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In April of this year I began what May have been the most difficult period of my life. A knock down, drag out custody battle for my infant daughter. Her father was an alcoholic and a drug user and was in no way ready to parent an infant. I went to a few lawyers in the Pueblo area and just didn't feel confident in their skills or abilities or their concern for my case. My sister saw a review for Van Der Jagt Law Firm in Denver and we decided to give it a shot. We met with Culver Van Der Jagt and he highly recommended Kim Utesch as my attorney. I decided to retain her which was the smartest, wisest thing that I ever could have done. From the beginning Kim listened to my wants but also looked out for what would be in the best interest of my daughter and helped remind me of that. As the case went on it got very ugly with allegations and lies and Kim helped me to keep a level head and muddle through it. There was never a question that I asked that she couldn't answer or didn't answer up front and honestly; even if it may be something I didn't want to hear. Her level of knowledge and professionalism was unparalleled. This was such an emotional time for me and Kim always reassured me and helped me to keep a level head. I never went into a hearing or interview unprepared because of Kim and that made all the difference. The court was able to see his drug and alcohol use and problems and made orders accordingly. I have the utmost confidence now that my daughter will be safe and that her best interests were looked after. I can never express to Kim how much her work has made an impact in my life and those of my children. It is truly because of Kim that I can rest easy and assured at night knowing that my most precious gifts, my children, are safe. I would recommend Kim above any other lawyer I have ever met. She will take your wants, needs, the safety of your children, and your children's best interests and ensure that there is a safe and workable situation for them. Again, thank you Kim. You made the difference in my life and that of my children.
Ms. Utesch handled my difficult divorce and custody battle - I really had one focus throughout my divorce; my child's safety. Kim kept my best interest in mind, even though I often was not, and also gave me a better understanding of why things would or would not work the way I wanted it to; essentially providing a better understanding of the law. Ms. Utesch, though extremely busy, did not make me feel dismissed or unimportant, as I have experienced with past attorneys. Ms. Utesch was also able to stay level headed about everything in the moments I was unable to. It's likely that custody issues will arise again in the future for me and I can only hope that Kim will be available!
Kimberly helped me with harrassing neighbors, which is touchy situation in itself. The police and the courts do not help you at all, but Kimberly was able to give me some great advice and was able to represent me when I did have to go to court due to these people. I found her advice the most helpful advice I had received from anyone, including police, courts, and other lawyers, etc. I will use Kimberly from now on for any legal issues I have.
Last summer I found out my kids were going through a bad situation and I didn't know what to do or who to call. I called different lawyers and organizations and they either couldn't help me or were more interested in my income than the situation. I called Kim and she was very honest and straight forward with me. From the beginning she was passionate and listed to my concerns and questions; she kept me informed through the whole process, was very knowledgeable and I felt like she cared about my situation. I never had to wait long periods of time for her to respond to my questions and she never miss informed me. Everything happened just the way she predicted and she didn’t create unrealistic expectations. I learned a lot from her even at a personal level. I just feel lucky I came across Kim and now my kids are safer and I have peace of mind. I would describe Kim Utesch as strong, caring and professional.
Kimberly took on my case and all I can say is thank you Kim. I could have had to pay thousands of dollars in fines and am starting a new job and than could have had tons of community service....and than some more....and Kimberly had my back the entire time and I'm thankful to have Kim as my attorney. Thank you Kim!