Colorado, like most states, makes it fairly straightforward for married people to get a divorce. Under Colorado’s “Dissolution of Marriage” statutes, one must do little more than represent that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” It generally does not matter who is at fault or if one of the spouses disagree that the marriage is broken.
Suppose your great aunt passed away recently and you are the unlucky family member who gets to deal with her estate. She’s lived in the same house for forty years, and everyone in the family agrees that the house should be sold ASAP. You don’t know much about the house. You do have a vivid memory that back in 1990-ish, a frozen pipe broke and soaked the basement carpet and drywall. The damage has been fixed so no one would ever know. Also, as a kid you remember your great aunt scolding you about putting holes in the walls – something about asbestos? You list the house on the market, and the question is this: Must you tell potential buyers about the busted pipe and the asbestos? Even if you are not legally obligated, should you tell them anyway?
Recently, I was in a restaurant enjoying a meal when a lady walked in holding a purse that had a little Shih Tzu dog wearing a tiny red vest with the words “service dog.” The dog was looking at a handsome German Shepherd seated near his owner at an adjacent table. I noticed the German Shepherd was also wearing a vest, but this one was embroidered with “Emotional Support Dog.” Then a cat enters the picture.
Every year, more and more Coloradoans live in homes that are part of a homeowners association (“HOA”), also known as a common interest community or community association. New homes are especially likely to be part of an HOA
On May 2, the Colorado Supreme Court issued an opinion upholding a lower court ruling that the City of Fort Collins’ fracking moratorium was invalid. The opinion can be found here. This case is the result of Fort Collins voters’ 2013 adoption of a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and storage of related waste products within the City of Fort Collins.