About Shayne Law
The Law Offices of Gordon N. Shayne is located in Downtown Colorado Springs, Colorado, at 509 North Tejon St. (Click here for map) Our office has a combined experience of over 34 years fighting for the rights of its clients. Our office is highly energetic and well known among its colleagues and the judges as the lawyers appear in the El Paso, Teller and Douglas County courts on a regular basis.
Our clients live and work in a wide variety of locations across the front range and throughout the Colorado Springs area. Colorado Springs is the second most populated city in the State of Colorado, and is a diverse community situated in El Paso County, that is also known as the “Pikes Peak region.” There are several United States Military installations in the area: United States Army Post at Fort Carson, United States Air Force Academy, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base. A large segment of our clientele are active and retired military members, spouses, former spouses and dependents. There are many clients who are also serving their country while with the National Guard. Because of the large presence of men and woman in the various branches of military service, we make special accommodations for those clients in our fee structures.
The United States Air Force Academy is located in the northern half of El Paso County and is the largest man made tourist attraction in the area. The community takes great pride in having the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs and the contributions that the Air Force Academy and its students, faculty, alumni and staff, make.
The City of Colorado Springs sits in the magnificent shadow of Pikes Peak, which is 14,110 feet above sea level. Pikes Peak is the leading natural tourist attraction in the area and offers a multitude of recreational activities and sights throughout the park. For more information on what to do and see in Colorado Springs, see: www.visitcos.com
While the vast majority of clients are from the Pikes Peak region, our office represents clients in other areas as well, such as: El Paso, Teller, Douglas, and Pueblo counties.
Why Choose the Family Law Firm of Gordon N. Shayne?
If you are seeking to resolve a family law matter in Colorado Springs, it is critical to hire an attorney who exclusively practices family law. Gordon N. Shayne is an experienced family law attorney who helps clients navigate divorce, child custody and other family law matters.
“For over 30 years, I have vigorously fought to protect the rights and interests of my clients.” Gordon N. Shayne
Gordon N. Shayne
Family Law/Divorce Lawyer
Phone: (719) 442-6649
Fax: (719) 442-08892 509 North Tejon St
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903
Gordon N. Shayne’s field of practice is devoted to Family Law/Divorce case throughout the State of Colorado, with practice areas that deal with many of the following matters: Divorce/Legal Separation; Military Divorces and Division of Military Retirement; Domestic Violence and Restraining Order Disputes; Parental Responsibilities / / Child Visitation Rights; Grandparent Rights and Grandparent Custody; Guardianship; Post Dissolution Disputes and Modification regarding Custody, Parenting and Visitation and Child Support; Contempt Proceedings; Parenting Time Enforcement; Paternity Matters; Dependency and Neglect; Adoption; Settlement Negotiations; Mediation Sessions; Spousal Maintenance; Personal and Real Property Disputes; Adoptions; and many other matters that involve Domestic Relations cases and controversies.
Gordon N. Shayne has been an attorney for over three decades and is licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado and the State of Florida. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association, as well as the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section, Florida Bar Association, American Bar Association, Family Law Section, and El Paso County Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice as a member of the Trial Bar for the United States Southern District of Florida, and United States District Court, Colorado, and United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Gordon began his career as a public servant/prosecutor, first in Miami-Dade County and later, in Broward County (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), As an Assistant State Attorney, Gordon prosecuted a vast array of criminal defendants, with crimes ranging from Homicides, Sexual Batteries and Assault, to Misdemeanors and DUI’s. After leaving government service, Gordon began to specialize in Family Law, Domestic Relations and Divorce cases. Throughout his career, he has been responsible for hundreds of jury and non-jury cases, and attended a wide range of hearings, trials, mediations, arbitrations and administrative proceedings.
Gordon brings more than 30 years of law experience to every case. He is a member of federal, state and local bar associations About Us for details about Gordon’s professional memberships), including organizations based on specialized practice areas, such as the Colorado Bar Family Law Section and Federal Trial Bar.
For over a decade, Gordon has focused solely on family law. Through years of attending settlement conferences, mediations, hearings, etc., he has amassed an intimate understanding of Colorado family law that other lawyers may not possess. And that gives his clients more options and spares them unnecessary expenses.
From the moment you contact our family law firm through the end of your case, our staff and family law lawyer treat you with the respect you deserve. We keep you informed about your case and all the options available to you, answer your questions and return your phone calls and emails as quickly as possible.
Military Divorce Experience
Gordon is an experienced family law attorney in the area of military divorce. He has a thorough knowledge of Colorado divorce law and how it applies to military families, as well as federal legislation like the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSP) and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA). Understanding state and federal laws as well as military pay, benefits and issues commonly arising from combat deployments is imperative to ensuring that retirement benefits are properly divided and that the children’s best interests are met.
If you’re preparing for a divorce, of the best things you can do is get a family law lawyer on your side who is a skilled negotiator. Gordon is an experienced family law attorney who always strives to negotiate out of court first to save the time and expense associated with courtroom battles.
With an extensive background in courtroom litigation, Gordon has a great deal of experience to offer each of his clients, and in Family Law, his Mission Statements are as follows:
- To provide clients with truthful, patient and honest legal representation;
- To provide clients with support and guidance throughout the legal process;
- To provide clients with a strong aggressive advocate to develop client’s successful strategies, meet individualized goals, and present effective arguments in court;
- To provide clients with clear alternatives and options to reach stated goals;
- To provide clients with opportunities to personally meet with the attorney and his staff to strategize at every juncture of the case;
- To maximize the opportunities to reach a settlement and avoid the time, costs and stress of attending court hearings;
- To provide clients with an understanding of the law and how the law applies to their particular case;
- To assist clients in preparing them and their children for the future and whatever modifications and changes may need to made;
- To provide client with a clear understanding of how expert witnesses, mental health care practitioners, custody evaluators, etc. are utilized in Family Law matters and to know when these kinds of professionals should be called upon;
For Clients who are facing the severe legal challenges of a divorce or other family law dispute, Gordon can put his vast knowledge of the Colorado Revised Statutes and years of trial experience, to work for the benefit of his clients. Each client, whether it’s a contested or uncontested case, will receive a commitment to specialized attention.
The Law Offices of Gordon N. Shayne along with his wife, Sherry Shayne support the following efforts. (community activities locally and worldwide)
- New Idea Giving Feeding Starving Children all over the world
- Vietnam Veterans and Disabled Veterans of America
- Serenity Springs Wildlife Center in Calhan, Colorado
- World Wildlife Federation
- National Humane Society
- Colorado Springs Humane Society
- Denver and Colorado Springs Rescue Mission
*for those individuals interested in retaining legal counsel and who have the financial means to hire an attorney