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Ste 113 Arvada, CO 80002

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(303) 431-0415

8795 Ralston Rd

Ste 113 Arvada, CO 80002

M-TH: 8:30am - 5pm

F: 8:30AM–Noon

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Award Winning Attorneys

Creating Solutions Together

 

Family Law ~ Estate Planning ~ Elder Law ~ Probate

 

Family Law

 

Revolutionary Family Law for You.

Solutions Now for A Successful Future.

Wills and Trusts

 

Long Term Protection

Guidance for Your Family.

Elder Law

Preparing for Your Future

Guiding Your Family.

Probate

Protecting Your Loved Ones

Following Their Final Wishes.

Mediation

 

Solutions Without Trial. 

Control Your Own Fate.

Collaborative Divorce

Innovative Family Law Solutions

No Court Required

Child Custody

Put Your Children First

Unbundled

A Cost Effective Way to

Receive Legal Assistance.

Introduction

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.

Family Law

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.

Elder Law

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.

 

Probate

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.

Mediation

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.

Collaborative Divorce

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.

Child Custody

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.

Unbundled

Do you want guidance from a lawyer but without the cost of having them represent you at court? Let us provide you behind the scenes guidance. Get lawyer perks at a lower cost.

A Cost Effective Way To Receive Legal Guidance.

Why a Divorce Attorney Is a Good Investment

By Selena Besirevic, Senior Attorney Let’s be honest: no one wants to hire an attorney until they have to. No one goes into a marriage or has a child and thinks “I will need a family law attorney one day”. Unfortunately, that is not the reality and many people end up...

4 Ways to Save Money In Your Divorce

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 fair or not. ...

Child Custody in Colorado (Hint: It’s Not Custody)

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 Colorado, you...

Estate Planning and Retirement Planning: Best Done Together

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 spouse, to...

Coping With Divorce: Don’t Say It, Burn It

By Meggin Rutherford I like to think of myself as a fairly even-tempered person.  Perhaps even unflappable.  I am so rarely bothered or worked up by something that others in the office will comment if I’m upset.  But there are those times.  We all have them.  Someone...

What is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative Divorce is a different way to get a divorce out of court.  You will be supported by settlement specialist professionals in order to reach the best result for your whole family.  Learn about how you can have a healthy and peaceful divorce so that you can...

Attorney Choices: Full Representation vs. Unbundled

By Selena Besirevic             Choosing the right attorney for your family matter is not and should not be easy. You are in a situation that you most likely never expected to be, whether it’s a decision to get a divorce or you are in a custody battle. You are about...

Mediation Benefits and Risks

By Selena Besirevic, Senior Attorney Not every case has to end up in Court and before a Judge. Skilled attorneys will know which case has to go to Court and which case can and should be resolved outside of Court. Going to trial is not always what is best for that...

Collaborative Divorce Vs Litigated Divorce: What’s the Difference?

By: Meggin Rutherford People have often heard the worst about divorce court.  They are not necessarily wrong.  Collaborative Divorce is an excellent way to get a divorce without going to court.  Learn how they are the same and different below: The same: Full and...

What is Family Law Mediation?

By Selena Besirevic, Senior Attorney Not every case has to end up in Court and before a Judge. Skilled attorney will know which case has to go to Court and which case can and should be resolved outside of Court. Going to trial is not always what is best for that...
Meggin and her staff are caring, prompt and engaged. I'd trust them to thoughtfully handle any family law issue for my family and yours.
Caroline Kirkland
Caroline Kirkland
13:11 21 Nov 20
Selena was brilliant. I was scared and stubborn. She helped me through a difficult divorce, always responsive and a great listener. I’m so glad I got to meet someone like Selena. She is very good at reading people, that is a great skill. I trusted her and it was very difficult for me to trust anyone. Thanks Selena.
Peggy Sandoval
Peggy Sandoval
01:49 14 Nov 20
Meggin Rutherford reviewed all of my Advance Directives, offered advice and forms for necessary changes. She is knowledgeable, conscientious and straight forward. Meggin, while being friendly, acted in a highly professional manner. She was expedient in returning phone calls and emails.
Elaine Zerger
Elaine Zerger
22:34 13 Nov 20
Megan and Selena were my attorneys they helped me throughout my divorce, my child support, and my custody case. Hands down the best attorneys I’ve ever had! They where very professional with all my calls emails ECT, always responded in a timely manner! The price was fair and allowed me to do a payment plan! I would use them again and I would highly recommend this law firm for any needs! 10/10 🙂
KELSEY COMPTON
KELSEY COMPTON
12:24 13 Nov 20
The Rutherford Law Center staff are amazing. They will work with you to learn your issues and plan with you for the best resolution. I highly recommend them for any of your legal needs.
Patty Wimmer
Patty Wimmer
19:01 11 Nov 20
I used Selena for a very ugly contempt of court issue against my Ex H.She went above and beyond what I expected and treated me as her equal, a friend that really wants to help.I always knew she would email or call me back ASAP!I've had other experiences with Attorney's who looked down their noses at me or who would NEVER reply back to me.Well, we won our case, thanks to Selena and the entire team!God forbid I need an Attorney again....I know who I'll be calling.I 120% recommend!
Nikki Debaca
Nikki Debaca
04:16 11 Nov 20
It is my pleasure to recommend Megan Rutherford.Megan prepared my 'estate' package including Will, Living Will, and all the other documents I didn't even know that I needed. She is extremely professional, knowledgeable, asks the right questions ahead of time so that I was totally prepared when we met for our appointment.She even provided me with an electronic copy of the documents so I could share them with my family members.
Linda Moiseyev
Linda Moiseyev
23:59 10 Nov 20
Selena at Rutherford Law Center has been extremely important in my life through one of the hardest times. She continues to help me and guide me on making the most beneficial decisions for my kids and I. I highly recommend using this law office and everyone who works here because they truly care about their cliental. I trust Selena whole heartedly and she will fight for you. I will continue to use this law office because they are professional, kind and caring. They mean what they say and will be there for you through some of the worst times. I cannot thank them enough for all their help!!!
Lacey Linden
Lacey Linden
21:39 10 Nov 20
Meggin is fantastic! She genuinely cares about her clients and consistently goes above and beyond to help not to mention is a pitbull in the courtroom! I would recommend her to anyone!
Brenna Clough
Brenna Clough
20:55 10 Nov 20
I would highly recommend Meggin Rutherford Law Center, LLC. My sisters landlord of many years passed and left a trust/will. My family was told by the landlord several times before her passing that my sister was a beneficiary of the trust/will. After the landlords passing we tried getting information about the will on our own with no success. The landlord had been ill for quite some time and was befriended by an attorney who wrote the trust/will in a way that would benefit herself as she was also the representative of the estate. Meggin helped us resolve our problem within 2 weeks of the time we contacted her and she handled it in a way that kept our cost down. I will definitely call The Rutherford Law Center again, in time of need.
Louise Renden
Louise Renden
17:12 26 Oct 20
The Rutherford Team went above and beyond helping me with my legal situation, all while adapting to the challenges of COVID. Meggin made me feel understood and confident in my case. Her team was responsive to my many questions throughout the process, and resolved my case much faster than I anticipated. I highly recommend Rutherford Law to anyone in the Denver area!
Claire Eckstrom
Claire Eckstrom
22:21 14 Oct 20
We just had Meggin prepare estate plans for us and had a great experience. Meggin and her team are very professional, honest and don't try to sell you things you don't need. They respond promptly and we were able to do most of the work electronically so it was easy. We highly recommend the Rutherford team.
Cecelia Collins
Cecelia Collins
16:10 01 Jul 20
They were wonderful at adapting to COVID19 and taking care of our needs virtually.
Mandy
Mandy
02:51 01 Jun 20
I highly recommend Emily and the Rutherford Law Center and can't say enough good things about them. Emily is professional, knowledgeable, efficient, compassionate and an all around amazing lawyer. She has helped me so much through very difficult situations and I am so grateful to have found her!
Rachel Miera
Rachel Miera
19:25 20 May 20
I am very happy with Emily Bright-Hays and the way she handled everything. She is very on top of things and has excellent communication skills. Very professional and easy to talk to. Kept me up to date on everything. And I felt she was very fair in her billing
Nancy Lucht
Nancy Lucht
21:08 27 Apr 20
My partner (Kathy) and I highly recommend this law firm for help in preparing wills, trusts, advance directives, medical powers of attorney, etc etc., especially for the LGBTQ community. Meggin Rutherford and her staff are all wonderful! Professional, competent, and personable...and at a very reasonable cost. Can’t ask for better!
Teresa Timmons
Teresa Timmons
00:01 26 Mar 20
I highly recommend The Rutherford Law Center, Meggin was very professional. Billing was straight forward. She did her research and developed a plan to help me get through a difficult divorce. Don't waste your money on big firms who only care about how many hours they can bill you. Call Rutherford Law and get a lawyer who will treat you right.
Paul Cardarelli
Paul Cardarelli
19:43 24 Mar 20
Very helpful and honest! I really appreciate the advice and help getting through a difficult time.
Jeff Bredehoeft
Jeff Bredehoeft
18:54 11 Feb 20
My honestly recommendations to everyone who need dedicated and extremely professional help!Our story is long and complicated,enough to say: Estate left with no Will,in Colorado,nobody knows aboutthis because all living relatives do live in Poland,UK,Spain.There are some "companys" who's ofer sorting out everything for you as long as you ready pay 40% ......Just enough if you sign "Assignment Agreement " and voilà......That's what has been offered to my family members.One of them is my beloved wife,Barbara.When she received all documents from that company ,and we have close look ,we decide to ask forprofessional opinion,and this is the moment when I was lucky to find The Rutherford Law Center.Meggin is the most dedicated lawyer I know in my life, first one which I've meet in the USA ( by the phoneoff course- we are living in UK now).She not only explain me what's are the implications of our case, butalso She send an email to other lawyers involved in this story ( incl that "company")Now we know what to do, and thanks to Meggin , most of our relatives have chance to received whatthey should without loosing 40%.......If you looking for Law Office- look no more- I can assure you that you can relay on Meggin .Big thank you!Kris
Krzysztof Tryc
Krzysztof Tryc
17:53 06 Feb 20
I would give 10 stars if I could. My family not only had an unexpected death of a loved one without a Will, but also had their adult children surface after 40 of being estranged to collect. After being left with nothing but all the difficult decisions we had to make, Meggin and her team aided us at each step along the way with empathy and true heartfelt care. I am forever grateful we chose Rutherford Law.
Laura Somogye
Laura Somogye
04:08 21 Dec 19
Emily worked with me for several months on a relocation case and through all the pain and stress of it, she talked me through every single thing and was very honest the entire time. I could not of asked for a more knowledgeable and caring attorney for my case. Thank you so very much!!!
ashley mutschler
ashley mutschler
22:02 12 Dec 19
We cant say enough good things about the Rutherford Law Center, LLC. Emily, Meggin and Debby went above and beyond helping us with our case. They are down to earth people who know the law. They made us feel comfortable and confident in our unique case. We highly recommend this firm for family matters in Arvada Colorado. Do yourself a favor and call Rutherford for all your family law needs.
Mike Stonebraker
Mike Stonebraker
17:21 09 Dec 19
Meggin was great to work with. She turned a very stressful task into something extremely manageable and we walked away with an agreement that worked with both of us. Meggin served as a strong neutral party that helped us to navigate difficult decisions, and I appreciated her assistance so much!
Sheryl Allen
Sheryl Allen
14:05 08 Dec 19
Going through divorce is a hard emotional rollercoaster that no-one is as prepared for as they think. Megan and Rutherford Law worked with my wife and I as well as my mortgage Lender to make the process as painless as possible. I will recommend their services all day, everyday. Thank you so much Meggin and Debbie.
Colbie Allen
Colbie Allen
03:16 26 Nov 19
Meggin and Emily gave us some great advice about a complicated situation. I felt confident in thier abilities to provide the law services we need. I look forward to working with them in the future!
Jen Welte
Jen Welte
18:51 29 Sep 19
She is amazing... on point and always keeps you informed
Patricia Mani
Patricia Mani
03:12 25 Aug 19
Meghan is amazing and is worth every penny!this will be the third time of me using her.
Carol Casanova
Carol Casanova
16:45 20 Aug 19
Excellent lawfirm
William Awalt
William Awalt
04:19 29 Jul 19
Thank you Rutherford Law Center! We used your services to secure a Permanent Protection Order for a family member after applying for and receiving a Temporary Protection Order. That meant that we had only two weeks to prepare, file the appropriate paperwork, and talk with witnesses as well as manage the anxiety and fear that had caused us to file for protection in the first place. It was such a relief to be in your capable hands throughout this experience. You helped us to understand the process, expectations for being in front of the judge, and how to explain our case both succinctly and clearly. You stood beside us with empathy, kindness and rock-solid competence. In the end, our family member was granted the Protection Order and can now move forward without worry. Thank you again, we highly recommend your services!
Leslie Dahn
Leslie Dahn
02:04 01 Apr 19
Meggin is a confident, knowledgeable, and highly conscientious attorney. She is extremely empathetic, left no detail unattended to, and was incredibly responsive. She also did whatever she possibly could to make the entire process as painless as possible. I would highly recommend her.
Rainbow Milo
Rainbow Milo
17:17 16 Jan 19
Meggin and Emily were both knowledgeable and compassionate during my difficult divorce. They responded quickly to my questions, kept me informed during the entire process and did their best to keep my expenses at a minimum for the the nine months of the ordeal. Their kindness is much appreciated and their expertise made it so that my priorities in the divorce were achieved to the best extent possible. They are good people and good lawyers.
Terry Graves
Terry Graves
21:50 25 Sep 18
Meggin made this horrible process so easy for us. Fast and efficient on all matters.
Michelle Tafoya
Michelle Tafoya
15:11 23 Jul 18
Meggin is absolutely FANTASTIC! I have been in and out of court with my son's father for over 4 years. Cleary we have tried every class, mediation and other options. I interviewed over 20 attorneys for representation and Meggin was literally the only one I felt actually cared about my son. I choose to retain her and we won EVERYTHING I asked for. A full sweep in the court room and she tore apart every lie and position he tried to take. She was able to show the judge his true colors and make sure I was able to give my son the life he deserves. I am eternally grateful her help! She was efficient, effective with her time and my money. She truly cared about my son and his future. She was worth every penny and even more affordable than a lot of the other attorney's I meet with. SHE IS AN AMAZING LAWYER!!!!! I have referred several people over to her already and each one was as happy with her service!
Tia Rayne
Tia Rayne
19:18 22 Jun 18
Meggin is so passionate about helping her clients--and she knows how to offer real help--especially in the field of cooperative divorce settlement. Highly recommended!
George Naas
George Naas
21:22 19 Jun 18
Meggin is the best attorney I've come in contact with. She is smart, caring and is a fighter. I truly believe she cares about the good of others. The legal system is far from fair and has no compassion for people making mistakes. Not Meggin. She knows first hand about how hard it can be to fight the legal system and is a true fighter for her clients. I'd recommend her to anyone who she can help.Parker A
Roger Moto
Roger Moto
22:13 16 Jun 18
Words cannot describe everything that Meggin has done me. It is because of her that I get to see my children everyday. Highly recommended!
Chad Johnson
Chad Johnson
03:34 15 Jun 18
My first time going through my custody battle for my son was an awful experience. When I had to go back I found Meggin Rutherford. She was absolutely amazing. I have not met a lawyer who was as honest and upfront as she was. She was always very responsive when ever I had questions or concerns. She talked me through everything and made sure I understood what was happening and that I was ok with it. She never pushed me to go into a direction I was not comfortable with. She was absolutely amazing! I would highly recommend her to everyone I know.
Brianna Vallejo
Brianna Vallejo
21:20 14 Jun 18
Both my son and I admire Meggin to the moon and back. I would gladly give her name for other potential clients. We met Meggin in and around 2012 to help us in getting custody for my granddaughter from a mother who knew the law and had been in prison twice. She also had a judge on her side. Meggin worked her fanny off to fight and yes it seemed like the courts would never end but they did and we finally WON in 2014! Through our trial my son eventually had to sit back and let Meggin take control. When you help the attorney they are more likely to give you the best job, but if you constantly interrupt them and tell them they are not doing a good job than one only makes them selves out to be naive and should probably research all they can on their type of case. Than you know what is expected. All I can say is listen to your attorney they just might have the answer you are looking for. Blessings to a great law firm!
Sharall Kinnison
Sharall Kinnison
02:46 14 Jun 18
We contracted with Meggin Rutherford in the middle of a contentious divorce. It took very little time for Meggin to get up to speed on all of the issues and she was able to help us with numerous problems that were caused by the previous attorney. She was always able to answer our questions and spend as much time with us as was needed and counsel us on various issues. She always had a firm grasp on all of the issues. She is a strong advocate for her clients. Thank you Meggin.Emily Bright Hayes, the second attorney in the Rutherford Law Center is also a great advocate to have in your corner. She was able and willing to give us her opinions and counsel. She was of great assistance to us.
G & T Casorla
G & T Casorla
01:30 14 Jun 18
I had a great experience. Both attorneys are so helpful. They got back to me quickly, and helped me with all the changes my family is going through. Helped to make a tough time easier.
Adrianne Haugen
Adrianne Haugen
23:55 13 Jun 18
Meggin,I will refer you to anyone! I thought you were excellent to work with. You made a bad time in my life more bearable. You were warm and caring but like a bear when it came to creditors coming after me.Sincerely,Kathy
Kathy Hodges-Hillman
Kathy Hodges-Hillman
14:07 12 Oct 12