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Common Law Marriage

Many people have heard the term common law marriage.  But what is it exactly?  Most marriages are statutory; meaning that they are conducted in accordance with laws of the State which are codified in the State’s statutes.  In Colorado, a statutory marriage requires that the parties be at least 18 years of age, or between…

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Hearsay can be a difficult concept to grasp. In everyday life, saying what you heard is not only normal, but expected. So, why can’t this be used in court as evidence? The reason (and there are entire law school courses covering the nuances involved) is that we can’t very well examine the truth of some alleged…

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