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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322 Questions Answered

Q. Is it possible to get sole custody, in divorce proceedings in Colorado, if the other parent is willing to sign it over?
A: The court will usually approve a parenting plan agreed to by the parties, unless something stands out as not being in the best interests of the children. The court would probably approve what you are describing.
Q. I'm dating a single mother and we have been talking marriage, What will my legal status/rights with the children be?
A: Step-parents generally have no legal status with regard to their step-children.
Q. If I have my son 4.5 days and his dad has him 3.5 days who typically pays child support?
A: Child support is usually determined by a formula that considers each party's income, any maintenance payments, the number of overnights each parent has, the number of children and certain expenses for the children, such as child care and health insurance.You should retain an attorney who can assist you with this.
Q. After 14 months, and 4 months separation, filed for divorce.
A: The papers her attorney is requesting are required by Colorado disclosure law. You should just go ahead and provide them.
Q. Can I relocate to another state with my children 3 years after my divorce was finalized? I currently have joint custody
A: Colorado law requires that you have his written consent or a court order in order to do this. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
Q. my mother has passed away from cancer.her&I signed a general POA with 2 witnesses but not notorized is it legal
A: A power of attorney expires upon death, so it is no longer valid.
Q. Can it be written into custody agreement that a girlfriend/fiance of the father can have no contact with the child?
A: You may be able to write it in, but how are you going to get his agreement to this? Even if written in, the court may decline to approve the agreement with this term since it is very impracticable. You will need to have some justification for the provision. What will be father's parenting time? He obviously will be living with this person, if not now, when they get married. You should retain an attorney to help you come up with a workable parenting plan.
Q. likely that a judge will rule in favor of a school that disrupt the employment of one parent?
A: This depends on what your parenting plan says about resolving disputes if you can not agree. You seem to have good arguments for your position. you should follow your parenting plan and retain an attorney to help you with this in order to get the best outcome for you and your child.
Q. Wife filed for divorce (CO). wants to kick me out for emotional reasons... but we are civil, and there are no threat
A: Once a divorce is filed, the court can determine whether one of you has to leave. The court's primary concern will be the welfare of the children. The court can also enter orders for the return of the children if she does not return with them. You should retain an attorney to make sure your children are protected.
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