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Maren Jori Skulborstad

Real estate Attorney at Colorado Springs, CO

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found

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Who am I?

- I am a true Colorado native.  I was born, raised and educated in our great state and I am proud to work helping Coloradans with their unique legal needs.  As an avid outdoors person, I love to camp, fish, and four-wheel.

- I am a true litigator.  90% of my career has been devoted to litigation practice.  I have appeared and argued before many Colorado courts, including the Colorado Court of Appeals.  I am just as comfortable in the courtroom as I am when I sit down to counsel my clients.  I treat each matter with care, and I pride myself on my negotiation skills.  I have experience negotiating excellent results for my clients.

-I have 12 years of experience working in the Denver Metro Area, Colorado Springs, and as a 17th Street lawyer. I meet clients in Colorado Springs, the DTC, Lakewood, and Castle Rock, Colorado, allowing me to bring that experience to Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Adams, Denver, Arapahoe, and Jefferson Counties, where people value spending more time making connections and enjoying Colorado life.

What's my Mission?

My mission is to bring my years of experience practicing law to Skulborstad Legal Group, LLC.  I proudly chose to call this place home, and I value being a resource for people in our community.  My mission is to advocate for my clients as they navigate the difficult emotions that dominate many cases.  I understand how intimidating and overwhelming the legal system can be.  I want to take on your legal burdens so you can concentrate on what matters most: taking care of yourself and your loved ones.  We can work together to make sure that you end up happy, healthy and free from the burdens that are weighing on your mind.

"My favorite part of my job is helping my clients go up against other attorneys.  I love making sure that my clients have the representation they need and deserve.  I love being an advocate."


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Skulborstad Legal Group, LLC
4465 Northpark Drive
Suite 302
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907


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Posted by Joey | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Considerate and Fearless!
First, I’m a member of Legal Shield. I’m also out of state but my case was in CO. Finally I’m deaf and require accommodations for this. When my whole family court ordeal started I was referred to the Skulborstad firm. Honestly I was clueless in the whole process. My attorney within a few weeks had taken a new job elsewhere and I was offered to either switch to a new firm to stay. I learned that staying would have me being represented by the namesake of the firm “Maren”. Reading her bio I came to find that she cared as much about paternal rights as she did maternal and this struck a chord. Needless to say my experience with Skulborstad was amazing. The opposition made mistakes and she caught em, they tried to play dirty and she called them out and actually got the judge to rebuke them. The whole time she was professional, ethical and compassionate and the end results was fair. Throughout the process she was able to work with my hearing loss accommodating me through interpreters and using technology without missing a beat. Making sure the courts were aware of my needs during hearings. This is critical for me. Men, if you need a family lawyer willing to listen and work for you! Skulborstad Legal group is your team. Ladies I’m sure you’ll get the same treatment. Overall this firm is amazing. I hope I never need to use them again but will gladly call them up if I need too and ABSOLUTELY REFER and RECOMMEND!!!
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Posted by Sabra | November 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t ask for better
Bottom line- you can’t go wrong with Ms. Maren Skulborstad. She is positively the best. Why do I say this? I’ve hired Maren on three separate occasions to help with establishing a permanent parenting plan, defend requests to change the plan and most recently to enforce payment of child support and collect back child support. On every occasion Maren conducted herself professionally - not just with me- but with the opposing counsel as well. (Unlike many of her peers, Maren’s integrity is impeccable. She is well respected by the judges.) Maren usually thought of more than one way to approach my cases and would present each option to me with her recommendation, then give me the final choice of which direction I wanted to go. She has never steered me wrong. Furthermore- in every situation- Maren has had my child’s best interest in mind. This, to me, is the most important. Often in a divorce, emotions lead to poor decisions… Maren ensured emotions didn’t take over. It’s true- there were times when in a particular moment I may not have liked something Maren had to tell me… but that’s one of the things I loved about Maren. She always told me the truth- whether it was how the judge would perceive my case or how the law is written. She always told me straight and in lay person language. On one occasion I thought I’d save money by using a different attorney - and hired someone other than Maren. What a nightmare! Not only did the other attorney take FOREVER to respond to emails (Maren is prompt and communicates the status of your case regularly) - but it was clear that even after 20yrs this other atty did not have as strong of a command of family law as Maren. She lost me thousands of dollars and cost me even more. (I ended up hiring Maren to come in and clean up “the mess” as best she could.) Why hire Maren? She has integrity. She positively knows law. She will work incredibly hard for you. She does the job right the first time- and doesn’t draw things out. She is passionate about law… and even more passionate about families. Truly- I will never hire a different attorney again.
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Posted by David | June 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Above and Beyond, Simply the Best
I cannot emphasize how amazing Maren is, an excellent lawyer and as the title suggests; she is simply the best. She successfully organized immediate phone calls, and emails. She was responsive with all communication, and was a great listener on a personal level especially when it pertained to my case/concerns. My opinions were valued, and my doubts were always reassured. Maren and her legal team went above and beyond to assist me with my custody case. Her advice was firm, reasonable, and professional. Anyone who is reading this review, please note that my little girl is my world and anyone who thinks the same way, I would highly recommend her. Thank you so much for everything Maren and Gina, what you have done made a world of difference and that this review cannot express my gratitude. On to the next chapter of our lives thanks to you guys.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maren was my lawyer back in 2015. She helped me through a nasty divorce to a narcissistic man. She gave me confidence to keep going and without her team backing me up, I would have crumbled. They were understanding of my situation and helped me every step of the way .
Posted by Jeff | April 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I ever made!
This is the right attorney for you! Maren and her team will take care of you in every way necessary! I was very frustrated and being taken advantage of by a crazy spouse. Because of this, I lost my cool several times during the process. Maren was able to talk to me like a human being, understand where I was coming from, and then guide me through the process. The Skulborstad Legal Group did every thing I needed and more! They treat you like family. It would be a mistake to look elsewhere!
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Posted by wendy | May 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Maren Skulborstad represents integrity, diligence, objectivity, patience and excellent communication skills. She demonstrated skilled document preparation which the judge appreciated and her experience showed in the courtroom. Her professionalism was self-evident, she spoke in a clear concise manner and used her time well considering the restraints of the court. We were able to expose the unscrupulous behaviour of the petitioner and were very satisfied with the outcome. I sincerely would not hesitate to recommend Maren Skulborstad and I would like to thank her for the commitment and consideration she has shown my son and his daughter.
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Posted by KENNETH | May 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Representation
When I first met Maren I was attempting to handle my divorce "per se", but my ex's attorney's was not wanting to negotiate in a good faith manner. I hired Maren initially on a "limited scope representation" basis, she kept me on track and reviewed the documents I had to submit to the courts. We ended up going to court(I then hired Maren to handle my full case) and my ex's attorney, would tell anyone who would listen, that she taught three law classes at a local university.  If she was trying to intimidate Maren it did not work, inside the courtroom Maren took my ex's attorney to task, and the judge awarded me my legal share of our home's equity and had the amount of time I had to pay alimony cut in half.  My ex's attorney had convinced my ex she was entitled to 100 percent of our home's equity and 400 percent of the alimony that was due to her, neither happened. I find myself fortunate that I was able to find such fantastic representation, I highly recommend Maren's services.
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Posted by Kevin | December 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really helpful work on my divorce
After a long marriage and deciding to divorce, I was struggling with how to proceed fairly and find a balanced resolution of finances, etc. Maren was very good at explaining my options and helping me decide which to choose, and sometimes gave me a good "dope slap" to think differently about my rights and not just be kind to my ex! The final results worked out very well.
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Posted by Jolene | October 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Results and experience!!!
Skulborstad Law firm is amazing! I experienced trustworthiness, great communication through entire case and results that I wanted! Attention to deadlines were always met! Maren was very good at explaining law and facts so I could clearly understand what was and would be happening through entire process. I would highly recommend Maren to anyone!
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend Maren to anyone!
Not only did Maren take care of my children’s custody she took care of me. She was and is always available to talk when I need advice, and always put my children’s and my best interest first. She is a wonderful caring person and I would recommend her to anyone going through a divorce.
Posted by Debra | May 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Real Estate Transaction
I retained Maren to handle my real estate transaction. I made an offer that was accepted. I later learned the seller accepted a second offer within 3 mins of accepting mine. The seller wanted to brush me off and go away. In the end, Maren was successful in resolving the messy, time sensitive transaction without going to court. I got the house of my dreams! Maren is professional, knowledgeable and easy to reach. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Melissa | October 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified Lawyer
Ms. Skulborstad was recommended to me when my ex hired a lawyer for the divorce case. She was great at navigating all the legal matters involved with the divorce. My ex's lawyer was would not agree on anything and ended up taking us to court. Ms Skulborstad was stellar in the courtroom and used all her tools to win our case.
Posted by TJ | March 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, Caring, Thorough, Fast, Nice
i hired Maren to help me with a real estate banking matter. i needed help immediately. She was able to gather all required information, draft a letter, get it delivered, and saved my you-know-what just in the nick of time. Her arguments against my opponents were stellar, and turned my whole case around, putting me in the position of power. i am usually adverse to hiring attorneys, and feel they cost a lot of money, but Maren was worth every penny and more, i was happy to pay her bill. i have used Maren's services since then and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Martinez | May 21, 2015
I am grateful to Maren for helping me review a settlement letter from a debt collector. Her hard work and dedication to the matter helped me payoff the debt on time and at a significant discount. Thank you and outstanding work!
Posted by Marcia | February 12, 2014
This was my first involvement in hiring a business attorney and Maren walked me through the process step by step. She told me exactly what to do for weeks before I even decided to retain her as my lawyer. She is straight forward, trust-worthy and immensely knowledgeable. I was about to lose my board-certification and Maren worked with me and the members of the board for six months creating a disclaimer on my website that satisfied the board and many other solutions that made it possible to save my business and my credentials. Since then she has helped me numerous times preventing small claim lawsuits with my clients. Maren is incredibly valuable to the success of my business! Thank you again, Marcia.
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Posted by Berrlin | February 7, 2014
Real Estate and Estate Cases
Maren handled two cases for me and had very good results in both. One involved a real estate transaction and the other was an estate issue. I would definitely use her again and recommend her.
Posted by Debra | February 6, 2014
Real Estate Nightmare Turned Into a Dream
After months of looking for a home, I finally found one and made an offer that was accepted. I was thrilled. The condo was located across from my office and was going to be perfect! My excitement was quickly dashed the day following the Seller's acceptance when I learned the Sellers had been presented with two offers simultaneously and had accepted BOTH! Initially, the Sellers' Realtor told us it was just a mistake and wanted me to go away. The Sellers intended to accept the other offer as it was "superior" to mine and it had been signed 3 minutes before mine. That didn't sound right to me. That is when I knew I had a problem that neither myself nor my Realtor knew how to handle. I contacted Maren Skulborstad, not knowing if I had a leg to stand on and worried if I went down this road it might turn into an expensive and drawn out affair, which I didn't want to take on. Maren eased my mind immediately, giving me a sense of relief. In short, she explained the law in layman's terms to me and outlined what action she proposed. I went into this thinking I didn't have a chance of getting the home of my dreams. I was wrong. Maren was able to resolve the situation within a couple days. I was able to perform my obligations according to our contract, without missing deadlines, and close my loan on time! Maren is competent, knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2014
Very professional and dedicated
I took my complex and longstanding child custody case from an expensive attorney over to Maren with hopes that she could obtain a favorable outcome without billing me for too many more hours. Not only was she affordable compared to other similarly-skilled attorneys, but she has an impressive understanding of Colorado's family law and breezed through my case with fantastic results. Her unique and effective handling of my case goes unmatched by even some of the most seasoned attorneys. I would definitely recommend Maren. Thank you!
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Posted by Paul | February 4, 2014
Review of Maren
When I decided it was time to file for divorce I asked a friend (who was already in the process of a divorce) he gave high praises and recommended Maren Skulborstad. I did decide to look into Maren and Pearson & Paris P.C. Needless to say I was impressed on what was said about her so I decided to schedule an appointment. After my initial sit down with Maren I knew that talking to her and hiring her was a very good decision. She explained the process, what to expect, and some of the challenges that I would come up against. Maren listened to what I needed to say about my situation was about as straight forward and to the point about what would be in my best interest and also informed me of issues I may need to address. She listened and took many notes which made me feel at ease about hiring her. I felt that she truly had my best interest in mind. I truly believe that Maren and her paralegal kept me informed on each and every step and hurdle that came up. I cannot commend Maren and her paralegal enough on how good of a job I feel they did and at a fair price. I would recommend Maren to anyone in a marital situation that requires legal advice.
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Posted by Elvis | October 25, 2013
A Great Lawyer
The last five years my marriage being filled with turmoil, I decided that enough was enough and filed for divorce in July of 2013. After filling the initial paperwork; and getting a stack of paperwork that looked very challenging. I knew I needed legal assistance. So like any good consumer I started interviewing attorneys. Looking at experience, pricing, and number of cases they handle. After interviewing several lawyers I found Maren Skulborstad at Pearson & Paris P.C. While talking with Maren, I found her to be much different from the other attorneys I had spoken too. Maren actually took the time to listen to everything I was saying. (Without interrupting me, like the other lawyers did.) She addressed each concern I brought up and also raised a few other points that I had not even considered. Most importantly she spoke in terms that I could understand and never used “Legal ease” on me. While going through the steps of the divorce Maren and her paralegal stayed in contact with me on a regular basis. Which is very refreshing, to be honest. All too often I hear people talking about their lawyer and how they never hear anything. Maren is the opposite of that. She does and will keep you informed on everything she has done and is planning to do for you. Another great thing about Maren is she takes time to help you understand each step of this very difficult legal process. In closing, I also have to point out that Maren is very aggressive in her legal representation. She is not afraid to get in the trenches with you or for you when needed. So if you want a very good attorney at fair price I would recommend Maren.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Broker
  • Metro Brokers - Laarsen Realty Inc
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Skulborstad Legal Group, LLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Pearson & Paris, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Harris Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
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  • Real Estate
  • License
  • 2022
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2009
  • Colorado State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Argued Before the Court of Appeals and Won
  • Reversed a Trial Court's Order and Saved Client over $300,000
  • Reunited Father with Child after 2 years
  • Father was reunited with his child and got 100% custody
  • $1.5M Judgment
  • $1.5M to my client
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  • Pikes Peak Associate of REALTORS
  • Active Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • National Association of REALTORS
  • Active Broker and Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • El Paso County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Denver Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - 2019
  • Pikes Peak Pro Bono Project
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2012 - 2017
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2009 - 2017
  • Douglas County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2008 - 2017
  • Copper Ridge
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40
  • The National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Lead Counsel - Family Law
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2016
  • Prior Law Firm AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Political Science Honor Society - Pi Sigma Alpha
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Commendation
  • Colorado 64th General Assembly
  • 2003
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  • University of Denver Water Law Review
  • Colorado Water Law Superconference
  • 2008
  • Staff Editor
  • Colorado Water Law Review
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Searching for Conference
  • Child Custody and Divorce
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
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Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Skulborstad is one of the hardest working attorneys that I know. Her demeanor with clients is unparalleled. She is kind and compationate, yet straight forward. Maren is a fighter for her clients, and she does so with great respect for oposing attorneys, the court and the court's staff. I strongly endorse Maren Skulborstad."
Family Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maren is a smart, compassionate, and zealous advocate for her client's interests. She is a problem-solver and works hard to resolve cases in client interests, but she knows when court advocacy is the client's best option. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I fully endorse Maren Skulborstad as a litigator, as a negotiator, and overall as an attorney. Maren is professional, knowledgeable, tactful, represents her clients to her utmost ability, and is fully able to clarify to her clients when it is best to reach agreement or when it is worth litigating."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Maren brings unequaled experience, passion, and knowledge to her practice in family law. She is tenacious, creative, and always pursues the best interests of the client. It is a pleasure working with her. She is at all times professional, and continually advances her knowledge of the law. I highly recommend her to handle any family law related case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Maren is a knowledgeable attorney who worked hard and was very, very sensitive to the issues regarding both parties. I gladly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maren is a capable, smart attorney who works hard and cares about her clients. Having been involved in cases with Maren, I am pleased to endorse her."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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