Rachel Catt has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2002. Rachel develops a personal relationship with each client and understands their priorities and goals. She prides herself in providing good, practical, straightforward advice and strategies. Rachel is a skilled advocate for her clients in mediation and fashions creative solutions to complex family law problems. When mediated settlements are not possible, her years of courtroom experience allow her to be a zealous litigator.
Rachel is trained and experienced in both the psychological and financial aspects of family law. Her child custody practice encompasses relocation, mental health, alienation, appropriate parenting plans for all ages, and LGBT matters. Concerning financial issues, Rachel’s experience includes large marital estates with complex income sources and assets such as corporations, small businesses, trusts, real estate, tech, stock options, investments and asset tracing.
Rachel Catt attended law school in Washington. D.C. where she worked at a large civil litigation firm, a family law litigation clinic, the Human Rights Campaign, and for Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (WI). After law school, Rachel practiced family law in San Francisco, California for twelve years. Her practice began at an esteemed boutique family law firm, followed by a successful solo practice.
Rachel regularly presents legal education courses to other family law attorneys and judges, and has testified numerous times before the Colorado legislature on bills concerning family law, women’s issues and LGBT matters. She is currently the President-Elect of the Colorado LGBT Bar Association.
Areas of Practice Include: Divorce, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities, Relocation, LGBT Family Law and Same-sex Divorce, Post-decree Matters, Prenuptial Agreements, Step-Parent Adoptions, Grandparent’s Rights, Civil Restraining Orders, Surrogacy and Donor Agreements, Appeals
Bar Admissions: Colorado, 2009; California 2002
The George Washington University School of Law, Washington, D.C., J.D., 2001
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, B.A., 1996
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section
Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
Colorado LGBT Bar Association, President-Elect
National LGBT Bar Association, Family Law Institute
Colorado Women’s Bar Association
State Bar of California
San Francisco Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2007 Barrister of the Year
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