Our Approach

Jennifer Knies, Jennifer Helland and Kelly McPherson, all successful Colorado Springs family law attorneys, recognized that they share a similar philosophy when it comes to practicing family law and decided to join forces to bring an entirely new approach to families going through a break up. All three partners believe you can part ways with a loved one with dignity and respect, without harming your children. They also believe divorce and mediation can be much less confrontational and toxic, and far less expensive.

That is why the three friends and mothers decided to start Knies, Helland & McPherson. They make building a relationship with their clients a priority, and believe that any successful relationship starts with careful listening. Then, together with their clients, they create a personalized pathway forward based on what is best for the client and the client’s goals. They go above and beyond to come up with creative solutions that protect the children and property and begin the process of rebuilding lives, so each family member can have a successful future.

Creating a customized divorce means the partners come up with a solution that is right for each client. They offer a wide array of services, so their clients can choose the best way forward. Knies, Helland & McPherson is well-versed in traditional divorce and also offers mediation, legal coaching and advising. They also have extensive experience as a Child and Family Investigator (CFI), Children’s Legal Representative (CLR), Parenting Coordinator Decision Maker (PCDM) and in Arbitration.

The partners and attorneys at Knies, Helland & McPherson are seasoned litigators with decades of combined courtroom experience between them. And, although they encourage and help their clients to attempt to find positive resolutions outside the courtroom, some cases simply need to be heard by a judge. When that happens, the partners know how to fight for their clients and get the best possible outcome in court.

Jennifer Knies and Jennifer Helland each began their careers as criminal litigators, and Kelly McPherson was a criminal investigator before becoming an attorney. They have tried hundreds of family law cases in the El Paso County courts. Their professionalism and excellent trial skills have earned them a reputation as formidable opponents in the courtroom.


At Knies, Helland & McPherson, we partner with you to come up with a customized solution that meets your individual needs and goals.