John Hyland Barrett III

  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury...
  • Colorado
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John has practiced law in Boulder Colorado since 1975. John has represented individuals and small businesses in a variety of matters, including divorce, family law, civil litigation and real estate. He has been the co-chair of the Boulder County Family Law Committee and served as associate judge of the Louisville Municipal Court.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
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University of California - Davis
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Professional Associations
Colorado State Bar # 6315
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Articles & Publications
Colorado Domestic Relations Law:Primer on Collection Law
Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc.
Speaking Engagements
Domestic Relations Collections: Using Judgment Remedies to collect Child Support, Maintenance and other Monetary Awards, Boulder, Colorado
Boulder County Bar Association
A step by step primer on collections in domestic cases. Topics include obtaining the judgment, garnishing wages and bank accounts, filing judgment liens on real estate, and basic asset discovery.
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422 Questions Answered

Q. Im going through a divorce and have reachd the seattlement they removed spousel support should i take the deal
A: It is impossible to advise you about this without knowing all the facts of your financial situation. you should consult with an attorney who can so advise you afte s/he has the information needed to make a recommendation to you.
Q. Do you continue to pay child support until child is 19 if child lives with you full time when they turn 18?
A: If the child starts living with you at age 18, you can ask the court to modify child support. The other parent may owe you support at that time. However, you need a court order to do this. The existing order remains in effect until the court changes it. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. How do i collect money even after a contempt was filled
A: You may be able to get a money judgment entered against him in the colorado court. Then you have to domesticate that judgment in the state of his residence in order to garnish his wages there and/or seize his property there. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. My daughter lives in CO and wants to end the relationship with her baby daddy of 10 years and move home to AZ with their
A: Once a custody case has been filed, there is an automatic injunction which prohibits both parties from removing the children from the state without permission of the other party or the court. The court will need a good reason to permit removal from the state. Your daughter should get a lawyer to help her with this.
Q. My son has primary guardianship of his children. His ex tried to get him arrested and has now filed for custody.
A: He needs to file a response to her motion to modify custody. There are deadlines for this. He should get a lawyer to help him with this.
Q. Do social security payments count toward ‘income’ when the 40%-50% formula is used in determining alimony in Colorado?
A: Yes, social security payments would be counted as income.
Q. Can a person be personal rep knowing that their position as such will benefit them & their family?
A: There is a priority list to decide who becomes the PR. The PR has an obligation to administer the estate in accordance with the law. You should get an attorney if you have concerns about this.
Q. Ex-spouse recently filed a Motion to Modify Child Support and Parenting Time.
A: You need to respond to the motion within 21 days of it's filing. Your reduced parenting time may be a basis for an increase in child support. You should get a lawyer to help you with this.
Q. I have a child who is 18 and had dropped out of school, and moved out on his own. He has since moved back and enrolled.
A: Generally, child support in colorado lasts until the child turns 19 or graduates from high school, if still enrolled. (but not past 21). Child support may terminate upon emancipation. This occurs when the child lives on his own and is self-supporting, marries or enters the armed services. It sounds like the child is not emancipated at this time. Therefore, the existing child support obligation remains in effect. The parent's agreement is not controlling. Any such agreement would have to be approved by the court.
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