Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&AResponsive Law
- Family Law
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Credit Cards Accepted
Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
I require an advance fee on all cases. My rate is $375/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
- English: Spoken, Written
- Perusse Nixon, PLLC
- - Current
- Family Law practice
- Perusse Family Law & Mediation Services, LLC
- My own practice entirely in the area of divorce, child custody, parenting time, property division, spousal maintenance,prenuptials and postnuptial agreements.
- Law Office of Lisa Dugoni
- Family law firm in San Mateo, California
- Law Office of Linda Olup
- Family law firm representing high net worth clients
- Law Office of Cindy M. Perusse
- Law Clerk
- 3rd Judicial District
- Mitchell Hamline School of Law
- J.D. (1994) | Law
- University of California - Los Angeles
- B.A. (1988) | Geography
- Minnesota State Bar Association-family law section  # 250491
- - Current
- Activities: legislative committee,
- Women Owned Law Firms
- - Current
- Colorado Bar Association-Family Law Section  # 43020
- - Current
Articles & Publications
- Stress-Free Divorce, Vol. 4
- Remarkable Press
- Evidence Without Experts:Property Issues
- American Bar Association
- Early Neutral Evaluation as a Tool in Family Court
- The Colorado Lawyer
Websites & Blogs
- Perusse Nixon, PLLC-Family Law Attorneys
11 Questions Answered
- Q. I am living in an emotionally abusive household, can I legally leave before I turn 18?
- A: I'm sorry to hear how you are feeling in your home. You are not "emancipated" or legally an adult in CO until you are 18 years of age. You can become emancipated before 18 if you enter the military, get married or if the court to grants you emancipation. Parents are legally responsible to take care of you until you are emancipated. That being said, please talk to your school social or mental health staff person, a school nurse or a trusted teacher or friend. Don't suffer alone with your sadness. If you are at your wits end then go to your friends' house. Let your parents know your whereabouts and keep going to school. Everyone needs to know you are safe. You won't be arrested.
- Q. My ex won’t let me take either of my 2 daughters to any medical appointments.
- A: If there are no restrictions in the court order from both of you going to the doctor appointments then you don't need his permission to go. Just show up. By the same token you can't prevent him from going either.
- Q. I have a 9year old daughter with my ex. We have a signed custody plan giving him supervised visitation since she was 2
- A: You need to do what the order from the court says to do. There was a reason his parenting time was supervised. If he chose not to exercise that time with his daughter that is not your problem. You need to do what is in the best interests of your child. If the father wishes to have parenting time then you may mediate with him to come to a new kind of arrangement and then get it approved by the court or he may file a motion with the court and explain why he should have different parenting time. In either case, many parents who have been absent for a long time from a child's life will use a therapist to help "reintegrate" into the child's life again. It is usually done gradually for the comfort of the child. But, you should seek professional advise both legal and pychological before you agree to modify parenting time.
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