Attorney FAQ

If this is your first experience working with an attorney, you may have a lot of questions. The team at Kneeland & Lazure Law is happy to help in any way that you need, but we hope that this list of attorney FAQs will get you started.

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Attorney FAQ

If this is your first experience working with an attorney, you may have a lot of questions. The team at Kneeland & Lazure Law is happy to help in any way that you need, but we hope that this list of attorney FAQs will get you started.

Family Law

What does Family Law entail?
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Marital Agreements (Pre and Post Nups)
  • Contempt of Court
How long does it take to get divorced in Colorado?

In Colorado, there is a 91-day mandatory waiting period from the time you serve the other party until you can get divorced. Many cases take longer than this depending on if there are contested issues, how busy the courtrooms are, and the specific needs of your case.

Do you offer full representation and coaching/unbundled services?

Yes, full representation gives you access to an attorney to answer all of your needs, represent you in court and in mediation, and make sure that all paperwork is completed.

How do I get started?

Contact us to get your case started. Whether you need to complete the initial paperwork, have a question about enforcing orders, need clarification about the process, or anything else, we look forward to working with you.

Business Law

Should I set-up an LLC if I own rental property?

We typically recommend that our clients who have rental properties form LLCs or other entities to protect themselves and their assets. Many people remember to form the LLC, but then don’t know how to operate the LLC properly. We can help you with all of this.

Can you help me set up an LLC or Corporation?

Yes, we work with numerous clients on business formation. This includes everything from filing with the Secretary of State to drafting your other necessary business formation documents.

Can I hire you as general counsel for my business?

Yes, many of our clients keep us on retainer to assist them with whatever legal challenges or needs they have. We review leases, draft purchase agreements, assist with employment and HR issues, and partner with our clients for all of their legal needs.

What other experts would be helpful to work with for my business?

Often when we are working with business clients, we also partner with and/or help the find CPAs, financial advisors, and insurance professionals. We often find working collaboratively with a team of experts allows our clients to reach creative and innovative solutions.

Can you help me prepare and review contracts and/or employment agreements?

Yes, we draft and review contracts for our clients, draft and review employment agreements for our clients, and partner with our clients to best serve their legal needs

Estate Planning

Why do I need a will?

A will allows you to have full control over who inherits from you, make specific gifts to individuals, and if you’re a parent of minor children, it allows you to appoint a guardian. It also simplifies procedures and processes for your family members and friends when you have passed away.

What other estate planning documents do I need?

We typically recommend general (financial) power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and a living will/advanced directive. These documents allow you to lay-out your wishes and to appoint people you trust to act on your behalf.

What happens if I die without a will?

If you die without a will, your property passes pursuant to Colorado law, rather than your specific wishes. It also can complicate matters and be more difficult for your living relatives and friends.

Can I name who I want to take care of my children in my will?

Yes, this often is one of the main concerns that our clients with minor children have when they meet with us to draft their wills. We understand that and prioritize this for our clients who want to include this.

Probate

What happens if I am named as a personal representative/executor of an estate?

That means that you will have the legal authority/responsibility to accomplish the stated desires in the deceased person’s will. We are here to assist you with all of your needs and to walk you through Colorado Probate.

How long does probate take?

It depends on the complexity of the assets of the estate. Typically most cases are completed within 6 – 18 months.

Mediation

What is mediation?

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where the parties, and their attorneys, if applicable, meet with a neutral party (the mediator) and attempt to resolve their issues and disagreements. It is an opportunity to discuss creative solutions and ideas that can help parties move forward, and it can be a cost-effective, more user-friendly way of reaching agreements. We mediate a variety of disputes, including family law, business law, employment law, real estate, and other issues.

Why choose mediation?

Mediation typically costs less than going to court, both monetarily and emotionally. It is also is set-up in a way that can lead to more creative decision-making.

What types of cases do you mediate?

We mediate a variety of disputes, including family law, business law, employment law, real estate, and other issues.

Employment Law

Can you help me review a new employment contract?

Yes, we review employment contracts. Employment contracts can be confusing and often include non-compete and non-solicitation clauses that raise questions when you are looking to start a new job. We work with clients to review their employment contracts, so that they understand what they are signing and can negotiate to make modifications.

What should I do if I have been terminated from my job?

If you are terminated from a job, you should contact an attorney prior to signing anything. We can help review your termination documents, negotiate for severance, and look for other solutions.

Real Estate

Can you help me review a real estate contract?

Yes, we often assist our clients in reviewing both residential and commercial real estate contracts.

Do you prepare real estate contracts?

Yes, we prepare real estate contracts for clients to utilize when selling their property.

Can you write and review leases?

Yes, we write and review leases for clients.

If you would like more information or a consultation, contact our team at Kneeland & Lazure Law. We look forward to working with you in your best interest.

Attorney FAQ