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Cindy Perusse

Cindy Perusse

Respecting Your Family~Protecting Your Future
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Colorado, Minnesota
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Legal Knowledge
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Legal Analysis
5.0/5.0
Communication Skills
5.0/5.0
Ethics and Professionalism
5.0/5.0
Jennifer Nixon
Jennifer Nixon June 15, 2020
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I've worked with Cindy on a number of cases. She is very diligent and professional. Cindy zealously presents her clients' arguments and truly cares about getting results that will be best for them in the future.
Client Reviews
Dalton S. April 5, 2021
She was a major help in keeping my daughter in the state. Cindy was very helpful and knowledgeable in regards to my daughter's relocation case. She stood by 100% and always had the correct answer for all questions. It was a long case and was about a year long, however she never gave up and fought with me to do what was necessary. Very easy to talk to about everything going on and would listen and give great advice. Always told the truth even if it was something I was expecting to hear. Because of the help she gave and legal advice, I now have 50% custody of my daughter and she is staying in Colorado with her family. She will always be the first person i go to with any legal issues. I am very grateful for everything she has done for my daughter and I.
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Biography

My passion for the political arena and the legal system has always been a driving force behind my decision to become a lawyer. My focus on family law was established early on in my career, as I received an influx of clients requiring my assistance with their cases. This area of law piqued my interest as it allowed me to aid individuals in the midst of their most heart-rending situations and witness them emerge from it with a newfound sense of peace and confidence.

I do not shy away from the intense emotions that often accompany divorce cases. I also enjoy the process of calculating income, assets, debts, and figuring out a fair division of property.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and completed my law degree at the Hamline University School of Law. I attended specialized training in family law mediation through the well-known Hamline University Mediation Center, and received advanced litigation training through the Family Law Trial Advocacy program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Volunteer service in the community is important to me. I enjoy helping those who cannot afford to hire an attorney by donating my time at various free legal clinics, such as the military veterans’ legal clinic and metro volunteer lawyers domestic relations clinic in Denver. I am a former foster parent and Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), supporting, encouraging, and providing a voice to kids in the foster care system.

I was born and raised in Minnesota and have lived in southern and northern California. I have finally settled in the great state of Colorado, with my family, which includes my husband, our adult son, and our soft-coated wheaten terrier. I enjoy hiking, skiing, snowboarding, traveling, and watching our son play hockey.

Practice Areas
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Zoom
  • GoToMeeting
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consults for mediation cases only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do not take Pro Bono/free cases. I require an advance fee of $4,000 on all cases. My rate is $385/hr I also offer unbundled or limited representation for those clients who would like some legal guidance but who wish to manage the case themselves.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Perusse Family Law, PLLC
- Current
Partner/owner
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
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Family Law practice
Owner
Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC
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My own practice entirely in the area of divorce, child custody, parenting time, property division, spousal maintenance,prenuptials and postnuptial agreements.
Associate
Law Office of Lisa Dugoni
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Family law firm in San Mateo, California
Associate
Law Office of Linda Olup
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Family law firm representing high net worth clients
Owner
Law Office of Cindy M. Perusse
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Law Clerk
3rd Judicial District
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Education
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1988) | Geography
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Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association-family law section  # 250491
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Activities: legislative committee,
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Women Owned Law Firms
- Current
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Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section  # 43020
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Stress-Free Divorce, Vol. 4
Remarkable Press
Evidence Without Experts:Property Issues
American Bar Association
Early Neutral Evaluation as a Tool in Family Court
The Colorado Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Lady Life Plan, Lone Tree, CO
Realty One
Educational seminar for women on financial tips for those going through divorce or considering getting married.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Perusse Nixon, PLLC-Family Law Attorneys
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. My ex and I have a verbal agreement for living arrangements of one of our children. He has not returned her.
A: Verbal agreements re parenting time and custody are not enforceable by police or a court. You must get a court order reflecting your verbal agreement. If you have any order from the court regarding your joint children then follow that until you can get it modified. You could use the police to enforce return of your child from Grandparents however.
Q. My ex-husband and I both moved to other states after our divorce. We both want to alter the custody part of the divorce.
A: The state that issued the original order unless and until you request another tribunal (court) to take jurisdiction for one reason or another under a statute called the UCCJEA. But, as Ms. Janko said, if neither party or the children reside in the original state any longer then that is a basis to ask the new court to take jurisdiction. You would need to register the order in the new state in order to modify it in the new state. The two of you can agree to a new schedule and you can have that agreement approved by the court where the kids live.
Q. ISO a Domestic Relations attorney in Arapahoe County immediately
A: I can help you with advice only. We would need to talk more about what kind of limited services you are thinking of though and we would need to sign a representation agreement spelling it out.
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Contact & Map
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
7887 E Belleview Avenue
Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80111
Telephone: (303) 529-2921
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free parking
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
8400 Normandale Lake Blvd.
Suite 920
Bloomington, MN 55437
Telephone: (612) 564-2075
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: free parking
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
11670 Fountains Drive
Suite 200
Maple Grove, MN 55369
Telephone: (612) 564-2075
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
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