About Jennifer

With over 30 years of experience in the field of family law, Jennifer Holt has successfully litigated numerous cases in the district and appellate courts, including high conflict cases. She is experienced and well-versed in child related issues, paternity/maternity, parenting time/visitation and parenting responsibility/custody, grandparent visitation, adoptions and relocation.

Jennifer is familiar with complex financial issues, trusts, private and closely held corporations, dissipation of marital assets, undisclosed income and assets. She has successfully resolved several large farm and ranch divorces and is knowledgeable about livestock, equine ownership interests and values, as well as crop issues. Jennifer enjoys riding horses, hunting, farming and ranching.

Jennifer’s goal is to meet her client’s needs. She helps clients to have reasonable expectations and understand their options, while making their own decisions for the best possible outcome.


Honors & Distinctions
  • Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Denver Bar Association

  • ”Jennifer Holt: Law Office by Day, Rodeo by Night”, The Docket, December 2013

  • Volunteer Attorney of the Year, Metro Volunteer Lawyers, 2006

  • Boulder County Sheriff Citizen Award, 1998

  • “Superb” AVVO rating

  • “Distinguished” Martindale-Hubbell rating

During any litigation and especially divorce you can only control yourself.

- Jennifer Holt
Memberships
  • Denver Bar Association

  • Co-Chair Colorado Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee

  • Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section

  • National Western Stock Show Junior Livestock Auction of Champions Committee, 1993 to Present

Education
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D. 1979

  • University of Colorado at Boulder, B.A., Psychology, 1976

Verdicts & Settlements
  • Bennett v. Bennett, 2006 Colo.App. LEXIS 77

  • In re Marriage of Phelps and Robinson 74 P.3d 506 (Colo.App. 2003)

  • In re Marriage of Quay, 647 P.2d 693 (Colo. App. 1982)

  • In re Marriage of Norton, 757 P.2d 1127 (Colo. App. 1988)

  • People in the Interest of TRW, 759 P.2d 768 (Colo. App. 1988)

Authorships & Presentations
  • “QDROs Boot Camp,” with Diana Powell and Elizabeth Bonanno, National Business Institute CLE, July 2016

  • “Is Stepparent Adoption Always Necessary for Same Sex Couples?”, author, Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section Newsletter, Winter 2016

  • “Advanced Discovery Techniques and Advanced Issues of Known/Found Assets”, presentation, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled “Advanced Discovery in Divorce”, October 2015

  • “Social Media Evidence in Divorce” and “Presenting and Admitting Evidence and Testimony at Hearings”, presentation, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled “Evidence Issues in Divorce”, March 2015

  • “Retirement Assets and Disposition of Real Estate Assets in Divorces”, presentation, National Business Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar titled “Financial Settlements and Support Issues in Divorce,” December 2013

  • Jennifer has presented at numerous continuing legal education classes to assist young or inexperienced attorneys to become better family law practitioners including:

    • Effective Use of Experts in Family Law, 2008

    • Valuation Issues in Domestic Relations, 2007

    • Adoption Law, 2006

    • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, 1994-2001

    • Child Custody and Parenting Time in Colorado,1992-2002

    • Seminar for County Sheriffs regarding Domestic Violence Issues, 1997

We can get court orders to protect you and the children but we can’t get any court orders that will make the other party a better parent or different person.

- Jennifer Holt