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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The Use of the Small Estate Affidavit

Colorado has a process whereby a decedent with a probate estate with less than $64,000 of value can be collected and distributed without having to commence an estate administration with the courts. The use of the Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (“Affidavit”) can reduce administrative costs and further simplify the administrative procedure of probate, […]

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Are You On The Road To Disaster?

You may be happily driving down the highway, but have no idea that you are actually on the Road to Disaster. This article will inform you about the importance of reviewing your automobile insurance coverage, immediately. According to the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Safety Administration, there were 5,687,000 motor vehicle crashes in […]

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The Law of Drones in Colorado

I just completed a course in the law of drones. Just a couple of years ago, whod’ve thunk? Now, all of a sudden, drones are everywhere. And the law is scrambling to catch up. The course included a review of applicable federal regulations, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enforcement actions, state laws and regulations, UAS applications […]

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