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

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. If my ex cohabitation has custody of son but third time found guilt of DV assault goes to jail sign custody to new fema
A: He shouldn't be able to just sign custody over to another person. More information is needed and you should consult with a family law attorney to assess if married, your rights, options, etc. If not married any property issues would be civil.
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.
Q. In Colorado what is the law about a 9 year old boy and a 4 year old step brother sharing and sleeping in the same bed
A: There is no law regarding this issue and courts would hope or presume that parents will use good judgment when dealing with sleeping arrangements. Most courts would not have an issue with this, particularly given the same gender, unless there was a cognizable safety issue.
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. How to properly fill out divorce petition.
A: Presuming you are filing the case on your own, or even if jointly, you should check every box in the petition that relates to anything you may need resolved in the case.
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. Can I ask a temporary use orders hearing be dismissed in a divorce case?
A: More information is needed to assess your situation. Technically, the court could undo its default order if it felt she stated a valid basis for not appearing. You could file a motion to dismiss her motion, but the court will not likely rule on it prior to your hearing. Furthermore, temporary orders are modifiable. As such, the court could still conduct a hearing based on her motion, even if the 4/3 order was in effect and this time and not dismissed, and then modify that order.
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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
8181 Arista Place
Suite 100
Broomfield, CO 80021
Telephone: (303) 781-0322