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Kathryn McCord Beck

Kathryn McCord Beck

Managing Partner
Location:
Lakewood, Colorado
Phone:
303-578-4075
Fax:
303-278-1778
Email:

Kathryn brings 33 years of experience to the practice of law. She was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1982. Kathryn specializes in all aspects of family law (dissolution, declaration of invalidity, allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, maintenance, property division, paternity, dependency and neglect, foster parents' rights), with a particular emphasis on work as an advocate for children.

Kathryn frequently serves in the roles of Child Family Investigator, Child's Legal Representative, Parenting Coordinator, Decision Maker and Guardian ad Litem. She also provides services as a mediator and arbitrator with regard to all domestic relations issues.

Selected as one of Colorado's Super Lawyers in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Child and Family Investigation
  • Parenting Coordinator/Decision Maker

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado, 1982

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D - 1982
  • University of Colorado at Boulder
    • B.A magna cum laude - 1979
    • Major: Political Science
  • Intensive 40 hour Mediation course, 2003, CDR, Boulder, Colorado

Classes/Seminars

  • Difficult Divorces: Overcoming Impasse - March 6, 1992
  • The 1992 CBA Annual Convention Young Lawyers Program - September 12, 1992
  • Child Abuse Investigations... Putting the Pieces Together - March 12, 1993
  • The 3rd Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 13-14, 1993
  • The 4th Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 19-20, 1994
  • The 5th Annual Guardian ad Litem Training Program - May 24, 1995 - Conference Chair
  • The 19th Annual Child Custody Conference: The Divorce Dilemma - September, 1995
  • The 20th Annual Child Custody Conference: Divorce Dialogue - October, 1996
  • MDIC Luncheon, Children of Divorce - November 5, 1996
  • MDIC Luncheon Reframing: A Valuable Tool to Help Family Members think of their issues in more productive terms - December 3, 1996
  • High Conflict, What Typical Divorced Folks can learn from families that have this down to a fine art - January 7, 1997
  • Research regarding post traumatic stress disorder - April 1, 1997
  • Paralegals: Goldmines of skills and talents for lawyers and mental health professionals- May 6, 1997
  • Current state of the law regarding out-of-state moves; maintenance issues; joint custody when domestic violence has been an issue - June 3, 1997
  • Ethical Issues - July 1, 1997
  • The 21st Annual Child Custody Conference - September 27-28, 1997
  • The 23rd Annual Child Custody Conference - Parenting Coordinator: Med/Arb and the Micro-Management of Conflict Avoiding Grievances Panel - September 18-19, 1999
  • Role of Special Advocate & New Guidelines for Special Advocates - Breckenridge Conference on Parental Responsibility - October, 2000
  • “Using the Special Advocate in Domestic Cases; How to Identify Resources” Seminar - November 16, 2000
  • Family Law Update - November 8, 2002 - Role of Special Advocate
  • 16th Annual Attorney-Mediator Dialogue, What is Everyone Talking About?-
  • Possibilities and Pitfalls in the Practice of Med-Arb. And Parenting Coordination Moderator – April 15, 2005
  • Fall Family Law Update: the Role of the CFI from the Judge’s Perspective -
  • Family Law Institute Presenter: Preparing your client to work with the CFI -
  • Bench & Bar Family Law Institute - Chair - August 10-12, 2007
  • MDIC March Luncheon: the Role of the Attorney vs. the Mental Health Professional when service as a PC, DM, Arbitrator - March 4, 2008
  • AFCC – Family Court Assessments: Parental Delegation of Authority: An Analysis of the Utility of PC’s and DM’s - April 4, 2008
  • Family Law Section CLE Post Decree Modification Standards - September 26, 2008
  • Spring Family Law Update: Decision Maker’s Authority – Is This the Erosion of Clients’ Rights? - April 24, 2009
  • Family Law Institute – How Close is Too Close? Discussion of Various Roles of Professionals in a Case – August 8, 2009
  • Family Law Institute- Proper Use of Rebuttal Witnesses in Domestic Relation Cases – August 7, 2010
  • Family Law Institute – The Confusing Roles of the Decision Maker, and the Arbitrator Pursuant to C.R.S. Sec. 14-10-128 (and a bit about the Parenting Coordinator)
  • Family Law Institute – Modification Standards– August 1, 2014
  • Family Law Institute – Divorce, Disability and Dementia: Not So Happily Ever After – August 8, 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient, 1st Judicial District Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year, 1994
  • Recipient, Colorado Super Lawyers Award from Law & Politics and 5280 Magazine, 2007 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, 1st Judicial District Bar Association
  • President, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1996-1997
  • Vice-President, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1995-1996
  • Treasurer, 1st Judicial District Bar Association, 1993-1995
  • Former Chair Person and Secretary, Juvenile Review Board
  • Member, Board of Directors: Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody
  • Chair-Elect, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2006
  • Secretary, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2005
  • Treasurer, Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 2004
  • Member Colorado Family Law Section, Executive Council, 1998 to the
  • Member, Jefferson County Placement Alternatives Commission
  • Member, Family Court Task Force, 2007 to 2009
  • Member, Who’s Who of Top Business Executives
  • Member, Guardian ad Litem Standards Committee
  • Member, Special Advocate Standards Committee
  • Juvenile Law Forum
  • Member, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Task Force, Child Advocacy Center
  • Member, Task Force, Colorado C.A.S.A.
  • Jefferson County DOM Project
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Beta Phi

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