What Is Slander of Title and What Can You Do to Remove It?

When Does a Document Recorded Against Real Property Constitute a “Slander of Title” and What Can You Do to Remove It? All deeds, powers of attorney, agreements, and other instruments conveying, encumbering, or affecting title to real estate, including certified copies of orders, judgments, and decrees of courts may be recorded in the office of… Continue Reading

Federal Trademark Registrations Are Important

Federal Trademark Registrations Are Important to Protect Your Company’s Goodwill and Reputation A common mistake start-ups and small companies make is that they wait too long to file for federal trademark registrations.  In the beginning, they decide they do not want to spend their limited monetary resources to file for trademark registrations when they first… Continue Reading

What Happens When Someone Dies Without a Will?

A will is the roadmap that directs what happens to someone’s probate assets when they die.  The will also nominates a personal representative to administer the estate.  But what happens when someone dies “intestate,” or without a will?  In those situations, the Colorado Probate Code directs who inherits from the estate and who has priority… Continue Reading

Who Gets to Claim Child on Taxes After a Divorce?

Claiming the Dependency Exemption On Your Tax Returns After A Divorce Colorado has a law that explains how the dependency exemption for a minor child will be handled, after a divorce decree (dissolution of marriage) is entered. The law is contained in Colorado Revised Statute C.R.S. Section 14-10-115. The law says: (12) Dependency exemptions. Unless… Continue Reading

Can I require a pet deposit for all animals?

Whether a landlord, association or property manager has to allow someone with an assistance animal to live at the property despite animal restrictions is a frequent question. Also, if you have to allow the animal, can you still request a pet deposit?  First of all, even if the property does not allow certain animals, if… Continue Reading

What is a Personal Representative’s Deed?

When someone dies owning an interest in real estate, the legal instrument used to convey the property is a Personal Representative’s Deed.  In the deed, the Personal Representative (“PR”) of the estate transfers the deceased owner’s interest to either a third-party buyer or an estate beneficiary. Does a Personal Representative’s Deed Require a Probate Administration?… Continue Reading