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0 Answers | Asked in Construction Law for Colorado on
Q: Mechanics Lien will be put on my new build if not paid. Home builder never paid subcontractor.

Bought a house from a local builder in Colorado Springs almost a year ago. I just received a notice saying a mechanics lien will be put on my house if 10,000 is not paid to the concrete company. The home builder never paid them. Am I liable for payment? What do I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Gaming, Small Claims and Tax Law for Colorado on
Q: My senior class organized a game where everyone buys in and receives a cash prize. Is this legal?

My senior class organized a game where everyone bought into the game and the winner receives a cash prize. It is organized by students, not affiliated with the school. Every player signed an agreement that they accepted the rules. Students are being kicked out of the game, despite not violating any... Read more »

D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Contact the Colorado Attorney General to file a consumer protection complaint.

https://coag.gov/office-sections/consumer-protection/

This may also be considered theft and/or fraud. Filing a police report may be appropriate.

You would also have a civil action for breach of...
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0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Colorado on
Q: Can employers deduct from employees pay for company damage?

If it was gross negligence and willful negligence to company vehicle damage and there was evidence like a video camera proving it

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for Colorado on
Q: I live in Colorado, and I have a Jeep which I bought new in 2009. At the time, part of Jeep's new car factory warranty

included a lifetime drivetrain warranty. It now needs a new transmission, and Jeep has agreed that it needs a new transmission. The problem is that they don't have any of the transmissions in stock, and they don't know when more are coming in. It has been 43 days since I brought the Jeep... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Colorado on
Q: Cps took my son out of my house last week without warrant wasn't charged and dont have a court date. How do I get him b

He's never been without his father and is so confused and sad/scared. I haven't even been able to see him for a week now.

0 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Colorado on
Q: Can employers deduct anything from employees in relation to company vehicle damage in the state of Colorado?

If the accident was caused by gross negligence and deliberate

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: My Grandson signed a lease with his roommate. The roommate is now spending his portion of the rent on drugs

My Grandson is now paying for himself and roommate. What are my Grandson's options ?

Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga PRO label
answered on Feb 2, 2023

You should probably have your grandson talk to an attorney.

His roommate’s actions could constitute theft, unjust enrichment, or other. The lease will govern much of what your grandson can do. Just generally, your grandson may wish to move out. Heavy drug use often leads to bad...
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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: Can an apartment complex change the date rent is due before being charged a late fee, from the date in the lease?

My lease says I have until the 8th of each month, but my complex says they've changed the date to anytime after the 1st.

Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga PRO label
answered on Feb 1, 2023

As with all legal questions, it depends.

CO has very recently passed certain laws relating to late fees. The change may be an attempt to comply with that law. But it sounds like they may be moving in the wrong direction. If they start to charge you late fees then you may wish to reach out...
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3 Answers | Asked in Business Law for Colorado on
Q: What kind of lawyer do I need? I own an assisted living home and one of my clients fell and they are sueing me
D. Mathew Blackburn
D. Mathew Blackburn
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Defense Attorney, Trial Attorney, Litigation Attorney all describe what you need.

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Q: What kind of lawyer do I need? I own an assisted living home and one of my clients fell and they are sueing me
Andrew John Contiguglia
Andrew John Contiguglia
answered on Feb 1, 2023

Assuming you are insured, you should tender the complaint to your insurance company and open a claim. Depending on the type of policy you have, they will likely assign a defense attorney to defend the action on your company's behalf. If you are uninsured, you will be required to hire a defense... Read more »

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0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: Does understood to convert mean automatically renewed? Is notice required to raise rent, if so, how much?

So my lease was a 1.5 year lease and there is a holdover clause that says the lease is "understood to convert to month-to-month". There is also notice clause that says a 30 day notice must be given and must be in writing, which must be delivered to the tenant with proper proof of service,... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Health Care Law for Colorado on
Q: If a Massage Therapy license was revoked, are there steps/programs to work towards reinstatement? What are they?

I have a friend who made a mistake but wants to get back to being able to practice. I used to work in licensing/credentialing in other health fields (doctor, allied healthcare, etc.) and I know there are programs for drug use, insurance fraud, unethical behavior... I'm hoping there's... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Q: Can we sue a veterinarian for negligence? our dog did not die but was made worse at their clinic.

Evolution vet services took our dog in last year while she was experiencing internal bleeding. They told us verbally that they could not tell what was wrong and stated that her insides looked "busy" according to the ultrasounds that had been done. Using this information they kept our dog... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Colorado on
Q: Will I be able to get a Cali. DL or Id if I have a warrant in CO?Also do i have to return to Colorado in order to handle

Tried to do things the right way and ask to leave. A series of unforeseen events happened. I lost my apartment, job everything when I went to jail. Came out was homeless and then I got shot and few months later my roommate got shot. I left because I feared for my life was handicapped and had no... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Colorado on
Q: Can I use Advanced parole instead of waiting for the i-601a waiver to go to my interview in Dom. Rep.?

I am currently on DACA, 29 y/o and came into the US with Inspection in 2003. My mother filed an i-130 for me in 2014 and it was approved in 2015. I received the letter from the visa center in 2020 and filled out that application and paid the fees right away. I filed the waiver right away also and I... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Q: I need help getting mediation as he isnt following through on things such as letting me know who and where my daughter
Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Feb 3, 2023

It is not quite clear what you are asking here.

If your question is how to find a mediator, that is relatively simple. If you go onto the state judicial website, www.courts.state.co.us, pull up your county's court, then you can find the link to the Office of Dispute Resolution (ODR)....
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody and Juvenile Law for Colorado on
Q: I need to know about how to help a minor get emancipated

The minor has a job and intends to move in with 2 other people over 18 in a few months

Rebecca Pescador
Rebecca Pescador
answered on Feb 3, 2023

Emancipation in Colorado is not something that easily fits in a checklist. It is based on several factors and ultimately the judge uses discretion to weigh all of those factors and make a decision. The bottom line is whether the child can demonstrate a full ability and active effort to currently... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Civil Rights for Colorado on
Q: How do I as a volunteer firefighter go bout putting red lights on my POV. I don't want to mess up so I need some advice

C.S.R 42-4-222 says I can but I don't under it can you help me understand it

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