Heather Allen earned her Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University in a Multi-Disciplinary Social Science, pre-law program. In addition, she earned her Juris Doctorate in 2000 from the University of Denver College of Law. While attending the University of Denver, Heather participated in the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Clinic during which she represented child clients as a student attorney in Dependency and Neglect cases, Dissolution cases and Allocation of Parental Responsibility cases.
Heather worked in private practice for approximately six years prior to starting her own firm. She has devoted her practice to assisting individuals with all facets of family law. Heather represents men and women throughout the metropolitan Denver area in matters related to divorce, parental responsibility, restraining orders, adoption, dependency and neglect, child support, post-dissolution modification matters and trust and estate planning. Heather also prepares pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements, which may help avoid litigation in the event of a divorce. In addition, Heather is a trained mediator and is fully capable of assisting parties resolve their conflicts outside of the courtroom.
For approximately three years, Heather was a board member for Project Safeguard, whose mission is to provide legal advocacy to victims of domestic violence and still volunteers her time for this non-profit organization. Heather is an experienced litigator and skilled advocate for families and their children. Heather is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.
Heather is also a level two trained collaborative practitioner. The collaborative practice is a relatively new alternative to the litigation model, and is built on the premise of transparency with the goal of keeping families out of court. It is a conflict resolution process that relies on an atmosphere of honesty and cooperation geared toward the future well being of the family. Heather is a member of the Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals (CCLP). For more information on collaborative law please visit the CCLP website at www.colocp.org