Ian Shea

Heckenbach Law P.C.


Personal Note

Ian’s practice includes a mixture of family law and civil litigation cases. In the family law arena, he has experience with divorce, allocation of parental responsibilities, paternity and relinquishment and adoption issues. In the civil litigation arena, he focuses primarily on contract disputes, including the protection of contract rights of creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. Ian has experience in probate and in estate planning for estates with less than $1,000,000 in assets.

Prior to joining Heckenbach Law P.C., Ian worked in a small firm with a varied practice. During law school he also gained valuable experience working for the Denver District Attorney’s Office and the City Attorney for the City of Englewood.

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Post-Decree Modifications
  • Paternity Actions
  • Juvenile / DNN
  • Marital Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Same Sex / Cohabitation Issues
  • Grandparent Rights
  • Dependency & Neglect
  • Guardianship
  • Adoption
  • Child Support Modifications
  • Emergency Motions: Suspend Parenting Time
  • 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)
  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Colorado (2005)
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado (2005)

Professional Associations & Memberships

  1. Colorado Bar Association (member)
  2. Denver and Arapahoe Bar Associations (member)
  3. Douglas / Elber Bar Association (Treasurer & member)


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC [J.D – 2005]
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO [B.A – 2000]
    • Honors: Boettcher Scholar & Presidents Leadership Class Scholar

Past Employment Positions

District Attorney’s Office: Denver

City Attorney: Englewood

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