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Can mediation be advantageous for construction disputes?

If you are having issues with a dispute or disagreement in regard to a construction project, you may be wondering how to effectively move forward to get the result that you want. Filing a lawsuit is always an option, but this can be very stressful, expensive and can take a great deal of time.

This is why many people who want to resolve a construction related dispute like to choose alternative dispute resolution (ADR) to resolve an issue. ADR can come in the form of mediation, and it is a way to resolve a conflict while avoiding a lawsuit. If you want to learn more about mediation for construction disputes, it is a good idea to consider the advantages and how they would apply to your situation.

Types of powers of attorney that you should consider

When you are planning your estate, you may be wondering whether establishing a power of attorney would be beneficial to you. Creating legal documents in order to name powers of attorney can take some time, and many people do not want to go through the effort if they do not think it is necessary.

No one can predict the future. Therefore, none of us know if we will suffer from poor health that leads to a mental or physical incapacity in our lifetime. Some people know that they have a high risk of becoming incapacitated; therefore, drawing up a power of attorney will be a high priority for them. However, everyone who is going through the estate planning process should consider choosing a power of attorney.

Your first baby is on the way. Should you get a will?

Congratulations! You are about to be a proud papa or mama! You might not normally be thinking about your death at a time like this, but it's never too early to start planning for your inevitable demise.

Now is the time to get your estate in order by getting a legal will. Why now? Here's why:

Common concerns among personal injury claimants

If you were recently involved in an accident, it is likely that you are now involved in the process of filing a personal injury claim. You might be hesitant about taking action in order to claim back damages because you don't know how much effort will be required.

A personal injury claim can be made in any instance where a person's negligence or recklessness led to another's injury. This could be in a car accident, but a claim can also be made if you were injured in a public premises or because of medical malpractice.

Going through a same-sex divorce in Colorado

Across the United States, same-sex married couples faced many challenges in getting divorced until same-sex marriage was recognized across the country in 2015. Before this time, many couples could not get divorced if the state they were residing in did not yet recognize same-sex marriage.

Although the law regarding same-sex marriage has become much clearer over the years, there are still potential challenges on the path to divorce for same-sex couples in the state of Colorado. One of the reasons for this is the fact that same-sex marriage was legalized very recently. This poses several issues for the process of divorce, due to how the length of the marriage will be recognized.

How to avoid these common estate planning mistakes

If you are starting to plan your estate or you want to make amendments to your existing estate plan in the state of Colorado, you might find the different options available to you overwhelming and discouraging. It is easy to make mistakes when planning your estate, and that is why it is important that you conduct thorough research so that you avoid these blunders.

Some of the most common mistakes result simply from a failure to reflect upon your true wishes and failing to plan for every possible future scenario. By taking your time and not rushing the process, it is likely that you will be able to plan your estate successfully and efficiently.

Common questions about construction contracts

If you are the owner of a property and you are engaging in a contract with a builder in order to start a construction project, you might feel overwhelmed by the small print. It is important that you take your time in reading through the terms and signing.

Construction law can be complex in the state of Colorado, so it is important that you spend time reading about the law and getting your concerns addressed. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding construction contracts.

How can I show that my orthopedic surgeon was negligent?

If you have recently had surgery for an orthopedic injury, you will have depended on the success of that surgery in order to live a life free of pain. You may have needed the surgery to improve mobility or to engage in sports again.

Therefore, if the surgery did not go as planned, you will be feeling extremely disheartened. It may mean that you still cannot go to work, and are, therefore, losing income. In addition, it is likely that your quality of life is severely limited, and you may be dependent on a cane or a wheelchair for the foreseeable future.

If Millennials are getting prenups, should I?

It's common for those who are getting married later in life to be a little apprehensive about this big life change. Especially for those who are jumping into a second or third marriage, it's clear what's at risk if things don't work out.

However, many adults who are 35 years or older still fear they'll "jinx" or risk a marriage if they arrange a prenuptial agreement. Yet, as evident by Millenials, the prenuptial agreement has become far less taboo today.

How to stay calm in a child custody battle

If you have recently separated in the state of Colorado, it is possible that you will have found yourself in the middle of a child custody battle. This can occur for many reasons. Often the tension and the circumstances around the separation can mean that the two people cannot amicably agree on anything, including on child custody arrangements.

It is important that you place your focus on the way in which you react to the situation since this is completely within your realm of control. It may feel frustrating to deal with the animosity of your former partner. However, by being the more mature person, you can help to mitigate some conflict.

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