This is supposed to be a simple process. Somebody hit you. Perhaps they were intoxicated, looking at their smartphone or just speeding. Whatever the case may be, it was their fault, and you suffered an injury because of it. Rightfully, you should not be on the hook for the associated medical bills, lost wages and other costs. The negligent party's insurance should cover that. After all, isn't that what auto insurance is for?
Victims of abusive spouses often find that getting away from the abuser and out of the marriage is only the first step. Because financial control is a hallmark of domestic abuse, victims may be left in financial turmoil and facing serious tax consequences. Thankfully, victims of domestic violence have special rights when it comes to taxes.
At the heart of many business disputes is a contract that has been violated, or breached. However, proving that a contract was breached is not always as simple as it sounds. Knowing what needs to be proven and proving it clearly is critical to success in these cases.
In Colorado, alimony is called spousal maintenance. It is possible that the outcome of a divorce will involve one spouse making maintenance payments to the other, particularly in situations where there is a financial imbalance between the spouses. The goal of spousal maintenance is designed to offset the imbalance by, for example, having the higher earning spouse make payments to the other spouse.
Divorce comes with many emotional and unique issues. Some of those issues are so unique that there are no clear laws in place to determine the outcome.
There is no question that drunk driving remains a serious problem. Despite constantly evolving laws and serious penalties, drunk drivers are still a major cause of car accidents that result in injuries or fatalities. Last year alone, Jefferson, Adams and Weld counties saw 55 drunk driving accident fatalities, and many more injuries.
Half of Denver's most serious motor vehicle accidents are happening on just 27 streets.
When you think about what it takes to get thrown in jail, you probably think about being charged and convicted of a criminal offense. In reality, you could be locked up for days, weeks or even months over a divorce, child custody issue or other family law dispute. There is no charge or conviction necessary. All it takes is a command from a judge and you could be behind bars without even having the option to post bail.
In January 2014, recreational pot sales and use became legal in Colorado. Many cheered the development. However, according to a new study by a leading insurance research group, the legalization of recreational marijuana may come with a serious downside.
With the rise of smartphones and social media, selfies have simply become a part of life. You take one when you go out. You take one when you are on vacation. You take one with family. You take one with friends. You take one when you get married. You take one when you have kids.