As one of the co-founders of Plog & Stein P.C., Stephen J. Plog is a highly skilled Denver divorce lawyer who truly cares about helping his clients successfully resolve family law issues. The Chicago native has handled cases in all the district courts of the Denver metropolitan area, which has allowed him to gain unique and invaluable experience in regards to how judges tend to rule on certain matters. If you need help with a family law case, he is the kind of lawyer you want advocating on your behalf. He is admitted to practice in the state of Colorado and the U.S. District Court for District of Colorado. He creates unique strategies to reflect the unique nature of each case he accepts. A graduate of Quinnipiac University School of Law, Attorney Plog is a member of the Colorado Bar Association and the Douglas / Elbert Bar Association. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and traveling. Wish to speak to Attorney Plog about your family law case? Contact our firm today for an initial consultation! He can help you better understand the options that are available to you before you decide to move forward with your family law matter.
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- Honors: American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing
- New Mexico State University
- Honors: Also completed coursework towards general government degree and supplemental pre-law minor.
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- Denver Custody: Are You Ready For a Child Custody Dispute? (Part 1)
5 December 2017
- Text Message Apps and the Preservation of Evidence in Your Family Law Case
28 November 2017
- Denver Child Custody: Video Communication as Part of a Parenting Plan
18 November 2017
- With or Without? Do I Need a Lawyer for my Family Law Case?
9 November 2017
- Denver Divorce: Understanding Basic Divorce Terminology
4 November 2017
- Denver Child Custody: What’s Going On During My Ex’s Parenting Time?
26 October 2017
- Denver Child Custody: What Is Reintegration Therapy and Is It Right for My Child?
16 October 2017
- Parentification of Children in Divorce and Child Custody Cases
8 October 2017
- Requirements and Standards for Grandparent Visitation in Colorado
30 September 2017
- Q. My ex-husband took our childrens' cell phones away from them, that I pay for.
- A: This is more of a criminal law question than a family law question. You should call the police to see if it is a crime. If the phones are yours it may be. If you need orders in your family law case regarding the phones you should consult with an attorney.
- Q. What does registering an out of state court order consist of? Is it still a valid court order if the other party is
- A: If you can properly register the out of state custody orders hear, then you can certainly file contempt of court or perhaps another motion. You should consult with a family law attorney. Registration of the out of state orders would be done under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, 14-10-131.
- Q. Would anything happen to my sons mother if I showed pictures of her in court on Craigslist asking information regarding
- A: Probably not, but maybe. You should consult with a family law attorney, as more detail is needed to fully assess your situation.
- Q. Once my daughters dad has full custody and me visitation rights can he keep me from seeing her?
- A: Presuming there are Colorado court orders, the answer is, "no," he cannot keep you from seeing her. If he is withholding parenting time you could file a motion to enforce parenting time pursuant to CRS 14-10-129.5. If they are California orders you need to consult with a CA attorney.
- Q. When calculating spousal maintenance/alimony & my wife does not currently have a job, can I assume reasonable income?
- A: Unless she is disabled, the law and a court would find that she has a duty to be employed to the best of her abilities. If a court finds she is voluntarily unemployed or underemployed, it can attribute an income to her that it believes is appropriate. More information is needed to fully assess your situation and you should consider hiring an attorney to assist you. Why she's not working and what efforts she is making, if any, to find suitable employment will be relevant. Parenting time can affect child support, but not maintenance.
- Q. Can a server walk past me, and place divorce papers on my windshield without talking to me, or trying to hand them to me
- A: Technically, the person should have handed you papers. If they tried and you refused, putting them on your windshield would have been fine. If they made no effort to do so, you could argue the service was invalid. If they file an affidavit of service with the court indicating you were served, the duty will be on you to challenge that. Additionally, if you are wanting the divorce, too, there may not really be a reason to challenge the service, unless there is more to the picture than is set forth in your question.
- Q. What should you do or can you do if you have an out of state full primary care custody and the other party is filing
- A: More information is needed to assess your situation, including whether there are interstate issues that need to be dealt with. Though no attorney can guarantee anything, a food family law attorney should be able to give you at least a good assessment or likely outcome for you case, given the circumstances. If you are not comfortable with your attorney you should set up a consultation session with another family law attorney to get a second opinion.
- Q. Can a parent keep child custody of they are doing illegal activities?
- A: Him not having a driver's licence and driving kids around without that or insurance is not likely a reason for which the court would strip him of his time. However, a court would certainly say that he cannot drive the kids without those thing. Filing a motion asking the court to order that neither party can drive without those things would be a good way to go. If he continues to violate the orders you could take action. She needs to call him out on it it right away and if he just won't stop a court could enter orders tied into no parenting time without providing proof of those things. She should consult with a family law attorney.
- Q. My son is incarcerated.Lived with "girlfriend" (newspapers reported her as his wife). She "married" her partner in
- A: If she is trying to change the name through a custody case, a court will not likely let you step in and represent him. If she is trying to do so in a county court name change case, you should call the specific court to inquire.