Partition Actions Between Property Co-owners

Partition Actions: Remedies for Sour Relationships Between Property Co-owners Question: I own a rental property with a friend, but we’re locked in disagreement on what to do with the property or whether to sell it. What legal remedies do I have? Answer: Many people acquire investment properties with friends with only the best intentions, but… Continue Reading

Same Sex Marriages and Maintenance

Gay and lesbian, (same sex marriages) couples face unique challenges concerning awards of maintenance (alimony) in Colorado courts. Co-Author:  Gregg A. Greenstein, Esq. The US Supreme Court legalized gay marriage in the landmark 2015 decision Obergefell v. Hodges. If a same sex couple applied for a marriage license after the Obergefell v. Hodges decision, the… Continue Reading

Documentation of Employee Discipline

Boring but True: Four Rules on the Documentation of Employee Discipline Few things are less flashy than the process of creating a detailed personnel file including reports on disciplinary action taken against an employee.  This is especially true when the documents and reports sometimes disappear forever into a filing cabinet or drawer, never to be… Continue Reading

Can an Employee be Fired for Using Marijuana?

On November 6, 2012, Colorado voters approved Amendment 64, which made it legal under state law for those over age 21 to possess, use, manufacture, and commercially sell marijuana.  Amendment 64 was codified in Article XVIII, Section 16 of the state constitution.  However, marijuana remains illegal as a “schedule 1” controlled substance under the federal… Continue Reading

My Property Zoning is “Wrong”?

What If the Property I Own Has the “Wrong” Zoning? Question: I own a property.  The current zoning will not let me do what I want to do with it.  Is there any way of changing the property zoning? Answer: The short answer is, “Yes.”  Communities use zoning to promote harmonious development patterns and keep… Continue Reading

Patient Access to Mental Health Records

Patient Access to Mental Health Records – The Rules Have Changed, Be Sure Your Practices Do, Too. The proper release of medical records is an important issue for medical practitioners to understand.  Many providers recognize that a patient’s records ultimately belong to the patient, not to the provider, and that patients have the right to… Continue Reading

Guidance for Distance Counseling/Teletherapy

Legal and Ethical Guidance for the Provision of Distance Counseling/Teletherapy It is hard to imagine going through a day in the modern world without utilizing several types of telecommunication technology. Text messages, emails and videoconferencing have replaced much of our former face-to-face communications. We as a society have integrated these technologies into our daily lives,… Continue Reading