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Steven  Visser

Steven Visser

Family Law Attorney
  • Divorce, Family Law, Domestic Violence
  • Colorado
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Steven Visser is an attorney who has practiced law since 2001. He is a former Deputy County Attorney and has been in private practice since 2004 where he specializes exclusively in family law including divorce, child custody, child support, parenting time and contempt of court matters.

Steve received his law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law in 2000, a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Indiana University in 1997, and an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice in 1994.

Steve has also been appointed as a Special Master and Arbiter to assist parties in family law matters regarding their personal property division.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Additional Practice Area
  • Contempt of Court
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Military Rates Available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney at Law
Steven W. Visser, LLC
- Current
Deputy County Attorney
El Paso County Attorneys Office, Human Services Division
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Associate Attorney
Vaughan & DeMuro
Valparaiso University School of Law
J.D. (2000) | Law
Honors: Class Standing: 21/87, cum laude
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Indiana University
M.P.A. - Master of Public Affairs (1997) | Public Administration
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Indiana University
B.S. (1994) | Criminal Justice
Honors: with High Distinction
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Better Business Bureau
Client Review 5.0/5.0
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
- Current
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El Paso County Bar Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered
Q. Is it beneficial to separate assets prior to dissolution of marriage? We have agreed to who gets what - house & car
A: The divorce proceedings will not necessarily be any quicker simply because the two of you have already transferred and / or divided assets. You can certainly take some actions to help move things along such as filing the case together, i.e. Petitioner and Co-Petitioner. Both of you will still have to complete sworn financial statements and exchange financial disclosures; however, you may also want to begin working on a separation agreement (property and financial agreement), and be ready to get that filed along with any other required documentation close in time to the 91 day statutory waiting period after the case has been filed.
Q. My ex took me to court and claimed I had a drug problem, proved her wrong through UA's. She was made sole decision maker
A: It sounds like you are looking to restrict Mother's parenting time due to the situation with her boyfriend. If so, then you would need to file a motion describing what is occurring. In other words, your motion would have to contain facts and information that the children are in imminent physical or emotional danger due to the parenting time or contact with Mother. If the Court grants a request for a hearing (which would have to occur within 14 days), then you would have to be able to present evidence and information as to why Mother's parenting time should be "supervised," while the children remain with you for that time period.
Q. I have a daughter who was born in and lives in Lima Ohio and I live in Colorado Springs. How can Colorado child support
A: It sounds like a Court in Ohio may have established a child support order for your daughter, and then those Orders may have been "registered" in Colorado because you live here. In order to hold you in contempt, there has to be Orders that you are alleged to have violated. I do not know all of the facts surrounding this case, but whether or not the orders were established in Ohio or in Colorado, there are specific elements for contempt that must be proven at hearing.

In other words, whoever filed the contempt would have to establish at hearing that there are valid court orders in place, that you had knowledge of those orders, that you have failed to comply with those orders, that you had the ability and /or present ability to comply with the orders, and in the case of punitive contempt, that you willfully failed to comply with those orders.

Even if you have not yet been to Court in Colorado, you should find out when is the next court proceeding and hire counsel to assist you.
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Contact & Map
Steven W. Visser, LLC
Plaza of the Rockies Building
121 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 597-8529
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 77185
Colorado Springs, CO 80970
Telephone: (719) 597-8529
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