Colorado Questions & Answers

Q: When adding a tenant to my lease does a new lease need to be drawn up where both people have signed

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Yes seemed appropriate as you suggested.
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Q: Seller hasn't made repairs promised in the inspection resolution by the specified date. Can we get out of the deal?

1 Answer | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 18, 2017

Please elaborate which deal is this? If I correctly understand, you found certain repairs promised prior to final hand over and that has not been fulfilled. Was this specified in that deal? If so, as per deal what conditions were set to get out of the deal? Prior to get out of the deal, you need to thoroughly read those terms before any decision.

There many alternatives but let me suggest the one i.e. instead of quitting from deal made against consideration of earnest money or...
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Q: The judge didn't include my child support payments for my other children at the hearing. What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

More information is needed to answer your question, including as relates to the judge. If a magistrate, you will have to file a petition for district court review of the magistrates order, pursuant to Colorado of Magistrates Rule 7. If a judge, you would file a motion to amend the order pursuant to CRCP Rule 59 or seek relief from the order pursuant to CRCP Rule 60. If a judge, it's highly unlikely he/she would overturn his/herself. As such, you might have to file an appeal, which is a...
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Q: Can I keep my children from my ex who refuses to tell me where he has my 1 yr old and 3 yr old daughter stay the night?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

If there are no court orders in place you have no duty to hand the kids over to him. If he is unwilling to tell you where they are staying or the people in the home most courts would say he is playing a game and would have no problem with you insisting on having the information before visitation occurs.
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Q: If my wife has a baby by another man, who is the legal father? Can the biological father claim legal guardianship?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

You are presumed to be the legal father since the child is born to your wife. The other man can file a paternity action and request a paternity test. If he is determined to be the biological father, the court can decide which of you is the legal father, taking into consideration the best interest of the child.
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Q: Can my child's mother get a court order to make me see my child if I do not want to?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 17, 2017

In over 40 years of practice, I have never heard of a court doing that.I do not think the court has the authority to do it.
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Q: If someone left my dog outside intentionally and left the gate open so could run away can I press charges?

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Criminal Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

This is not a criminal matter that you could press charges for, but you could sue him civilly for the loss of your dog (the damages related to the loss of your dog).
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Q: Issue with the investigator I am in more fear now than ever due to the investigator in charge of my case I'm the victim

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

I would recommend contacting the District Attorney assigned to your case and/or your victim's advocate. If you do not feel that will work, or you have tried and it hasn't helped, I would recommend contacting an attorney to represent you as your victim's advocate; once you are represented by counsel, the investigator will have to communicate to you through your attorney.
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Q: is there a way to make it to where you don't have to pay child support for your spouse or count your income towards it

2 Answers | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Your income is not counted in calculating your spouse's child support obligation (for a child that is not your child). Also, you have no obligation to pay your spouse's child support obligation.
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Q: if no visitation agreement made as of yet, do i have to let the father of my 4 week old son, take him out of my home

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

If there is no court order, either parent has the right to possession of the child. If you can not agree on a parenting plan, you should file an action for allocation of parental responsibilities (custody). The court will set a parenting time schedule in the best interests of the child. you should retain an attorney to help you with this.
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Q: Can I use the standard meal allowance method to calculate M&IE deductions when traveling internationally for business?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 16, 2017

Yes, just make sure you use the international tables not the domestic.

INternational: https://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=184&menu_id=78

Domestic: https://www.gsa.gov/travel/plan-book/per-diem-rates

Publication 463: https://www.irs.gov/publications/p463
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Q: Hi, I foolishly paid a fee for a loan consultant service when starting up a business; help me not pay?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

It's going to depend on the contract and whether they followed state funding laws whether you can get out of the obligation or get any money back. Let me know if you'd like to setup a consult and we can discuss costs and options.
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Q: Copyright troll lawsuit was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice. Can I start deleting files off my hard drive now?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright and Intellectual Property for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Probably so, but it would be best have an attorney review what you received from the copyright owner's attorney. A dismissal without prejudice means that the suit may be filed again.
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Q: Whose responsible for my car expense in the junk yard , me or the other drive that hit me

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

Up to a point the other driver. However if you were hurt why not get a consult from a member of the Colo Assn for Justice--they give free consultations.

Problem is if things drag out the other company will claim you should "mitigate" your damages. Its usually a crock but it takes a while to explain, so get a free consult and have someone explain that to you.
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Q: My ex's father passed away and his estate is in probate. My ex husband owes me over $11k. Can I file a claim against?

2 Answers | Asked in Probate for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You may need to 'convert' that contempt order to a money judgment, but the process may NOT need that. Without seeing the paperwork specifically, it is hard to say, and the best advise I can offer is that you need to hire a local lawyer to review everything and advise you on how best to enforce the orders.

This should be fairly straightforward and if there is an identifiable asset to attach now is the time to strike! Don't delay hiring someone ASAP!

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Q: What can I do if my boyfriend then but I have not seen in 6 months says he is comping back to get his dogs

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 15, 2017

You will have to sue him in replevin to determine full and final ownership of the dogs. I would recommend speaking to an animal law attorney to go over the strengths and weaknesses of your case and his claim.
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Q: What do you do when reports have been made to Animal Control that are completely false?

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Do not leave your dog outside unattended and definitely put up surveillance cameras to watch your yard. They can't charge you with anything related to aggressive dog or drug dog at large without a witness who is willing to go on record.
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Q: Can my ex boyfriend keep my daughter even though we've made a verbal agreement no court agreement and been doing it?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

The verbal agreement and the week on/week off pattern are great evidence to use in court. Unfortunately, the verbal agreement is not binding in a legal sense and if he decides not to let you have her back you need to get a custody (allocation of parental responsibilities) case filed right away.
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Q: What should I do if insurance company isn't paying my TTD?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Talk to your attorney again. Make sure he/she knows that you have not yet received your TTD benefits. The insurance company must pay TTD benefits every 2 weeks, or they could be penalized. Also, they will owe you 8% interest on TTD benefits that are paid late.
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Q: If I have full decision making & full custody what happens if I die and I have a will stating who I want to have custo

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Nov 14, 2017

Generally, the surviving parent will assume full custody of a minor child.You can designate a potential guardian in your will. However, it is up to the court whether to honor that designation.
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