My dad was named as an heir in my grandmother's will. He preceded her in death, but the will was never updated. Am I eligible for his share? I am his only child, and he was never married. The Colorado code that governs it I believe is § 15-11-603, but I don't quite understand the legal... View More
I'm sorry to hear of your husband's passing. In Colorado, no attorney is needed to be appointed as the personal representative of an estate. A personal representative is given several responsibilities, such as collecting all the deceased person's possessions, making gifts of the...View More
She just got her drafted will from whoever drafted it in Colorado, but she currently lives in Texas. Can she get it signed/notarized in Texas? Would it still be considered legal since it was drafted in one state and notarized in another?
Generally, Wills are made under the laws of the state where a person lives. A complete, valid, signed, notarized, and witnessed Will made in any state is usually good in other states, meaning a person with a completely formed Will can move to a new state and the Will is still valid. Unfortunately,...View More
Your goal to create an anonymous beneficiary is more common that you might think. This is not legal advice specific to your situation, but is instead a general answer to your question and point you may wish to consider with your attorney. One way to keep a gift private is to use a Trust, and...View More
When my dad was in the hospital, she would not let us see him to say goodbye and claims that he told her that his children and grandchildren get nothing, I finally received the family photo albums with missing pictures. She had only been married for 10 years and she even took the military flag... View More
As a general interpretation of Colorado law, the first critical question is whether a person passes away with a valid will. If so, the terms of the will likely control the flow of property and money to specific people. If no valid will exists, Colorado law sets forth a default plan for inheritance....View More
For example, if attempts to serve someone a civil lawsuit at their home address have been unsuccessful, could that person be served via the registered agent for an LLC they own, even if the LLC is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit? Specifically, if they're using a registered agent... View More
The LLC structure is a legally distinct entity in Colorado law. While some code sections and some tax regulations will refer to both businesses and regular people equally as a "person" the significance of the LLC is to create a legal distinction between the business and its owners....View More
Currently, I work for a company as an HR representative that does not have any employees, but only independent contractors. The owner recently implemented a new policy. This policy includes some points that i believe teeter along the lines of formal employment. For clarification, these independent... View More
Hello, your question is a very common one. This is not legal advice specific to your situation, but may be helpful as you continue to frame your question and seek a Labor & Employment Law attorney to help you.
In general, the IRS publishes a few resources to help businesses classify...View More
I can't interpret the phrasing on the deed without seeing the entire document, but in general, the phrase "1/3 ENT" likely means a "one-third interest" or a one-third ownership is conveyed to that person. Contact an attorney and ask for help interpreting the deed and...View More
I started a new instagram account for my twin boys and have posted a video that reached 6 millions views in a week or so and a company contacted me to get a permission from me to share their video in their social media and I will get 60% and they get %40. So I just want to talk with an attorney... View More
You are wise to check with an attorney before you sign anything that does not make sense. Generally, the person creating a video clip has an automatically-occurring copyright in that video. The automatic rights are harder to enforce or sell, but the maker of the video clip can register their rights...View More
I am executor of my mom's will/trust. One of two siblings has left the state and possibly the country, and there is no communication on his part, despite our family's efforts. What must I do to satisfy Colorado's requirements to notify him and escrow inheritance? How long must I wait... View More
As a general rule in Colorado, C.R.S. § 15-12-705 sets the expectations for notifying a beneficiary or likely heir to an estate. The code states, in part, "the information shall be delivered or sent by ordinary mail to each of the heirs and devisees whose address is reasonably available to...View More
The app is available on iOS and I paid for the pro version. I’ve tried reading the agreements again but can’t tell. I would like to possible sell the original images or create my own works of art using these images as references.
She has died in Oregon where that is not a sufficient will, and requires an Affidavit of Witness/Genuine Sig. Since the attorney who witnessed has died and I can't locate the notary (may also be gone, since it was 1998), is there any way to track down legal records/proof from a now-closed law... View More
Generally, in Colorado, law firms that close or attorneys that die will pass all the firm's records to a friendly colleague. This is an informal process, unfortunately, but the community of estate planning attorneys tends to collaborate to find the right records. Consider contacting any law...View More
Upon coming to that conclusion, he mentioned a "mean way" and a "nice way" to handle this. As an art gallery, we need to be careful how we move everything, so we need some time. He said the "mean way" would be their having "repossession trucks" come in with a... View More
Mr. Larranaga makes good points in his analysis of situations like yours. I'll add one more point. Speaking generally of Colorado law, commercial leases offer less protections to eviction (even a "wrongful" eviction") because the damages of an eviction can be calculated into...View More
My mother passed back in February. I was her caretaker and she assumed that meant I'd be given whatever was left over in her bank. Everything happened so fast, we weren't prepared for her death at all. None of us were thinking about money once we knew she would pass. There's a little... View More
I'm so sorry to hear that your mother passed away. But there is a fairly simple path forward for her estate and her possessions to be distributed to family and friends. People that pass away in Colorado either do or don't have a Will that controls their estate after death. If you mother...View More
In Colorado, the most common ways to be personal representative ("PR") for the estate of someone that passed away are (1) to be nominated as PR in the will, or (2) to be a relative of the deceased person who applies to be PR.
In the first method, the will might name a PR and...View More
In Colorado, a will (or more formally, a Last Will and Testament) is a personal document that becomes effective at the moment a person dies. It is very important to have a will, but the will is not legally controlling over a person's property until the person dies and the will is accepted by...View More
In Colorado, a general power of attorney (PAO) gives broad powers to the "agent" allowing the agent to do things on behalf of the "principal". Common tasks are financial transactions, real estate transactions, paying bills, opening mail, and signing documents. The agent only has...View More
Holding a raffle in Colorado is a regulated activity and requires a license issued by the Charitable Gaming Section of the Secretary of State’s office. A raffle can only be conducted by a legitimate, registered charity with an active non-profit registration in Colorado. In fact, the charity must...View More
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