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Essential elements of a business contract

If you are thinking about starting a business in the Northern Colorado area but have yet to put your plans in motion, you may want to pause before moving forward. Though your venture may still be in the formation stages, it is imperative to know what to include in your business contracts. When structured properly, contracts prevent hassles and delays in the delivery of goods and services rendered. When it comes to business disputes and misunderstandings, the contract outlines the course of action all parties should take to resolve them.

A contract is an enforceable agreement. A poorly constructed contract can spell disaster. Before signing one, review the following key elements of a business contract.

When a car crash leads to catastrophic burns

If you become the victim of a Colorado car crash, the results likely will be devastating for both you and your passengers. Given the fact that your vehicle’s interior represents a relatively small and enclosed space, even if an SUV or passenger van, plus the fact that it contains many surfaces, fluids and electrical wires that can become hot enough to burn you during a fiery crash, this makes for a potentially deadly combination.

In addition, even if you survive your crash, receiving catastrophic burns during it undoubtedly will change your life forever. Not only are burns some of the most painful injuries, they also invariably leave substantial, often deforming, scars.

Consequences of a DUI conviction in Colorado

Colorado law takes driving under the influence seriously. If police arrest you for DUI, you potentially face severe consequences if a judge convicts you. It is essential that you understand what is at stake with your DUI charge and how you may work to strategically mitigate the potential penalties of your arrest.

You do not have to automatically accept your DUI without a strong defense strategy that takes all the factors of your case into account. Before you contemplate how to build your DUI defense, learn more about the penalties of a DUI conviction in Colorado.

A personal breathalyzer lets you check your ability to drive

The Colorado Department of Transportation joined with BACtrack, a company that produces personal breathalyzers, to provide breathalyzers to DUI offenders. The goal of the experiment is to gauge how effective personal breathalyzers are in stopping people who have been drinking alcohol from getting behind the wheel.

A few Colorado statistics

DUI charges - not just because of alcohol

When you think of a criminal charge for driving under the influence, you may automatically think of alcohol. Of course, alcohol impairs your driving in the following ways:

  • Loss of self-control
  • Deterioration of judgment
  • Lack of coordination
  • Slow reaction times
  • Worsening vision and hearing

Drunk driving is certainly illegal. However, it is not the only substance that leads to DUI arrests and convictions. Here are some other ways you can face DUI charges.

Top mistakes when buying commercial property

Whether you are just starting your business or expanding an existing one, purchasing commercial property can play a major part in furnishing premises or serving as an investment. Buying the right property can deliver solid returns.

Negotiating and finalizing the contract can include several pitfalls that may cause problems if you are not careful. In particular, several key areas deserve your close attention throughout the process.

Concerns to keep in mind about divorce before getting married

If you are contemplating marriage in Northern Colorado, now you probably cannot imagine a time when you may want to leave your partner. But relationships are not always sunshine and flowers. When such a time comes, leaving may seem like the better option for you.

Because divorce is often a difficult process, it is better not to wait until the situation happens to learn how to manage it. Use the following pointers to create a plan for divorce and keep things from potentially getting out of hand financially. 

Can mediation work in a high-asset divorce?

High-asset divorces involve couples with a net worth that goes above average, usually involving a complex portfolio of property, investments, bank accounts and other financial holdings. Couples with high net worth who face divorce have an added complication in that the division of their assets will likely be a difficult and challenging process.

In some cases, couples are able to come to negotiated agreements without resorting to the courtroom. Although not all high-asset divorces are good candidates for a mediation process, those that are will benefit in several ways. Here is some information about how mediation may work in your high-asset divorce:

Understanding prescription drug DUI in Colorado

Most people tend to associate DUI with the consumption of excess alcohol or illegal drugs. However, you do not have to be partying to get a DUI in Colorado. Sometimes, just taking your prescription medication before you get in the car can do the trick.

Yes, even if you take your medicine precisely according to your doctor's instructions, you may still be breaking the law. If you face DUI charges based on prescription drugs, you should take your situation seriously and consult with an experienced attorney promptly.

What to expect from your DMV hearing

There are many events that can lead to a license suspension or revocation. Perhaps you have been arrested for DUI, been caught driving with a license that was already suspended or you have accumulated too many points on your license for traffic violations. If you wish to retain your license, you may be able to request a DMV hearing to prevent it from being revoked or suspended.

You need your driver's license to get to and from work and fulfill a host of other responsibilities you have. Losing it is not just a disruption to your life, it is a serious setback, and it makes it even more difficult to get back on track. Here is what to expect when you request a DMV hearing:

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