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
Colorado
Education
University of California - Davis
J.D. (1974) | Law
Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 6315
Member
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Publications
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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381 Questions Answered

Q. Can my ex with hold half the court ordered child support simply because she thinks I should pay for half a bill she owes
A: The child support order needs to be complied with without off-set for some other obligation. Failure to pay child support can be punished as contempt of court. you should get a lawyer to help you enforce the order.
Q. In divorce can one spouse get the house when both names are on it. One of them pay 100% of househoud bills.
A: The judge can award the house to either party as part of the property division. The judge can also order the house sold and the proceeds divided accordingly. Your sister should get a lawyer to help her with the custody, child support, and property division issues.
Q. how does Colorado factor in a new baby for child support?
A: You should receive an adjustment in the calculation to account for your additional child. Basically, when running the calculation, your income is reduced by the amount of child support that would have been paid for the new child. This probably would not make much difference. You should consult with an attorney to run the calculation and advise you how to proceed.
Q. Have notarized POA of a minor child, how do I file it to make legal in a court of law?
A: The POA does not need to be filed with the court in order to be effective. If you are seeking legal custody, you do need to file a court action. You may be able to do so since the child has been with you for 2 years. You should retain a lawyer for this if that is what you want to do.
Q. if a wife leaves the home "joint tenancy" then husband passes is wifes new common law husband entitled to the property
A: Since the house was owned in joint tenancy, your mother became the sole owner upon your father's death. Upon her death, it passes to her children if she did not have a will, and was not married. However, if she was married at the time of her death, it passes to her husband. Her "boyfriend" would have to establish that they had a common law marriage in order for him to be entitled to the house. That requires evidence that each of them considered themselves to be married. That can be contested in court. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. My wife hand delivered a petition for divorce. I executed an Acceptance and waiver of service. What starts the calendar
A: All relevant time periods start from the date you signed the acceptance of service. You should get a lawyer since she has one.
Q. Will my ex have to count his income “assistance” on our financial worksheet?
A: Hopefully, you realize that you will need court permission, or agreement of the father, to move your child to Nebraska. If granted, that may lead to a change in child support due to a change in the parenting time. The financial assistance he receives from his family should be counted as income if it is regular and substantial. You should hire a lawyer to help you with these important matters.
Q. My exwife wants to let my child go outside the country without my consent.
A: This depends on whether you have joint decision making or if her mother has sole decision making. You should review your parenting plan and follow its provisions for resolving disagreements. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. My son's father hasn't seen him in 19 months. Can I move out of state with my son with my son's father's consent?
A: IT DEPENDS. IF THERE IS AN EXISTING COURT ORDER, THEN YOU NEED TO GET COURT PERMISSION FOR TE MOVE. YOU SHOULD GET A LAWYER TO REVIEW YOUR SITUATION AND ADVISE YOU HOW BEST TO PROCEED.
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BOULDER, CO 80302
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