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Joseph D. Bloch started the firm in 1987 emphasizing the representation of men in Family Law and Divorce matters. Mark Chapleau joined the firm in 1996 after beginning his career as a litigator and teacher in Chicago. Both Mr. Bloch and Mr. Chapleau have developed extensive experience in all areas of matrimonial law, and have developed a state-wide reputation for representing men in all aspects of family law. In the area of divorce law, Mr. Bloch and Mr. Chapleau have worked on the cutting edge of progressive parenting-time arrangements maximizing children’s time with fathers. What was the norm back in the early 1990s is no longer appropriate and Bloch & Chapleau have been at the forefront of the legislative changes which have occurred over the last 17 years. Todd Narum became a partner in 2008 and has been practicing law since 2001. He has developed a combined Practice of family law and criminal defense. His extensive experience in criminal law has blended well with the Firm’s “men’s rights” All of the attorneys here at Bloch & Chapleau are dedicated professionals with extensive training and knowledge in all areas of family law.
Bloch & Chapleau have been involved in several important appellate decisions in family law issues, including maintenance (once known as alimony), Child Support, Division of Marital Assets, and numerous other family law issues. We look forward to offering our extensive experience to you as you go about the task of choosing an attorney or firm to best represent you in your family law case.
The area of grandparents’ rights has become more prevalent in Colorado family law in the past decade, and grandparents are seeking rights to their grandchildren now more than ever. Although a biological parent’s rights are presumed to be superior to that of an extended family member, grandparents may seek visitation with their grandchildren, and in certain circumstances, the right to custody of a grandchild. The attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau understand the emotional toll that accompanies these sensitive situations, and have assisted many grandparents, stepparents, and extended family members in pursuing such rights to ensure that the child’s best interest is truly protected.
Divorce is one of the most difficult situations that a person will endure in their lifetime. Although the divorce rate in Colorado has decreased from 4.4 percent in 2007 to 4.2 percent in 2011, the overall strain of a divorce has undoubtedly increased as a result of the faltering economy as many families are faced with more debt, reduced property values, and less income. While each divorce is different, the attorneys at Bloch & Chapleau possess extensive knowledge and experience to assist each client with any issue that may arise in a divorce, ranging from business and property valuation and division; to protection orders; to division of parental responsibilities; and even appellate issues. Bloch & Chapleau has provided 25 years of aggressive representation to Coloradans in divorce matters and takes pride in maintaining this reputation.