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$120,000 Inheritance Recovery

Probate Litigation, ProbateAttorney: Angie Schmitz

January 5, 2022 –  In this case, a man sought the help of our Probate Litigation Team to recover money his grandmother had left him following her passing. The person designated to oversee the estate – the personal representative – was not communicating with our client about his rightful inheritance.

The personal representative of an estate has a fiduciary duty to its beneficiaries when settling the estate. Part of a personal representative’s responsibility is to impartially distribute any remaining funds to the rightful heirs. That was not happening for our client.

Our Probate Litigation Team investigated the matter and recovered $120,000 for our client!

Homeowner Lawsuit Defense

Homeowners Association LitigationAttorney: Geanne Moroye

May 22, 2021 – Many planned communities have a Homeowner’s Association that regulates everything from what paint colors residents can choose for their home to how a yard can be landscaped. And it’s pretty common for an HOA to levy stiff fines against homeowners who violate the rules.

A homeowner sought our Litigation Team’s help after their HOA sued them for unapproved work completed on their yard. Our litigation attorneys answered the complaint on behalf of the client and represented them at mediation. Our attorneys won a motion to set aside default, and the case was settled at mediation.

While it is impossible for some cases to avoid going to trial, our litigation lawyers aim to exhaust all legal options before venturing into court. Doing so saves the client time and money.

Successful Residential Eviction

Eviction & Landlord-Tenant, Real EstateAttorney: Kayla A. Banzali, Tabitha Herrera

July 3 2022 – The residential eviction process can be tough for both the landlord and the tenant. Sometimes the matter is further complicated when your tenant refuses to comply with Colorado landlord-tenant laws. Our Evictions Team has the knowledge and experience to step in when this happens.

The client requested our assistance in evicting a tenant who refused to pay her last month’s rent after our client notified her that she would not be renewing her lease. After our involvement, the tenant vacated in time for our client to move back into her home.

Drafted Answer to Complaint

Attorney: David Hannum

July 2, 2022 – If someone files a civil complaint against you, it is imperative that you respond swiftly. Failure to do so could result in an unfavorable judgment being entered against you. A civil litigation attorney can help.

In this case, we helped a client draft an answer to a complaint that had been filed against her. By filing the answer, we avoided the entry of judgment against her, preserved her rights and defenses, and allowed her to negotiate a settlement with the opposing party.

 

Negotiated $20K Settlement

General Litigation, ContractorsAttorney: Kory Edmark, Joe Novak

July 2, 2022 – If you hire a contractor to do construction on your home, you should be able to expect quality work. Unfortunately, bad contractors do exist. If you have been taken advantage of by an unscrupulous contractor, your best bet is to file a construction defect claim.

In this case, our client hired a contractor to build out her basement. He completed the work, but did a poor job and eventually stopped responding to her. Our Civil Litigation attorneys helped negotiate a $20,000 settlement for our client so that she could recoup her losses.

Non-Compete Representation

Employment Law, Business RepresentationAttorney: Daniel A. Jacobs

July 1, 2022 – Non-compete agreements are agreements that are put together by an employer for an employee to sign. They are designed to help protect employers from employees leaving to work for a competitor. Not all such agreements are enforceable in Colorado, so it’s best to seek the advice of an experienced employment law attorney before anything is finalized.

In this case, a surgical and medical device sales company in Colorado sought counsel and recommendation on the hiring of a Colorado resident. This resident was subject to a complicated non-compete agreement with their former employer selecting out-of-state law to govern and an out-of-state forum for resolution of disputes. Our Employment Law team successfully advised the company on the enforceability of the agreement, on potential exposure to the company if the salesperson is hired, and on recommended steps for the company to take if they decide to hire the salesperson.

Successful Breach of Contract Litigation

General Litigation, Contract DisputesAttorney: Stephen Whitmore, Alex Lowe

June 30, 2022 – Contracts are an integral part of our daily lives. These agreements outline specific duties each party is expected to perform. When the terms of the deal are not met, a contract is considered breached. If you have been accused of breaching a contract, you need an experienced civil litigation attorney on your side.

Our client retained R&H to represent her on a breach of contract claim related to the purchase of a dog. Our Civil Litigation team was able to successfully negotiate a settlement through mediation that decreased her liability under the contract terms.

Successfully Litigated Parenting Time

Family Law, Child CustodyAttorney: Marlana A. Caruso

June 21, 2022 – Many child custody cases are handled civilly, with both parents agreeing to put aside their differences for the sake of the child. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Sometimes the custodial parent will deny the other parent access to the child for their own selfish reasons. This is where our attorneys come in.

In this case, our client’s former spouse had restricted his access and parenting time with their child from birth. Our Family Law team got a temporary orders hearing in place and established a graduated increase in our client’s access to the child over a relatively short period of time. The client achieved true 50/50 parenting time with a 2/2/3 rotation at final orders, got the holiday schedule that was requested, and did not have to pay retroactive child support.

Drafted Marital Agreement

Family Law, Marital AgreementsAttorney: Nicola Miller

June 10, 2022 – Many people think prenuptial agreements are for couples who are either extremely wealthy or have doubts about the strength of the relationship. That’s not the case at all. A prenuptial agreement helps couples determine what happens to each party’s property, life insurance, retirement accounts, debt, and more should the marriage end or one of the spouses passes away.

in this case, we successfully helped our client draft and complete a fair prenuptial agreement.

Return of Security Deposit

LitigationAttorney: Christopher “Kit” Davlin, Joe Novak

June 8, 2022 – An individual came to Robinson & Henry for help getting back a substantial security deposit. In this case, our client reach out to us after the statutory time had long lapsed for their security deposit to be returned.

In Colorado, landlords must return security deposits within a month after a lease ends unless the lease specifies a longer period of time that does not exceed 60 days.

Following a strongly-worded demand letter, our litigation attorneys negotiated the full return of our client’s security deposit.

Past results afford no guarantee of future results; each matter is different and must be judged on its own merits.