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Why A Cut-Throat Divorce Attorney Is Almost Never Right For You

Being a divorce lawyer has some unique challenges.  One of the most difficult is the emotions involved.  I cannot count the number of times that I have heard people ask “why are you urging me to agree with them?  Aren’t you fighting for me?”  Sometimes people reject every suggestion the other person makes just because […]

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How To Find An Honest Lawyer

When I entered law school people told me “enjoy saying that you are a law student now.  People respect law students, they hate lawyers.”  It is very true.  Most people say that they don’t like lawyers, even if they have never met one. Then suddenly one day you realize that despite all that you have […]

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What is the Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce?

When filling out official documents you usually have the option of being single, divorced, or separated.  I didn’t realize until I was older that listing yourself as separated on a form had more implications than “we don’t live together anymore.”  But I never really understood the purpose of separation when you can get a divorce.  […]

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How to Handle Difficult Child Exchanges

The best divorces don’t need lawyers.   I may have said it before on here, and I will say it again.  The best way for a marriage to end (if there is such a thing) is that both people agree on the division of property and parenting time.  Then they submit that to the court, the […]

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How to Choose the Best Lawyer for You

Picking a lawyer is a very intense and personal process.  Sadly for us lawyers, people rarely come to us when everything in their lives is happy and they are in a good mood.  Typically people hire lawyers when there are at a crisis point in their lives.  They are scared and mad and even feeling […]

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Why “Parenting Time” and not “Custody”

Family law in Colorado is different than almost anywhere else in the country.  We are blessed with an active and progressive bar association and bench (lawyers and judges) that takes an active role in making the law as good as possible.  Don’t get me wrong, it is certainly not perfect.  But it is much better […]

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Adoption–YAY!

I love the show Modern Family.  If you have a family you should watch it.  They do such a good job at capturing all of the little things that happen between people who love each other and sometimes want to strangle each other.  That, and you don’t go an episode without explosive laughter more than […]

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How to Do Your Own Divorce

Colorado is a great state to live in.  We have fresh air, beautiful mountains, and great people.  We are also fortunate to have a great bar association and judicial system.  These two groups got together to make forms and instructions for filing your own legal case, and then they put them online for everyone. There […]

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About Meggin and the Rutherford Law Center

Welcome to the blog for The Rutherford Law Center–Your Family’s Lawyer. If you are stumbling upon this through Facebook or the magic of the internet, and you haven’t met me or read my webpage, let me introduce myself.  I am an attorney who started her own business in early 2010 to help families like yours […]

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