Blog Posts in August, 2015

  • Truck-Car Collisions: It's Not a Fair Fight

    || 27-Aug-2015

    A truck-car collision is not a fair fight. A car weighing 3500 pounds does not stand a chance in a collision against a tractor-trailer weighing upwards of 80,000 pounds. Because commercial trucks can be so deadly in a collision, the trucking industry is highly regulated. In order to drive a commercial truck, the driver must first obtain specialized training leading to study and testing for a ...
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  • Loss of Parental Rights Due to Mental Illness

    || 24-Aug-2015

    A judge in Colorado can end parental rights of either, or both, parents if the judge finds that the child has been neglected and no parenting counseling or education can be devised to address the parent(s)’ fitness to parent the child. Before a court terminates parental rights, however, the state agency must make reasonable efforts to prevent out-of-home placement of abused and neglected ...
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  • Compensation for the Death of a Loved One in a Car Accident

    || 20-Aug-2015

    There is shock and horror when a loved one dies in a car accident. No one could ever be prepared for that awful call from the police. The initial days and weeks are filled with the numbing details of funerals, paperwork, government benefits, financial decisions and the like. But it would be dishonest to say that, even in those initial days and weeks, thoughts of seeking justice for the death of ...
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  • Fourth-Time DUIs Now Considered a Felony in Colorado

    || 14-Aug-2015

    Until just a few days ago, driving under the influence (DUI) charges that did not involve any violence, injury, or other criminal activities were almost-guaranteed to be considered a misdemeanor at the worst, regardless of the number of prior convictions someone might have. All of that has changed, though, now that Colorado lawmakers have enacted legislation regarding repeat DUI offenders that is ...
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  • High on the priority list of spouses who separate and divorce is the need to make sure that their children’s college education will be funded. No parent wants their child to be burdened with college debt if the household income can ensure that some—or all—of college can be paid from the parents’ resources. Since 1997, however, Colorado courts have been stripped of the power ...
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