Interstate & International Child Custody

Divorce/Family Law/Child Custody/Marital Asset Division

International Family Law 

Who We Are

Since 1988 the family law practice in Englewood, CO, of Russel Murray III, P.C. has vigorously represented men and women in divorce and family law cases of all types: child custody, emergency and restraining or protection orders, property and asset division, alimony and maintenance issues, grandparent rights, international family law cases, and criminal law cases ranging from traffic and DUIs, to misdemeanors and felony cases. When appropriate, we also represent clients in all types of appeals to the Colorado Court of Appeals, the Colorado Supreme Court, the United States District Court, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

The firm has unique skills and experience in Interstate and international child custody matters and child abductions, in private cases as well as in those involving the Hague Convention.

Mr. Murray is is a past chair of the family law section of the Colorado Bar Association (2001-2002). He twice co-chaired the statewide Family Law Institute (2001, 1994), an annual conference which brings together the finest, most talented, and most knowledgeable family law judges, legal practitioners, and experts from every field with which family law is involved: child custody evaluators, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, CPAs, accountants, valuation experts, business valuation experts, and employment experts.

Russel has presented over 100 continuing legal education courses locally, nationally, and internationally, on a wide variety of legal issues reflecting his personal and professional interests and expertise on topics ranging from interstate and international child custody, Hague Convention cases, Colorado family law and domestic relations litigation, emergency cases with temporary restraining and temporary protection orders, criminal law issues, criminal law in the family law context, child family investigators (CFIs), special advocates, technology and technological issues in legal practice, and family law ethics.

Murray has always has always had an extreme interest in criminal law issues in the family law context and has spoken on criminal matters arising from issues involving family law, and specifically on the representation of defendants while involved in divorce and post-divorce cases. Because of this specialized knowledge and concern, the firm provides representation in felony and misdemeanor charges, including those involving DUI/drinking/driving/traffic matters, assault, battery, domestic violence, violation of orders, and all forms of criminal charges arising from issues involving family law, specifically on the representation of defendants while involved in divorce and post-divorce cases.

Mr. Murray is is a 25-year member of the Colorado Bar Association Ethics Committee and created and chaired the CBA Family Law Section Ethics Committee (1993-2003). Additionally, he is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) Family Law Section (Child Custody Committee; Ethical Practice and Procedures Committee; International Law Committee); the ABA International Law Section (Family Law Committee); the ABA Center For Professional Responsibility; the International Society of Family Law; the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL); the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar; the International Society of Family Law; and the Adams/Broomfield, Arapahoe, and Douglas County Bar Associations. For 20 consecutive years he has been listed as an AV lawyer in Martindale-Hubbell, one of the highest accolades a lawyer can receive, and as an international family law attorney in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.

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