Michael L. Luchetta
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated
Michael Luchetta devotes 100% of his practice to the area of family law. This covers cases in all facets of domestic cases: dissolutions of marriage (divorce); child support; parenting time (previously called “visitation” or “custody disputes”); legal separations; adoptions; spousal maintenance (formerly known as alimony); allocation of parental responsibilities; and division of marital assets. He has practiced law since 1986, after graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law.
Mr. Luchetta’s philosophy in handling these cases is to attempt to resolve cases quickly, equitably, and amicably, if at all possible. This helps to reduce or minimize the amount of fees clients incur, as Mr. Luchetta recognizes how financially devastating a divorce can be. Mr. Luchetta has no hesitation, however, in fighting the good fight, and being able to counter the aggressive tactics sometimes asserted by opposing counsel, and is well equipped to take on the difficult cases. While Mr. Luchetta has been trained in the Collaborative Law approach, has worked on Collaborative Law cases, and encourages clients to work in that area, a certain percentage of his practice is devoted to high-conflict cases that are anything but amicable or collaborative.
Mr. Luchetta’s experience in the family law area helps him recognize and identify the primary issues in cases, and thus to focus upon them. He is very familiar with the experts who are sometimes called upon to serve as witnesses or in court-appointed capacities (accountants, parenting time evaluators, Child & Family Investigators, Parent Coordinators, and Decision Makers), and his knowledge of the reputations of the individuals who serve in these capacities, is of tremendous value. He has been trained in the Collaborative Law protocol, and has effectively worked to resolve cases in format, as well as through mediation.
In summary, Mr. Luchetta seeks to minimize fees and encourages amicable, but fair, resolutions of cases. He has the experience, the ability, and the passion to represent clients in high conflict cases, however, and is equipped to handle cases whether they be under an amicable, or collaborative, status, or in high conflict.