Timur Akpinar's answer I don’t practice in Colorado, but your question hasn’t been picked up for three weeks. Here are some answers for your questions. The nature of an action means how it might be characterized. For instance, is it a contract claim involving a business dispute? Is it a tort claim for negligence or an intentional wrong? The complexity means just what the word suggests. Does the action involve many details, facts, events, actions, multiple legal theories, etc. The merit of a claim goes to the...
John Hyland Barrett III's answer I do not agree with what the police told you. Perhaps they thought he had lived there before. However, it seems they will not help you. You should file for a divorce so the court can enter orders re this property. You should retain an attorney to help you with this.
Timothy Canty's answer Your lease will usually address the times that a landlord may enter for specific purposes. If not, the law gives him a reasonable time and right to show the place to new tenants. A little respect on both sides will help make this go smoother. As a last resort, a judge can decide what is personable.
Kristina M. Bergsten's answer No, the police in KS do not have jurisdiction in Colorado and the the Colorado police will consider it a civil matter. You would have to sue the Colorado shelter. But there is case law in CO that says that if the dogs were adopted out to a bona fife third party (meaning a purchaser who didn’t know the background story of the dogs), then you can’t get them back from the new owners.
Juliet Piccone's answer You can sue your mother for replevin. Unfortunately that is exactly what I had to do for a client whose mother refused to return her dog to her. We were able to get the dog back.
Elle J. Byram's answer Oral contracts can be valid so long as they satisfy the statute of frauds. I believe yours would satisfy the statute of fraud. The texts messages may actually give you a written contract depending on what is stated in them and whether the essential terms are there - I.e. The amount you loaned him and that it was a loan for the most part. Regardless, if all you have are vague texts and oral agreements it may be difficult to win, but you can always file a small claims case against him (or try...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer The best practice is to provide 30 days written notice of termination. Some lawyers argue that notice is not required because she is not paying rent and not on the lease, but this approach presents risks and may not be legal in Colorado (esp. with a domestic relationship).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer A divorce application does not grant a restraining order against contact. It does prevent parties from leaving the state with children, moving money with approval, etc.
If there is a DV charge (which does grant a no contact order), you can contact the police if you are the victim. If you are the perpetrator you CANNNOT reply--even if your ex initiates contact. Review the no contact order for details.
Note, even with a no contact order scheduling and attendance of court...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer As far as statutory rape goes, you are correct that at 17 inability to consent (due to age) is waived. With the 2 year age gap, there would also be additional safe harbor provisions related to statutory rape in Colorado.
Statutory rape is not the only issue. Parents have been known to encourage their children to say that consent was not granted (even if it may have been at the time).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer At minimum, this would likely be harassment. Whether other criminal charges are a possibility is based on the facts of the case (i.e. the police and DA would need to review all the specifics). Contact your local police to report a crime.
V. Jonas Urba's answer You should ask a Colorado attorney that question. Have you traveled to Canada lately? Customs can go through anything, everything, whatever they want. They can read all your correspondence. If customs agents can do that don't you think police will do that even if you were already an officer, already on the job, and using your own private phone? For example, you may have sent a text while driving, a civilian saw you texting at, for example 3:15 PM and called your supervisor, and now your...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer The time of the arrest may be an issue, but the timing of the arrest usually does not impact failed test results. When you get a lawyer (either a PD or hire a private criminal lawyer) you can discuss the potential inadmissibility of the urine/blood tests.
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