this situation and there is not a clear-cut or "one size fits all" type of response. First and foremost, it is important for you to know that parties to domestic relations actions stand in a fiduciary relationship with one another and have a generally heightened legal responsibility to one another to be transparent and forthcoming about their relevant financial circumstances. I highly suggest that you consult with a qualified domestic relations attorney to discuss your options and whether it makes financial sense to have an attorney involved in the process. From a practical perspective, if you are concerned about a low-value inconsistency, it is not generally a net financial gain to involve counsel. However, if there are substantial and meaningful inconsistencies, I highly suggest that you retain counsel to ensure that you are as protected as possible and to protect your financial future. Best, Christopher N. Little, Esq. Managing Attorney CNL Law Firm, PLLC 720-370-2171 www.cnllaw.com *Please note that while I am an attorney, I am not your attorney and do not represent you or your legal interests. It is very important for you to talk to a qualified domestic relations attorney before you take further action. I sincerely wish you only the absolute best.
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CNL Law Firm, PLLC
6205 S. Main Street
Suite 255
Aurora, CO 80016
Telephone: (720) 370-2171
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Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
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Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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15200 E Girard Ave.
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