Weyerhaeuser Joists and Formaldehyde

Homeowners that purchased a home with joists installed after December 1, 2016 are being rapidly removed to alternate housing or have had their closings delayed due to Weyerhaeuser joists that are coated with formaldehyde. The contaminated joists are the TJI ® Joists with Flak Jacket ® Protection. On July 18, 2017, Weyerhaeuser issued a statement… Continue Reading

How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV

8/2/17: How to Draft Better Additional Provisions – Part IV: The A, B, C’s of writing additional provisions with examples. Welcome. This is the fourth installment in our series of webcasts on how to draft better additional provisions in the Colorado Real Estate Commission Approved Contract. Our first one talked about the notion to first… Continue Reading

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