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The Basics of Elderly Guardianship and Conservatorship

April 30, 2019
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Unfortunately, age-related cognitive and physical decline are common. Many elderly individuals will eventually need help handling important medical and financial decisions as well as other elements of daily life.

If you are concerned that someone close to you is unable to manage his or her affairs, it may be time to consider an elderly guardianship or conservatorship. Learn more about these court-appointed legal roles below, including when they are necessary and how you can potentially avoid them through estate planning.

The Difference Between a Guardianship and a…

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5 Costly Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Estate

April 24, 2019
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A common misconception is that estate plans are only for the rich. In reality, every American could benefit from creating an estate plan. An estate plan not only dictates the disposition of your assets at death but also who will manage your assets and make medical decisions in case of your incapacity. Making careful, educated decisions will help protect the best interests of you and your family, during your life, in case of your incapacity, and after you pass away.

Estate plans go beyond a simple will and can be complex at times. Our highly experienced Colorado Springs estate planning lawyers will work with you to create an…

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What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

February 25, 2019
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At the most basic level, a fiduciary is a party that is legally obligated to act in the best interest of another party. There are many different types of fiduciary relationships. A common example is a trustee who must act in the best interest of beneficiaries of the trust.

A breach of fiduciary duty occurs when a fiduciary engages in behavior that contradicts their duty to the other party. When this occurs, the affected party can take legal action and attempt to recover any incurred damages.

Fiduciary Relationships

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What is a Qui Tam Lawsuit?

February 18, 2019
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Submitting fraudulent claims to the government can have disastrous consequences, yet individuals and companies do this every day for personal gain. Thankfully, a lawsuit known as a qui tam action can put an end to this illegal, unethical behavior and help the government recover lost funds.

The False Claims Act allows average citizens to bring qui tam lawsuits against parties that defraud the government. These whistleblowers, also known as qui tam relators, are often entitled to a percentage of any money that is recovered.

Examples of False Claims in Qui Tam Cases

The False Claims Act prohibits the submission…

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What is Probate?

January 23, 2019
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When someone passes away, the person’s money, property, and possessions need to be distributed to the correct parties. The legal process of settling an individual’s estate — including assets and debts — is called probate. Probate law varies by state and can be complex, so it is crucial to work with experienced Colorado attorneys. The award-winning attorneys at Lewis Kuhn Swan PC can help you navigate this process.

What Does Probate Include?

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How Do I File a Case Against My Employer?

December 20, 2018
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Many people endure workplace mistreatment in Colorado. Far too often, individuals do not fully understand their rights as employees. The fear of retaliation may also prevent workers from speaking up. In most situations, individuals simply do not know how to begin the seemingly daunting process of filing a case against their employer.

It is essential to act if you feel your boss has violated your rights as an employee. Filing a case against your employer is sometimes the only way to remedy the situation. Let our skilled employment lawyers walk you through the steps that you should take if you have been wronged at work.

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Category: Employment Law

Should I Be Paid Overtime?

December 19, 2018
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December is a hectic month for many employees. Many people find themselves working long hours due to increased workloads and tight deadlines. Whatever your reason is for working overtime, you deserve to be paid in accordance with the law – and the busy holiday season is no exception.

Are You a Non-Exempt Employee?

Millions of non-exempt American workers are entitled to overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), including full-time and part-time employees. While there are some exceptions, overtime pay is generally required when a non-exempt employee works more than 40 hours in a workweek.

Additionally, employees are…

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Category: Employment Law

Potential Signs of Insurance Bad Faith

November 26, 2018
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You are a responsible policyholder and you pay your insurance premiums on time. In return, you expect fair treatment when you file a legitimate claim with your insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies want to make a profit, and they may resort to bad faith practices to avoid paying you what you deserve.

It can be difficult to determine if your insurance company has acted in bad faith. That’s why it’s essential to seek guidance from the experienced attorneys at Lewis Kuhn Swan PC. Our lawyers will examine your unique situation and discuss your case for free. It is important to act quickly when dealing with potential insurance…

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Do You Have a Legal Malpractice Claim?

October 23, 2018
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People often seek legal counsel during stressful and difficult times. When you hire a lawyer to represent you, you place your trust in him or her. You expect your attorney to act ethically.

Many lawyers provide high-quality, dedicated, and thorough legal representation. Unfortunately, this cannot be said about every attorney who is currently in practice.

You might have suffered emotionally and financially if a previous lawyer was negligent while handling your case. At Lewis Kuhn Swan PC, we want to make things right and help you get the justice and compensation that you deserve for your legal malpractice claim.

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 08, 2018
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) dates back to 1945. Initially, the first week of October was established as “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” by Congress. Over time, the name was changed to acknowledge individuals with all types of disabilities and their meaningful contributions in the workplace.

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Category: Employment Law