Kimberly Willoughby

Willoughby & Associates



University of Virginia, J.D., 1994

Admitted to Practice

Colorado, 1994; South Dakota, 2021.

AAML Position(s) Held

  • AAML/ACTEC Committee, 2019 to present.
  • AAML 2018 National CLE Committee, 2017-2018.
  • Chapter President, 2012-2013

Legal Organizations

  • Fellow, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel
  • Diplomat, American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2021 – present
  • National Chair of the AAML Committee to work with the National Chair of the ACTEC Task Force on the intersection of estate and trusts and family law, 2019 – present.
  • Executive Council Liaison between Trusts and Estates Section and Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association, 2018 to present.
  • Orange Book Committee, Trusts and Estates, Colorado Bar Association, 2019.
  • Denver Estate Planning Council.
  • Society of Financial Service Professionals.
  • Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession, Liaison, 2013-2015.
  • Statutory Revisions Committee, Trusts and Estates Section, Colorado Bar Association, subcommittee on review of the Uniform Probate Code (surrogacy issues), 2008-2010.
  • Appointed Member, Colorado Bar Association Common Law Marriage Task Force, July 2007 – December 2007.
  • President, Thompson Marsh Inn of Court, 2006-2007.
  • Executive Council, Colorado Bar Association, 2005-2006.
  • Budget Committee, Colorado Bar Association, 2002-2003.
  • Second Vice President, Denver Bar Association, 2001-2002.
  • Executive Council, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association, 2001-2003.
  • Board of Governors, Colorado Bar Association, 1998-2002, 2005-2006.
  • Fellow, Colorado Bar Association, 2005 to present.
  • Board Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, 1998-2000.
  • Chairperson, Solo/Small Firm Section, Colorado Bar Association, 1999-2000.
  • Member, Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association
  • Member, Trusts and Estates Section, Colorado Bar Association.

CLE Presentations

  • Representative list:
  • “Death and Divorce,” Colorado Bar Association, February 2024.
  • “The New Era of Marital Agreements,” Colorado Bar Association, November 2023.
  • “Estate Planning for Greying Divorce,” ENGAGE (AICPA and CIMA), June 2023.
  • “Estate Planning During Divorce,” AAML New York Chapter, May 2023.
  • When Estate Planning, Marital Agreements and Divorce Collide: How to Avoid Unintended Consequences,” 67th Annual Estate Planning Seminar, October 2022.
  • “Irrevocable Trusts and Marital Agreements,” ACTEC National Conference, March 2022.
  • “The Impact of ERISA Preemption on Estate Planning and Matrimonial Matters,” ACEBC, ACTEC and AAML, March 2021
  • “Avoid a Pyrrhic Victory: Trust Resolutions in Divorce,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Midyear Conference, March 2021
  • “Trust Distributions,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and American Law Institute, November 2020.
  • “Did I Say I Do? Addressing and resolving issues associated with common law marriage in estate planning and administration,” with Amy K. Rosenberg, 2020 Domestic Relations and Probate Institute, September 2020.
  • “Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid. But Do Not Despair – How Divorce Attorneys and Your Own Clients May Make You Regret that Prenup You Drafted, and How to Avoid It,” Trusts and Estates Annual Retreat, Sante Fe, NM, June 2019
  • “Double Dip Debate,” AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 2019.
  • “The Price of Vice: Issues with Cannabis and Other ‘Vice’ Businesses,” AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference, Las Vegas, NV, May 2019
  • -Court Strategies for Litigants with Capacity Issues in Divorce Cases,” Judicial Conference, June, 2018.
  • -Estate Planning Basics,” Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, May, 2018.
  • -Grey Divorce,” Society of Financial Service Professionals, January, 2018.
  • -Valuation of Unique Assets,” AAML Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, November, 2017.
  • -Grey Divorce,” Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee, October, 2017.
  • -Judicial Conference regarding Appointment of GALs,” September, 2017
  • -Global Health and Human Rights,” University of Denver Josef Korbel School of International Studies, May 8, 2017.
  • -Prenuptial Agreements: A High Level Discussion with Colorado’s Premier Practitioners and Judges,” Presented by Colorado CLE, February 16, 2017.
  • -Double Dipping: Webinar for Business Valuation Resources,” January, 2017.
  • -GALs in Domestic Relations Cases: Where We Have Been, Where We Are, and Why Title 15 is Where We (Think We) Are Going,” AAML Colorado Chapter, December, 2016.
  • -Grey Divorce: Special Considerations for Elders involved in the Dissolution of Marriage Process,” with Melinda Moses, Esq., 2016 Elder Law Retreat, August 26, 2016.
  • -A High Level Discussion about the Interplay Between Goodwill and Maintenance: Expanding the Double Dip Debate,” AAML Colorado Chapter, December, 2015.
  • -Common Law Marriage in Today’s Changing World,” with Herb Tucker, Esq., Colorado Women’s Bar Association Annual Convention, May 17, 2014, Vail, Colorado.
  • Family Law Fall Update, -Uniform Pre-Marital and Marital Agreements Act and Colorado Civil Union Act,” October 25, 2013, Denver, Colorado.
  • -Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code,” Colorado CLE, Denver, Colorado, September 7, 2010.
  • -Modifications to the Uniform Probate Code,” Trusts and Estates Retreat, Vail, Colorado, June 18 and June 19, 2010.
  • -UPC and the Law,” Trusts and Estates Update, Denver, Colorado, December 11, 2009.
  • -Family Law Update,” Colorado Magistrates Conference, Westminster, Colorado, September 14, 2009.
  • -Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information,” Colorado Family Law Practice for Paralegals, May 29, 2009.
  • -Standards of Value,” Business Valuation Program, National CLE Conference (LEI), Vail, Colorado, January 3, 2009.
  • -Dead Exes: Probate and Probate Litigation Issues,” AAML Advanced Family Law Institute, Denver, Colorado, December 12, 2006.
  • Relocation Panel, AAML Advanced Family Law Seminar, Denver, Colorado, December 10, 2005.
  • -Cohabitation Agreements,” Relationship Agreements, CLE International, Denver, Colorado, August 12, 2005.
  • -Marital Agreements,” Elder Law Institute, September 2002.
  • -Death and Divorce: The Intersection of Family Law & Probate,” Family Law Section’s Annual Spring Family Law Update, May 2002.

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