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Stephen Clark Harkess

Wheat Ridge Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Permanent restraining order granted against me based on non threatening phone calls and age(70) I am 66. Attorney ignorant of ag

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Nathan Peter Hansen
    3. Karl J Geil
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
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    You likely have no effective recourse against your attorney. The outcome of a legal case is not guaranteed and at least 1/2 of all parties who end up in a contested hearing get a result other than the one they were seeking. Legal malpractice requires establishing more than that you did not prevail in your case. You have to show that the reason you did not prevail was because of something the attorney did or failed to do that a competent lawyer would have been expected to do. In other...

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  2. My husband just took the kids to a movie. If I pack some things and leave, do I lose my parental rights? I am very unhappy.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Barbara Lynn Ornelas
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    4. Teresa A. Drexler
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    You will not lose your rights as a parent for leaving the house or the marriage. However, the time comes to try to arrange appropriate custody and parenting time with the children, you will be judged on your ability to consider the welfare and best interests of your children. You should give some thought to them before you determine how you want to proceed. Your unhappiness is not the primary issue. Think about how your children will deal with your abrupt departure. Consider whether...

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  3. Do I have to change my address with the courts?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. David Jason Brewer
    3. Dane Eric Torbenson
    4. Karl J Geil
    5. Brandi J Pummell
    5 lawyer answers

    You cannot have a warrant issued against you without being personally served. However, you are required to update the Court when you move and if you don't do so you risk having motions and other court papers sent to your old address and then losing by default when you don't respond.

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  4. I lost control of my vehicle on ice and the jeep ended on its side I was charged but were dismissed can I get pain and suffering

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. David Ian Schoen
    6. ···
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    Auto insurance is not a no fault proposition. Even when Colorado used to have no fault insurance laws - this only allowed you to get your medical bills paid by your own insurance. You don't get pain and suffering unless there is another person responsible for the accident. Your insurance company did not cause the accident. The only choices for liability are you or nobody. Neither entity is someone you want to spend your time suing.

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  5. May I petition for early interlock device removal? I am required to have it 2 years. May I fight to change it/laws?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Lee Alan Thompson
    4. Karl J Geil
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    A change in the law requires action from the state legislature. You will want to contact your state representative and your state senator (and perhaps the governor's office) to discuss legislative change.

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  6. I made a grave mistake 2nights ago and while drunk I hit my wife Charged with DV felony 2. No prior record. what to do? scared!

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Charles Patrick Greenwood
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Anthony Michael Solis
    5. Kip O'Connor II
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    You are facing a very serious charge. Second degree assault could result in 4-12 years in prison. It is something that you need to take very seriously. That said, you need a criminal defense attorney and there is probably a good chance that you can avoid prison time or significant jail time. A lot will depend on the circumstances and your case cannot be fully evaluated without looking at the prosecutor's file. Take a deep breath, hire an attorney, and put in the work necessary to put this...

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  7. Pulled over for speeding and issued a DUI. I refused roadside and chemical tests and now I need advice on how to fight charges

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John Lawrence Buckley
    2. Satima Azumi Porter
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    5. Charles Patrick Greenwood
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    The only way to have any reasonable chance of beating the charges is with an experienced DUI attorney.

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  8. If I have cleared checks for rent. Why am I still being sued?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Deborah F Bowinski
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    This isn't something that can be answered online. You may want to sit down with an attorney to review the summons, complaint, and any other court papers you have received.

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  9. What is the difference between an estate attorney and a probate attorney

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Stephen Clark Harkess
    2. James P. Frederick
    3. Leonard Komen
    4. E Dwight Taylor
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    There is no precise definition of attorney specialties so there may be no difference at all. If there is a difference, an estate attorney focuses on planning and paperwork and a probate attorney goes to court. Usually estate planning involves drafting wills and trusts for people while they are alive. Probate generally involves handling an estate after death or going to court to have a conservator or guardian appointed for an incompetent person. Many attorneys handle all of these issues.

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  10. I was pulled over for careless driving and I was asked to to the breath test and blood test and I refused. The officer then told

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    2. V. Iyer
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Donald Bennett Martin
    5. Rhidian David Watson Orr
    5 lawyer answers

    What the officer told you was correct. You may have defenses that you can raise if you get a good attorney and if you have the breath sample retested. Your license will have to be suspended for a period of time and you need a good attorney to represent you on the DUI charge.

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