Frequently Asked Questions About Consumer Law And Education Law

Welcome to our webpage with questions many people may wonder about regarding our several practice areas. Feel free to send your own questions through our intake form. We also encourage you to come back from time to time, as we plan to post more family law, consumer and education law questions and answers over time.

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Consumer Protection FAQ

Does Colorado have a lemon law and how can it help a victim of auto dealer fraud?

Yes, Colorado has a lemon law. According to the Colorado Department of Revenue, its provisions cover "only new self-propelled vehicles, including pickups and vans." When a new vehicle of this type needs mechanical repairs over and over while it is still new, consumers may be entitled to ask for a replacement vehicle or refund rather than get more repairs. The law specifies one of these remedies may apply after "a 'reasonable number of attempts' to repair a defect applies when the same defect remains after it has been subject to repair four (4) or more times within the first year after the date of original delivery."

What are other types of auto dealer fraud?

Auto dealer fraud may include deceptive, bad deals involving used or new cars. When a dealer misrepresents a vehicle, refuses to make a needed repair according to warranty or charges a higher price at the closing of the sale than what was originally offered, a consumer may seek legal recourse.

Education Law FAQ

How can parents ensure that a special-needs child gets the services he or she is entitled to from the public schools?

Knowing a student's rights is essential. Communicating clearly with the school is also important. Staying up to date is a parent's privilege and responsibility. In general, parents have the right to get copies of their child's school records and request additional services, if necessary. If you think your child isn't getting the services they need, you owe it to yourself and your child to discuss your options with a caring, knowledgeable, educational law attorney.

What legal paths may help prevent, reduce or overcome a school suspension or expulsion?

Prevention is, in fact, the word. If you have reason to believe your son or daughter is at risk of suspension or expulsion, a frank conversation with an educational law attorney can help you understand practical and legal remedies — and take action.

What specific actions can we take if we believe our child's school has disciplined him or her inappropriately?

Let's talk about it! The answer to this question will depend on many factors, including previous disciplinary history, eyewitness accounts of the discipline in question and behaviors that triggered the discipline. Doing nothing is not your style when you believe your child has been wronged. Let's explore your options together.

Family Law FAQ

What if my spouse wants a divorce but I don't? Might this fact have an impact on property division and/or child custody and visitation?

A contested divorce may be heartbreaking but ultimately, it becomes like a business deal. However difficult it is, the two of you may well be legally and financially separate before long. You owe it to yourself to know your rights in all aspects. An empathetic, practical-minded and skillful family law attorney can help protect your assets and your parent-child relationship.

I have my own question. What is the best way to get an answer from your law firm?

Griffin Newell, LLC, warmly welcomes you and other potential clients. Ask us about our free initial consultations. We look forward to learning about your questions and possibly including them on this website in the near future. Call 303-848-2256 or send an email request for an initial consultation with a caring, attentive and knowledgeable lawyer.