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Fredrickson Johnson & Belveal, LLC > Law Firm Canon City

About Our Firm

Fredrickson Johnson & Belveal is a full-service law firm with offices in Canon City, Colorado. The firm (and its predecessors) has been actively engaged in providing legal services to the Canon City and southern Colorado area since 1959.

 

Many legal issues can be resolved without the need for an attorney.  However, legal matters are often complex.  If you are uncertain of your legal rights and obligations and are in need of legal advice, you should consult an attorney who is familiar with your issues and who can give you the information and advice you need.  Consulting with an attorney can give you the confidence that you need to comprehand the issues and will  allow you to make decisions based on a full understanding of your rights and legal obligations.

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We are happy to consult with you regarding your legal issues and questions. We do charge a $100 consultation fee for the initial appointment. When you call or submit our contact form through the website, we will schedule an appointment at your convenience. During the initial consultation, we will discuss your case in detail, give you our assessment of the legal problems and issues which are presented, and suggest the legal options available to resolve the problems.  We will discuss in detail the potential expenses which you may incur in the resolution of your issues, including our attorney fees and other costs which may be necessary.
We are able to resolve some legal issues for a flat fee. If a flat fee arrangement is not appropriate, we will advise you of any required retainer and our hourly rates, which vary depending on the nature and complexity of your issue and the time involved. If it is necessary to require the payment of a retainer, it is our practice to bill against that retainer at the agreed hourly rate basis. While we are handling your case, we will keep you informed, on a monthly basis, of the work which we have done, the hours expended, and all other expenses associated with the work.

Appellate Cases

Below are example appellate cases in which the firm has been involved over the years.  The citations for each of the cases, and the issues which were resolved, are as follows:

 In re the Marriage of Haddad, 93 P.3d 617 (Colo.App. 2004).  A trial court may offset prior overpayments of child support against the current child support obligation only when the interests of the children will not be harmed.

 

 Canterbury v. Kovacich, 74 P.3d 457 (Colo.App. 2003).   A joint tenant may not terminate the joint tenancy by simply signing a deed that purports to convey title to that individual as a tenant in common. (Later reversed by the Colorado Supreme Court in favor of our client’s position by Taylor v. Canterbury, below.)

 

 Taylor v. Canterbury, 92 P.3d 961 (Colo. 2004).  A joint tenant who unilaterally conveys his interest in real property back to himself, with the intention of creating a tenancy in common, effectively severs the joint tenancy.

 

 In re the Marriage of Hein, 253 P.3d 636 (Colo.App. 2010).  It is an abuse of the court’s discretion to deviate downward from the presumptive child support guideline amount for the sole purpose of maintaining the child’s eligibility for public assistance benefits.

 

 In the Matter of the Estate of Santarelli, 74 P.3d 523 (Colo.App. 2003).  The probate court may, in unusual circumstances, inquire concerning the appropriateness of fees to be charged by the personal representative and attorney for the personal representative.

 

 In re the Marriage of Dickson, 983 P.2d 44 (Colo.App. 1998).  The trial court did not abuse its discretion in ordering 12% interest on the child support arrearage.  Further, a non-custodial parent is entitled to a deduction in his gross income for purposes of child support only for such amounts as he has proven that he has actually paid.