Griffiths Law Prevails in Published Court of Appeals Decision – Marriage of Young

In re Marriage of Young Case

Griffiths Law recently prevailed in a contested appeal called In re Marriage of Young. Attorneys Eliza Steinberg, Christopher Griffiths, and Duncan Griffiths represented the appellant in the case and successfully convinced the Colorado Court of Appeals to reverse the decision of the trial court below. The decision was published on July 15, 2021.

The decision is the first of its kind to discuss recent changes to the way in which a court must analyze a motion to modify maintenance. The court in Young explained that the trial court may consider the C.R.S. 14-10-114 statutory factors but is not required to do so. The decision also contains a lengthy discussion about how and when a person is voluntarily underemployed for purposes of calculating maintenance.


Eliza, Chris, and Duncan are all Shareholders at Griffiths Law with varying practice areas. Eliza focuses her practice exclusively on family law matters including divorce, allocation of parental rights, post-decree disputes, and child support matters. Chris is a Shareholder and Chief Financial Officer of Griffiths Law and works on both family law and civil litigation cases. Duncan is a Shareholder at Griffiths Law and his practice focuses on difficult and complex civil litigation and family law matters.