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Christopher Daniel Leroi

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  • How long of a notice must be given to kick someone out that's not on the lease?

    hello, My current roommates of 2 months have decided that they want to kick me out. I am in my last semester of school, and the semester is over in a month. I am not on the lease, nor does the landlord know I am staying here. We have been arguing ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    They are technically in a tenancy at will or what would be deemed by a judge as a month to month tenancy. So, they need to provide you with a 3--day notice to quit or vacate the premises and then if you don't vacate within those 3 days start a formal unlawful detainer action against them in your local county court. So, they don't have the right to kick you out with absolutely no notice, but they have the right to kick you out.

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  • Does depositing a check with "Cashing or depositing this check signifies acceptance of payment in full." signify an agreement?

    Received a check with a hand written note that stated if it was cashed, I would be accepting an amount less than I was owed. Is this a legal way of shirking your responsibility to pay less than agreed upon under a contract and if I cash it, can I ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Technically, a check can be a contract. The person who issued you this check, just like people who pay their attorneys only a portion of the amount due and write "paid in full" is counting on you cashing the check without making any revisions to it and it being considered to be a contract - an offer by them and an acceptance by you. I typically tell clients to strike out that language in the memo or note section and initial it, signifying that you don't accept that check as payment in full.

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  • Can CenturyLink sue me or get collections on case if I pay then what was agreed on,not the overcharging they do regularly?

    My first bill, upon renewing with them, was correct amount. Last two bills overcharged by $11 each time. I signed up for auto pay, so if I call my credit card company and say I am disputing the charge, can Centurylink still file collections and ru...

    Christopher’s Answer

    You definitely can file a complaint with the Attorney General's department. They do have a business department that investigates just this type of thing. Whether it will be high on their priority list or not we don't know. The most important thing to do is to ALWAYS get any agreement with them in writing. Absent that, you can show - through a course of dealing - that since they accepted the lesser amount that they agreed to that amount and are "estopped" from charging you the $11 more. The problem is that credit card companies can ruin your credit or impact your credit score quite easily. Approximately 20% of the general public has erroneous information on their credit reports as it is. So, do you want to fight that battle?

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  • Can I pay my way out of a lease for an apartment if the other person on the lease doesnt want to break it?

    My fiance and I are splitting up and i'd like to break the lease 6 months early and move out.

    Christopher’s Answer

    You would have to negotiate a resolution with the landlord. Most landlords would be reluctant to let you off the lease 6 months early, as now they have you and your fiance to go after if there is the failure to pay a month's rent.

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  • Is there a pro bono lawyer to help my brother in getting half of what is his from a divorce while in prison?

    My brother is in federal prison. His wife divorced him after 25 years and took everything, sold the house and kept the money. She is a para legal.

    Christopher’s Answer

    DU Law Clinic, CU Law Clinic, CO Legal Aid, or Metro Volunteer Lawyers Association are your brother's options.

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  • I'm about to file a achilles tendon injury at work ,what is the best way to approach it to get the most money

    Not sure if I should just file workmans comp or unemployment or also sue the company

    Christopher’s Answer

    You must hire a workers compensation attorney. You do not have the right to sue the company.

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  • Would it be best to have an attorney for an adoption case with my own child?

    My child's biological father has never been involved, other than 2 months in 2012 which ended with a domestic violence issue. My daughter will be 8 this year and we have an amazing man in our lives who wants to adopt her as his own daughter. We pl...

    Christopher’s Answer

    As a former judge who routinely handled adoption cases and parental rights relinquishment cases, I ALWAYS appreciated having an attorney on board to make the process smooth and make sure that there were no mistakes.

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  • Can an employer access your private email (gmail, yahoo etc...)

    The email was accessed and pictures taken from my email. I received an email from the IT that I should change my password. It was sent from my email account.

    Christopher’s Answer

    This is commonplace. Look at the situation with Hillary Clinton in the news at this moment with her using her private email as Secretary of State.

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  • Can I ask for attorney fees on contempt?

    Is is possible to ask for attorney fees for taking my ex to court on contempt when he frequently does not answer my phone calls. He would not let me have my correct visitation week for Christmas this past year. He and his wife are trying to tell t...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Yes, you can and should ask for attorneys fees and costs in a contempt. However, understand that an award of such is totally within the discretion of the judge.

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  • How do I go about filing for contempt and parental alienation?

    My exhusband stopped my child support back in 2012. He is now trying to go back and get arrears, on top of starting child support again. He has also not answer phone calls when I call. He wouldn't bring me my children on the week I was suppose to ...

    Christopher’s Answer

    Contempt and parental alienation are two very intricate and complicated subjects. When I was a judge in CO, I used to go around the state lecturing to judges to teach them about how a contempt is to be handled and the premise of parental alienation. This is definitely something that you NEED an attorney for. If you don't want to spend the money on an attorney, I can virtually guarantee you that you WILL lose. Having an attorney on board gives you a fighting chance. No attorney can guarantee that you will be successful though.

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