Top rated Family Law attorney in Denver, ColoradoHarrington Brewster Mahoney Smits PC
A partner at the Denver, Colorado, full-service family law firm of Harrington Brewster Mahoney Smits, P.C., Emma Fletcher serves as a legal adviser in matters related to divorce, legal separation, adoptions, wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney and guardianships. She was first admitted to The Colorado Bar in 2014.
An attorney trained in collaborative law, Ms. Fletcher has a reputation for devising creative and thoughtful solutions to deep-rooted disputes for her clients outside the courtroom. Her empathy, talent and passion for protecting her clients’ best interests enable her to see through the complexities of the matters with a particular focus on her clients’ goals and concerns while strategically proceeding with the case.
Ms. Fletcher graduated in 2009 from Dartmouth College with her bachelor’s degree in environmental studies, with active participation in the Abaris Society and Delta Delta Delta. She received her Juris Doctor in 2014 from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Her prior experience includes working as an associate attorney for a well-established Colorado-based law firm, where she gained invaluable legal knowledge.
A member of the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association’s Amicus Committee, Ms. Fletcher is also part of the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee. A 2018 winner of the Young Attorney Award from the Douglas-Elbert County Bar Association, she has been rated “Superb” by Avvo. Apart from presenting on various topics at the Family Law Institute and other events, she recently published an article on child support obligations in the Colorado Lawyer.
Practice areasFamily Law, Estate Planning & Probate
Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Power of Attorney, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Trusts, Wills
- 80% Family Law
- 20% Estate Planning & Probate
First Admitted: 2014, Colorado
Professional Webpage: https://www.hbmslaw.com/emma-fletcher
- Colorado, 2014
- Metro Denver Interdisciplinary Committee
- Colorado Women’s Bar Association
- Colorado Bar Association, Family Law Section – Amicus Committee
- Dartmouth College, B.A., 2009
- Young Attorney Award, Douglas/Elbert County Bar Association, 2018
- AVVO Rating: 10
- Super Lawyers – Rising Star
- In Colorado, child support obligations terminate when a child emancipates but not when a parent dies. The obligation to pay child support for unemancipated children outlives the deceased parent, but it also leaves the surviving parent with the quandary of how to collect child support from a nonexistent obligor. This article discusses proactive measures that child support obligees can take to protect child support payments in the event the obligor dies during a child’s minority., Author, Securing Future Child Support Obligations, The Colorado Lawyer, 2022
- “Excess Earnings Valuation” – Family Law Institute, 2021
- “Securing Child Support Obligations“ – Family Law Institute, 2020
- “Parenting Plans” – Fall Family Law Update, 2019
- “Naming Rights” – Family Law Institute, 2018
Office location for Emma Fletcher
1623 N Washington St
Denver, CO 80203
- Rising Stars: 2022 - 2024