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Jared Polis Signs Law Increasing Damage Caps

April 26,2019

On April 9, 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed a law increasing the lawsuit damage caps. The law represents the first increase in damage caps in 10 years and will go into effect on January 1, 2020. The new law raised the caps on non-economic damages, wrongful death, solatium and the dram shop social host statutes […]

Valuing Trust Interests in Divorce

March 14,2019

Many individuals believe that if they put property in a trust, it will protect them from the other spouse getting to the property in a divorce. This overall generalization is false. In Colorado, the proper analysis to determine whether a beneficiary spouse’s interest in a trust is subject to equitable division, there has to be […]

The Scooter Fad Hits Road Bumps

December 11,2018

Chances are if you have visited any metropolitan area lately, you have noticed an army of electric scooters on the streets. Only six months ago, investors were so eager to get into the electric scooter market, that one of the main companies, Bird Rides Inc., was valued at $2 billion. However, excitement has declined with […]

Ins and Outs of Jury Selection in Colorado

November 19,2018

Jury selection or “voir dire” is commonly regarded as the most important part of the American trial system. Cases are won and lost in jury selection, even before evidence is heard. Voir Dire in Latin means to “speak the truth.” This in some ways refers to the conversation that jurors have with the opposing lawyers […]

How to File a Civil Protection Order – Kalamaya | Goscha Law Firm

October 19,2018

There is a common question lawyers get when someone is victimized. That question is, “what can I do?” This is an oversimplified solution, but typically there are 3 options. 1. call the police, 2. file a civil lawsuit, or 3. file a civil protection order. Civil Protection Orders Under Colorado Revised Statutes § 13-14-100, civil […]

Felony Convictions And The Effect On Voting Rights

September 20,2018

Jon Oliver, on his show “Last Week Tonight,” recently highlighted some staggering facts about felony convictions and the effect on voters rights. You may have known that many people who have been convicted of felonies cannot vote. The issue, however, might be much more influential than you realize. In total, about 2% of the entire […]

Fighting a Bad Police Report in an Auto Accident Case

August 23,2018

If there is an auto accident in Colorado the Police will often respond if the accident is serious or happens on public roadway. Routinely, the police fill out a report. They also will possibly issue tickets. The question remains, is the police’s word at the scene the final word as to who was at fault?  […]

Help Us Support Our Communities!

December 08,2016

During this holiday season, as we warm ourselves by the fire, it is important to remember that there are many out there without the means to keep themselves cozy. In that spirit, the team at RKV Law is reaching out to make donations to local charities in our respective communities. While we all do a […]