Blog Posts in April, 2017

  • Can Restraining Orders be Dismissed?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    27 Apr. 2017

    If a restraining order was issued against you in Colorado, you are able to have this order modified or entirely dismissed, depending on the circumstances of your case. It is important for those who have restraining orders issued against them to dismiss or modify it because of their restrictive nature and the negative effects they have on a person’s life. Restrictions Imposed on the ...
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  • Parental Rights with Children who are Dual Citizens:

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    25 Apr. 2017

    When a parent removes a child from the U.S, what recourse does the remaining parent have? As our world continues to grow smaller and more interconnected, marriages involving dual citizens are increasingly common, resulting in international custody battles. Once an action is filed in Colorado, state law dictates that neither parent may remove the child from the state of Colorado without agreement ...
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  • How Are Damages Calculated in Personal Injury Cases?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    20 Apr. 2017

    If you’ve been injured in an accident, the amount of damages potentially available to you is a relevant consideration when deciding if you should pursue a lawsuit. Many personal injury cases feature a negligence claim against the person who caused the accident. In these cases, there are three categories of damages available to a plaintiff: Economic Damages: This category of damages includes ...
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  • Long-Term Care Insurance Deductions for 2017 Make an Impact

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    20 Apr. 2017

    Taxpayers buying long-term care insurance will see an increase in the amount they can deduct from their 2017 taxes, per the Internal Revenue Service, (IRS). These tax breaks are designed to reflect changes in inflation, preventing tax-payers from unmanageable expenses. For long-term care participants to be eligible for the tax-break, the premiums they pay and the additional medical expenses must ...
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  • Medicare Directory Errors: Could You Be Affected?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    12 Apr. 2017

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently launched an in-depth review of Medicare Advantage provider directories, finding nearly 47% of the online directories had inaccuracies. These directories included incorrect locations, mistaken phone numbers, and some even listed information for providers that were no longer accepting new patients, had retired, or were deceased. These ...
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  • Colorado's End-of-Life Options Act

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    12 Apr. 2017

    Five states currently have “death with dignity” statutes which allow qualified, terminally ill adults to request and receive prescription medication to end their life. Colorado is now one of those states, alongside Oregon, Washington, Vermont, and California. After a failed attempt by the Colorado legislature to pass a death with dignity bill in early 2016, voters passed Proposition ...
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  • Avoiding a Will Contest

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    10 Apr. 2017

    Providing a will is one of the easiest ways to guide your family and lighten their load after you’re gone. By designating who receives each aspect of your estate, you can make the process easier for your loved ones. But, what happens if there is a disagreement? During such a highly emotional time, it isn’t uncommon for family to argue, but in some cases this could lead to a will ...
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  • Medicare Now Reimbursing Doctors for Alzheimer Diagnoses

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    7 Apr. 2017

    Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6 th leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. With these staggering statistics, it’s a wonder that reaching a diagnosis for Alzheimer’s patients can be so difficult. Ruth Gay, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s ...
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  • Grandparent Visitation Rights in Colorado

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    5 Apr. 2017

    What rights do grandparents hold when it comes to visitation with their grandchildren? Colorado Courts recognize the fundamental right of fit parents to make decisions regarding the care, custody and control of their children. What does this mean for grandparents? There is no automatic right to grandparent visitation in Colorado, however, Colorado Revised Statutes §19-1-117 grants ...
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  • Social Media, the Internet and the Law - Part Two - Cyberbully and Harassment

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    3 Apr. 2017

    We hear the stories all the time – a person is bullied or harassed repeatedly online, and no one hears about it or acts until it is too late. With the prevalence of social media in our everyday lives, there is also an increase in the possible crimes we can see from its use. In 2015, the Colorado Legislature enacted a new section of the Harassment Statute (C.R.S. 18-9-111) referred to Kiana ...
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  • When Should You Sign Up For Medicare?

    Posted By Jorgensen, Brownell & Pepin, P.C.

    3 Apr. 2017

    At age 65 you are eligible to apply for Medicare, the federal health insurance program. While most would-be Medicare participants sign up as soon as they qualify, others may want to weigh their options and consider waiting to apply. Certain factors, such as where you work, if you are still working, and whether or not you are contributing to a health savings account can significantly affect your ...
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