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Restrictive covenants recorded in the public records limit the use and occupancy of real property. A restriction can take many forms.  For example, a covenant  might limit building sizes, building types and architectural styles.  Other covenants might actually mandate a

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You may not need a judge or arbitrator to resolve disputes, conflicts, and other difficult issues What is Mediation Mediation is an alternative to traditional litigation or binding arbitration. It is confidential and voluntary. As a result the parties control

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Do you have a home For Sale by Owner?  Would you like to buy or sell a home without the assistance of a real estate agent?  Maybe you’ve found a buyer without an agent or maybe you know of someone

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Adverse Possession and Boundary Disputes

The law of Adverse Possession often leads to Boundary Disputes in rural Colorado. Such disputes are common and often far more complex than most property owners may imagine.  Through Adverse Possession, a person may, under certain circumstances and after passage

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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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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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