Kimberly R. Willoughby

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Golden, CO

Willoughby & Associates
 | 25188 Genesee Trail Rd, Suite 150
Golden, CO 80401
Phone: 303-839-1770
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Kimberly R. Willoughby has been practicing law in Colorado for more than 20 years. She started the Willoughby Law Firm, LLC, in 1996 which became Willoughby & Associates. Ms. Willoughby limits her practice to the area of family law, estate planning, assisted reproductive technology and alternative family issues.  

After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ms. Willoughby received her law degree from the University of Virginia in 1994. She has published articles on the subjects of family relations, non-married partner litigation, nontraditional families and the legal protection of children in nontraditional families. She has conducted seminars on the subjects of probate litigation, family law, common law marriage and application of the law in nontraditional families.

Ms. Willoughby is a member of the family law and trusts and estates section of the Colorado Bar Association. She is the immediate past President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.  She is also the founding member of the Colorado Parity Coalition. Ms. Willoughby is AV* rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Willoughby and Associates now has a satellite office at 25188 Genesee Trail Road, right off I-70,

for our mountain and Denver West clients!  

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Child Support, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills


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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2018

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About Kimberly Willoughby

Admitted: 1994, Colorado

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Honors and Awards:

  • Kim Willoughby was featured in Denver Woman Magazine in its issue, June, 2009
  • Named one of Denver's top divorce attorneys by Divorce in Denver magazine, January, 2005
  • Tim Gill Entrepreneurial Woman. Awarded by the Colorado Business Council, 2004
  • Awarded Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, 2004, by Tim Gill Foundation., Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year, Tim Gill Foundation, 2004
  • Barrister of the Year. Awarded by Colorado Legal Initiatives Project, March, 2001

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • AAML National CLE Committee, 2018
  • Appointed Member, Colorado Bar Association Common Law Task Force, July - December, 2007
  • Denver Estate Planning Council
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Colorado Chapter, 2012-2013.
  • Member, Trusts and Estates Sections, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Chairperson, Solo/Small Firm Section, Colorado Bar Association, 1999-2000
  • Board Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association, 1998-2000
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Association, 2005-present
  • Member, Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association, 1998-2002, 2005-2006
  • Member, Executive Council, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, 2001-2003
  • Second Vice President, Denver Bar Association, 2001-2002
  • Member, Budget Committee, Colorado Bar Association, 2002-2003
  • Member, Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, 2005-2006
  • President, Thompson Marsh Inn of Court, 2006-2007
  • Statutory Revisions Committee, Trusts and Estates Section, CBA, subcommittee on review of Uniform Probate Code (surrogacy issues), 2008-2010
  • Board Member, Colorado Continuing Legal Education, 2002-2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Grey Divorce," Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, October, 2017
  • "Judicial Conference regarding Appointment of GALs," September, 2017
  • "Global Health and Human Rights," University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, May 8, 2017
  • "Prenuptial Agreements:  A High Level Discussion with Colorado's Premier Practitioners and Judges," Presented by Colorado CLE, February 16, 2017
  • "Double Dipping:  Webinar for Business Valuation Resources," January, 2017
  • "GALS in Domestic Relations Cases:  Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Why Title 15 is Where We (Think We) Are Going," AAML Colorado Chapter, December, 2016
  • "Grey Divorce:  Special Considerations for Elders involved in the Dissolution of Marriage Process," with Melissa Moses, Esq., 2016 Elder Law Retreat, August 26, 2016
  • "A High Level Discussion about the Interplay Between Goodwill an Maintenance:  Expanding the Double Dip Debate," AAML Colorado Chapter, December, 2015
  • "Colorado's New Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act," with Susan L. Boothby, The Colorado Lawyer, March, 2014
  • "Common Law Marriage in Today's Changing World," with Herb Tucker, Esq., Colorado Women's Bar Association Annual Convention, Vail, Colorado, May 17, 2014
  • "Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code," Trusts and Estates Retreat, Vail, Colorado, June 18 and 19, 2010
  • "Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code," Colorado CLE, Denver, Colorado, September 7, 2010
  • "Family Law," Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado, Colorado CLE, Fourth Ed, 2010
  • "Family Relationships," Senior Law Handbook, Colorado Legal Education, Edition, 2010
  • "Changes to Colorado's Uniform Probate Code" The Colorado Lawyer, December, 2010
  • "Standards of Value," Business Valuation Program, National CLE Conference (LEI), Vail, Colorado, January 3, 2009
  • "Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information," Colorado Family Law Practice for Paralegals, May 29, 2009
  • "Family Law Update," Colorado Magistrates Conference, Westminster, Colorado, September 14, 2009
  • "UPC and the Law," Trusts and Estates Update, Denver, Colorado, December 11, 2009
  • "Dead Exes: Probate and Probate Litigation Issues," AAML Advanced Family Law Institute, Denver, Colorado, December 12, 2006
  • Relocation in Family Law Cases," The Colorado Lawyer, March, 2006
  • "Cohabitation Agreements," Relationship Agreements, CLE International, Denver, Colorado, August 12, 2005
  • Relocation Panel, AAML Advanced Family Law Seminar, Denver, Colorado, December 10, 2005
  • "Think of Me When Preparing Marital Agreements," Trusts and Estates Newsletter, Colorado Bar Association, January, 2005
  • "Death and Divorce," CLE Family Law Handbook, 2003
  • "Marital Agreements," Elder Law Institute, September, 2002
  • "Death and Divorce: The Intersection of Family Law & Probate," Family Law Section's Annual Spring Family Law Update, May, 2002
  • Family Law Fall Update, "Uniform Pre-Marital and Marital Agreements Act and Colorado Civil Union Act," Denver, CO October 25

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Published Appellate Decisions: In re Parental Responsibilities of A.R.L., 2013 COA 170, 13CA0342, Court of Appeals of Colorado, December 5, 2013. In re Madrone, 290 P.3d 478 (Colo. 2012). In re Marriage of Sorensen, 166 P.3d 254 (Colo.App. 2007). In re Marriage of DePalma, 176 P.3d 829 (Colo.App. 2007). In re Marriage of Ciesluk, 113 P.3d 135 (Colo. 2005). In re E.L.M.C., 100 P.3d 546 (Colo.App. 2004). In re Marriage of Dorworth, 33 P.3d 1260 (Colo.App. 2001).

Educational Background:

  • University of Colorado, Magna Cum Laude, 1992
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Office Location for Kimberly R. Willoughby

25188 Genesee Trail Rd
Suite 150
Golden, CO 80401

Phone: 303-839-1770


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