John H Barrett’s Answers

John H Barrett

Boulder Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Should I expect an offer of settlement after the nuisance of a car accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Christopher Paul Kendrick
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Jacob Adam Regar
    5. Michael Ryan Juarez
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    You have a claim for your injuries, including the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. There is a 3 year statute of limitations within which a lawsuit must be filed if no settlement is reached. You should consult with a personal injury attorney concerning representation. Most lawyers will take a case on a contingent fee basis where the lawyer gets paid a percentage of the recovery the lawyer obtains for you.

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  2. Wife was in an auto accident. Other party's fault. Need HELP with claim!!!

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Chad William Johnson
    2. John H Barrett
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Jerry Ray Bowman II
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
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    8 lawyer answers

    Your wife is entitled to receive compensation for her vehicle damage, medical bills , lost wages and pain and. suffering. The at fault insurance company will usually settle the property damage claim fairly quickly. It sounds like that is in process. The personal injury claim will take longer. They will not pay any bills or otherwise compensate her until a final settlement is made. That requires waiting until she is at maximum medical improvement from her injuries. Her insurance company may pay...

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  3. I am making monthly IRS payments that are owed by myself and my ex husband

    Answered about 2 months ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Robert Vance Salter
    3. Leonid Krimsky
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    This depends on what your divorce decree says. If it is covered in the decree, you can file a motion in that case for reimbursement or possibility contempt. If it is not addressed in the decree, you may be able to bring a civil suit for contribution from a joint debtor.

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  4. Can me wife evict me from our home? She says she can get a writ of possession or a TRO.

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Karl J Geil
    3. Stephen Clark Harkess
    4. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5 lawyer answers

    Once the divorce is filed, either party can request exclusive possession of the marital home. This is up to the judge to decide. Before then, she could get a temporary civil protection order, which would require her to go to court and file for a restraining order, alleging domestic abuse. This would exclude you from the home until the next hearing. This can enter without notice to you but you would later have an opportunity to contest the charges at the permanent protection hearing, held...

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  5. Can I purchase a house with my inheritance money if I am going through a divorce?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Lynn Lewis Olney
    3. David Littman
    4. Arthur Woods Porter
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    Yes, you can do so to the extent your inheritance is your separate property. Any increase in that money is marital property. You should not spend the marital portion. Be sure the house is titled in your name only.

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  6. Thought pre-nup would protect my assets - had no idea if put in joint account that it is no longer my money and he gets half.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Glen B Goldman
    4. David Alexander Browde
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    The sale proceeds became marital property when you put them into a joint account. Your prenup may define those proceeds as your separate property. If so, those may still be separate.. Even if marital, you may have an argument for contribution since you owned the condo before marriage.

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  7. Ex husband filed bankruptcy in Colorado. Owes me money from the divorce decree. What do I need to do to secure the debt?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
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    His obligation to you will survive his bankruptcy even though the debt to the creditor is discharged. Therefore you can proceed to enforce the claim in the Divorce Court. For non-support obligations, you may need to wait until the BK is closed, or get releif from stay in the BK court to proceed against him in the divorce court. There are special rules if he filed a Chapter 13 BK.

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  8. Can I talk to a lawyer just to be able to have one, just in case I may need one?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Stephen Clark Harkess
    3. Scheherazade B Rastegar-Djavahery
    4. Edward Brandon Beckham
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    Many attorneys would be willing to do what you are requesting. You should contact an attorney of your choice and ask if they will do that. You should make sure that the attorney does family law cases. I would expect the attorney would charge you his/her hourly rate for this service.

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  9. Auto Accident

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Daniel Nelson Deasy
    3. Herman Gene Burkett Jr.
    4. David J. McCormick
    5. Gary A Kester
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    You may file a claim with your insurance company for the damages to your car if you had collision coverage. Your medical bills may be covered if you had med-pay coverage.

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  10. What type of lawyer do I need to change names on investments when goin through a divorce?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. John H Barrett
    2. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
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    Some retirement accounts, such as a 401k require a special Order for division to comply with Federal tax law. This is known as a QDRO. An IRA does not require this special Order. IRAs may be divided if provided for in your Separation Agreement and Decree. It may be convenient to have a separate Order for division of the IRA, but it does not need to be a QDRO. Most divorce attorneys should be able to assist with this.

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