Colorado Divorce: IRS Maintenance Rules

Filed Under (Divorce and Legal Separation) on 12-05-2013

Alimony, Tax Rules, Divorce Forms

If you are doing your own divorce or legal separation agreement and you are planning for maintenance payments to one spouse, make sure that your agreement meets IRS requirements so that the payments will be deductible by the payor. The rules about what is, and what is not permanent maintenance (alimony in IRS language) have [...]



Bradford Publishing Launches Colorado-Only Attorney Directory

Filed Under (Bradford Publishing News & Updates, Business, Child Support, Custody and Visitation, Colorado Deeds, Divorce and Legal Separation, Domestic Partnership, Employment Law, Eviction, Leases and Landlord Tenant, Mechanics Liens, Medical Marijuana, Probate, Real Estate, Wills and Estates) on 11-08-2013

Colorado Attorneys, Legal Help, Legal Forms, Legal Guides

We’re excited to announce our new Colorado Attorney Directory! On November 1st we launched an online directory to link Colorado consumers with Colorado attorneys. Bradford has offered information, products and services for Colorado attorneys, businesses and consumers for more than 100 years.  With changing technology, most of our products and services have moved online to [...]



Buying Foreclosure Properties in Colorado

Filed Under (Foreclosure, Real Estate) on 10-24-2013

Foreclosure listings, Foreclosure Homes, Foreclosure Process

A borrower signs a deed of trust when a loan is made to buy a house, and the deed of trust gives the lender a security interest in the property being purchased with the loan funds. If the borrower fails to make payments or otherwise fails to perform the obligations under the promissory note, the [...]



Repeat Violation of Colorado Lease Agreement

Filed Under (Eviction) on 10-10-2013

Eviction, 3 day notice, notice to quit, notice to cure, court forms Not Again!

Yep, they did it again. The rule is no dogs allowed on the property, which is clearly stated in the lease agreement. You were being “Mr. Nice Guy” by verbally warning them a couple times, and then you posted a three Day Demand for Compliance or Possession. You thought you got through to your tenants [...]



Colorado’s Child Support Guidelines

Filed Under (Child Support, Custody and Visitation) on 10-03-2013

Child support calculator, child support payments The Basics

Colorado’s child support guidelines follow a model used by about half the states in the country. It is based on the notion that the children should receive the same proportion of parental income they would have received had the two-parent household not dissolved. This model goes by the name “income shares” because of the “shares” [...]



Filing an Action in Colorado Small Claims Court

Filed Under (Small Claims) on 09-19-2013

How to file small claims, Small claims procedure, Small claims forms Where to Sue – Venue

Excerpt from Winning Big in Colorado Small Claims Court, by Charles Brackney

If you’ve determined that you’re ready to proceed to Small Claims Court, your next step is to file the court papers. However, before you file, you need to make sure you sue the other party in the correct Colorado County. Your case cannot go forward if it is not filed in the right court in [...]



How to Apply for Social Security Survivor Benefits

Filed Under (Probate) on 09-12-2013

Apply for social security, social security rules, Whena spouse dies, social security benefits

If your loved one has passed away and you’re eligible, you should promptly apply for Social Security survivors benefits. Some programs start payment from the date of application rather than the date of death. You can apply by telephone (800-772-1213 from 7 am to 7 pm. Monday through Friday) or at any Social Security office. [...]



Colorado Employment Law: Corporate Equality Index

Filed Under (Business, Employment Law) on 09-05-2013

Employment Law, Civil Rights

By Kimberlie Ryan

Hewlett-Packard has been recognized as “one of the best places to work” based on sexual orientation non-discrimination policies, same-sex partner benefits, and other measures of corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) employees. HP received a 100% ranking on the “2013 Corporate Equality Index” released by the Human Rights Campaign. The Index is [...]



New Colorado Employment Law Blog by Kimberlie Ryan

Filed Under (Bradford Publishing News & Updates, Business, Employment Law) on 08-29-2013

Employment Law, Civil Rights

We’re excited to introduce a new Bradford blog category, Colorado Employment Law, provided by experienced attorney Kimberlie Ryan. Kim is a Bradford book author and the founder of Ryan Law Firm, LLC in Denver.  Kim is an experienced trial lawyer, mediator, arbitrator, negotiator, prolific writer and the author of Employment Law Guidebook: For Colorado Business [...]



Buying a Colorado Mountain Home

Filed Under (Real Estate) on 08-22-2013

Home Buying Tips, Buying First Home, Buying a New Home

There are some great communities in the mountains but if you are dreaming of buying a mountain retreat, you will want to consider the possible inconveniences and added expenses. Below are some important factors to think about before you buy. •    Water and Sewer In many mountain areas in Colorado there is no public water [...]



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