Posted by Angie
Kim is a lawyer that you can trust to protect your best interests. She works on your case in a competent and professional manner. I feel Kim works very hard for her clients. She is very knowledgeable. I would not hesitate to use Kim services again. I feel anyone would be lucky to have Kim representing them.
Posted by lynn
Kim helped me through a very difficult divorce with extenuating custody issues. She has a very strong personality with an enormous respect for what is right and ethical. She very much plays by the rules. She won't back away from a challenge. She keeps her clients on a realistic expense track with being honest when weighing what is worth fighting for and which battles to pick. She presents pro and cons of issues and allows you to make informed decisions. She will advise you as far as she is allowed but encourages you to make your own decisions. She is patient with her clients even when the same question has been posed several times because she knows she is dealing with people in very stressful situations and times in their lives. She is compassionate and extremely easy to talk to. Kim has a wide knowledge base but is also honest when she feels someone else would be better to handle a certain topic. She does not lead you to unrealistic expectations just because it's what you want to hear. Her cross-examination skills and her ability to accomplish goals, as well as fair compromises, during mediation are excellent. My children's safety was my number one goal and she kept focus on that. I am thankful everyday that Kim was on my team.
Posted by a client
Without going into details, Kim was successful with what I hired her for. She was very detail oriented and kept me informed every step of the way. Will definately use her services if ever I'm in need of them again! Very fair and reasonably pricing as well!
Posted by Michelle
Kim was able to work well with what was a difficult and unusual case. She is very professional and always kept me informed of what was going on and what my options were for the next step.
Posted by DP
Going through child custody and support was the hardest decision I ever made and was terrified to go through. I had a difficult past with my ex and I was afraid. When I hired Kim, I shared all my fears and what I wanted to accomplish and she was very understanding. She was very reassuring and I learned to trust her fairly quickly. Not once did she ever abuse my trust. She was on my side and did everything and anything she could possibly do for me. I wanted to give up during the case many times but she kept me strong as a person. She kept my mind straight and kept focus while I was falling apart. I am so thankful I hired her and I am very pleased with the outcome from my case. She protected me and fought for me and words will never describe how grateful I am. She stays in constant contact so you're never left in the dark and she will explain what you don't understand. She's an amazing lawyer. I would not have gotten through this ordeal if it wasn't for her.
Posted by Melissa
Kim handled my divorce case. She provided excellent advice and help regarding dividing assets, child custody, and parenting time. She is highly knowledgeable and knows when to get tough. She was a lifesaver for me.
Posted by Paul
I reached out to Kim based on some excellent results she produced for an ex-girlfriend of mine in a custody case. Prior to her, I had four other lawyers that were either unprepared or pursuing forth with their own agenda and not truly listening to what results I was trying to achieve.
Kim is very knowledgeable and almost all responses came in less than 24 hours. She focuses on what your primary goal is, sets what your expectations should be and is very efficient at getting from point A to B. There was never a point where I didn't feel comfortable with whatever path she was guiding me down.
End result: After multiple years of court hearings and meditations, I finally walked in and achieved the goals I was trying to achieve for my child.
Posted by Rebekah
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.
Posted by a Divorce client
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!
Posted by Liz
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.