MariaJose Delgado

Matrimonial and Family Law
Lass Moses Ramp & Cooper, LLC
1441 18th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 296-9412
www.familylaw5280.com


My interest in family law stems from my interest in conflict resolution. My earlier academic career centered around religious and cultural conflicts. Once I began my legal studies, however, I recognized how personal relationships can play a central role in an individual's sense of identity and fulfillment, and I shifted my focus from conflict resolution among international communities to conflict resolution among families. While interning with the Court and with a leading family law firm in Philadelphia, I learned just how much legal tools can help families heal.

My career in family law began in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. I trained under leading attorneys in the area of divorce, was active in the family law sections of both county and state bar associations, and completed trainings in Custody Mediation, Collaborative Divorce, and Child Advocacy. In search of bigger skies and mountains, I eventually relocated to the Denver metropolitan area where I continue to focus my legal career on providing solutions to families.

I take a solutions-oriented approach to family law. My primary concern is pinpointing the problems you are experiencing, identifying your goals such as more parenting time, child support, or post-divorce financial security, and exploring options to get you there. With my collaborative law and mediation training, I appreciate how parties devising their own agreements can often satisfy both parties' needs better than a judge who barely knows you. However, when negotiations are not possible or lead nowhere, I enjoy strategizing with my clients for trial and advocating for them in Court.

I am licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Colorado. I practice in Denver Metropolitan Area, including Denver County, Adams County, Jefferson County, and Arapahoe County.

I am a member of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Colorado Bar Association, and the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals. I blog regularly at The Savvy Divorce.

Academics:

University of Virginia, B.A.; Pontificia Universit? Gregoriana, Postbaccalaureate; Temple University Beasley School of Law, J.D.

Publications:

Article, "Real Property Division for Unmarried Cohabitants," The Matrimonial Strategist, February 2013.

Case Note, "Clarification or Modification?: The Difference between Elucidation and a Due Process Violation," Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. 35, Issue 1, 34 (March 2013).

Case Note, "Missing the Forest for the Trees Can Lead to Collateral Estoppel," Pennsylvania Family Lawyer, Vol. 34, Issue 2, 95 (June 2012).

Article, co-authored with Lori K. Shemtob, Esq., "Japan and International Child Abduction," The Matrimonial Strategist, February 2012.