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When May a Party Petition to Seal a Criminal Record?

If you are arrested for a crime in Colorado, you will likely have a permanent criminal record. This is true even if the charges against you are dismissed. Criminal records can be accessed by potential employers and professional licensing agencies, and it may become difficult to get a job, obtain a loan, or even rent an… Read More »

Once judgment obtained, how can it be collected?

If you’ve obtained a judgment against a debtor, you have several ways to obtain the money that you are lawfully owed. Plenty of debtors will either refuse to pay their creditors or simply can’t afford to pay the total amount owed when the judge signs the judgment. Let’s take a look at some ways to… Read More »

What are the Remedies Available to Obtain Payment on Public Works Projects

A public works project is commonly defined as any infrastructure project that is undertaken and financed by the local, state or federal government. These can be recreational in nature (like building a new public park for a community) or to improve the health and safety of that community (as is the case with road repairs,… Read More »

What is the Miller Act and how does it apply to federal projects?

Before the turn of the 20th century in the United States, builders determined nearly every detail of their projects. Vague construction plans included only sketchy details on materials and dimensions, and clients often were left wondering what to expect. With industrialization came a separation of labor between builders and architects, along with increasingly complex documents… Read More »

Colorado Has Strict Timelines in Filing a Mechanic’s Lien

One of the common issues contractors and sub-contractors run into in any economy is customers who don’t pay for services rendered.  The recent recession made the problem even greater than it had been; so what can a contractor, sub-contractor, labor provider, or supplier do in these circumstances to get paid?  One option is the file… Read More »

After filing a mechanic’s lien in Colorado what is the next step to enforce it?

Filing a mechanic’s lien is only the first step to receiving payment for a construction debt. If the property owner doesn’t pay after receiving notice of a lien, further action will be needed to preserve the right to receive payment. While a lien prevents a property from being sold or refinanced while the lien is… Read More »

Who can claim a mechanic’s lien in Colorado when not paid?

A mechanic’s lien is a means of enforcing payment for construction work in Colorado. When a mechanic’s lien is placed on a property, the owner will not be able to sell or refinance the property until they settle the debt or post a separate bond for the amount of the lien. If the debt is… Read More »

Do you know what happens if you die without a will?

A will is a simple estate planning tool that can be created in just a few hours, but many people still die without a will. For some, it was because they thought they were young and invincible and didn’t have to plan for their death. For others, they simply felt that because they didn’t have… Read More »

How to Avoid Common Construction Contract Issues

In any construction project, it’s safest to start out by assuming that everything that can go wrong, will. While many projects may finish on time and under budget with zero problems along the way, the odds are good that weather, changing supply costs, shipping delays, job site accidents, or other setbacks will come up. When… Read More »

What the Colorado Trust Fund Statute Means for You

If you’re a contractor or construction professional in Colorado, you may wonder about what happens when a party fails to pay you for your project contributions. The Colorado Trust Fund Statute protects you from this type of fraud. Read on to learn more. The Colorado Trust Fund Statute at a Glance The Colorado Trust Fund… Read More »

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