in 2009 I made a mistake of marrying a Brazilian woman in Brazil, it ended up not going well and we agreed to divorce. I sent her the money for the divorce but instead she pocketed the money and never filed. After 8 years I just now found out that we are not legally divorced, what can I do?
answered on Mar 19, 2018
You can file for divorce in Colorado. Due to the international aspect, you may have some additional steps related to serving notice. You may want to hire an attorney for assistance.
We were married in 2004 and separated in 2011. We lived together in Florida for several years where we had two children. He hasn't had any major contact with either child since 2012. We have agreed to terms of the divorce but don't know how to proceed. He still lives in Florida and... Read more »
answered on Mar 6, 2018
There is another potential option. If both parties can agree (stipulate) on jurisdiction for either FL or CO for all legal matters, it should be possible to consolidate both cases to a single state. Note, this consolidation may result in different divisions and payments because of the difference... Read more »
I live in a second floor apartment in a large complex in the Denver area. The outdoor stairwell is open to the elements and can get a bit dicey in bad weather. One morning, my BF, took the first step at the top of stairs and literally fell and slid down the entire stairway, hitting the cement... Read more »
answered on Feb 28, 2018
You are correct, you cannot sign away another person's legal rights/interests. Incidentally, the landlord cannot generally disclaim liability over common areas (the steps) via a warning or a contractual waiver - such disclaimers are in violation of Colorado's housing laws.
You... Read more »
Curious if landlord would pay for moving costs and rent of new home for the duration of the original lease.
answered on Feb 26, 2018
To add a few points:
1. oral statements do NOT qualify as valid notice.
2. Early termination of a written lease can only occur via: (a) mutual consent of both the landlord AND tenant or (b) eviction.
3. ALL evictions require court approval - which means that the landlord... Read more »
I was with her for 3 days and we were married 10 years ago.
answered on Feb 24, 2018
Yes and no. In a strict legal sense, the second marriage is invalid. However, there is the doctrine of equitable marriage (aka equitable estoppel) which can create marriage-like situation for property divisions, etc. Equitable marriage and its applicability is tied to specifics of the case. You... Read more »
My Dads POA who is a sibling charges our dad for everything she does for him whether its banking or buying toilet paper. She always in her accounting puts an hour or an hour and a half. I was told that to be able to check into whether she is doing what she says that she should be putting her... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2018
Power of attorneys do not typically involve any type of payment. A Power of attorney grants an agent (the relative) the ability to act on behalf of the principal (the father).
Based on your facts, if the relative is being compensated for services/tasks made on the behalf of the father... Read more »
she changed the will with a codicil in July of 2013 in my favor of getting the whole house. Do I have to do anything like file for probate. The elder law attorney had me sign the house over to me with my POW which she changed me to POW in july of 2013. What do I need to do now that she is passed... Read more »
answered on Feb 19, 2018
Since there is a lot here, you are advised to schedule an appointment with the attorney you mentioned. The attorney should be familiar with your mother's estate and can advise you.
As far probate, it is possible based on the size (or lack of size) of the estate that probate is not... Read more »
It's been over a month since I left my ex boyfriend of 2 years. We we're living together and I moved out, staying on my friends couch for now. After several times of telling him to leave me alone, he persists. I have blocked him on everything - my phone, email, social media. For him to... Read more »
answered on Feb 13, 2018
While it is possible to pursue a civil protection order, the best approach is usually to contact the your local police about the harassment. If they find an incidence of domestic violence (note: DV charges do not necessarily require physical harm if threats of physical violence are concrete), an... Read more »
I left Florida about 7 months ago to get away from my ex. He is now going on about how I can get into alot of trouble and he can make it to wear the state forces me to move back. He has not done hardly anything for our daughter and I have been taking care of her soley for over half her life. Can I... Read more »
answered on Feb 12, 2018
If there is no court order or litigation involving the children when you left, you should be able to the leave any state without any civil or criminal violations. Kidnapping charges vary by state, but usually require a pre-existing court order (which is being violated) or some concrete and... Read more »
I now have one son diagnosed with epilepsy and one with diabetes. He has been informed of both, but still does not help. Can I go after him for back support with the current order and request the amount raised going forward. The kids are 14 and 15.
answered on Feb 9, 2018
Yes, you should be able seek (unpaid) back support with the existing 2006 order via an enforcement order. You can also seek an increase in support via a modification. These requests can be filed together and you may be able to retroactively apply the modification amount. You may want to contact an... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2018
The Colorado marriage would only be valid if one or both parties of married couple were Colorado residents (permanently reside in Colorado for at least 91 days). If the residency requirement can be met in CO, the CO marriage can be transferred to NE (even though legal majority in NE is 19). An... Read more »
Hello. So I recently moved into a new house with a new landlord and new roommates. We each paid 500 upfront for first months rent and each paid 500 for a deposit. We all signed the lease and lease was sent to our parents as cosigners. The following day, a cosigner (mine) who was set to return from... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2018
From your facts it is acceptable for the landlord to "terminate" the agreement (technically no complete agreement was reached). However, the landlord must return all money (since no lease agreement was created). If the rental was occupied (even for a short duration), the landlord can... Read more »
I found out that my sister forged and cashed 5 different checks that where payable to my husband, myself and our 3 children. The checks where valued at $1435 total.she endorsed them to herself and deposited them into her bank account. When I confronted her about it she asked me if we could handle... Read more »
answered on Jan 30, 2018
Asking for interest and return of principal on the fraudulently obtained checks maybe wishful thinking, but I cannot see how any DA or police department would pursue criminal charges against you. However, your sister appears to adding to the list of her potential criminal charges beyond check... Read more »
I'm the mother can I take kids to another state without permission when neither him or I have and custody in place?
answered on Jan 16, 2018
If no custody orders are in place AND no current custodial litigation involves the children (in which you have been served), consent by the other parent or courts are NOT required to leave the state. However, the remaining parent can file for divorce (91 days) and/or custody (183-184 days) in... Read more »
My mother passed away on the halloween. My half siblings are pushing to sell the house within 30 days. I can't help but think there is something strange about the rush and the fact that they would prefer it to go into forclosure. Then to allow me to make the mortgage payment till it sells.... Read more »
answered on Nov 12, 2017
If there is a living joint owner, the real estate very likely will never enter probate (or be subject to specific devises in a will--unless the joint ownership is a tendency in common).
Under normal circumstances, the joint owner(s) (joint tenant with right of survivorship--default in... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2017
These facts can be used in a modification request.
Contact an attorney to evaluate the strength of a modification request. Expect to pay for the attorney time and assistance.
two young grand sons. Do we have any rights in Colorado?
answered on Nov 11, 2017
It depends. Grandparent's rights are limited versus parental rights in the US. If there is any adjudication involving the children (e.g. divorce w/ custody, paternity, guardianship, custody for unmarried couples, probate or dependency and neglect), grandparents have standing (ability) to make... Read more »
A university professor was informed by admin that allegations of "inappropriate relations" were made by a student against the professor. Nothing of the sort ever happened and there is no evidence that would suggest that it did. According to the dept chair the student made verbal... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2017
Under Dept. of Education regulations, all schools that receive a sexual harassment/assault claim, must investigate the allegation. Each institution has its own procedures related to who conducts the investigation and how it is conducted (read your employee manual for details). During the... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2017
Are you sure that this is trial and not a status conference or other type of hearing? If this an emergency hearing, the courts do not expect fully prepared cases and usually restrict the ruling to a singular matter (e.g. immediate risk of harm to a child).
If it really is a trial, the... Read more »
answered on Nov 10, 2017
This is how is should work:
First you need to notify your employer in writing within 4 days of the injury. You can still report after the 4 days window, but penalties may apply (note: inability to report due to physical or mental impairment delays the 4 day reporting requirement until you... Read more »
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