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About me

My name is Kathlyn Laraway, and I have been practicing Family Law in Colorado for my entire legal career.  I have represented clients in Dissolution Procedings, Child Custody Matters, Child Support Matters, Paternity Cases, same-sex union issues, civil matters regarding interpersonal relationships, at both the Distirct Court level and at the Appellate Level.  I have practiced Family Law in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, La Junta, Gilpin, Larimer, Boulder, Broomfield, El Paso, and Weld Counties. 


My goal when working with clients in a divorce is to bring a positive attitude and disposition to the table.  I know that when dealing with a divorce or custody action, people are going through possibly the hardest thing in their life.  As well as representing my clients and helping them wade the waters of the Colorado court system, I try everyday to help them through the struggle in whatever way I can.  I hope that my clients would agree that I try as much as possible to make the divorce process easy to understand and easy to deal with.


While most good divorce attorneys will tell you that often the best resolution is one that stems from mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution, and I would certainly agree with this, there is certainly a point in many cases when litigation is inevitable.  As an attorney, I am both comfortable and at home in the Court fighting and advocating for my clients.  There are many attorneys out there who will push settlement instead of litigation, however, I am prepared for either.


While I do not originally hail from beautiful Colorado, I certainly have come to enjoy it's many wonderful places and people.  In my free time I coach Mock Trial at George Washington High School, which is very rewarding, and a wonderful way to give back to the community.  I am also the Vice President of Ruff, Inc., which is a non-profit Flyball Dog Club dedicated to support dog rescue organizations both financially and by performing volunteer work. 


Upon moving to Colorado, I took up snowboarding and golf.  However at this time, I can not claim any expertise in either area.  I usually spend most of my time on a mountain trying not to fall down (or trying to get back up), and most of my time on the golf course trying to find my ball in the rough.  I have learned to golf with neon colored balls as a result.


Growing up in Michigan, however, my passion was always horses. I competed in horseback riding competitions from when I was 4 until I was 19, and am the owner of a wonderful, yet retired Appaloosa Gelding named Julio.


While in Michigan, I attended James Madison College at Michigan State University. I remain an avid Michigan State sports fan, and I can frequently be found at our alumni bar here in Denver on game days. GO GREEN! 




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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    5 years, 55 cases
  2. Juvenile: 10%
    5 years, 10 cases
  3. Child Support: 10%
    5 years, 35 cases
  4. Child Custody: 10%
    5 years, 30 cases



Hourly ($285/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Bridget Theresa Finn

    I endorse this lawyer. Kathlyn is a highly intelligent family law attorney. I have worked with her on several cases and have found her to be highly competent. She is an excellent advocate for her clients.


    Bridget Finn Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Denise M. Gonzales

    Kathlyn is a highly skilled family law attorney who works hard for her clients and strives for the best outcome in all of her cases. She is knowledgeable, extremely competent and respected by her peers.


    Denise Gonzales Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Divorce Matters

5600 South Quebec Street
Suite 220-A
Greenwood Villiage, CO, 80111

Thomas Pollart & Miller, LLC

5600 South Quebec Street
Suite 220-A
Greenwood Villiage, CO, 80111



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Completion of Mediation TrainingMares-Dixon & Associates2016
Best Law Firm in ColoradoU.S. News and World Law Firm Rankings2015
Top 50 Law FirmsLaw Week Colorado2015
Scholastic Excellence Award - Advanced Trial PracticeUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2010
Scholastic Excellence Award - Trial PracticeUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2009
Scholastic Excellence Award - Ocean and Coastal Law and PolicyUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law2009
1st Place, Environmental Law Appellate Moot Court CompetitionUniversity of Denver Sturm College of Law Moot Court Board2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyThomas, Pollart & Miller, LLC dba Divorce Matters2016 - Present
Associate AttorneyThomas, Pollart & Miller, LLC & Divorce Matters2011 - 2016
Judicial InternDistrict Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann, Jr.2010 - 2010
Associate AttorneyLeonard A. Martinez & Associates, P.C.2010 - 2011
Mock Trial CoachGeorge Washington High School2010 - 2015
Law ClerkDenver Water2009 - 2009
Judicial InternDistrict Court Judge John Madden IV2008 - 2008
Law ClerkC.E. Brooks & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Divorce Master Mind GroupAttorney Member2015 - Present
Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of CourtMember2014 - Present
Denver Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ruff Flyball, Inc.Vice President2011 - 2015
George Washington High School Mock Trial TeamHead Coach2010 - 2015
Arraj Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2014
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Post Decree Enforcement of Parenting TimeCourt found in favor of Mother, that she had not withheld parenting time. Mother was awarded attorney fees and costs.
Post Decree Modification of Parenting PlanSuccessful modification of parenting plan for client.
Representation of Wife in Dissolution of Marriage including partially owned assetsThe Court agreed with Wife that Husband was only entitled to 1/2 of the equity that she actually owned.
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Denver Water Law Review28th Annual Water Law Conference: Whose Spigot is it?2010
University of Denver Water Law ReviewWater Tables 2010: Across State Lines: Sharing the Resource2010
University of Denver Water Law ReviewLegislative Update of Water Issues2009
University of Denver Water Law Review27th Annual Water Law Conference: Change in the Midst of Constants: Adapting Water Law to Meet New Demands2009
University of Denver Water Law ReviewWater Court Committee: Designed to Evaluate the Functions of the Water Court2008
University of Denver Water Law ReviewCourt Report, Maine v. Johnson2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of DenverN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
Michigan State UniversitySocial Relations and PolicyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Cambridge UniversityInternational Summer SchoolN/A2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dealing with DivorceDivorce/Child Custody Basics2014
Morning Radio Show with KBPIDivorce2013
Experience Pros Radio ShowDivorce2013
Dealing with DivorceDivorce/Child Custody Basics2013
Lawyers with LibrariesWhat to Expect in a Divorce2012
Family TreeDivorce/Child Custody Basics2011