Parents are often celebrating (or fretting) about their children returning to school this time of year. Parents are also often worried about after-school-activities and sports commitments. What many parents don’t worry about, however, is the legal ramifications that “back to school” can mean for both them and their kids. Here is a list of a few things to consider... Read More
Although July 4th was yesterday, I actually took a day off! Meaning, my July 4th post is a day late! Apologies, but be aware the date is subject to interpretation, and the Fourth is not really “the Fourth” for some of the Founding Fathers. READ ON TO FIND OUT WHY.
The Fourth of July commemorates Congress official adoption of the... Read More
As many of you know, I’m new to this solo practice endeavor. But, it’s not my first round of self-employment. I’ve worked legal contract jobs before, and loved it. What’s more, is a grew up as the daughter of a self-employed father. Perhaps Father’s Day has me thinking about this. I totally blame my dad for my inability to... Read More
The City of Fort Collins has officially created a “social host” ordinance to combat underage drinking and the law went into effect in the last few weeks. Why is this important you ask? Because it is CSU’s Graduation weekend this weekend, along with countless other high school graduations throughout Northeastern Colorado. Coincidentally, tomorrow is also Nicol Law Offices, LLC... Read More
Now, any of you that know me in “real life” know that I’m a pretty die-hard Denver Broncos fan. (I may have written other blogs about the Broncos even). I definitely knew the signal for “Touchdooooooown!” before I could walk–or at least that’s the story amongst my grandparents and older relatives.
Last night, my husband scored a ticket to the... Read More
It’s all about the Money… except… not.
Anyone who has ever had legal problems (or the need for legal advice to avoid problems) knows that lawyers are EXPENSIVE!? Well, wait… are they really? Are clients not actually getting value for their dollar? Let’s look into this more.
First of all, the lawyer is not the one who created the problem. They... Read More
April is Animal Cruelty Prevention Month and Today is National Pet Day!
Coincidence? I think not!
So, I’m a big fan of the internet. I literally spend my entire day sometimes on my computer–I run a virtual law office for Pete’s sake. I also have a very active involvement in the animal welfare community in Colorado. (check out the instagram page... Read More