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Nicholas D Jonson
  • Partner

Practice Areas:

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Criminal Defense

Nicholas D Jonson

Nick brings 25 years of experience to the practice of law. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1994. Nick’s practice focuses on divorce and family law matters, with an emphasis on litigation. Nick’s family law practice is broad and includes all aspects of divorce including property division, child support, maintenance (spousal support), parenting time, decision-making, and relocations. Nick handles complex property division matters which may involve business interests and family trusts as well as relocation and interstate custody issues. Nick’s practice includes resolving parenting time, decision-making, and child support matters for parents who were never married. Such cases may include paternity petitions or petitions to allocate parental responsibilities. In addition, his practice includes assisting clients with modifications of parenting plans as well as modifications of child support and maintenance. As children grow, and parents' circumstances change, it often becomes important that parenting plans be modified to serve a child's best interest. Similarly, as financial circumstances change, previous orders and agreements as to child support and maintenance often must be modified. Colorado law sets forth specific legal standards which must be met to make an initial determination as to parenting time, decision-making, child support and maintenance. However, Colorado law also sets forth specific legal standards governing modifications of parenting plans, child support, and maintenance. Through his years of experience in the courtroom, Nick is familiar with these legal standards as well as the complexities of all aspects of family law. 

Nick also maintains a criminal defense practice which includes representing clients shared with misdemeanors, felonies, as well as DUIs and DWAIs. Nick has handled many domestic violence cases which may involve charges of assault, harassment, or criminal mischief, among others. His criminal defense practice also includes defending against charges of child abuse.

Nick’s practice has frequently included defending clients he is representing in a divorce case from domestic violence or child abuse charges. There are important issues an attorney must understand when a parent is facing domestic violence or child abuse charges while a divorce action involving children is pending. Nick can help navigate his clients through these issues.

Nick began practicing law in January 1995 and has worked in private practice since that time.  Nick works hard to stay abreast of current law in his practice area and in the courts where he works.

Honors

  • Selectee, Colorado Super Lawyer
  • Recipient, AV® Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1994
  • Miami University,
    • B.S., - 1988

Bar Admission

  • Colorado, 1994

Professional Associations

  • Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member, Present
  • Metropolitan Denver Bar Association, Interdisciplinary Committee, Present
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Member, Present
  • First Judicial District Bar Association , Board of Trustees, 2000 to 2003
  • Metropolitan Denver, Member
  • Peer Professionalism Assistance Group, Colorado Bar Association, Member