Welcome to the website of Laurel Anne Markus P.C. a Colorado Springs family law firm. The firm’s lead attorney serves primarily as a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) representing the best interests of minor children in Colorado Springs. Other services offered by the firm include assistance with adoption, child-related legal matters and family law mediation.
Guardian Ad Litem: Appointed by the Court to represent the best interests of minor children in the Dependency & Neglect, Juvenile Delinquency or Truancy court matters. Ms. Markus also accepts appointments to serve as a Child’s Legal Reprsentative (CLR) in family court matters.
Adoption & Reproductive Law: stepparent adoption, second parent adoption, foreign / international adoption, private placement or agency adoptions, adult adoption, and kinship adoptions. Review and drafting of surrogacy, egg donors, sperm donor and embryo donor contracts. Legal advice to intended parents, surrogates, and donors.
Child Related Legal Issues: paternity, grandparent visitation, guardianship of a minor, child custody (allocation of parental responsibilities), child support and modifications to current court-ordered parenting plans.
Family Law Mediation: a mediator can provide legal information, options and alternatives to help divorcing couples or parents reach an fair and legally enforceable agreement.