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Beck, Kathryn McCord

300 Union Blvd.Ste. 300Lakewood, CO 80228-1552
Phones: 303-578-4075
Fax: 303-278-1778
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Kathryn brings 33 years of experience to the practice of law. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1982. Kathryn specializes in all aspects of family law (dissolution, declaration of invalidity, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, paternity, dependency and neglect, foster parents' rights), with a particular emphasis on work as an advocate for children.

Kathryn frequently serves in the roles of Child Family Investigator, Child...

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Kathryn brings 33 years of experience to the practice of law. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1982. Kathryn specializes in all aspects of family law (dissolution, declaration of invalidity, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, paternity, dependency and neglect, foster parents' rights), with a particular emphasis on work as an advocate for children.

Kathryn frequently serves in the roles of Child Family Investigator, Child's Legal Representative, Parenting Coordinator, Decision Maker and Guardian ad Litem. She also provides services as a mediator and arbitrator with regard to all domestic relations issues.

Selected as one of Colorado's Super Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

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Current Employment Position(s)
Managing Partner
Practice Areas
Family LawMediationArbitrationChild and Family InvestigationParenting Coordinator/Decision Maker
Qualifications
Bar Admissions
Colorado, 1982
Other Affiliations
Member, 1st Judicial District Bar AssociationPresident, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1996-1997Vice-President, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1995-1996Treasurer, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1993-1995Former Chair Person and Secretary, Juvenile Review BoardMember, Board of Directors: Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee on Child CustodyChair-Elect, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2006Secretary, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2005Treasurer, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2004 Member Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 1998 to the Member, Jefferson County Placement Alternatives CommissionMember, Family Court Task Force, 2007 to 2009Member, Who’s Who of Top Business ExecutivesMember, Guardian ad Litem Standards CommitteeMember, Special Advocate Standards CommitteeJuvenile Law ForumMember, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar AssociationMember, Task Force, Child Advocacy CenterMember, Task Force, Colorado C.A.S.A. Jefferson County DOM Project Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Honors
Recipient, 1st Judicial District Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 1994Recipient, Colorado Super Lawyers Award from Law & Politics and 5280 Magazine, 2007 - 2015
Classes and Seminars
Difficult Divorces: Overcoming Impasse - March 6, 1992
The 1992 CBA Annual Convention Young Lawyers Program - September 12, 1992
Child Abuse Investigations... Putting the Pieces Together - March 12, 1993
The 3rd Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 13-14, 1993
The 4th Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 19-20, 1994
The 5th Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 24, 1995 - Conference Chair
The 19th Annual Child Custody Conference: The Divorce Dilemma - September, 1995
The 20th Annual Child Custody Conference: Divorce Dialogue - October, 1996
MDIC Luncheon, Children of Divorce - November 5, 1996
MDIC Luncheon Reframing: A Valuable Tool to Help Family Members think of their issues in more productive terms - December 3, 1996
High Conflict, What Typical Divorced Folks can learn from families that have this down to a fine art - January 7, 1997
Research regarding post traumatic stress disorder - April 1, 1997
Paralegals: Goldmines of skills and talents for lawyers and mental health professionals- May 6, 1997
Current state of the law regarding out-of-state moves; maintenance issues; joint custody when domestic violence has been an issue - June 3, 1997
Ethical Issues - July 1, 1997
The 21st Annual Child Custody Conference - September 27-28, 1997
The 23rd Annual Child Custody Conference - Parenting Coordinator: Med/Arb and the Micro-Management of Conflict Avoiding Grievances Panel - September 18-19, 1999
Role of Special Advocate & New Guidelines for Special Advocates - Breckenridge Conference on Parental Responsibility - October, 2000
“Using the Special Advocate in Domestic Cases; How to Identify Resources” Seminar - November 16, 2000
Family Law Update - November 8, 2002 - Role of Special Advocate
16th Annual Attorney-Mediator Dialogue, What is Everyone Talking About?-
Possibilities and Pitfalls in the Practice of Med-Arb. And Parenting Coordination Moderator – April 15, 2005
Fall Family Law Update: the Role of the CFI from the Judge’s Perspective -
Family Law Institute Presenter: Preparing your client to work with the CFI -
Bench & Bar Family Law Institute - Chair - August 10-12, 2007
MDIC March Luncheon: the Role of the Attorney vs. the Mental Health Professional when service as a PC, DM, Arbitrator - March 4, 2008
AFCC – Family Court Assessments: Parental Delegation of Authority: An Analysis of the Utility of PC’s and DM’s - April 4, 2008
Family Law Section CLE Post Decree Modification Standards - September 26, 2008
Spring Family Law Update: Decision Maker’s Authority – Is This the Erosion of Clients’ Rights? - April 24, 2009
Family Law Institute – How Close is Too Close? Discussion of Various Roles of Professionals in a Case – August 8, 2009
Family Law Institute- Proper Use of Rebuttal Witnesses in Domestic Relation Cases – August 7, 2010
Family Law Institute – The Confusing Roles of the Decision Maker, and the Arbitrator Pursuant to C.R.S. Sec. 14-10-128 (and a bit about the Parenting Coordinator)
Family Law Institute – Modification Standards– August 1, 2014
Family Law Institute – Divorce, Disability and Dementia: Not So Happily Ever After – August 8, 2015
Education
University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, 1982
J.D
University of Colorado at Boulder, 1979
B.A
Honors: magna cum laude
Major: Political Science
Intensive 40 hour Mediation course, 2003, CDR, Boulder, Colorado
Fraternities and Sororities
Phi Beta Phi
Fees
Offers Free Initial ConsultationAccepts Credit Cards
Office Information
Address
300 Union Blvd.Ste. 300Lakewood, CO 80228-1552
Office Hours
Monday - Friday, 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Phone
303-578-4075
Fax
303-278-1778
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