Best Graduation Gift for Your Peace of Mind

Have you been wondering what to give your new graduate? Here’s an idea that will be beneficial to both of you–Powers of Attorney. It may not be the most exciting gift, but it is a grown up gift for your new grown-up. When your child becomes an adult, you no longer have the right to information about them, or authority to act for them. If they have an accident while at college, you may not even know about it! With Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney, a Living Will and HIPAA Authorization your child can grant you or someone else the power to manage assets, make medical decisions and receive medical information in case of emergency, accident or incapacity. Without these protections, like all adults, you will need to file a lawsuit to acquire a guardianship/conservatorship to allow you to take care of them if they became temporarily or permanently incapacitated. Call Tirey O’Neil, LLC at 720.932.4400. we can help you put together these important docs and give you a special gift to insure that you are contacted in the case of...

Colorado’s New Maintenance Law

Beginning January 1, 2014, Colorado Courts will use a new, more detailed, statutory framework for determining the right to maintenance, as well as the amount and duration of that maintenance award. Currently, the Courts’ orders regarding maintenance tend to be inconsistent, since the factors the Court can consider in determining maintenance are so vague. The new law provides that maintenance shall be calculated according to an established table (See: Colorado’s New Maintenance Law tables) . Proponents of the law say that this will provide consistency in maintenance awards and that all cases will be treated the same. Opponents, on the other hand, are concerned that it takes the Court, who is in the best position to know the facts and circumstances of a particular case, primarily out of the decision-making role. Either way, it is important for any person considering dissolution of marriage to consider and discuss with counsel the new law and the affect that it could have on...

New Changes to the Colorado Civil Protection Order Statutes, C.R.S. 13-14-100 et seq.

Colorado recently made change to the law regarding civil protection orders. The goal of these changes is to provide legal safeguards for more individuals than before. The old statute provided legal remedy mostly for those who were the victim of phsysical threats of violence. Now, the statute makes clear that there are many types of abuse that are not necessarily physical that need to be covered under the law. These include: mental and emotional abuse, financial control, property control, and coercion. The Court also increased the length of time that a temporary protection order can be in place, from 120 days up to 1 year. The Court also increased the length of time that they can issue temporary parenting time orders from 120 days up to 1 year. Lastly, the Court made the length of time that the adverse party had to wait to modify or dismiss the permanent protection order shorter, from 4 years, down to 2 years. This allows persons who wrongfully had a permanent protection order issued against them an opportunity for quicker resolution than under the old law. HB-1259 Colorado Civil Protection...