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
“Distinguished” Martindale-Hubbell rating
During any litigation and especially divorce you can only control yourself.
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
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
“Family Law From Start to Finish,” with Suzanne Griffiths and Eliza Steinberg, National Business Institute CLE, December 2017
“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.