Divorce work can be trying and can also be challenging and sometimes very complicated, but because I care so much about people I find joy in doing the job every single day. Having worked as a family law lawyer exclusively for the past 13 years I can easily say that I am an expert in my field and that I have built a team of experts that provide excellent service and top-notch legal skills. I have had the opportunity to enhance the lives of many individuals and their families during difficult times. Whether it is a divorce, a custody battle, a modification of maintenance or child support or modification of a custody or parenting time order, defense or prosecution of a contempt matter or a familial adoption, I have been there to ease my client's minds and provide them with top notch legal representation. My goal is always to negotiate an amicable settlement or resolution but when matters require trial or court, I have a total of 16 years of litigation experience and I have taken hundreds of cases to trial. I am a published author of a legal article, a continuing legal education presenter and currently the Chair of the Colorado Bar Association's Family Law Section which has over 1000 members state-wide. My associate, Jamie Rutten, and I have filed several appeals and were successful in creating or upholding new law related to non-parent paternity and maternity actions. In 2012, my peers rated me as one of the Top 100 Lawyers as well as one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers in Colorado (featured in SuperLawyers magazine as well as 5280 Magazine.) I have built a team of experts and am proud to say my team is as successful as I am at providing the specialization and expertise a client needs in a family law case. My personal specialty is working on complex family law cases such as high asset divorces, complicated and contentious custody (APR) matters and post-decree modification cases. My team includes four associates, ranging in gender, age, and years of experience and we are supported by three experienced family law paralegals. My firm, Donelson, Ciancio & Grant, P.C. (DCG) has 18 other attorneys that specialize in most other areas of law, including business, tax, real estate, probate, estate planning, commercial and civil litigation, criminal law, injury law, water law and oil and gas. Our strength is "specialization" and "expertise" and that gives me, my team and our firm the edge that is necessary in today's complex and challenging legal world. We practice law throughout the State of Colorado with offices located in Broomfield, Longmont and Denver. If you need a legal expert I hope you consider DCG in your time of need.