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Jensen, Barbara G.

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Barbara G. Jensen

Barbara Jensen focuses her practice on a range of family law issues, from moderate to high-end financial issues in divorce cases to grandparent rights in visiting and seeking custody of their grandchildren. Barbara has worked in all arenas of legal family issues, including divorces, same-sex custody and financial issues, and prenuptial agreements. She counsels clients who must weather the divorce process with a particularity difficult spouse.

Barbara approaches cases based on the needs and desires of her clients, and gives them practical, realistic advice. She handles cases that may need business valuations, custody valuations, other expert collaboration, or that may have significant tax issues. She has settled hundreds of cases through mediation and written settlement agreements addressing common and novel matters. She has 33 years of trial experience, and tries cases in which a fair settlement cannot be reached for her client.

Barbara is a respected advocate and trial attorney in the legal community, and often lectures on family law topics. She has testified as an expert in legal fees, and has been retained as an expert in dependency and neglect.

Honors

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Wills, Deeds and Trusts
  • Colorado Super Lawyer in the field of Family Law

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado
    • J.D. - 1986
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Major: Journalism
    • Minor: French
  • University de Bordeux, Bordeux, France

    Representative Cases

    Professional Associations

    • American Bar Association: 2004-present
    • ABA Family Law Section: 2004-present
    • Denver Bar Association: 1987-present
    • Colorado Bar Association: 1987-present
    • CBA Family Law Section: 1999-present
    • Colorado Women's Bar Association
    • 1st Judicial Bar Association: 1987-1992
    • Jefferson County Child Protection Team: 1990-1992
    • Children's Advocacy Center Committee, Jefferson County: 1990-1992

    Pro-Bono Activities

    • Montclair Academy Annual Fund: 2004
    • Volunteer - International Conference of Child Holocaust Survivors: 2004

    Published Works

    Classes & Seminars

    • Lecture, Grandparents’ Rights and Remedies: 2020
    • "Case Law Update” Family Law Section: 2020
    • Co-Chair, Family Law Institute, annual state-wide conference: 2019
    • “Property Division and Issues in Family Law,” 2018
    • “Discounts in Business Valuations,” Family Law Institute: 2017
    • “Case Law Update”, Family Law seminar: 2015
    • "Case Law Update", Boulder County Bar Association: 2010
    • "Case Law Update", Family Law Institute: 2010
    • "The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children", Colorado Bar Association Family Law Institute: 2009
    • "Case Law Update", Arapahoe County Bar Association Annual Family Law Update: 2005
    • "Case Law Update", Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association: 2004, 2008
    • "Juvenile Delinquency", Presented at the University of Denver School of Law: May 1997
    • "Interviewing Children in Sexual Assault Cases", 1st Judicial District, District Attorney's Office: 1991
    • "Investigating Child Abuse Death Cases", 1st Judicial District, District Attorney's Office: 1991

    Past Positions

    • Partner: Frolich & Jensen, LLC: 1994-1999, Sole Practitioner: 1992-1994
    • Deputy District Attorney, Jefferson County, Colorado: 1987-1992, Established Crimes Against Children Unit

    Bar Admissions

    • Colorado, 1987
    • U.S. District Court District of Colorado

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