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- COVID-19 Statement
Clients of Goff & Goff, As we all know and are all experiencing, the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has prompted disruption in our communities, country and world. Ensuring the safety of our staff, clients and friends is our top priority. Goff & Goff has been closely following CDC Guidelines and directives from local,...
- Easement and Access Disputes
Goff & Goff has successfully represented a number of clients involved in easement and access disputes. Often these cases involve written easement grants or restrictive covenants, also known as express easements. In other cases, there is no writing, but rather a claim of historical use or access, which are referred to as implied...
- Real Estate Litigation
- Goff & Goff Secures Summary Judgment in Estes Park Easement Dispute
Lance Goff represented homeowners who successfully sued to prevent a developer from building new condominium units in a "No Build" Zone.
- Goff & Goff Secures Dismissal of Bankruptcy Lawsuit
Lance Goff negotiated for the dismissal of a bankruptcy fraud lawsuit
- Lance J. Goff Joins Ranks of Million Dollar Advocates With Arbitration Win
Lance was hired to collect a contingent fee for a lawyer who had provided services on a real estate development many years ago. After a two year battle against one of the largest law firms in Colorado, a panel of arbitrators entered an almost $1.7M award to Lance's client, which included recovery of costs and attorney's fees.
- Goff & Goff Prevents Debtor From Obtaining a Bankruptcy Discharge Due to Fraud
Lance Goff and Bart Balis uncovered hidden assets in a bankruptcy case; obtained a turnover of the concealed property and then successfully moved to prevent the Debtor from receiving a bankruptcy discharge.
- Goff & Goff Successfully Represents Creditor in Chapter 13 Case
Lance Goff aids client in preventing ex-husband from discharging his obligation to pay for his children's college expenses
- Goff & Goff Obtains Unequal Property Division for Client in Jefferson County Divorce Case
Lance and Kathryn Goff recently represented the wife in a divorce trial in Jefferson County. In lieu of maintenance, the Family Court awarded the wife 60% of the marital estate.
- New Chapter 7 Means Test Numbers in Colorado for 2015-2016
The U.S. Trustee's Office has issued new Means Testing Tables Which are Now in Effect. If your income exceeds the amount(s) provided below, based upon your household size, you will be subject to Means Testing if you elect to file for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
- Statutes of Limitation in Consumer Defense: A Shield AND a Sword
It is a violation of fair debt collection laws for a collection agency to file a lawsuit against a consumer on stale claims.
- Recent Litigation Trends Underscore Risks in Small Business Chapter 7 Filings
There have been several cases filed by bankruptcy trustees in recent months against principals of corporate debtors seeking to "claw back" funds paid by the corporation to the principals in the year prior to the corporate Chapter 7 filing.
- Military Divorce | Boulder Military Divorce Attorneys
The State of Colorado has numerous military bases, including Fort Carson, Schriever, Peterson AFB, and Buckley AFB. These bases house thousands of servicemen and women, and the surrounding communities are full of retired military families. These families are unique, and as such, they require a law firm with experience handling...
- Can Grandparents be Awarded Custody?
When a family is divided by divorce, a great deal of time goes into determining parental visitation rights and custody. Because they are not automatically afforded visitation rights or custody, grandparents are often overlooked. So, can grandparents be awarded custody of a grandchild after a divorce in Colorado? The short...
- Serving Divorce Papers in Colorado
After you have filed the required paperwork with the court to begin the process, and you have chosen to proceed with a divorce, the next step is to serve your spouse with a copy of the divorce papers. This is an integral step because serving divorce papers in Colorado formally notifies your spouse that a divorce has been filed...
- Civil Litigation
- Parental Alienation Syndrome After a Divorce
Divorce brings with it a whole range of emotions and reactions. When the resolution of a marriage also involves the lives of children, it becomes increasingly more complex. The term Parental Alienation Syndrome, or PAS, refers to a child’s psychological condition brought about when one parent purposely or inadvertently...
- Goff & Goff Wins Appeal in Grand County Lake Case
In a case that has spanned almost four years, Lance Goff and Bart Balis obtained a reversal of a judgment entered in Grand County District Court regarding a dispute over use of a private lake.
- Goff & Goff Wins Appeal in Foreign Decree Registration Case
The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a decision handed down on September 10, 2015 (14 CA 2000) ruled that a decree from another state cannot be registered in Colorado unless the statutory requirements regarding the filing of exemplified copies of all previous pleadings in the foreign proceeding are filed in the Colorado Court.
- Spousal Support | Boulder Spousal Support Attorneys
One of the biggest issues facing divorcing Colorado couples is that of spousal support. How much does each spouse need to rebuild his or her life and who determines that amount? Even in uncontested divorces, alimony or spousal support can be a trick subject to negotiate and agree upon. As such, it is important to have an...
- Will Your Colorado Child Support Ever End?
State laws establish the legal “age of majority,” which is the age at which an individual is no longer a minor and has the right to make the legal choices made by adults. In some states the age of majority is considered to be 18, while in others it is 21. In cases where the young adult is still in high school, the age of...
- Marijuana use and Child Custody
Because marijuana for recreational use is now legal in four states—with an additional 19 states legalizing medical marijuana use—many wonder how marijuana use and child custody issues will interact. In fact, the changing laws, not to mention the changing attitudes, across the United States regarding marijuana use, may have a...
- Taxes and Bankruptcy | Boulder Bankruptcy Attorneys
It's a common misconception that no tax can be discharged or forgiven in bankruptcy. The truth is with respect to state and federal income taxes, if certain conditions are satisfied, you can get them forgiven.
- Relocating with a Minor After a Divorce
Many parents, in an effort to put their divorce and prior life behind them and start new, consider relocation. There are many reasons for such a relocation, including a new job, to be closer to family members, remarriage or simply a change of scenery. Because our society has become more and more transient over the past few...
- Collaborative Divorce | Boulder Divorce Attorneys
The collaborative divorce model is a relatively new concept, which regards divorce as less of a contest to be lost or won, and more as a restructuring of a family unit. It is a way of settling the differences of a divorcing couple without going to court. Each spouse is still represented by a highly qualified divorce attorney;...
- Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner File for Divorce: Understanding High Net Worth Divorce
The media is buzzing about the recently announced divorce of power couple Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck. Because Ben and Jennifer filed for divorce after their tenth wedding anniversary, under California law, Garner could be entitled to more money from Affleck. This extra money could come in the form of more spousal support...
- Lance Goff’s Recent Oral Argument in The Colorado Court of Appeals
Recently, Lance Goff completed an oral argument in the Colorado Court of Appeals case of Patten v. Estate of Boyace. Listen to Lance's Oral Argument Lance is an experienced attorney practicing bankruptcy and personal injury law, and specializing in bankruptcy litigation, civil litigation, personal injury litigation, and...
- Newly Divorced Parents Can Make the Back to School Transition Smoother
When summer begins to wind down and the new school year is just around the corner, most parents are focused on all the many tasks associated with back to school. There are school supplies to be bought, school clothes to be shopped for, annual health, eye and dental exams to schedule as well as signing the kids up for sports and...
- Uncontested Divorce | Boulder Divorce Attorneys
If you are looking for a way to expedite the divorce process and you and your spouse are agreeable, then uncontested divorce may be your best option. Even if your divorce is complex, if you and your spouse are cooperative, reasonable, and willing to negotiate, then uncontested divorce can be a relatively quick and...
- Contested Divorce | Boulder Divorce Attorneys
Divorcing couples often find it difficult to agree during the divorce process. This is especially true when it comes to important issues, such as child custody, child support, alimony, and the division of your property. When this occurs, you may find the services of experienced Boulder divorce attorneys to be invaluable. After...
- Colorado Same-Sex Divorce - What You Should Know
The Supreme Court recently ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry across the United States. As Justice Anthony Kennedy noted “No longer may this liberty be denied.” Although the vote was narrow—5-4—Kennedy’s opinion was clear and firm. This ruling ended the ban on same-sex marriages in the remaining...
- Non-Court Ordered Child Support - When Your Ex Stops Paying
Many parents receiving non-court-ordered child support have been stunned when the support ended and they find, to their dismay, the courts look at such support more as a gift than a requirement. Absent a formal written agreement between the two parties, when a parent who has been paying non-court-ordered child support suddenly...
- Budgeting after a Divorce
Divorce is actually one of the top four negative life experiences—it can be gut-wrenching and heartbreaking. Even in the friendliest divorces there are emotions involved which can sometimes make it difficult to ensure the financial settlement is truly fair. In some instances one spouse may simply walk away from the entire...
- Small Business Bankruptcy
Our law firm represents small business owners in business windups and bankruptcy proceedings.
- How to Separate Your Emotions During a Divorce
When you are engaged in mediation you will be required to make a decision on an entire litany of tangible issues such as who will stay in the marital home, who will be paying the bills, and whether spousal support will be paid. If the two of you don’t have your anger or grief over the divorce in check, it can be difficult...
- Divorce in Colorado
Whether you've been married for 2 years or 20 years, choosing to terminate your marriage is never easy. Even when both spouses are amicable and the divorce is mutually agreed upon, choosing how to divide your assets and the responsibilities for your children can complicate the divorce process. The divorce process is a...
- Can You Recover Financially From a Divorce?
Divorce can impact taxes, retirement funds, bank accounts, credit card bills and a whole host of other financial holdings. For those who divorce later in life, it can be even more difficult to recover financially. A spouse who has been out of the workforce for a significant length of time may find it difficult to obtain...
- How Does Your Judge Affect the Outcome of Your Divorce?
As you may already have realized, there are a variety of people who can have an impact on the outcome of your divorce. Of course, your spouse will have a significant impact on the direction your divorce takes, as well as family members on both sides. Your attorney and your spouse’s attorney will also determine, to some...
- How Unreported Cash From Your Spouse’s Business can Affect Your Divorce
Here are some tips to help clarify how unreported cash from your spouse's business can affect your divorce. If you're considering divorce, the Boulder divorce attorneys at Goff & Goff can help. Call today.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution & Divorce
Alternative dispute resolution can be a good option for spouses who want to work out the best outcome for their divorce. If you're considering divorce, contact Goff and Goff for caring experienced help today.
- Parenting Plans for Special Needs Children
Parenting plans are great when they work the way they are intended. As such, more courts are putting great stock in parenting plans and encouraging parents and attorneys to implement them when determining custody. Many courts also mandate parenting programs for both parents in an attempt to impress on parents how much of an...
- Is Your Ex Bribing the Children?
Is your ex bribing the children? Some parents will try and win the favor of their children and turn them against the other parent. If you're considering divorce, the Boulder firm of Goff and Goff can lead you through the process.
- Navigating Through Toxic Emotions Following a Divorce
Toxic emotions following a divorce can keep you from moving onto better things in life. Considering divorce? The Boulder attorneys at Goff & Goff can help.
- Goff & Goff Accepting Clients in Syngenta Mass Tort Case
Syngenta, which manufactures GMO seeds, caused disruption in corn market beginning in November of 2013, when a shipment of corn from the U.S. to China was found to contain Syngenta corn which had not been approved in China.
- District Court Affirms Student Loan Discharge Order
The United States District Court for the District of Colorado, in College Assist v. GuBrath (2014 WL 6990123) has affirmed the Bankruptcy Court's Order discharging a debtor's $100,000+ student loan obligation.
- 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Debtor in Tax Discharge Case
On December 29, 2014, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, in Mallo v. Internal Revenue Service (13-1464) ruled against the Debtors who were attempting to discharge income tax liability for tax returns that were late-filed.
- Medical Marijuana can Complicate Bankruptcy
A recent decision from Colorado's chief bankruptcy judge has made it more difficult for a debtor involved in Colorado's legal marijuana industry from obtaining relief in bankruptcy court.
- Can I Buy a Home After Filing Bankruptcy?
After you have filed for bankruptcy, it is only natural to feel that your future is tainted or marred by your financial mistakes. Boulder couples that have filed for bankruptcy often feel that there is little chance they will qualify to own a home in the near future. This is far from the truth—and bankruptcy does not have...
- Dangers of Drinking this Summer
According to the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, excessive alcohol use is a primary cause of preventable death among Americans. In fact, irresponsible drinking resulted in approximately 88,000 deaths each year between 2006 and 2010. Drinking and driving is probably the...
- Goff & Goff Wins Contested Chapter 13 Confirmation Hearing
On June 17, 2014, Bankruptcy Judge Bruce Campbell ruled that the debtors could "strip off" a junior deed of trust from their residence in their Chapter 13 Plan, confirming it over the objection of a creditor.
- Supreme Court Rules Against Debtors in Inherited IRA Case
A unanimous Supreme Court in the case of Clark v. Rameker 2014 U.S. Lexis 4166 has ruled that inherited IRA's are not "retirement funds" and therefore are not exempt from creditors' claims in a bankruptcy case.
- Bankruptcy Myths Uncovered
Bankruptcy has lots of myths and false common beliefs attached to it. Learn the common myths and reach the facts.
- Colorado Hit and Run Bill Passes
A new bill recently passed by the Colorado House of Representatives doubles the possible punishments for those involved in a hit and run accidents in Colorado.
- Costs of Hiring a Personal Injury Attorney
How much does it really cost to hire an experienced lawyer?
- Student Loans and Bankruptcy
Sometimes, filing for bankruptcy might be the way out.
- What Happens if I am Injured in a Car Accident While Pregnant?
Being involved in an automobile accident is a stressful and frightening ordeal. It is especially terrifying if you are pregnant and expecting a baby.
- Tips for Driving in the Rain this Spring
Spring is here and with it comes rain. While the rainy season is usually welcomed after a harsh winter---for drivers in Denver, it can spell disaster. Flash flood warnings, mudslides, and heavy thunderstorms make it dangerous for all drivers. Knowing what to do in a rainstorm can make all the difference and can help you avoid...
- Can I File Medical Bankruptcy?
Car accident victims most likely have a longer road to recovery than what they are initially told. Many people injured in car accidents experience complications from brain, head and neck injuries, and back and spinal injuries. In addition, serious injuries often times lead to psychological problems, such as post-traumatic stress...
- Is Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Right for Me?
If you are one of the thousands of individuals who are struggling to pay bills every month and have a large amount of debt, bankruptcy may be a viable option. The majority of individuals do not consider bankruptcy as a way to improve their credit ratings and get out of crushing debt, but for many—bankruptcy does exactly...
- Denver’s Bicycle Laws are in Place to Protect Cyclists from Accidents
The amount of bicycle accidents occurring on a regular basis in the Denver Metropolitan area is startling. With the many distractions that drivers are faced with, it can be difficult to recognize when a bicyclist is sharing the road. Bicyclists are faced with numerous dangers while sharing lanes with motorists and when something...
- Income Taxes are Dischargeable in Bankruptcy
Filing the Returns is Vital - Even if Late
- Disabled Veteran Exception to Means Testing
Goff & Goff recently filed a Chapter 7 case for a disabled veteran who would have been ineligible to file Chapter 7.
- Goff & Goff Secures Dismissal of Restraining Order Violation Case
Parties to family law cases will sometimes attempt to obtain and use restraining orders to gain an edge in custody disputes. We will not allow our clients to be disadvantaged by such tactics. On January 13, 2014, our meticulous preparation led to the Denver District Attorney's Office voluntarily dismissing a restraining order violation Complaint against one of our family law clients rather than face a probable loss at trial.
- Goff & Goff Wins Bankruptcy Non-Dischargeability Case
Our experienced bankruptcy litigators defended our clients who were accused of providing false financial information to an Arizona Bank. The case was tried to the Honorable Michael E. Romero. Judgment for the defendants. Country v. King, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado, Adv. Proc. No. 12-1248.
- Be Wary of Guaranteeing Commercial Leases
Liability on Commercial Leases can be Significant
- Colorado Maintenance Law to Change in 2014
Colorado is enacting a maintenance statute that follows a formula both for duration of maintenance and amount beginning in 2014.
- Experimental drug offers hope to victims of spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injuries are among some of the most catastrophic injuries that there are. Any damage to the spinal cord, which is the body's neurologic connection to the brain, can affect the urinary, respirator, gastrointestinal and muscular systems. In addition to the body, spinal cord injuries can significantly affect the pocketbook. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average annual cost to treat a spinal cord injury is $30,000.
- Colorado Drugged- Driving Bill’s Greatest Challenge is Cost!
According to the most recent study available on drug use in the United States, in 2007, Colorado ranked as one of the top states for reported drug use. The state also has some of the most lenient drug-possession punishments. For example, the sentence for a conviction for possession of one ounce of marijuana is punishable by up to a $100 fine.
- Colorado Tire Chain Laws Keep Drivers Safe During Winter
Interstate commercial drivers must be cognizant of the traffic laws that vary from state to state that are in place to keep the roadways save for all drivers. A prime example is the Colorado "Chain Law." Commercial drivers on certain stretches of state and federal highways in Colorado are required to have adequate snow and ice traction equipment on board from September 1 through May 31. The law was passed in 1996 in an effort to increase safety during those months when unexpected heavy snowfall is most likely to occur.
- Roof Strength and Rollover Accidents
Every year more than 10,000 people die or are severely injured as a result of rollover crashes. A rollover occurs when a vehicle tips onto its side or roof at any point during a crash. Accidents resulting in a rollover occur less than 3 percent of the time, but unfortunately represent more than a third of vehicle-related fatalities.
- FAQ - Personal Injury
Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury
- Post Divorce Matters
Post Divorce Matters Usually Include Contempt Proceedings and Motions to Modify Previous Orders
- Establishing Paternity | Boulder Paternity Attorneys
Paternity cases involve a variety of important issues
- Parenting Time
Parenting Time is a key element of divorce cases involving children
- FAQ - Divorce
Frequently Asked Questions about Divorce Law
- Child Custody | Boulder Child Custody Attorney
Child Custody Determinations Consist of Decision Making and Parenting Time
- High Net Worth Divorce
High Net Worth Divorces involve different issues than a "typical" divorce case.
- Post Bankruptcy
Clients who go through bankruptcy are interested in rehabilitating their credit and improving their financial lives. Our lawyers will advise you to take concrete steps that will help you restore your credit rating as quickly as possible.
- Bankruptcy Litigation
Our bankruptcy practice extends to litigation. We usually defend debtors in bankruptcy disputes, including examinations under Rule 2004 of the Bankruptcy Code, and in adversary proceedings in which a creditor is asserting that its claim should not be discharged in bankruptcy.
- Chapter 13
Chapter 13 offers certain advantages over Chapter 7, including not having your non-exempt assets seized and sold by a trustee. Chapter 13 also allows you to keep important assets such as your home or car, while letting you catch up on your payments if you have fallen behind.
- Chapter 7
Chapter 7 bankruptcy, also known as “liquidation,” is the most popular Chapter in the Bankruptcy Code. Approximately 70% of all bankruptcy cases filed are Chapter 7’s.
- Child Support | Boulder Child Support Attorneys
Child Support is routinely ordered in paternity and divorce cases. Here's what you should know.
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- Personal Injury
- Family Law
- Vehicle Rollovers
When you are in the mountains, it does not take much to turn a small accident into a rollover. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in an SUV rollover accident, you want an experienced lawyer protecting your rights and making sure you get fair compensation.
- Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage
What do you do if you are in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured motorist? Make sure you have a team of Boulder uninsured motorist attorneys working for you.
- Spinal Cord Injuries
Whether you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, SUV rollover or other accident that was not your fault, a spinal cord injury can impact the rest of your life. If you want to protect your future, a team of experienced Boulder spinal cord injury lawyers can help you get the medical care you need and financial compensation you deserve.
- PlaIntiffs Personal Injury
After an accident, you may feel overwhelmed. You may be reeling from the emotional shock and coping with painful physical injuries. You don't know how you're going to pay your bills. You don't know how you're going to work. You don't know how you will pay for future medical treatment. You don't know who is on your side.
- Motorcycle Injury
Motorcyclists have the same rights to the road as motorists. Unfortunately, negligent motorists pose severe risks to motorcyclists, and seemingly "small" collisions and falls can cause serious injuries. If you have been injured by a negligent motorist while riding your motorcycle, you want a team of Boulder motorcycle accident attorneys protecting your rights.
- Head & Brain Injuries
If you or someone you love has suffered a head or brain injury in any type of accident, you will want to carefully explore all your recovery options. An experienced team of Boulder brain injury lawyers can help you seek the compensation you need for medical bills and long-term care.
- Distracted Driving Accidents
Colorado Texting While Driving Accidents Car accidents happen, but many of them can be prevented. Drivers have to give their complete attention to the road or they are much more likely to cause a wreck. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, you want a team of Boulder distracted driving...
- Commercial Truck Accidents
Not all car accidents are the same. If you have been in an accident with an 18-wheeler or commercial truck, you may have suffered more serious injuries, and there is probably more insurance money available to compensate you than in a non-trucking case. To maximize the value of your claim, consider putting our Boulder trucking accident lawyers on your side.
- Car Accidents
At the Boulder law office of Goff & Goff, LLC, we have been protecting Colorado car accident victims since 1997. With over 45 years of legal experience, our Longmont car crash attorneys know what you are up against and we know what you have to do to obtain the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury, you want an experienced injury lawyer on your side.
- FAQ - Family Law
Frequently asked question regarding family and child custody law in Colorado