Darin Jensen

Heckenbach Malara P.C.

Associate Attorney

Personal Note

Recognizing that his talents, personality and heart were geared towards family law and the challenges, emotions and rewards that this intimate practice can bring, Darin embraced the practice of family law and joined the firm in 2005. Darin’s practice focuses on all areas of family law, including divorce and post-decree matters, interstate cases involving custody (UCCJEA) and child support (UIFSA), as well as paternity actions, guardianship matters and adoptions.

Darin is committed to providing thoughtful, compassionate and sensible representation to his clients facing sensitive and compelling family law issues. Through settlement negotiations, where possible, or trial advocacy, when necessary, Darin strives to meet each client’s unique objectives and to protect each client’s particular needs. Having worked closely with judges as a judicial law clerk, Darin gained a distinctive understanding of the litigation process from the unique perspective of the Court and brings his insights to the representation of his clients.

Darin also handles appeals, particularly in family law cases. Darin assists clients during each step of the appellate process, from evaluating a potential appeal or seeking post-judgment relief to briefing and presenting arguments to the Court.

Additionally, Darin engages in basic estate planning, including preparation of wills, trusts and other documents that give clients the ability to direct the disposition of assets and to provide other instructions for future decisions.

Areas of Practice

Family Law


Wills / Probate

Civil / Corporate


  • Divorce
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Paternity Actions
  • Marital Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Non-Parent Rights
  • Protection Orders
  • Legal Separation
  • Child Custody
  • Contempt / Enforcement.
  • Interstate / International Jurisdiction
  • Parental Relinquishment / Termination
  • Rights of Unmarried Parents
  • Rights of Cohabitants (Partition / Replevin)
  • Appeals (Family / Domestic)
  • DUI Defense
  • Misdemeanors
  • Domestic Violence Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drafting of Wills
  • Medical Durable Power of Attorney
  • Financial Durable Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Probate / Estate Finalization
  • Conservatorship
  • Guardianship
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • Civil Litigation: Defendant
  • Corporate Formatics
  • Full Service Mediation
    • 2 hour minimum
    • $300 / hour
    • Saturdays Available Upon Request

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado (2003)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  1. Colorado Bar Association – Family Law Section (member)
  2. Arapahoe Bar Associations (member)
  3. Douglas / Elber Bar Association (member)
  4. Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee

Honors & Awards

  • Colorado Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2014)
  • Presenter, The Many Sides of Bankruptcy Law, “The Confluence of Family Law and Bankruptcy,” CBA-CLE, 2016


  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, CO [J.D – 2003]
    • Honors: Finalist, Reese Persuasive Writing Award
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, OK [B.A – 1998]
    • Honors: cum laude (SWOSU)
    • Graduate Studies (1998-2000)

Published Works

Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law, “Chapter 33 – Family Relationships,” CBA-CLE, 2018 – (Author / Editor)

Pro Bono Activities

  1. MORE Life, Center
  2. Legal Clinic in conjunction with Christian Legal Society
  3. Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic      

Past Employment Positions

Law Clerk, Hon. Juanita L. Rice, Arapahoe District Court (2005)

Law Clerk & Hon. J. Mark Hannen, Arapahoe District Court (2004)

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