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Importance of Powers of Attorney (Power of Attorney Series – #1)

by Bob Frie

Estate Planning – Importance of Powers of Attorney – Power of Attorney Series – #1 A common question on powers of attorney arises when there is an emergency medical situation. For example, Mom is rushed to the hospital by ambulance accompanied by Dad. While Mom is rushed into an emergency exam room, the hospital asks […]



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Danger of “homemade” Wills

by Bob Frie

Many people are afraid to go to lawyers or they don’t want to spend the money for an attorney to draft a Will for them. So they prepare their own wills. The majority of the time these “homemade” Wills are written in language that allows room for challenging by heirs. In the end their probate […]



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End of Life Decisions

by Bob Frie

“Considerations for All Advance Medical Directives Your advance medical directive(s) should include statements about any religious beliefs that would either prohibit or require certain types of medical care, existing medical conditions that you want the medical professionals to know about in advance, which document shall control if there is more than one declaration and they […]



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Refunds of security deposits

by Bob Frie

This is a common issue between renters/landlords. Tenant is moving out and wants the return of his security deposit. Landlord refunds a portion of the deposit and includes an accounting for the unreturned amount. Tenant disputes the amount not returned and claims that all “damages” were normal wear and tear to the property. Landlord marks […]



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Tapcon® Screws, your lawyer, and your estate plan

by Jim Arndt

     I was trying to finish a project at home. I needed to anchor some wood into concrete. I’m a relatively handy guy, but this isn’t something I do all the time. I knew I needed to use Tapcon® concrete screws. I used them once before. They are a distinctive blue color. I went […]



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Dispute Resolution in General

by Jim Arndt

This particular article is an attempt to distinguish the various types of formal dispute resolution in use in Colorado. While it is often overlooked, most people resolve their disagreements by talking them through, and using a generous helping of forgiveness and understanding I suppose. You should always start there. If you need formal help resolving […]



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Value of Written Agreements

Value of Written Agreements

by Jim Arndt The Value of Written Agreements, even between friends, spouses, and your children How many times do you find yourself looking into the eyes of someone you love or at least care for and wonder how it is they think they heard you say that? Usually the things that you and this loved one disagree about [...]

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Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees

Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees

by Jim Arndt One Way to Help Reduce the Cost of Legal Fees It's rare indeed that anyone leaves our office and remarks about how inexpensive our fees were, or that our work cost much less than they had anticipated. Particularly in litigation, whether a divorce case, a probate case, or a lawsuit for breach of contract, the [...]

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