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Why Do Judges Wear Robes?

One of the first things you notice when you enter a courtroom is the guy (or, increasingly, gal) up front in the robe.  So what’s with that?  Who—other than a porn star, maybe—wears a robe to work?  And if he wants to stand out from the crowd, why of all things, a robe?  Why not, […]

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What is a holographic will?

A handwritten will, written by the testator (the deceased, or the person leaving things to others via the will), is known as a “holographic” will. Some states require a holographic will to be entirely in the handwriting of the testator, but Colorado requires only that the “material portions” of the will be handwritten and that […]

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What the Heck is Replevin?

It’s one of those obscure legal thingies. Does that do it for you? Nah, I thought not. So allow me to explain. A legal definition first and then we’ll flesh it out. Replevin is a personal action, ex delicto, brought to recover possession of goods unlawfully taken. Um… okay? “Ex delicto” in turn is just […]

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How do I Seal a Criminal Record?

Simplified Sealing of Criminal Records Colorado requires criminal justice agencies to maintain records of official action which remain open to public inspection, only with minor exception. This could have lifelong consequences for the person who has a criminal record even without a conviction, whether in obtaining employment, housing, or a loan, for example. However, Colorado […]

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Voted Boulder’s Best Law Firm!

We are thrilled to have received a place in Boulder Weekly’s, Boulder’s Best this year! We continually strive to meet the needs of our local community and look forward to another great year in boulder!   Best of Boulder 2017 — Retail

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Divorce

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is expected to be signed into law before the end of 2017. Regardless of your political view, there are sweeping changes that will almost certainly affect your finances. This article looks at one very small, but significant, change that is likely to become part of the final legislation. Under […]

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An Entrepreneur’s Legal Playbook

So you want to start a business. Good for you! Every business, large or small, starts with a dream. But as that American soul band, the Chambers Brothers, observed in their 1968 hit, “There are things to realize.” Here are some of those things, a legal starter kit, if you will, for the mogul in […]

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