Stephen J. Plog

Stephen J. Plog

Denver Divorce and Custody Attorneys
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • Colorado
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As one of the co-founders of Plog & Stein P.C., Stephen J. Plog is a highly skilled Denver divorce lawyer who truly cares about helping his clients successfully resolve family law issues. The Chicago native has handled cases in all the district courts of the Denver metropolitan area, which has allowed him to gain unique and invaluable experience in regards to how judges tend to rule on certain matters. If you need help with a family law case, he is the kind of lawyer you want advocating on your behalf. He is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for District of Colorado. He creates unique strategies to reflect the unique nature of each case he accepts. A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, Attorney Plog is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas / Elbert Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. Wish to speak to Attorney Plog about your family law case? Contact our firm today for an initial consultation! He can help you better understand the options that are available to you before you decide to move forward with your family law matter.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
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Professional Experience
Quinnipiac University School of Law
Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing
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New Mexico State University
Honors: Also completed coursework towards general government degree and supplemental pre-law minor.
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Professional Associations
Douglas/Elbert Bar Association
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Colorado State Bar
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Colorado Bar Association
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610 Questions Answered

Q. I was ordered to pay attorney's fees but cannot pay because I have been on disability
A: You need to consult with an attorney quickly. A court can order fees if frivolous or baseless motions are filed or things are done and it does not have to take your disability into account. That being said, there may be steps you can take to lessen the amount, challenge the ruling, etc. The specific facts need to be known by and discussed with an attorney before anyone can tell you your options. If you are truly unable to pay right away you may need to prove that down the road.
Q. Can my x leave the state of Colorado with my kids if their is a permanent protection order on mepmop
A: More information is needed to answer your question. Are the kids on the protection order? Are there custody orders in place? Has a custody case been filed? If not, one could be filed and if she is served she cannot take the kids out of state until/unless a court order giving her permission is issued. You should consult with a child custody attorney.
Q. My wife was deeded her fathers 50% of her fathers house where her and I lived. can I file marital property on this?
A: If the property was never titled in your name and was a gift from her father, which is clearly was, the only thing you might be entitled to would be your share of the increase in value during the year before you moved out. You should consult with a divorce attorney to discuss your situation, rights, and options in more detail.
Q. What are ramifications of co-petitioner filing a motion to modify decision-making responsibility without his signature?
A: The motion could potentially be dismissed. If you are the co-petitioner and the other side has not yet responded, or perhaps even if they have, you could file an amended motion with signature or a motion to amend the petition. Technically, a motion to modify decision-making should also come with an affidavit pursuant to CRS 14-10-132.
Q. My son is 18 and moved from mom's house to mine. Can I file to term support of do I also file mod of parenting time?
A: Child support runs until age 19. As such, you should either file a motion to terminate or modify child support. If your son is newly 18, you could seek support from the mother. A modification or termination of support should be retroactive to the day a motion is filed, so you should consider filing quickly. For custody purposes, your son is an adult and there is nothing for you to file in that regard.
Q. What are reasonable 'personal items' in a separation agreement?
A: Pictures would generally be household content not personal items. However, if the person leaving had the pictures before marriage they are theirs. If they were gifted to them during the marriage they are theirs. There is not clear rule saying what is personal items and what is not. Generally, that would be clothes, toiletries, personal effects, etc.
Q. My son's mother is moving in with a girlfriend, with our 2-year old son. How can I make sure it's an appropriate home?
A: The first thing that needs to be determined is whether the custody orders are from NM or CO. If NM, you need to post your question for an NM attorney to answer, as the laws differ from state to state. There is not necessarily some legal way to find out of the environment is safe. You could contact police to have them do a welfare check at the home. If you have specific safety or environmental concerns you are aware of you need to discuss those with a child custody attorney to assess whether anything can be done. More information is needed to give you any real guidance.
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: Custody orders end at 18. Child support orders end at 19. Child is free to move in with noncustodial parent. If that happens, child support custodial parent is receiving becomes at risk and noncustodial parent could seek child support modification, including as to receiving support.
Q. At what age does child support stop when paid to a caregiver, not to a biological parent?
A: Child support generally stops at age 19. Whether the caregiver/recipient is the biological parent is irrelevant. If the child is 18 and no longer lives with them or is no longer supported by them, then a motion to modify could be filed.
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Plog & Stein P.C.
DTC Office
6021 S Syracuse Way
Suite 202
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Telephone: (303) 781-0322
Plog & Stein P.C.
North Denver Office
10901 W. 120th Ave.
Suite 110
Broomfield, CO 80021
Telephone: (303) 781-0322