John Hyland Barrett III

  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury...
  • Colorado
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John has practiced law in Boulder Colorado since 1975. John has represented individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters, including divorce, family law, civil litigation and real estate. He has been the co-chair of the Boulder County Family Law Committee and served as associate judge of the Louisville Municipal Court.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
University of California - Davis
J.D. (1974) | Law
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 6315
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Articles & Publications
Colorado Domestic Relations Law:Primer on Collection Law
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
Domestic Relations Collections: Using Judgment Remedies to collect Child Support, Maintenance and other Monetary Awards, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder County Bar Association
A step by step primer on collections in domestic cases. Topics include obtaining the judgment, garnishing wages and bank accounts, filing judgment liens on real estate, and basic asset discovery.
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287 Questions Answered

Q. i was assaulted by my ex when i was picking my son up and i am worried if i she picks him up she will run away with him
A: You may want to file for a civil protection order that will limit her contact with you and your son. You should retain an attorney for this. Also, you could contact the police since assault is a crime.
Q. Can I have my child's bio mom's rights terminated - she hasn't seen him since birth 4 years ago, and pays no support.
A: Usually, termination of parental rights in a case like yours only happens in case of a step-parent adoption. If that is done, her rights probably would be terminated and your spouse could adopt. Otherwise, the court will think there is no reason to terminate.
Q. Hi, we are at the tale end of probate, all creditors have been paid my husband is the executor and the beneficia
A: He can write a check to himself now if he is sure all creditors have been paid. You may want to retain an attorney to make sure everything is done correctly.
Q. If i primary lived with my dad, could i live with my mom?
A: You can choose where to live at age 18. If you are younger than that, it is up to your parents or the court to decide.
Q. lived in Co 5/01-5/17 served divorce ppra 6/1/17. Moved to TX 7/17 for job Spouse atty sez I must trvl to CO for depo?
A: Since you have an attorney in Colorado, you should discuss this with them and follow their advice.
Q. I was served contempt of court motion and order to issue citation show cause and the filing person didn't sign them?
A: You can request to appear by phone. It will be up to the judge to decide whether that is ok. Contempt proceedings usually require an in-person appearance. You should retain an attorney to represent you as contempt may be punished by a fine or jail.
Q. My son turned 18 yo 3 mo ago. He wants to move in with the noncustodial parent now. Can he w/o coc/lawful repercussions?
A: At age 18, your son is a legal adult and can live wherever he wants. However, child support goes until age 19. the child support may have to be adjusted. you should retain an attorney to discuss that issue.
Q. Will I have to pay my husband child support if he makes 4x's the amount than I do?
A: The child support is determined based on the child support guidelines. Those factor in the number of children, the percentage of overnights, health insurance for the children. You should retain an attorney to run the calculation and advise you how to proceed. It is possible that your husband may have to help you with the cost of an attorney.
Q. I'm 24 and like an idiot sexted with a 15 yr old and we exchanged pics. I just got this text:
A: This is a scam. I heard about this exact thing on the radio the other day. They will ask you for money to make it go away. Rest assured no actual law enforcement officer would contact you this way. Just ignore it.
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