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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356 Questions Answered

Q. I recently separated from my sons father, I am just curious as to what rights I have as a mother in the state of CO?
A: Your respective rights and responsibilities have to do with parenting issues for your sons. Who will make parenting decisions? What is the parenting time for each parent? You can file a court case to have these matters determined by the court if you can not agree. Even if you do agree, you should file your agreement with the court so it can be made an order that can be enforced in the future. Also, child support issues need to be settled.
Q. Filed a motion of enforcement but forgot to say I had no knowledge of kids being taken out of state only said no consent
A: You can file an amended motion now. you do not have to wait until the other party responds. However, the other party may get 21 days from the new motion date within which to respond. You should retain an attorney to help you with this important matter.
Q. Do I need to file anything additional for him to voluntarily terminate his rights?
A: The court is probably still going to have a hearing. At the hearing, you will have to present evidence supporting your requests. There is not really such a thing as "giving up his rights" except in an adoption or in a dependency and neglect hearing to terminate parental rights.
Q. how long do I have to sue a business after the date of something happening?
A: It depends on what happened. there are different time limitations for different cases. For instance, a personal injury claim must be brought within 2 years.
Q. What action should I take when my child father has violated a court order to see my child?
A: You can file a motion to enforce the court order and for make-up parenting time. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
Q. what does it mean when I get a paper from the court regarding special entry of appearance & notice of intervention
A: It means the child support enforcement office is becoming involved regarding child support. They will want to make sure the correct amount of child support is being ordered and paid.
Q. what type of lawyer do I need for a bigamy case?
A: If you are charged with bigamy, you need a criminal defense attorney. If your spouse has committed bigamy, you need a divorce lawyer.
Q. Can a 16 year old go to court alone to get out of the abusive home she lives in
A: I am not aware of any procedure for her to pursue her own. However, her mother could file a motion for modification of the parenting plan to have the daughter live with her.
Q. Is it true that the decision maker can not modify or revoke any rights of the parents that already exist in an order?
A: This depends on the terms of the order appointing the PCDM. She should not contradict the explicit terms of the Parenting plan unless she was given that authority. You can request the court review her orders. There are short time periods for doing that. You should retain an attorney to review the Parenting Plan and advise you.
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