General Law Tips

Boundary Disputes & Ownership of Real Estate Through Adverse Possession

Boundary Disputes between neighbors in rural Colorado are common and often far more complex than most property owners may imagine.  Under the legal doctrine of Adverse Possession, a person may, under certain circumstances and after passage of sufficient time, acquire

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Dividing Property in Divorce: Marital and Separate Property

Many lay people do not understand that, before dividing property in divorce,  a judge must first distinguish between marital and separate property.  The judge cannot simply divide all property and debt equally between the parties.  Although that happens sometimes, Colorado law does not

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Forming Small Business Entities

Do you plan to start a small business?  Do you already own one as a sole proprietor or in partnership with others?  In either case,  you may benefit from organizing your business as a corporation, limited liability company or other

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Adverse Possession in Colorado

A few of years ago, in response to a notorious Boulder County Court battle between two neighbors, the Colorado Legislature enacted statutory changes to the Common Law rules of Adverse Possession. In essence, the legislature enacted provisions making it more difficult

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Do You Have a Right to a Mechanic’s Lien?

If you have done work or supplied materials contributing to any improvement to real property within the State of Colorado – with or without a contract – and have not received payment, you may have the right to collect payment

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DUI: Drugs, Alcohol and Driving in Colorado

If arrested for Driving Under the Influence, Driving While Ability Impaired or Driving With Excess Alcohol  (DUI/DUID, DUI per se, or DWAI) in Colorado, you should contact a lawyer immediately.  People arrested in Colorado for any of these charges often

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Common Law Marriage in Colorado

Colorado Law recognizes and treats Common Law Marriage precisely as it does licensed, ceremonial marriages.   However, most people have very little understanding about what creates a Common Law Marriage.  For example, many people ask us ‘”but don’t I have

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Legal Requirements for Management of Home Owner Associations

Most Colorado Home Owners Associations must comply with The Colorado Common Interest Ownership Act (CCIOA). HOA’s subject to CCIOA must adopt uniform policies and procedures for managing their business. Policies Required by Statute CCIOA requires that HOA’s adopt and follow certain

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Deed in Lieu of Foreclosure

Even in our difficult  economy, inability of a homeowner to make timely payments on mortgage or trust deed debt does not always lead to foreclosure.  A deed in lieu of foreclosure may avoid the foreclosure process for both lender and

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