Meggin Rutherford named the 2021 Gary McPherson Young Attorney of the Year
By the Colorado Bar Association
Creating Solutions Together
Family Law ~ Estate Planning ~ Elder Law ~ Probate
Our mission is nothing less than changing our community through dedicated and focused service for our clients. You can expect compassionate service focused on your long term best interests. The Rutherford Law Center are Arvada lawyers and mediators dedicated to helping Colorado families plan for the future and put their lives back together. Whether it is family law, collaborative law, mediation, estate planning, elder law, adopting a child, or helping you through the probate of your parent’s estate, the Rutherford Law Center, LLC is here to help. Compassionate. Tough. Focused on you. We serve all families in the Denver Metro area. Please explore the site to learn more about the services we offer and the attorneys who can help you.
A divorce does not have to leave you emotionally and financially bankrupt if you hire a progressive lawyer who really looks out for your best interests now and in the future. Click below for more information about divorce, parenting time, custody, property, alimony, or adoption.
Wills and Trusts
Estate Planning at the Rutherford Law Center is much more than just the basic documents. You also receive instructions, guidance, and ongoing assistance. Piece of mind is always included.
Large family or small, let us make sure that you and your family are protected no matter what happens. Click below to help protect your assets, you health, and your family.
Caring for our loved ones in the same way they cared for us is never easy.
Let us help you ensure that you and your loved ones are cared for through all stages of life. Click below for information on elder planning, guardianships, and conservatorships.
Losing a loved one is always hard, settling their estate alone just makes it harder. Let us guide you through the process to ensure that your loved one’s estate is settled correctly. Whether a large estate or a small one, we can help you move forward with confidence. Click below for more information on our probate services.
Conflict is an unfortunate part of our modern lives. You do not have to go to court to settle your issues. Mediation helps resolve conflicts with your ex, your neighbors, or your family, without the expense and agony of a court battle. Create solutions for your life. Let us help guide you to a better resolution. Click below for more information on family law or probate mediation.
A Divorce does not have to go to court and does not have to be ugly.
With the help of specially trained professionals, you can complete a divorce outside of court, and gain more knowledge about positive communication and securing your best financial future. Click below for more about divorce focused on your family.
You want what is best for your children, and you need an attorney to ensure that your children’s interests are the priority. A good relationship between parents is crucial for your children and their future success. Let us help you establish parenting plans to ensure your long term peace.
If you need to establish or change parenting time or child support click below for more information.
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A common misunderstanding we face is about living wills. Because it has the name "will" in it, people sometimes think its about their debts and assets. But that is not the case. Sometimes people get it confused with a living trust, which is another name for a...
What is Probate? Probate is what happens after someone dies and their loved ones need to finalize their business affairs. Many people are afraid of probate. Fortuantely, in Colorado the process is quite streamlined. A person requests that the Court appoint him or...
Married But Separated: What You Need To Know Many people stay married but separated for a while before deciding to file for divorce. That can be a good idea so that you are sure that divorce is right for you. But if you let it continue for too long there can...
How to Get a Divorce In Colorado While we all try to avoid divorce, sometimes it's inevitable. We work with our clients to find solutions that help everyone in their family be healthier in the long run. One of the most important things we’ve found is helping our...
Heading Extra Guardianship/Conservatorship Timeline It is hard and scary when your elder loved one cannot take care of themselves or their money any more. While the court system to get someone appointed to help may seem daunting, you can get through with some help...
Heading Extra Do I Need a Will Or a Trust? You’ve heard it from friends, or you’ve heard it on the TV. You need a trust! They are just instant that probate is terrible and you have to have a trust! That may be true in other states, but not here in Colorado. Our...
Heading Extra 4 Ways to Save Money In Your Divorce 1. Ask attorneys if they offer an unbundled option. Unbundled representation is having an attorney in your back pocket. They can help you with analysis, strategy, and figuring out if what the other side offered is..
Heading Extra By Meggin Rutherford We often hear the term “child custody” in our everyday language. So when you are considering a divorce or a break up from your child’s other parent, you’re probably worried about what the custody arrangement will be. In..
Heading Extra For Even More Information About Estate Planning, Download Our Free E-Book HERE As you prepare for your future you want to make sure that you are protected, and that your family is protected as well. This includes retirement planning for yourself and any...