The Law Office of Jeremy M. Bernstein

A family law practice with over 40 years of experience.

Different Roles of Counsel

The Law Office of Jeremy M. Bernstein represents clients in several capacities:

  1. Lead Counsel:   In most cases, Jeremy Bernstein is the client’s lead counsel and is responsible for the client’s legal matters beginning with pre-filing planning, when appropriate, the filing of the Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Dissolution of Civil Union, through mandatory disclosures, discovery, temporary orders and final orders.
  1. Co-Counsel:  In certain cases, at the client’s request, Jeremy Bernstein will co-counsel with other experienced Colorado attorneys and attorneys who are not licensed to practice in the state of Colorado.  He has served as co-counsel with attorneys from major metropolitan areas including New York City, Los Angeles, Miami and Dallas as well as with international colleagues from the United Kingdom and Hong Kong.  He has been an effective member of legal teams who are able to meet the client’s specific needs.
  1. Local Counsel:  In many high-net worth cases, the client has longstanding relationships with attorneys who are not licensed to practice in the state of Colorado but whom the client wishes to be actively involved in the client’s family law matters.  Jeremy Bernstein has served as local counsel and has assisted attorneys who are not licensed to practice in the state of Colorado in being admitted to practice before the Colorado Courts for that specific case and has assisted out-of-state counsel with understanding Colorado law and the Colorado Rules of Civil Procedure as they pertain to family law matters.
  1. Legal Consultant:  Colorado attorneys are authorized to provide legal advice to a client and prepare pleadings on the client’s behalf without entering an appearance on behalf of the client and without assuming responsibility for the client’s legal matters.  In appropriate cases and specifically in cases where the parties seek an amicable dissolution of their marriage, Jeremy Bernstein has assisted clients in negotiating issues including parental rights, parenting time, decision-making, child support, maintenance and property divisions, and has prepared pleadings without entering an appearance on behalf of the client.  These services are permitted pursuant to C.R.C.P. 11(b).