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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293 Questions Answered

Q. How do I get emergency orders for child custody?
A: You would file a Motion to Restrict Parenting Time pursuant to CRS 14-10-129(4). In that motion you would state your reasons for concern and allege imminent danger. Pursuant to statute, once the motion is filed her normal parenting time stops. However, there will be a hearing with 14 days of the date of filing and at that time you will need to be able to prove your concerns to the court. You should consult with an attorney.
Q. Can I bring my son to my home state and file for custody? His mother left him and I have been wanting to file for years.
A: More information is needed to properly answer your question. If the mother has just abandoned the child with her aunt and you are going to get him, you are free to take his to any state, including his home state. The state you would file for custody in would be the state he has resided in for the last 182 days. If there are already custody orders in place you could just file in that case, whichever state that may be.
Q. Child custody question!
A: Under a Colorado case called DePalma, he has the legal right to determine who watches/picks up his child during his parenting time. However, if he's truly not spending the time with you son, particularly with 50/50, you might consider modifying the orders. His not talking the parenting class is likely irrelevant, unless you are still pre-final orders. If so, raise the issue with the court.
Q. If I gave up my parental is there anyway to get my son back if he is in and out of group homes and I have a stable envir
A: Not sure if you mean that you relinquished your rights and they were terminated or if you just gave someone else custody? If custody, you can certainly file a motion to modify. If you rights have been truly terminated then the legal tie is cut and there's probably not anything you can do. You should consult with an attorney who deals with adoption and/or DHS "dependency and neglect" cases.
Q. My daughter is 17yo. Her father and I have a child support/visitation schedule in place. Does that end when she's 18?
A: Visitation, parenting time, custody, etc. end at 18. Child support ends at 19. A court might listen to the wishes of a 17 year old as relates to visitation and will certainly view the 17 year old as being much more able to weigh in on schedule for visitation.
Q. I married a foreigner we filed for their green card- just found out he's been cheating. Married 2.5yrs What r my options
A: If your question tied into options related to the marriage and ending it, you would need to file for divorce. It looks like your question ties more into immigration law. You should repost it in the immigration section of the website.
Q. My son has been living with me for the past 2 years. But his mom hasent pick him up for any over nights since.
A: More information is needed to answer your question. Presuming there is one calculation for both kids, the answer is maybe. In theory, two worksheets could be/should be done. One with you paying her and one with her paying you, then offsetting those.
Q. non custodial parent, having my child live with me for a month, do I have to pay child support while hes here
A: Yes. Until and unless order are modified you would still have to pay the support. I am presuming the child is just with you for a month of the summer, but could be wrong. I'm also presuming that the time the child is with you right now is based on the parenting time orders. If that is the case, child support stays as is. If the child is with you for some other reason you might talk to the other parent about agreeing to stop support for that month. If they agree, great. If not, you will need to follow the court orders.
Q. What is the difference between a motion to enforce and contempt in CO?
A: Though I understand the desire to do a motion to enforce as opposed to a contempt of court, it doesn't sound like really a parenting time violation, but rather a violation of the orders regarding communication. As such, contempt is probably the better way to go with something like this, though I suppose a reasonable, yet iffy, argument could be made that CRS 14-10-129.5 could also apply.
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