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Sabra M. Janko

Sabra M. Janko

Turning Change Into Opportunity
  • Divorce, Family Law, Military Law ...
  • Colorado, Maryland, New York
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Biography

Sabra specializes in family law, divorce and legal separation, civil unions, common law marriage, declaration of invalidity/annulment, child custody, paternity, child support, property division and allocation of debt, maintenance, contempt of court, child relocation, protection orders, adoption, prenuptial and postnuptial or marital agreements, guardianships and modification of orders.

Prior to beginning her own practice, she provided civil legal services to veterans and military families at the nonprofit association Legal Services of the Hudson Valley to include family law and Chapter 7 bankruptcy in the Hudson River Valley area of New York. After relocating to Colorado, she started and managed the circa 2018 Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Clinic assisting self-represented litigants with a variety of federal court civil litigation matters.

She is a former Army JAG attorney, originally enlisting with her first assignment at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California to attend Russian language training. Her last assignment was as a Professor at the United States Military Academy where she taught constitutional and criminal law.

While serving with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, she practiced in a variety of legal areas to include administrative, criminal and international law as well as legal services. She advised servicemembers, retirees and commanders on legal service matters to include family law and income tax; including running the Fort Bragg Income Tax Assistance Center. She was a paratrooper and a combat veteran serving in Iraq and Jordan during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

Sabra was the Chair of the Colorado Bar Association Military and Veterans Affairs Section in 2023 and is the current Chair of the El Paso County Bar Association Family Law Section.

Practice Areas
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Military Law
Veteran's Benefits
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado
Colorado Supreme Court
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Maryland
Maryland Court of Appeals
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Janko Family Law Solutions
- Current
Attorney
U.S. Small Business Administration, Temporary Disaster Response Project
Project Attorney
Colorado Bar Association Federal Pro Se Project
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Attorney
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley, Veterans & Military Families Program
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Professor
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
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Army JAG Attorney with Prior Enlisted Service
United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
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Law Clerk for Judge Harold Cushenberry
Superior Court of the District of Columbia
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Education
University of Oklahoma
M.P.A. | Public Administration
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The University of Maryland
B.A. | Behavioral Science
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The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School
LL.M. (2009) | Military Law
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University of Maryland School of Law
J.D. (1998) | Law
Activities: Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy; American Bar Association Public Service Internship – Mental and Physical Disability Law Section; Family Law Pro Se Clinical Program
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Awards
Superb Rating
Avvo
Volunteer Recognition Award
Colorado Bar Association
Best Divorce Lawyers in Colorado Springs
Expertise.com
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
2019, 2020
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Military and Veteran’s Affairs Section, Family Law, Solo and Small Firm Sections; Veteran's Legal Clinic, Volunteer Attorney
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Denver Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Clinic, Volunteer Family Law Attorney
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American Legion Post 206
Member
Current
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Colorado Women's Bar Association
Member
Current
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Mediation Association of Colorado
Member
Current
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El Paso County Bar Association
Member
Current
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The Judge Advocates Association
Member
Current
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Jefferson County Mediation Services
Volunteer Attorney Mediator
Current
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Arapahoe County Bar Association, Veterans Legal Clinic
Lead Attorney & Coordinator
Current
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El Paso County Bar Association
Family Law Section Chair
- Current
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Hudson River Valley Coalition for Assets, Savings and Hope
Volunteer Income Tax Preparer and Instructor
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Colorado Lawyer - The Unique Legal Needs of Our Nation's Military Service members and Veterans, co-written with Nicholas Monck and Michael McKenna
Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans
Colorado Lawyer
Pro Bono Support to Communities in Need
Colorado Lawyer, co-written with Ric Morgan
Colorado's Federal Pro Se Clinic - First Steps
The Federal Lawyer
Colorado's Federal Pro Se Clinic
Faculty of Federal Advocates Newsletter
Colorado’s New Federal Pro Se Assistance Project
Colorado Lawyer
Diagnostic Evidence Admissibility and the Multiple Personality Disorder Defense
Maryland Journal of Healthcare Law and Policy
Criminal Responsibility and Multiple Personality Defendants
American Bar Association Monograph
The Multiple Personality Disorder Defense
Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
Speaking Engagements
Limited Scope Representation, El Paso County Bar Association Family Law Section, Continuing Legal Education Program
Limited Scope Representation in Federal Court, Federal Bar Association Chapter for the Districts of Kansas and Western Missouri, Continuing Legal Education Program
Limited Scope Representation and Veterans Legal Clinics, Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education Program
Veterans Legal Challenges and Issues, The Council of Jewish Women – Denver Chapter
The Fire – Successes and Challenges of Our Nation’s Military Women, Denver Public Library and Lowry Foundation
The Fire - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military, The Aurora History Museum
Salute To Military Women - Successes and Challenges of Women in the Military, The Colorado Bar Association, Military and Veterans Law Section
Firsts: Achievements of Women in the Military, The Seattle Museum of Flight
Veteran's Legal Benefits, New York State Assembly Committee on Veterans Hearing
Certifications
Mediator
Mares-Dixon through Colorado Bar Association
Child and Family Investigator
Colorado Supreme CourtColorado
Veteran's Administration Accreditation
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Websites & Blogs
Website
Sabra M. Janko's Website Profile
Website
Janko Family Law Website
Legal Answers
477 Questions Answered
Q. limited scope lawyers
A: She might be representing the client in a limited scope capacity in which case she could communicate with you. If she is working in a limited scope capacity, she does not have to enter an appearance depending on whether she is representing in court or not. Though she should disclose to you if she is representing the other party in a limited scope capacity.
Q. I was ordered in custody court to take weekly random UA’s and have the results reported to my co-parent…
A: If you were ordered to take weekly UAs, it was for the safety of your clild. Congratulations on having clean UAs. The best thing that you can do is continue having them. If you do, when the court is satisfied as to the safety of the child, then the court will modify the order requiring that you take them.
Q. In Colorado, can the JDF208 request for state pay for a professional be hidden from opposing party during e-filing?
A: There is no way to file a document without the name of the document being visible in the docket. Court filings are public records so there are no secret filings that only the court can see. You can request to seal a document, however because the actual application for state payment is not visible to the public anyway, you would not need to make that request.
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Contact & Map
Janko Family Law
2 N Cascade Ave #1330
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Telephone: (719) 344-5523
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed