Why Graham.Law For Your Family Law Case?
Colorado Family Law. Period. Rather than dabbling in other areas of the law, Graham.Law is 100% focused on what matters to your case – Colorado divorce & family law. As a result, we know the system, the attorneys, the judges, and the law.
Sure, we lose a little business by turning away clients with criminal, personal injury or other legal needs. But there are plenty of good firms in El Paso County who can help clients in those areas – we’ll focus on what we do best.
Similarly, we practice almost exclusively* in Colorado Springs & the 4th judicial district (El Paso County & Teller County). If we try to travel to courts around the state, we’d feel like fish out of water. Knowing the system, the unique local procedures, and the other professionals involved in your case gives us an edge.
* If someone really, really asks, one of us may travel to a nearby district, but most of the time we suggest hiring counsel who know those courts best as they practice there daily.
You deserve the unvarnished truth, not puffery or misplaced optimism. The Graham.Law attorneys will never shade the truth, but instead give you a realistic assessment of your situation, so you can make informed decisions.
Promising you the moon, then failing to deliver, is basically a “bait & switch.” We would rather you not hire us than spend the rest of our professional relationship trying to explain to you why we could not deliver on promises we had no business making in the first case. We are not going to blame others, such as a “lousy judge” to cover up for bad advice.
We’re good, and Graham.Law is very likely on most local family law attorneys’ lists of top law firms in town. But after reaching a certain level, no one can really claim to be the very best. Colorado Springs has several great family law attorneys who know what they are doing, and the best attorney for your case may not be a perfect fit for someone else. But we are proud of the awards our firm has won, including:
- Colorado Super Lawyers – (2 lawyers total)
- Best Law Firms in America by U.S. News & World Report (6 firms total)
- Best Lawyers in America by U.S. News & World Report (7 lawyers total)
- Top Attorney in Colorado Springs in peer-rated study from Colorado Springs Style Magazine (7 lawyers total)
- A+ Rating from Better Business Bureau (6 firms total)
- Superb 10.0 rating from Avvo
- Distinguished rating from Martindale-Hubbell lawyers.com
The totals reflect the number of Colorado Springs family law firms or lawyers who made the list.
You are hiring a professional to manage your Colorado divorce or family law case. This means you need to know you can trust the lawyer to look out for your best interests. We intend to earn that trust. Referrals and reviews from satisfied clients are an important part of our business, and unhappy clients do not remember their lawyers fondly!
Cheap Divorce Lawyers
Sorry, this attention-getting header is a bit misleading. A “cheap divorce lawyer” is probably the stereotypical guy in a plaid suit on a highway billboard. That’s not us.
We commit to providing you with the best possible bang for the buck. But good, experienced lawyers are not cheap, and Graham.Law is no exception. We have plenty of legitimate work, and won’t run up your legal fees to line our pockets. A family law case is already an expensive proposition, so we do what we can to avoid making it worse by doing unnecessary work or urging you fight on issues you cannot win.
We fight for you when it makes sense, and counsel compromise when fighting makes no sense. You don’t spend a grand in legal fees fighting over a $200 sofa. But if you are fighting to protect your children or $50,000 of property or maintenance is at stake, attorney’s fees become a much more worthwhile investment.
Aggressive representation does not mean shouting, being rude, or snarling at the other side. If that’s what you are looking for, there are lawyers out there who will have temper tantrums and fight for the sake of appearance, pound the table, fire off nasty emails, etc. Not us.
The Graham.Law attorneys are legal professionals. not street punks. We don’t engage in abusive discovery, name calling, nor storm out of meetings. Lawyers are not easy to intimidate – such theatrics may appeal to a certain type of client, but they do not help your case.
We are tenacious, and our track record of success demonstrates a commitment of fighting for our clients. Graham.Law follows the Teddy Roosevelt philosophy – “Speak softly, and carry a big stick.” We research the law, learn the facts of your case, prepare for trial, and go in ready litigate successfully. We do not shy away from a fight when necessary, nor do we go out of our way to fight for the “fun” of it when negotiations will give you a better outcome.
At Graham.Law, the only thing old-fashioned is the way we take care of clients. We mix people with technology to bring you the very best representation possible. Without proper tools, even the most skilled attorney would struggle. Our team has the resources we need to excel. We don’t just use technology, we embrace it to stay ahead of the other side, and use it to your advantage.
You may notice we’re different when you complete our online intake form with questions customized for your specific case rather than a 3rd generation photocopy of a the same, tired fill-in-the-blank forms used since President Bush was in office. The first one!
It may sound dangerous to say we keep our most important data in the cloud, but the cloud offers the perfect combination of convenience and security. We proudly use G Suite, Google’s industrial-strength business apps, not to be confused with the free Gmail or Google Drive client you use at home. Not only does G Suite give us secure access to our data from home or work, but, more important, they use state-of-the-art encryption to both store and transmit our files. No wonder governments and Fortune 500 companies alike trust G Suite with their data more than their own networks.
Internally, using Google Docs means we can collaborate on documents. Externally, we can convert our docs to MS Word or Excel format so those at less tech-savvy firms can open them. And G Suite enforces mobile phone security, so if an attorney loses a mobile device, your personal information is safe, and can be remotely wiped.
We spend thousands of dollars each year on CLEs to keep up with the latest Colorado family law developments. But sometimes we have to roll up our sleeves and research case law and statutes. If you visit some law firms, you’ll see bookshelves filled with dusty books. They either have those books purely for show, or they are way, way behind the power curve.
We used to have bookshelves full of books. But about 30 years ago, computerized legal research entered the modern era, and it’s been getting better every year. With Casemaker, we have at our fingertips statutes, case law, court rules, etc, from Colorado, the federal government, as well as every state. Now, we have hard copies of the 2-3 books we use most, and everything else is online.
At the heart of a family law case are exhibits prepared using Family Law Software (the link goes to their free child support version for the public). Our dedicated family law software suite can not only create the mandatory sworn financial statement, but integrates with asset/debt spreadsheets, child support worksheets, and more.
Our VOIP (Voice-Over-IP) telephone system means we can securely access messages even if not at our desks. We can set up conference calls, our voicemail boxes never get full, etc. Fax machine? Who needs it? Okay, we do sometimes. But for the very few faxes we send or receive, we dumped that obsolete fax machine and replaced it with a secure online service that converts faxes to PDFs and emails them to us.
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Carl Graham is by far the best divorce attorney I have used and would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an ethical, knowledgable, fair attorney. My case was not your normal circumstanc... read moreGary Oldguy3/17/2020
As a former military spouse trying to collect my share of my ex's military retirement from California when the divorce decree and all the supporting documents were filed in Colorado i was apprehensive... read moreJanine Pandher3/01/2020
Where do I begin? Well AFTER have a consultation with another attorney ( who made me feel as though i was undeserving of his expertise) I was extremely apprehensive when coming to Graham Law. This was... read moreChris Whitfield2/07/2020
Mr. Carl Graham, Cindi (his paralegal), and the rest of his office staff helped us with a military divorce. Mr. Graham is very knowledgeable about military ways and processes. I appreciated the fact... read moreShelle Dier1/08/2020
If you are searching for a divorce lawyer, first I would like to say I’m sorry you are going through this. It isn’t and easy road. I know sometimes things just don’t work out to save your marriage. Ho... read moreTrevor Lisby11/26/2019
If you are searching for a divorce lawyer, first I would like to say I’m sorry you are going through this. It isn’t and easy road. I know sometimes things just don’t work out to save your marriage. Ho... read moreTrevor Lisby10/30/2019
I called Graham law firm to schedule a consultation and spoke with Corinna. When beginning your search for information with any family matters there are many questions and a sense of anxiety of the u... read moreKathlena Williams8/26/2019
I was divorced in CO but moved to TX & had issues with my divorce decree from a previous attorney- after referrals from several other firms in CO regarding the best military law firm I went with Graha... read moreSarah DeLorean8/26/2019
Carl and his team are awesome and super easy to work with. His knowledge is tremendous and he quickly handled my case despite me being across the country. I would do business with his team again and... read moreMichael Brooks5/26/2019
I was impressed by Graham Law in general but most impressed with Brian Boney. Brian is an excellent family law attorney. Attentive, detail-oriented, and hard-working, Brian surpassed my expectations f... read moreRobert Weeks5/26/2019
Mr. Grahm was professional, knowledgable and very prepared. He was also kind and understanding. He knew his military in's and outs. Because of this is got exactly what I was asking for... a swift a... read moreMAMCO STAFF4/26/2019
I had the unpleasant task of taking my ex back to court. Carl was the person for the job. His attention to detail and professionalism got me the result I needed. Sincere thanks to Carl and his great s... read moreLisa Bruinsma4/26/2019
Brian did an amazing job helping me with a personal matter! Its not the first time I ask Brian for help, and every time he exceeds my expectations! Thank you for your kindness, understanding and suppo... read moreIryna Volynets4/26/2019
Divorce is never easy, but Carl and his warm team helped me navigate this very difficult time. This was a military divorce, so Carl's expertise helped me understand exactly what my options were as a f... read moreKara Longmire4/26/2019
I have had two occasions that I have needed Carl Graham's assistance with child support issues and both times Mr. Graham and his team were amazing. Mr. Graham is straight forward and honest. I highly ... read moreJason Ragland4/26/2019