Waiving a Child’s Physician or Therapist-Patient Privilege

What happens in matters regarding decision-making and/or parenting time (a/k/a custody) when one parent seeks to claim or waive a child’s physician or therapist-patient privilege, while the other parent objects? Often a child’s doctor or therapist has relevant information that supports one parent’s custody position over the other, and the parent wishes to waive a […]

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Practical Questions to Ask Before Divorce

Practical Questions to Ask Before Divorce By Jonathan Leinheardt It should be no surprise that one of the tensest areas of any law practice is divorce, also known as “family law.” Because it is so stressful, many divorce practitioners find that a prospective client may not even know the appropriate questions to ask when prospect […]

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Right to Die?

Vail Law By Rohn K. Robbins, Attorney at Law Colorado’s Medical Aid in Dying Law Some would argue that the most fundamental of all rights is the right to self-determination, the right to be what you want to be, to make decisions for yourself, and to chart your own course. What’s more essential to one’s […]

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Are my Retirement Assets Safe from my Creditors?

ARE MY RETIREMENT ASSETS SAFE FROM MY CREDITORS? By Craig Weinberg Like many things in the law, it depends. Colorado permits individuals to exempt certain property from garnishment or collection. In most cases, the law permits an individual to retain those exempt assets rather than lose them to a creditor. As relevant here, the Colorado […]

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The Fourth (and Fifth) Estates

We learn in school that there are three branches of government: the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. True enough as far is it goes. The executive is comprised of the president and his cabinet. The executive branch executes and enforces the law. The legislative branch—the House and Senate, collectively, the Congress—well… they legislate. It […]

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ABLE Account – A Primer

ABLE Accounts – A Savings Option for Disabled Individuals In 2017, Colorado is expected to implement its plan under the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, or ABLE Act, which is already in effect in 10 states. This Act creates tax-favored accounts for children and adults whose disability occurred before age 26. The accounts are […]

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On Waiver, Subrogation and Indemnity

Perhaps the main thing waiver, subrogation, and indemnity have in common is how frequently misunderstood they are. I often get a glazed-over “huh?” when I float one of them out before someone who rarely swims with sharks. First things first; a “waiver” is not a friendly Walmart greeter. Instead, at law, a waiver is simply […]

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