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Cindy Perusse

Cindy Perusse

Experience Matters. Respecting Your Family~Protecting Your Future
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Colorado, Minnesota
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Biography

Politics, public policy and solving problems have always been interesting to me. I like debates on important issues in our world. I think that is what led me to study law. The skill of presenting evidence to persuade others to agree with your view is at the core of being a good lawyer. Nearly 30 years of practicing family law has sharpened this skill for me.

I don't mind the intense emotions that often accompany divorce and child custody matters. My firm handles many contested cases each year but we always strive to resolve conflicts outside of court.

I know exactly how to succeed on the money side of family law cases such as valuing businesses, calculating income, ascertaining assets and debts, and figuring out a fair division of property. I partner with CPAs and Psychologists to bring what is needed to each case. Drafting and reviewing prenuptial and postnuptial agreements are a big part of my practice as well.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree from UCLA, and completed my law degree at the Hamline University School of Law. I attended specialized training in family law mediation through the well-known Hamline University Mediation Center, and received advanced litigation training through the Family Law Trial Advocacy program at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law. I am licensed in both Minnesota and Colorado and serve clients in both states.

Volunteer service in the community is important to me. I donate my time at various free legal clinics, such as the Military Veterans’ legal clinic and Metro Volunteer Lawyers domestic relations clinics.

I was born and raised in Minnesota and have lived in southern and northern California. I have finally settled in the beautiful state of Colorado, with my family, which includes my husband (an Air Force Veteran), our adult son, and our Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. I enjoy hiking, skiing, scuba diving, traveling, and watching our son play hockey.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Child Custody, Child Support, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements
Arbitration & Mediation
Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free consults for mediation cases only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I do not take Pro Bono/free cases except through the Bar Associations. I require an advance fee of $5,000 on all cases. My rate is $400/hr. I also offer unbundled or limited representation for those clients who would like some legal guidance but who wish to manage the case themselves.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Minnesota
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney/Owner
Perusse Family Law, PLLC
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Representation in divorce, custody, property, maintenance, modifications and pre/postnuptial agreements.
Partner/owner
Perusse Nixon, PLLC
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Family Law practice
Owner
Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC
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My own practice entirely in the area of divorce, child custody, parenting time, property division, spousal maintenance,prenuptials and postnuptial agreements.
Associate
Law Office of Lisa Dugoni
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Family law firm in San Mateo, California
Associate
Law Office of Linda Olup
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Family law firm representing high net worth clients
Owner
Law Office of Cindy M. Perusse
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Law Clerk
3rd Judicial District
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Education
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
J.D. (1994) | Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. (1988) | Geography
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Awards
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Colorado
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
Minnesota
Best Divorce Lawyers in Plymouth
Expertise.com
Professional Associations
Minnesota State Bar Association-family law section  # 250491
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Women Owned Law Firms
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Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section  # 43020
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Minnesota Child Custody: Laws & More
Custody Xchange
Stress-Free Divorce, Vol. 4
Remarkable Press
Impact Makers Radio Interview-"Let's Talk Divorce"
Impact Makers Radio-Stewart Alexander
Evidence Without Experts:Property Issues
American Bar Association
Early Neutral Evaluation as a Tool in Family Court
The Colorado Lawyer
Speaking Engagements
Lady Life Plan, Lone Tree, CO
Realty One
Educational seminar for women on financial tips for those going through divorce or considering getting married.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Legal Answers
18 Questions Answered
Q. Is there case law to support a motion for attorneys fees if I had limited scope counsel assist with writing motion?
A: Yes you can. You incurred legal fees from an attorney. File the motion and show the Limited Scope representation agreement and the invoice for the payment to the attorney for the fees.
Q. Good morning,
A: Abusive to you or the kids? There are ways to limit contact or have contact monitored through platforms such as Our Family Wizard or Talking Parents. If the abuse you state relates to the children then you may consider a motion to modify parenting time. But, you will need to document and prove the abuse you claim as the court will want to know the bases for your request to change things.
Q. My ex and I have a verbal agreement for living arrangements of one of our children. He has not returned her.
A: Verbal agreements re parenting time and custody are not enforceable by police or a court. You must get a court order reflecting your verbal agreement. If you have any order from the court regarding your joint children then follow that until you can get it modified. You could use the police to enforce return of your child from Grandparents however.
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Contact & Map
Perusee Family Law PLLC
Englewood, CO Office
7887 E Belleview Avenue
Suite 1100
Denver, CO 80111
Telephone: (303) 228-2285
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Free parking
Perusee Family Law PLLC
Bloomington, MN Office
7900 International Drive
Suite 300
Bloomington, MN 55425
Telephone: (612) 249-9343
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed
Notice: free parking