Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2021, Natalie C. Simpson will become an equity member of the firm. Ms. Simpson will continue to focus her practice on all aspects of Family Law.
Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont co-chaired the Colorado Bar Association’s 2020 Family Law Fall Update. The full-day program provided Colorado’s family law attorneys with updates on the law, an ethics segment, and a panel discussion featuring Colorado family law judges and magistrates, which was moderated by Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont. The program also featured issues that are often exacerbated by the current pandemic, such as variations in or interruptions to income, substance use and mental health.
If you are contemplating, or are in the midst of, a family law case, we are here to help you. We know that the pandemic has presented exceptional and unique challenges to you and your family, and our experienced attorneys can help.
Congratulations to Peter Franklin, Lesleigh Monahan, Robin Beattie, Hannah Westmont, and Natalie Simpson for being included in the 2021 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.” Inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America” is based on an in-depth peer-reviewed survey involving millions of confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the nation. This honor signifies excellence in the practice of law. Mr. Franklin has received this honor consecutively since 1995, Ms. Monahan has been recognized consecutively since 2006, Ms. Beattie has been recognized consecutively since 2018, and Ms. Simpson been recognized since 2020. This is the first year that Ms. Westmont has received this honor.
Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that Hannah Jannicelli Westmont has been elected to the Colorado Bar Association’s Family Law Section Executive Council for the current 2020 – 2021 year. The Family Law Section is an organization of over eleven hundred lawyers committed to improving the practice of family law in the State of Colorado. The Section provides a forum for the education of attorneys, judges, elected officials, and members of the general public.
Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been named to the 2020 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list again. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC is designated as a Tier 1 law firm in Family Law. The “Best Law Firms” ranking is based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.
Hannah Westmont was interviewed as an expert on Law Talk Colorado to speak about the recent impact of COVID-19 on divorce and child custody case filings, as well as domestic violence concerns, since stay-at-home orders have gone into effect.
Law Talk Colorado is a podcast series of information and in-depth discussions featuring state and local legal experts – attorneys, judges, law enforcement, legislators, et al. on important legal issues that matter in the lives of Coloradans.
Listen to the podcast episode featuring Hannah Westmont here.
To our valued clients,
We are writing to let you know that the law firm of Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC remains fully operational as the impact of this public health situation continues to affect our community and our courts.
At the present time, our physical office is open and our staff is staggered, with some employees working in the morning and others working in the afternoon. All staff remains available by telephone and e-mail throughout the day, and remains committed to providing you with full services. We assure you that in the event our physical office must close, our virtual offices will be fully operational.
Please, if you are sick or have been exposed to anyone who is sick, transform your appointment into a telephone or video conference. We will do the same to ensure your safety. If you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to call or email and we can discuss your concerns.
All of our clients are people that we truly care about and we want you to know that our firm is committed to your representation as we navigate the recent and ongoing changes in our justice system. We are dialed in to the breaking news and developments associated with each judicial district and we are prepared to adapt as needed to serve your interests. With that in mind, we wanted to offer a few online resources that may be helpful at this time.
If your children or grandchildren are out of school due to concerns around COVID-19 and have some extra time during their day, you might want to check out a virtual museum tour. Several famous museums are offering virtual tours that you can take while sitting on your couch. Here is an opportunity to travel around the world from the comfort of your home to see some of the world’s most famous artwork. 12 Famous Museums Offering Virtual Tours
If you’re looking for more ways to keep your kids busy, here are fifty ways to play and stay active. 50 Ways to Get Through Coronavirus Cabin Fever
Just know that if you’re feeling some fear and anxiety around the current situation, you are not alone. People all around the world are grappling with it in different ways. Here are some tips to stay as calm and happy as possible under these circumstances. 11 Tips for Staying Calm During the Time of the Coronavirus
We wish you peace and wellness during this uncertain time!
All of us at Polidori, Franklin, Monahan & Beattie, LLC
Congratulations to Gary Polidori, Peter Franklin, Lesleigh Monahan, Robin Beattie, and Natalie Simpson for being selected to the 2020 Colorado Super Lawyers list. The Colorado Super Lawyers is a selection process starting with a nomination by a peer attorney, validated with third-party research, then reviewed by other attorneys. Only 5% of attorneys practicing in Colorado are selected to receive this distinction. Mr. Polidori, Mr. Franklin and Ms. Monahan have received this honor consecutively since Colorado Super Lawyer’s conception in 2006. Ms. Monahan was also named to the Top 50: 2020 Women Colorado Super Lawyers List. Additionally, Hannah Westmont has been selected to the 2020 Colorado Rising Stars list. Ms. Westmont also received this distinction in 2018 and 2019. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
Polidori Franklin Monahan & Beattie, LLC is pleased to announce that Natalie Simpson has joined the firm as an Attorney. Ms. Simpson’s practice will focus exclusively on family law. Ms. Simpson comes to the firm with over a decade of family law experience.
Ms. Simpson has been listed as a Rising Star in the 2016 through 2019 publication of Super Lawyers Magazine. She also holds an Avvo “Superb” rating by the online lawyer directory and is recognized in family law by Best Lawyers in America.
Ms. Simpson handles complex domestic relations matters including high-conflict custody cases and complex financial disputes. She approaches each case with an eye towards resolution in order to help her clients navigate the difficult emotional complexities they face in their litigation matters.
Robin Beattie and Hannah Westmont gave a continuing legal education presentation on the topic of enforcing separation agreements and parenting plans at the Jefferson County Courthouse on December 10, 2019 alongside Magistrate Fitzgerald and Magistrate Moultrie. This lunch-time program provided Jefferson and Gilpin County family law attorneys with information on how to enforce an order without filing a contempt action.
If you need assistance enforcing an order, we are here to discuss your options with you. Please call to schedule your legal consultation today.