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About me

 

I am a wife, a mother and a businesswoman and I find joy in each of those roles. Yes, joy even as a divorce attorney. These aspects of my life help me to better understand and empathize with the experiences of my clients who more often than not are struggling to parent children, run businesses and somehow stay sane while their marriage is dissolving.


 


I have been practicing over 20 years now and my motto in family law is "choose your battles." Some things are worth standing your ground, others are not. I always try the easiest and least costly strategy first, which is negotiation towards a divorce settlement. If that doesn't work then we will litigate and I do a lot of that too.


I discovered early on that I had the personality for family law.  I am not afraid of the emotions that go along with divorce.  I enjoy advocating for people in difficult situations and making sure they are treated fairly by the court, opposing counsel or a spouse.I will give you realistic advice and listen to your goals. I work with a small team of professionals to handle your case in the most tailored, cost-efficient way.   I want clients to be able to feel at the end of the process that I provided a valuable legal service.


 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Family: 25%
    23 years
  2. Divorce: 25%
    23 years
  3. Alimony: 25%
    23 years
  4. Mediation: 25%
    6 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • J D Haas

    Cindy is well respected by family law attorneys. In fact, she is so well regarded that newer lawyers ask her opinions on her cases. She works tirelessly for her clients.

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  • W Michael Franklin

    Cindy is highly intelligent, extremely experienced, and most importantly, singularly focused on achieving the best long-term results for her clients at all times.

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    W Franklin Family Attorney
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Contact info

Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC

3800 American Blvd. W.
Suite 1500
Bloomington, MN, 55431

Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC

1515 Wynkoop St.
Suite 360
Denver, CO, 80202

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive201106/15/2016
CAActive200105/24/2016
MNAuthorized to practice199407/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerPerusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC2006 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Colorado Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaN/A2001 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
ABA Family AdvocateEvidence Without Experts: Property Issues2013
Colorado Bar Association - The Colorado LawyerEarly Neutral Evaluation as a Dispute Resolution Tool in Family Court2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hamline University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawGeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts1988