Legal Services

The Rutherford Law Center can serve you by providing compassionate and responsive legal representation in the following areas:

Family Law

You don’t have to destroy your family in a family law process.  Learn more about our dedication and success in settling family law matters HERE.

Family law is a large area that includes the following:

  • Divorce
  • Allocation of parental responsibilities (custody for parents who were never married, or if you have been caring for the child for a long time.)
  • Paternity
  • Child support or modification of child support
  • Modification of parenting time or custody
  • Adoptions
  • Guardianship of Minors

Learn more from our Free Divorce E-Book HERE.  The Free E-Book includes:

  • Your Divorce Choices
  • 4 Steps to Your Best Divorce
  • Quiz: What Divorce System is Right For You?
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Divorce Timeline
  • What’s Next

Trusts, Wills, and Estate Planning

Whether you just started your family, or you are preparing for the end of life, we provide compassionate guidance and help. At the Rutherford Law Center, LLC you will receive:

We help you prepare for the inevitable so that your family does not have to suffer so much stress or strain after you are gone.  We also help people plan with their assets and trusts to ensure that their legacy is protected.

  • A will or estate planning document
  • A trust if helpful for you and your family
  • A medical power of attorney
  • A financial power of attorney
  • A living will
  • Medical Directives
  • Guardianship documents for minor children
  • Directions and associated guidance pages for each document you receive.

We also guide you if you need a trust or other planning document. Find out more about how we can help you and your family plan here.


If you want to reach your own agreements and solutions instead of letting a stranger in a black robe direct your fate, then let us help you. As a mediator we serve as a neutral third party. That means that we don’t represent either side (we can’t give legal advice or tell you what to do). However we can use our years of experience as a family lawyer to guide you to creative solutions and draft a thorough and complete agreement. We can also help guide you through filing your agreements and paperwork with the Court.

Learn more about creating your own solutions here.

Download our informative Free E-Book about the divorce process here.

Probate and Trust Administration

It can stressful to administer a loved one’s estate as personal representative. You are already grieving the loss, and then you discover that there is a maze of forms to try to work through. Let our team help you so you can continue with your day to day life.  We help families with uncontested estates (administrative), and with contested and litigated estates.

Don’t be lost with the court system with your family’s probate. Find out more about how I can help you and your family with probate here.

Guardianship and Conservatorship

If your loved one does not have valid powers of attorney, you may need to be appointed by the court to make decisions for them.  Guardians and conservators  help a person who can no longer make their own decisions.

If your loved one is no longer competent to handle their own affairs, let us help you seek the guardianship and/or conservatorship that you need to care for them.  If you are caring for a minor and need formal appointment as their guardian, we can also assist you.  You should focus on the child, and let us focus on the court.

Learn more about Guardian and Conservator services (which are a part of the Probate court) HERE.

Elder Law

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You want to care for your loved ones the way they have always cared for you. That is a lot of work and concern. Let us help you and your loved one navigate this difficult time of life by creating an estate plan and planning for the future. If your loved one is no longer competent to handle their own affairs, let us help you seek the guardianship and/or conservatorship that you need to care for them and their affairs. Learn more about how we can guide you to solutions here.

Rutherford Law Center specializes in family law, mediation, divorce, child custody, probate, wills and trusts in Arvada, Boulder, Denver, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster and Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

“Mrs. Rutherford was personable, professional, supportive, and just what was needed in a terrible divorce situation I was facing. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of divorce, QDRO, and property division. She was able to represent me even though I was out of state. Email and phone communication was convenient and her rates were very reasonable for the amount of work she had to do. I would most definitely recommend her to any friends or coworkers who are in need of an attorney.”

Wife in Jefferson County