Available for Interviews: Teddi Ann Barry
Teddy Ann Barry, Esq. is a family attorney and writer who has been serving families through divorce and custody and has been practicing family law for over twenty years, and also comes with a wealth of experience in mediation and collaborative law. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado.
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Realities of Divorce in 2022:
IncreASING Property Values
The incredible increase in property values is leaving divorcing couples unable to buy out one party to keep the home—forcing the sale of the home and parties with far less trying to purchase or rent in the same extreme markets.
2. Market Volatility
The markets are fluctuating so much—leaving couples agreeing upon amounts and accounts to divide that change in value by the time they have the proper documents to divide the accounts legally.
3. Overwhelmed Court System
Many court dockets are so overloaded, that couples are waiting six months or more to get to court and then waiting months to over a year waiting for court orders.
- EX: A client waited nine months for a trial to enforce parenting orders, leaving him almost a year without court-ordered parenting time.
- EX: A client had a trial in February for modification of parenting time. The client still doesn’t have court orders four months later.
4. Skyrocketing Legal Costs
The costs of attorneys and litigation are becoming more and more extreme. The average attorney costs over $300/hour with $5,000 or more to begin representation. Expert costs $2,500–$20,000 depending on what they are valuing. Parties incurring extreme debt to continue paying costs of two households while court is pending.
5. Relocation Concerns
- Life after COVID has more people wanting to relocate—leaving children with long-distance parenting plans and months at a time away from one parent or family and friends. Meanwhile, more and more pre-teen and teenage children refuse to abide by the custody orders or parenting plans determined by divorcing parents without their input.
Interview: Teddi Ann Barry
Teddi Ann Barry, Esq. is the Founder of Teddy Ann Barry, PSC., and has been an attorney for over twenty years. Other areas of law practiced are mediation and collaborative law. Teddy is based in the Cherry Creek office and practices family law exclusively. She is also the author of The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Divorce in Colorado: Get In, Get Out, Get Over It.
Teddy is a former guardian ad litem and Respondent parents’ counsel, representing the best interests of children placed in the custody of the State and the parents accused of abuse and neglect of their children by the State.
As an alumna of Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska for both her undergraduate and Juris Doctorate degrees, Teddy is proud to have been educated at Creighton University which is one of 28 Jesuit Catholic universities throughout the country, that teaches, among many wonderful values, service. I have been serving others in family law since 2000.
Teddy has been a business owner for over 17 years and continues to build a firm with experienced and well-respected professionals who can offer the highest level of client care, advocacy, skilled negotiation, and litigation if and when absolutely necessary.
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