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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

Civil Unions in Colorado

Effective May 1, 2013, Colorado is now one of several states in the United States that recognizes “civil unions.” Colorado’s civil union law allows two eligible persons to receive the same benefits and protections that married spouses have under Colorado law. A partner in a civil union is a person who has established a “civil … Continue Reading

Independent Contractor or Employee

Independent Contractor or Employee – More Than a Question of Taxes The saying is familiar: If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it is a duck, no matter what someone calls it. Similarly, if a worker serves a company like an employee, the law may treat the … Continue Reading

Quit Claims & The $500K Exclusion

Co-Author:  Patricia A. Leighton, Esq. Quit Claims & The $500K Exclusion Consider the following parent who has allowed her adult son to live in her second house for the last 2 ½ years. The parent now wants to sell the house. Can the parent quit claim the house to her son so that he can … Continue Reading

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