The Rule against Perpetuities - Tips for the RAP Trap by Frederick B. Skillern

Fred Skillern gave a lighthearted talk for transactional lawyers at the Colorado Business Law Institute, " The Rule against Perpetuities - Tips for the Rap Trap " The talk provided tips and useful information about the Rule Against Perpetuities in Colorado. The overall purpose of the talk was to make sense of the Rule Against Perpetuities and to give a road map for avoiding the RAP trap with reference to the...
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Michael McCormick and Fred Skillern Speak at the 2014 Colorado Real Estate Symposium

On July 11, 2014, Fred Skillern presented his annual Case Law Update  at this year’s Real Estate Symposium, sponsored by the CBA and CLE of Colorado, Inc. This is a popular continuing education conference for more than 400 Colorado real estate attorneys.   Click here to see the Case Law Update . Shareholder Michael McCormick made a presentation on Negotiating Condemnation Clauses in commercial leases .
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How Is Paternity Determined?

Has an encounter with someone in your past led to issues of paternity? This can be a frightening experience for anyone, especially if it is completely unexpected. And if either of you have doubts about the paternity, the situation is even more stressful. The good news is there are legal guidelines in place to protect you from obligations if it is determined that a man is not the child’s father...
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What Should I Know about a Child and Family Investigator?

A Child and Family Investigator (CFI) is an expert that speaks on behalf of a minor child. His or her opinion plays a vital role in decisions made by the court regarding a child. Prior to giving his or her opinion to the court, the CFI interviews all involved parties, observes the child interacting with any concerned parties, and often speaks with the child. The goal of the CFI is...
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What Happens When Divorced Parents Need to Relocate?

Families relocate all the time, but when parents are divorced and children split time between their parents’ homes, relocation can be a hotly contested issue. Though a parent might try to remain in the area to be close to his or her children, life can bring unexpected changes. If a career or military obligation, or personal matter requires a parent to move, it can affect custody and visitation. If you...
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What Should I Know about Financial Issues Related to My Divorce?

Financial issues are one of the most contentious during divorce proceedings. Understanding the laws regarding financial matters and divorce is essential if you want to protect your rights and your assets. What do you need to know? First, consider the various issues tied to financial matters in a divorce. Most financial issues fit into one of three broader categories: • Property • Spousal support • Child support Judges use the...
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Two MLS Shareholders Serve as Faculty at 2014 Colorado Real Estate Symposium

Two MLS Shareholders Serve as Faculty at 2014 Colorado Real Estate Symposium.  On July 11, 2014, MLS Shareholder Fred Skillern, Esq. presented a Case Law Update at this year’s Real Estate Symposium in Vail, Colorado.  The Real Estate Symposium is an annual continuing legal education conference for real estate lawyers throughout Colorado.   Click here to view Mr. Skillern’s presentation  .  MLS Shareholder Michael McCormick, Esq. also made a presentation...
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COLORADO EMINENT DOMAIN – What to Do if the Government is Going to Acquire or Condemn Your Property.

1 - Get Informed As soon as you hear that a project is coming that will affect your property, gather as much information about the project as possible such as project plans, resolutions, and reports. Keep any correspondence related to the project. Take good notes of every conversation you have with a government representative. 2 - Get Connected It is always encouraging to talk to someone else who has a...
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What You Should Know about Spousal Maintenance in Colorado

What You Should Know about Spousal Maintenance in Colorado Spousal maintenance (also known as alimony) is the money paid to a spouse during and following a divorce if he or she is unable to provide for his or her own reasonable needs. Colorado does not offer an automatic right to long-term alimony, which means that in each case the court will examine the circumstances of the parties and determine if...
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Can I Have My Marriage Annulled?

An annulment legally renders a marriage non-existent. Couples often mistakenly assume that they qualify for an annulment if their marriage was short. Unfortunately, length of marriage has nothing to do with whether or not an annulment is possible. The issue is the validity of the marriage. How can you determine if annulment is an option for ending your Colorado marriage? First, it is important to understand why someone would pursue...
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