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Culver Winston Van Der Jagt

About me

Although I am a trained litigator, I prefer for parties to work through differences in mediation as it normally benefits everyone (especially the children) to settle differences in that way. 


Whether your case has domestic violence, fidelity issues, business valuation issues, alimony, child support, inheritance commingling, trusts, illegal drugs, alcoholism, disabilities, child custody, bankruptcy, abduction, parental rights, relocation, immigration status, or financial issues, just to name a few, I've got you covered.


The bottom line is that my firm has an awesome array of talent.  We utilize niche talents within the firm to maximum VALUE to the client.  The results speak for themselves.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Russian, Mandarin

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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 70%
    8 years
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    8 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($150-295/hour), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
A+ RatingBBB2015
40 under 40 Family LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2015
40 Under 40 Family LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2014
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2014
Torch Award For Market Place Trust - Winner - Community AdvocateBBB Foundation Denver/Boulder2014
2014 Torch Award for Marketplace Trust - Finalist Small BusinessBBB Foundation Denver/Boulder2014
A+ RatingBBB2013
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2012
A RatingBBB2012
Gold StarBBB2011
A RatingBBB2011
A RatingBBB2010
Gold StarBBB2010
Associate Attorney of the MonthGutterman Griffiths2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerVan Der Jagt Law Firm2009 - Present
AttorneyGutterman Griffiths, PC2008 - 2009
Litigation AssistantGutterman Griffiths, PC2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
University of DenverMentor Advisory Board Member2013 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Abduction recoveryCase closed - Full allocation of Parental Responsibilities to Father
Abduction recovery in child disappearanceChild recovered and living with client majority of year
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Publication nameTitleDate
Colorado Business MagazineReal Estate Investors and Marriage: What You Need To Know2007
Colorado Business MagazineHow Uncle Sam Impacts Your Divorce - Tax Implications When You Split2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawBanking LawLL.M - Master of Laws2004
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of Denver Sturm College of LawTaxation LawLL.M - Master of Laws2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2014 BBB Denver Boulder Torch AwardsBBB Torch Award Acceptance Speech2014
Haystack RadioAlimony (Maintenance)2013
CBS HaystackAlimony2013
Life in the Law - Maintaining Work/Life Balance in the Legal ProfessionProductivity, Work-Life Balance, and Ethics2012
Fox 31 NewsParental Abductions2011