Broxterman Alicks McFarlane PC is a Denver family law firm.
At BAM, divorce and family law are what we do. We understand all too well that the issues arising in these areas of the law create some of the most challenging situations our clients will face in their entire lives. That is why we strive to be different and to serve our clients holistically: Our attorney advocates do not measure success by billable hours. We measure success by the significance of the lives we’ve helped make whole again.
At BAM, we offer energy, compassion, and innovation in pursuit of the best possible outcomes for our clients, who are often faced with complex and emotional family situations. Our legal expertise is bolstered by our ability to assist clients at a time of often severe upheaval in their personal lives.
We offer this assistance through the expertise of our experienced and award-winning attorneys. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in all areas of domestic relations litigation and mediation, including complex financial issues involving trusts and business interests, jurisdictional issues involving interstate and international parenting disputes, marital property division, spousal maintenance and child support, developmentally appropriate parenting arrangements, high stakes domestic abuse issues, and determination of the application of pre-nuptial and post-marital agreements.
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OUR MISSION: We aim to give our clients a voice in the often overwhelming court process. By building relationships with our clients, offering them the best possible service at within-reach rates, and executing these tasks with dignity and compassion for all, we achieve our mission. At BAM, you are not just a client; you are a person, and we have your back.
BAM’S HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Prior to founding BAM in 2015, our shareholders had many years of experience with other top Family Law firms. This experience has given us the determination to do things differently, to take a new approach, and to represent a diverse range of clients. We provide unique, personalized, and highly professional legal assistance, drawing on years of experience in highly specialized areas of the law.
BAM’S CLIENTS: PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, HUSBANDS & WIVES
We welcome clients whose needs require challenging existing legal boundaries while serving many clients whose needs are more traditional. As a result, our clients come from every end of the spectrum: divorced fathers being denied visitation rights, mothers seeking child support, same sex couples seeking to establish their parental rights, domestic abuse victims seeking sanctuary from their abusers, and high net worth individuals trying to protect their children’s and grandchildren’s inheritance during a divorce. The individualized approach we take with each and every one of our clients is what makes BAM different. We consider not only the legal needs of our clients but also the emotional turmoil their families are going through so that we can help them make the best possible decisions.
OUR FAMILY LAW SERVICES
BAM is known for its exceptional work in Colorado family law. We have helped many clients through the divorce and legal separation process and helped them achieve the best outcomes possible. We know you may have many concerns during this journey. Our firm will be there every step of the way to ensure you and your family understand the process and feel at ease.
BAM's FAMILY LAW SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
- Legal Separations
- Parental Relocation
- Property Division
- Changes to Your Divorce Decree
- Domestic Abuse and Violence
- Children in Divorce: Custody & Support
- Alimony/Maintenance and Spousal Support
BAM'S TEAM APPROACH
At BAM, we have developed a team approach that utilizes our attorneys’ varying areas of expertise and tailors their diverse skills and styles for maximum effectiveness. This allows our clients to enjoy highly individualized attention at reasonable rates.
Our team approach allows for many cases to have the involvement of two or more attorneys and also by other legal experts. For the clients, that means that their cases will be reviewed by attorneys with a variety of perspectives, styles and legal expertise, who can review elements of constitutional, civil, family, criminal, and corporate law to determine the best approach. At the same time, the lead attorney oversees the entire process and develops a one-on-one relationship with the client.
Some of our attorneys are more familiar with certain judges and/or certain jurisdictions, and the team process allows them to weigh in with those valuable insights.
The team approach also has financial benefits for the client, allowing paralegals to create first drafts at lower rates, thereby minimizing costs. The client is charged a “blended rate” reflecting the average of attorney and paralegal time, to reflect the incorporation of the much lower paralegal rate for delegable tasks.
This approach also means that if the client’s lead attorney is in court or away for some other reason, there is always someone available who is familiar with their case should an urgent need arise.
BAM’S FAMILY LAW EXPERTISE
Our award-winning attorneys have enjoyed recognition from their community in the form of 10.0 “Superb” ratings on Avvo.com, numerous five-star client reviews, and being selected for inclusion on the list of Colorado SuperLawyers® Rising Stars—an honor reserved for only 2.5% of the attorneys in the state.
Shareholders Margot Alicks and Kyle McFarlane were recognized, respectively, as a “Compleat Lawyer” and an “Up and Coming Lawyer” by Law Week Colorado, the state’s premier legal trade publication.
Kyle was also named to GenXYZ in 2019, ColoradoBiz magazine's award for young professionals that recognizes outstanding Colorado business and community leaders between the ages of 21 and 39.
Shareholder Heather Broxterman was also named to the 2020 and 2021 Editions of The Best Lawyers in America. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence and an unbiased source of legal referrals.
The team works hard to ensure that they are giving back to the community through CLE presentations, pro bono mediation and advisement sessions hosted by various district courts, mentoring of new attorneys, and a range of community service. Firm attorneys also write extensively for the BAM blog and outside publications.
Management / Department Heads
Firm Practice Areas
- Family Law
- Family Law Arbitration
- Family Law Mediation