Demand Letter to Former Landlord

General LitigationAttorney: Robinson & Henry

June 8, 2021 – One of the most common landlord-tenants disputes occur over when a landlord can rightfully withhold a tenant’s security deposit in Colorado. It is important for tenants to know that there are limited circumstances in which a landlord has the right to withhold your security deposit in Colorado. As a general rule, a landlord can withhold all or a portion of a tenant’s security deposit when the tenant has caused the landlord some sort of financial harm or damage.

However, landlords may not use a tenant’s security deposit to upgrade or renovate the home at the tenant’s expense. This was the case with our client and his former landlord. Our civil litigation attorneys successfully sent a demand letter to the landlord for the client to retrieve his security deposit back.

CDARA Letter/Contractor Demand

Denver Home Contractor Dispute LawyerAttorney: Stephen Whitmore

June 8, 2021 – When you hire someone to build or improve your home, sometimes things go wrong. When that happens, one available avenue of recourse is the Colorado Construction Defect Action Reform Act (CDARA). The CDARA requires that claimants follow the “Notice of Claim” process prior to filing a legal claim for construction defects. This process is intended to provide an opportunity for the construction professionals associated with the project to address the alleged construction defects and avoid litigation.

Our client contracted with a home builder to build a home that had several issues come up after closing. Our successfully assisted the woman in negotiating with the builder to agree to buy back the home.

Successfully Defended Against HOA Violation

Homeowners Association LitigationAttorney: Kristoffer Wathne

June 8, 2021 – Many Colorado neighborhoods are governed by Homeowners Associations (HOAs). The rules of the HOA community are described in what’s called the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions (CC&Rs). The CC&Rs describe the requirements and limitations of what you can do with your property. The goal of the CC&Rs is to protect, preserve, and enhance property values in the community. However, sometimes HOAs can get a little overzealous in enforcing them.

In this case, our clients came to us because they were facing fines for breaching their HOA’s CC&Rs. They received a warning letter after leaving their garbage can outside for a week. When our clients ignored the first letter, they received a second letter telling them they had to attend a hearing to address the garbage can issue.

Our HOA attorneys attended the hearing with the clients and were able to convince the judge to remove the fines.

Drafted Quit Claim Deed

Real EstateAttorney: Kristoffer Wathne

June 7, 2021 – When a quitclaim deed is used to transfer interest in a property, the grantor “quits” any right to the property. If the quitclaim deed is ambiguous, it can cause problems. This can occur when a deed is not conveyed along with a title covenant, or a guarantee as to the validity of the title.

The Real Estate Law team at Robinson & Henry helped our client draft a quitclaim deed that was accepted by the appropriate county office. Now our client can move forward with selling his house.

Dissolution of Marriage with Child

Family LawAttorney: Daniel Chandler

June 6, 2021 – Divorce doesn’t always have to spell disaster. The family law team at Robinson & Henry is here to help you navigate every step of the Colorado divorce process.

In this case, our family law attorneys provided legal advice concerning court requirements, assisted in the preparation of a separation agreement and parenting plan, and reviewed documents prepared by our client to be filed by the court.

Increased Parenting Time

Family LawAttorney: Daniel Zarnowski

June 6, 2021 – Child custody cases are not always set in stone. When parents separate or divorce, a judge may issue an initial child custody order that outlines the custody arrangement. However, if circumstances change, the court can modify the order at any point until the child turns 18. All it takes is one parent to request modification with the court and for the judge to agree.

The court can modify the child custody order if a judge finds 1) there has been a substantial change of circumstances affecting the welfare of the child, and 2) that modification is in the best interest of the child.

In this case, our client was concerned that her child’s father was having trouble getting their son to school on time and making sure he completed his schoolwork. Therefore, our family law team filed to increase our client’s parenting time. A court-appointed child and family investigator agreed. At the hearing, our attorneys actually obtained more parenting time for our client than the investigator even recommended.

Obtained Restraining Order for Domestic Violence Victim

Restraining OrdersAttorney: Kristina M. Bush

June 6, 2021 – A person who is a victim of domestic violence needs to take action quickly to protect themselves. Seeking a domestic violence protection order is one of the best ways to gain legal protection from domestic violence. This type of order prohibits the violent or threatening party from restraining the victim, stalking, sexually abusing, or entering or traveling near specific locations where the victim may be.

In this case, our family law attorneys successfully represented a domestic violence victim to secure a protection order against her abuser. We also negotiated a stipulated extension of that protection order for six months.

Post Decree Relocation of Minor Child

Family LawAttorney: Alyssa Little

June 5, 2021 – Child relocations tend to be very contentious and complicated matters. In deciding whether a child should be permitted to relocate with a parent, Colorado courts must determine whether the relocation is in the best interest of the child.

In this case, our client lived in Colorado and his two young daughters lived in Oklahoma with their mother, who was then the parent with primary parenting time. The mother had moved several times over the last few years and kept switching the children’s school. As a result, the girls had started to fall behind. Our client sought school-year parenting time for the children’s stability and education.

Our family law team successfully defended against the mother’s motion to relocate with the children. The children now live primarily with our client in Colorado and will spend summers and holidays with their mom in Oklahoma.

Post Degree Modification

Family LawAttorney: Mark C. Smith

June 5, 2021 – There are few challenges more difficult than going through a divorce and having a child with special needs. Issues of child custody, visitation, and support and property division become significantly more complex. Unfortunately, divorce proceedings can get ugly if the parents do not agree on the child’s best interests. That’s why it’s imperative to hire a seasoned attorney like the ones at Robinson & Henry PC.

Our family law team accomplished all goals of the client in this matter. We got the court to agree to change the minor child’s residential placement to our client. We also resolved significant family and psychological issues pertaining to the client’s son. The case was a complete success with a total reversal of fortune for the parties in the matter, vindication and success for our client.

Asset-Purchase Agreement

Buying and Selling a BusinessAttorney: Jon Topolewski

June 5, 2021 – One of the more common approaches to a business sale in Colorado is an asset purchase agreement (APA). Under an APA, the business owner sells some or all of the assets of the business. The ultimate goal of an asset purchase agreement is the avoidance of future litigation.

Our client came to us looking to buy out his business partners after his business, which he started six years ago, had been sold to a publicly traded company. We assisted our client through the asset purchase agreement that allowed him to buy the contract, name, trademarks, assets and branding.

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