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Truck driver fatigue causes serious accidents

With the truck accident involving comedian Tracy Morgan occurring a couple of months ago, many drivers in Colorado and the rest of the United States are wondering how safe trucks are on the road. Truck crashes kill over 5,000 people on the roads each year. One out of four fatalities in a passenger vehicle are the result of a crash that involved a large truck. Truck accidents often involve serious injuries because of the size difference between a truck and a passenger vehicle.

Breach of contract can lead to business litigation

When business owners seal a deal, they usually sign a contract. A written contract outlines the responsibilities of both parties; failure to follow what is written can result in business litigation. Before a business owner signs a contract, he or she should thoroughly read its content to better understand the stipulations of the agreement. Both parties may also request revision of the contract before signing because doing can avoid costly litigation later.

What is a parenting plan?

Colorado parents who divorce will need to develop a parenting plan to outline how their children will be cared for following the dissolution of the marriage. A parenting plan may also be put in place for individuals who never married but have filed an allocation of parental responsibilities action with the court. If parents are unable to agree on a plan, the court may step in and prepare one.

Understanding property division rules in Colorado divorce cases

When a couple in Colorado divorces, they should understand how the state handles the distribution of property. Two parties may arrive at an agreement on their own and then make it official through a Marital Settlement Agreement that is approved by the courts. The other option is to have the courts order and decree the division through a Decree of Dissolution of Marriage.

How to avoid contract disputes for builders and contractors

When people want to remodel their home, they usually turn to contractors or builders. Here in Denver, Colorado, the relationship between a home owner and contractors is sealed by a contract that outlines the responsibilities of the contractors -- the length of time required to finish as well as the total costs. However, not all home repair or remodeling run smoothly. And when a home owner is not happy with the results, the owner often sues the contractors.

We can help if your family has been affected by a drunk driver

Has your family been affected by a drunk driver? Have you been seriously injured or a family member killed by the negligence of another driver? Drunk driving accidents happen all across the United States every year, killing innocent people and hurting families.

What are the injuries a person could sustain in a car accident?

Chances are that you will be involved in a car accident during your driving lifetime. Car accidents can range from minor fender-benders to major multi-car pileups. Hopefully you will not suffer any injuries or they will be minor. But, what types of injuries can people suffer if they are in a car accident?

How child support is determined in Colorado

Colorado courts consider a number of factors when calculating how much child support a non-custodial parent may be ordered to pay. While the court usually relies on a guideline to determine the amount, life circumstances and other factors can often make the determination of which figures to use in the calculations much more difficult.

How to handle legal issues concerning closely held corporation

A closely held business is a company being controlled by a small number of shareholders, usually the case with family owned businesses. Closely held businesses are often private, and shareholders of these companies choose to offer or trade their stocks privately rather than publicly. If you are a stockholder in a closely held corporation, you have to educate yourself on the business laws that could affect business transactions. Failure to do so could result in unwanted consequences.

Obtaining a fair divorce settlement in Colorado

In a complicated divorce case, it may be wise to have a forensic accountant to go through the financial records of the other spouse. Even in an amicable divorce, there may be assets such as a closely held business or stock options that may be difficult to put a dollar value on. There are times when a forensic accountant may need to hire a specialist to help with his or her work.

Are there better ways to handle the sale of a business?

When business owners in Denver, Colorado, start a business, they know that they have to exert considerable time and effort to make the business a success. So when a business owner decides to sell a business, it can be a very difficult process, especially if the owner has been handling the business for quite some time now and for some unknown reasons has decided to let go. Whatever the reason behind a decision to sell a business, it is important that an owner handle the process correctly. By making sound decisions during the sales and dissolutions, the business owner, will be able to walk away with a fair amount of compensation.

Distracted driver has pole impaled through buttocks

Distracted driving in Colorado and the rest of the United States is a major problem. Every year, thousands of people are injured in car accidents because of distracted driving. A woman in Colorado recently was involved in a distracted driving accident and is encouraging others to learn from her story.

Separate versus joint property in divorce

Colorado spouses who receive inheritances or large monetary gifts before or during their marriage should know that they can take steps to protect those assets if they ever get divorced. In general, gifts or inheritances that are given to one spouse individually are protected from division during divorce. However, there are exceptions.

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