Elkus & Sisson Law Blog

January 14, 2020
5 Helpful Tips to Protect Yourself When Your Spouse Files for Divorce

The chance of a couple divorcing is currently around 38%. In Colorado, the percentage is lower (according to cencus.gov) where 10.9% of people age 15 and older are divorced. If you and your spouse are constantly battling and you don't see a future for your marriage, now is the time to begin preparing for your […]

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December 13, 2019
Important Questions about Colorado Divorce Law Answered

Here are seven answers to complex yet important questions related to Colorado divorce law. If you are someone going through a divorce, you may have many additional questions, our divorce attorneys can offer decades of experience and guidance. Q: How do I get a divorce in Colorado if my spouse won't sign the papers? Unfortunately, […]

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November 27, 2019
How Personal Injury Settlements are Taxed

A common question raised by individuals pursuing financial restitution through a personal injury lawsuit is whether any money recovered through the civil action is subject to state and/or federal taxation. The answer is…it depends. There are a multitude of factors that will help you understand how personal injury settlements are taxed. The type of monetary […]

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October 29, 2019
Types of Compensation You Can Receive After a Motor Vehicle Accident

If someone else is at fault for your crash, you are usually entitled to compensation for your damages (monetary losses). However, understanding this process and the types of compensation available can be difficult. When discussing compensation for a motor vehicle accident, there are two basic types – economic damages and non-economic damages.

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October 5, 2019
6 Crucial Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney About Your Case

Before hiring a personal injury attorney, it is important that you ask them as many questions about your case as possible. Below are six crucial questions you should ask your personal injury attorney. After all, you want to have a trusted relationship with your lawyer that helps you feel confident in your case.

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August 14, 2019
Fernandez vs Colt Holdings

An individual sued our clients, a foreclosure investing company who buys, renovates, and sells distressed properties, alleging a civil theft claim and a violation of the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The district court issued summary judgment on our client’s behalf and the matter was appealed. The Colorado Court of Appeals affirmed the district […]

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May 24, 2019
SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE

Child Custody – Changes to the Spousal Maintenance Law Historically, spousal maintenance, (aka alimony) was tax-deductible for the paying spouse and taxable income for the receiving spouse. The tax overhaul resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed things such that, effective January 1, 2019, spousal maintenance in Colorado will not be a deduction […]

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May 24, 2019
DEPUTY PROSECUTED FOR EXCESSIVE FORCE

Reid Elkus and Patrick Welsh defended a F.O.P. member who was criminally charged for an allegation that he used excessive force upon an inmate. The member was criminally charged with two counts of third-degree assault and two counts of harassment. The allegation is was that the F.O.P. member threw an inmate down on a chair, […]

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