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Understanding the Colorado Court System

The Small Claims Courts in Colorado hear civil actions where the amount in controversy does not exceed $7,500.   County Courts in Colorado have jurisdiction to hear civil cases where the amount in controversy is under $15,000. The Colorado District Courts hear civil cases in any amoun
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Mechanics’ Liens in Colorado

Under Colorado law, one that with the consent of the owner has enhanced the value of property by attaching his/her materials or labor has lien rights against that property for the value of such materials or labor provided. The General Mechanics’ Lien statutes are found in C.R.S. §§ 38
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What Damages are Recoverable in a Wrongful Death Lawsuit in Colorado?

In Colorado, there are limitations on the damages that are recoverable by a surviving family member in a wrongful death action.  Those limitations are contained within C.R.S. § 13-21-203. The statute contains no limitation on economic damages (e.g. lost future earnings).  However, the
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Statutes of Limitations in Colorado

In civil litigation, a statute of limitations takes effect to bar a claim after a certain amount of time after that claim “arises” or “accrues.”  In contrast, a statute of repose bars the bringing of a suit after a fixed period of time, regardless of whether a claim has arisen or an i
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What legal documents should parents consider signing before taking a vacation or trip away from their kids?

Parents that are planning a vacation or a trip apart from their kids should consider signing a “Delegation of Powers” instrument as well as an “Appointment of Guardian(s).”  The “Delegation of Powers” instrument allows you to appoint a temporary guardian for your children for a period
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