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How Long Does It Take to Get a Divorce in Colorado?

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 31st, 2017 Family Law

If you and your spouse have decided it is time to call it quits, filing a divorce petition is the first step to end your marriage. Colorado is a “no-fault divorce” state, meaning that one spouse or the other need only allege to a court that the marriage is “irretrievably broken.” But the divorce process […]

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Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Colorado

Bloch & Chapleau Jul 31st, 2017 Personal Injury

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, it’s important to act quickly. Colorado’s statute of limitations may prevent you from receiving compensation if too much time elapses before you file a personal injury lawsuit. What is a “Statute of Limitations”? Every state has several “statutes of limitations.” They specify how long a party has […]

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$1 Million Settlement in Camp Hale Dog Attack Widely Reported

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 22nd, 2016 Personal Injury

$1,000,000 Settlement obtained by in Camp Hale Dog attack is widely reported Bloch & Chapleau in the following sources: Vail Daily: http://www.vaildaily.com/news/20613227-113/mountain-bike-dog-attack-case-ends-with-1 Denver Post: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29517124/woman-attacked-by-ranchers-dogs-receives-1-million The Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/feb/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for/ CBS Local: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/02/10/colorado-mountain-bike-dog-attack-suit-settled-for-1-million/ The Denver Channel (ABC): http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/mountain-biker-gets-1m-to-settle-lawsuit-after-camp-hale-bike-race-dog-attack

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$1 Million Settlement to Camp Hale Dog Attack Victim

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 18th, 2016 Personal Injury

Bloch & Chapleau recently obtained a settlement of $1,000,000 on behalf of its clients Renee and Stephen Legro in a lawsuit filed against Samuel and Cheri Robinson. On July 9, 2008, Renee Legro was participating in a mountain bike race in the Camp Hale area sponsored by the Vail Recreation District when she was viciously […]

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Bloch & Chapleau Featured on “Colorado’s Best”

Bloch & Chapleau Jun 21st, 2013 Bloch & Chapleau In The News - Media

Bloch and Chapleau featured on Colorado’s Best. Watch the videos here:

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Colorado General Assembly Considers Bill for Presumptive Maintenance at Permanent Orders

Bloch & Chapleau Apr 11th, 2013 Family Law

Spousal maintenance, previously referred to as alimony, has become a hotly debated family law issue across the country in recent years. Now Colorado is taking its turn as the General Assembly is currently debating a bill setting forth a formulaic calculation for maintenance awarded at permanent orders, which “suggests” both the amount and duration of […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Search By Drug Sniffing Dog Violates The 4th Amendment

Bloch & Chapleau Apr 4th, 2013 Criminal Law

In Florida v. Jardines, the United States Supreme Court recently held that an investigation of a defendant’s home by a drug sniffing dog does not constitute a permissible search under the 4th Amendment.  In that case, the police had received an unverified tip that marijuana was being grown at the defendant’s home.  The police approached […]

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Dissolution of Civil Unions: A New Colorado Frontier

Bloch & Chapleau Mar 29th, 2013 Family Law

On March 18, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law the Civil Unions Bill, which goes into effect May 1, 2013, making Colorado the 9th state to allow civil unions. Some people believe the term “civil union” is synonymous with “marriage,” but they are actually quite different.  The differences include the availability of Federal benefits such […]

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Colorado Courts Issue Conflicting Opinions On Whether an Inbounds Avalanche Constitutes an Inherent Risk of Skiing

Bloch & Chapleau Mar 28th, 2013 Personal Injury

Recent litigation surrounding the deaths of two young skiers as a result of inbounds avalanches last year at Vail and Winter Park has prompted two separate Colorado District Courts to issue conflicting opinions as to whether an inbounds avalanche is an “inherent risk” of skiing pursuant to the Colorado Skier Safety Act.  On January 22, […]

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Colorado Supreme Court Overturns Black Hawk’s Bicycle Ban

Bloch & Chapleau Feb 25th, 2013 Personal Injury

On February 4, 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down the city of Black Hawk’s controversial bicycle ban within the city’s limits. Black Hawk had enacted the ban in 2010 due to the rising number of commercial buses and increase in traffic in the gambling town, which has numerous narrow, shoulderless roads. The ban did […]

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