David E Oles is by far the most effective attorney that I have seen in action in the dealing of child custody. He worked tremendously well (using his Harvard education) enhancing my local counsel in Colorado with his excellent leadership helping the productivity of the time spent in the local court. I have been through a highly litigated divorce/battle for over 7 years as the result of trying to exercise my minimal court ordered time with my children against horrible opposition. I have never felt the court has completely heard my side or ruled in any way to assist me with this until now.
My children have been severely alienated and were used as weapons by their mother. It has been her goal to undermine, brainwash, lie, and do everything in her power to try and stop me from my weekend visitation with my children. She has used the school, church, friends, public court system, child protective services, restraining orders and numerous false police reports in attempt to achieve this and was very close to getting this done. Through the past three years I was reported to child protected services 9 times unfounded. These reports were carried out by a violence advocacy group counselor 6 times, 3 times by the mother and her friend’s. Previous court orders have only empowered the mother of my children to do this. When David entered my case in May of 2012 my oldest son was refusing to see me and the younger two were in the process of doing the same. From that time to date there were emergency motions to stop my vacation time with the children twice, once from the mother and once from a biased anti dad child legal representative.
All denied by a very wise magistrate. This would have never happened if David Oles didn't intervene with motions and repeals to protect my parenting time. In the final hearing there was contempt along with a motion to modify. David Oles went against 3 female attorneys (2 that specialize in high conflict custody from Denver) and a CLR (who was extremely biased against me) all with the goal to diminishing my time with the children to supervised parenting time and tripling my child support. They combined had twice the court time that we did. Under severe time constraints David got all the important evidence that the magistrate needed to hear and crossed every important point leaving the mother the liar that she is, exposing the un-ethical counselor for what she was and discrediting all of their witnesses. The opposing party had us two to one and left with their heads hanging and the truth prevailed which is not easy in this kind of case.
Thanks to David working with and leading local counsel, my parenting time is significantly increased and the following has been ordered to happen. The court has found alienation to exist by the mother (doesn’t happen often in my county).
My child support didn’t change in fact went down a little. We won a sanctions/contempt with double the make-up time and attorney’s fees. The un-ethical counselor was rejected by the court (no longer aloud to see the children and found to be coaching the children practicing dual relationships) with enough evidence to go after her legally if necessary. The mother is required to get therapy with the threat of custody change if she continues this behavior.
I feel that David E Oles is not just an attorney. He is an attorney that truly has found his niche or calling in life. He commands a presence against all odds in stubborn courts that have a hard time with doing things out of the norm of what “local society likes” and sees as correct. Man or women I would recommend him to either, my one regret is that I didn’t find him sooner.