Colorado Questions & Answers

Q: Need advice on Colorado family law there are children and abuse of the wife

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
She can leave. The question is: can she take the children? If a divorce has been filed, there is a restraining order stating that neither party can remove the children from Colorado without permission of the other party or a court order. Your daughter should retain an attorney to advise her how best to proceed.
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Q: Can the mother of my child get a Amber Alert issued without a custody order, and does residency constitute custody?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You may want to file for custody of the children if you feel it is in their best interest. It is not clear what court has jurisdiction-Colorado or Connecticut. You should retain an attorney to review your situation and advise you how to proceed.
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Q: Can I still get child support after 30 years if it’s in the divorce decree?

1 Answer | Asked in Child Support for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 18, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
You may be able to collect part of it. Generally, there is a 20-year limit. There are also limits on garnishing disability payments. You should retain an attorney to advise you.
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Q: How do u find out if someone has a patent on a wooded kite?

1 Answer | Asked in Copyright, Intellectual Property and Patents for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 17, 2018
Kevin Flynn's answer
The only way to know is to search. Even if you search you may have some small risk that a patent application is ahead of you in the pipeline but is not visible yet. However, searching is the commercially reasonable way to reduce your risk of running into a problem.

One strategy is to limit what you do to things in expired patents. That won't work for high tech but for some products where a solution from 20 years ago may be commercially viable today, that is safety. No one should be...
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Q: Today I received a Letter from the city of Lansing, Income tax ordinance, section 99,

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 16, 2018
D. Mathew Blackburn's answer
If you believe the notices are in error you would need to respond and provide evidence that the assessment is incorrect.
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Q: What would be the consequences of getting my son a passport without his father's signature?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
I do not know the passport requirements in your situation. I do not see a problem with you getting one if you can.
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Q: My neighbor has a tree and it’s roots are causing damage to my driveway. Who is responsible for damages?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 15, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
The roots (not the tree) is on your property, you can cut them.
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Q: Is there a law firm in Colorado that charges a flat-fee for an uncontested quiet title action?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
If the quiet title is uncontested then even hourly this case will likely not cost you more than a couple thousand dollars.

I'll offer you a free consult to discuss.

303-688-0944
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Q: Is parent-child integration plan required?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Child Custody for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
It is up to the court if you can not agree. You need to file an APR to get the court involved. I don't see the need for supervised visits in the absence of substance abuse etc. a short re-integration plan is probably good-not18 months.
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Q: What happens if a person does before they sign they're WILL?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Family Law, Business Law and Probate for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
If he dies without signing the will, his estate will be distributed according to the law of intestate succession. Generally: to his spouse; if no spouse, then to his children.
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Q: I left my laptop that I’m still making payments on at my ex’s House and he pawned it what can I do to get it back

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Gary Kollin's answer
Get the pawn ticket from him and buy it out of pawn before the time elapses.

Report it to the police as stolen. In Florida there are specific laws requiring the pawn shop to allow you to buy it out without the ticket.

I do not know the laws in Colorado. Nonetheless, I believe time is of the essence and you must take action now.

If it is near the expiration of the grace period, you may be able to pay the money to extend the time so the pawn shop does not confiscate it.
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Q: CRM software company trying to charge extra $500-$1000 for me to export my customers' info when I cancelled the software

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Business Law and Patents for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 13, 2018
Kevin Flynn's answer
I do not see a patent issue here. I hope you find an attorney with the right background to help you. Ideally, this would have been something you worked out before you populated the site with data that you need.

You may want to Google around to see if others have dealt with this issue or seek help from the folks that will provide the software solution to replace Agemni.
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Q: What can you do if your employer deducts from your paycheck for garnishment before the date they stated it will begin.

2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You have ten (10) days (some places vary) to challenge the garnishment in the court in which it was issued.
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Q: if the apartment came with a window AC unit and that unit leaked water onto the floorboards, am I responsible for damage

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 12, 2018
Donald C Eby's answer
You should report it ASAP - Showing proof that the water originated from the A/C unit.
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Q: Can my car be repossessed if I file for bankruptcy? It's my only source of income, so I don't want to dig myself in

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 11, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
You may reaffirm (keep paying) the debt and keep the car or you may claim an exemption upon the car if there is equity in the car.
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Q: Is there a law against taking pictures of someones dog without their consent in colorado

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
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Q: I just built a modular home on my property. I want to know if I should hold out on final payment until all "issues" are

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 9, 2018
James Alan Greer's answer
Newly Constructed Homeowner: The answers to your questions, for the most part, will depend on the contents of your Construction Contract with the contractor/installer. Your questions about "disputing the costs of tradespersons / materials" imply that you did not have a Fixed Fee contract but instead a Time+Materials or perhaps a Cost Plus arrangement. If was Fixed Fee then I can respond to that portion of your question (you have no right to delay final payment for the purpose of examining...
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Q: Do I pay incomes taxes on "criminal restitution"?

1 Answer | Asked in Tax Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Eric Steven Day's answer
Yes, you would have to pay taxes on the restitution you received. Any accession to wealth is taxable unless that judgment is in the form of physical pain and suffering.
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Q: What is maintenance in a petition for dissolution of marriage in Colorado?

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
John Hyland Barrett III's answer
Yes, maintenance is what Colorado calls alimony -spousal support.
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Q: My mom went on vacation and left her dogs who just had puppies with the old owner. They gave her the dog not knowing she

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jun 6, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
You can try to sue her for replevin in small claims court, but it will be a he said she said situation as to who owns the mom and puppies. If they claim they didn't give the mother to your mom, then they still own her and the puppies. Typically whoever owns the mom owns the puppies, regardless of where they were born, so if they say they just had your mom watching her, then they may get to keep the dog and the puppies. If you do sue, there will be mediation mandated so potentially you could...
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