Jeff Alter

Jeff Alter

Tough, Dedicated, Smart Family Law Attorney - Colorado
  • Divorce, Family Law, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Colorado
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Summary

Jeff focuses on family law and divorce issues and handles every aspect of his clients' cases. He is part of a larger network of select family law and divorce attorneys that share strategies and analysis in more difficult and complex cases. He is a mentor to new family law attorneys and is tough and aggressive when needed and conciliatory when such an approach benefits his clients. He enjoys chess, music (voice and piano); working out (gym); hiking; bicycling; reading; word games (e.g. scrabble, boggle).

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Arbitration & Mediation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Child Support
  • Custody
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Protection Orders
  • Contempt
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    $2,500 to $5,000.00 retainer - $225 to $250 hr. Lowers to replenish of $1,000.00 retainer if credit card charged automatically.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
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Professional Experience
Owner/Member
Alter Legal Family Law
- Current
Handles any matters involving Colorado divorce or Colorado family law, including parenting time (visitation and/or custody), child support, maintenance (alimony), premarital agreements, separation agreements, mediation, grandparents rights, domestic partnerships, name changes, post-decree modifications and contempts.
Law Clerk
Colorado Courts
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2003-2006: Law clerk for Colorado District Consulted with judges and magistrates, drafted opinions and orders, and conducted legal research leading to determination of case outcomes.
Judicial Officer
Connecticut Courts
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Assisted judges in bench and jury trials.
Legal Author/Editor
Multiple Legal Publishers
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Contributed legal articles and analysis national in scope which are relied upon by judges and attorneys. Conducted solo law practice.
Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. | Litigation/Mediation
Honors: Scored in top 5% nationally in law school aptitude test (LSAT); American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Skills; Academic scholarship.
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Awards
American Jurisprudence Award
California Western School of Law
Top law student in legal skills.
Peral H. Gamertsfelder Award for Outstanding Work in Phiolosphy
Ohio University
Expert Family Law Author
Ezine
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Section and Litigation Section.
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Arapahoe County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Denver Bar Association
Member
Current
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Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Mentoring Program
Mentor
- Current
Activities: Provides guidance and advice on family law matters to new attorneys and law students.
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Colorado Family Law Court program
FLCP Attorney
- Current
Activities: Provides Family Law litigtion representation for qualified clients.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Alter Family Law
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Is income figured out as potential income or actual. My husband makes $65/ hour but is only willing to work 20 hrs/wk
A: Most courts in Colorado will impute full time assuming that the spouse is capable of working those hours and that those hours are available within reason in the spouse's industry. In your case, without knowing more, it sounds like the court would impute full-time on your spouse based on his potential income. Whether and to what extent that would be relevant in your specific situation (e.g. child support, spousal support, property division, etc.) depends on the circumstances of your case.
Q. How do I obtain the case number for the termination of parental rights?
A: The easiest way is to call up the clerk and ask for the case number. You should have the names of the parties ready.
Q. Can my ex force me to send our 5 year old to kindergarten?
A: The reality is that if you both have equal education decision-making with no tie-breaking provision, then he cannot force you to send the child to kindergarten. He would need to first file a motion with the court and then get an order for kindergarten attendance before you would be required to send the child to kindergarten. Further, it is unsettled at the present time in Colorado whether a court has the authority to order a child to attend kindergarten or attend any particular school. For this reason, most courts when faced with this issue will give education decision-making to one of the parties so they can decide.
Q. If we are legal residents of CO and I, the wife, move to Ga, will that take alimony off the table?
A: No. Moving generally has nothing to do with alimony (called spousal support or spousal maintenance in Colorado) unless it changes the economic circumstances of the person who moved - even then, some courts don't take it in to consideration.
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Contact & Map
Alter Legal
7350 E. Progress Pl.
Suite 100
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
USA