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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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10.0Meggin Elaine Rutherford

Keep Moving Forward: Out of Court Divorce and Estate Planning for You

Divorce attorney, mediation, arbitration services virtually to help you move forward.

Estate planning available entirely online.

Family Law

Revolutionary Family Law for You. Solutions Now for A Successful Future.

Wills and Trusts

Long Term Protection and Guidance for Your Family.

Elder Law

Preparing for Your Future, Guiding Your Family.

Probate

Protecting Your Loved Ones and Following Their Final Wishes.

Mediation

Solutions Without Trial.  Let Us Help You Control Your Own Fate.

Collaborative Divorce

Innovative Family Law Solutions Outside of Court.

Child Custody

A good relationship between parents is crucial for your children and their future success. 

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.

Quiz: Which Divorce Option is Right For You?

You have many choices when it comes to how you get a divorce.  One of the most important decisions you will make when getting a divorce is how you decide to start.  Take our 6 question quiz below to see which might be the best for you. Free Divorce Planning E-Book...

You Have Options For Your Divorce

Many people think that there is only one way to get a divorce: go down to the courthouse and duke it out.  That couldn’t be farther from the truth.   You can get a divorce without setting foot in the courthouse.   Divorce Does Not Have To Ruin Your Life.  Click...

Advanced Medical Directives

Does your family know what choices you would want made for you if something were to happen to you?  Medical directives ensure that your wishes are followed by directing your family and medical staff on how to take care of you.  Contact us for your free Estate Planning...

Helping Our Heroes: Reduced Cost Estate Planning

We cannot begin to give enough thanks to the people who are going onto the front lines of this pandemic to help our country and our community.  I don’t think that there will ever be a way that we can express enough appreciation.  But we’ve decided on a way that we can...

Estate Planning FAQs

What documents are included? A bunch.  You can see the whole list with definitions at What Are My Estate Planning Documents?   Who should get an estate plan?: You should have an estate plan if any of these things apply to you:   You may be incapacitated some...

Estate Planning Timeline

We provide our clients with personalized planning, and so the steps for each person will be different.  However, below is generally the steps.  If you ever have any questions about the process we are happy to answer them for you. Initial consultation. We talk on the...

No Such Thing As A Simple Will

Several times a month we have people calling and asking for a simple will.  They think they just need the one document about what happens to their things and that is enough.  But when we talk, they don’t have any powers of attorney, they haven’t told their family what...

What Are My Estate Planning Documents?

Estate Planning at the Rutherford Law Center is so much more than a will.  It is personalized attention to each client, and detailed answers to every question.  Our assistance doesn’t just end when you sign your documents.  We continue to be available to answer...

Why Attorneys Love Online Wills

There is a well known fact among trust and estates attorneys: online wills are actually better for business than doing the will for them in the first place.  Why? Because messy probates are always way more expensive than doing the estate package.  If they do an online...

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...
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 phone off 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