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Tristan Kenyon Schultz

Tristan Kenyon Schultz

IN TOTO Legal Services
  • Divorce, Family Law, Tax Law...
  • Colorado
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IN TOTO Legal Services: IN TOTO Legal Services is designed to be an efficient and client-centered law firm. IN TOTO provides reasonably priced, high quality legal advice that is tailored to meet your needs. We maintain continuous updates with your legal needs and quickly reply to your communications. Other benefits include a free initial consultation and ability to travel to your home, office or other meeting place at no additional cost. Biography: Tristan graduated Summa Cum Laude from Colorado State University in 2003. He received his legal training at the University of Washington in Seattle and was awarded a Juris Doctorate and a concurrent degree in Intellectual Property Law in 2007. He was also named the Intellectual Property Fellow from 2006-2007. Following his graduation from law school, Tristan received a post-doctorate degree (Master of Legal Letters) in Taxation from the University of Denver in 2008. Tristan worked for the University of Washington dividing his work between providing legal advice to faculty and staff and assisting in the developments of startups originating from the University. While at Washington, he drafted agreements between the outside parties and the University on matters related to employment, intellectual property assignments, joint ventures, and international law. Following his graduation from the University of Denver, Tristan was general legal counsel at Property Renovation and Management. There he provided tax advice and handled real estate transactions and valuations.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Tax Law
  • Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
Tax Court
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Japanese: Written
Professional Experience
IN TOTO Legal Services
- Current
Staff attorney providing legal services in Northern Colorado
In House Counsel managing property acquisitions and site management
Property Renovation and Management
Negotiated purchase and service agreements; drafted and reviewed property valuations; supervised and worked with subcontractors; and handled all in-house finance and legal matters.
Technology Associate
Center for Commercialization, University of Washington
Drafted domestic and international intellectual property licenses/assignment agreements, met with faculty; reviewed licensing contracts for compliance; reviewed suitability of copyrightable material; and filed copyrights.
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
LL.M. / Taxation (2008)
Honors: FFEL Grant and Golden Key Award
University of Washington School of Law
J.D. / J.D. with Concurrent Law in Intellectual Property Law (2007)
Honors: 6 merit-based scholarships, and 3 published articles.
Activities: Press Officer, Technology and Law Society
Colorado State University
B.A. / History (2003)
Honors: Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List 1999-2003, and 9 merit-based scholarships
Professional Associations
Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
Larimer County Bar Association
State Bar of Colorado # 48080
Articles & Publications
Understanding Open Source
Licensing Law
Why Does The GPL Need Revising?
Licensing Law
Can Canada Regulate the Internet?
Are Ads Invisible to the Law?
CASRIP Newsletter (Featured Article)
Tax Preparer
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1766 Questions Answered

Q. My daughter’s father has not had any contact with her for a year. Can his rights be terminated?
A: Based on your facts, it is very unlikely that a contested termination would succeed. You can broach a non-contested termination with the father, but a court may still not accept a non-contested request. Be forewarned a successful termination of rights also ends all child support obligations. Contact a lawyer for details. Expect to pay for the attorney's time.
Q. Can my ex-wife ask for backpayment of child support even if I was consistent with the agreement & payment?
A: Yes, it is a valid request.
Q. If there is already a judgement for child support and custody,can I request that we go back to court
A: Yes, there are modification requests. These can change child support payments, custody, and/or any other aspect of a pre-existing court order. A modification can be contested or non-contested. Be forewarned there are black-out periods from when a modification request can be made after a prior final judgment and other limitations that may apply. Contact an attorney for details. Expect to pay for the attorney's time.
Q. My lease expired and I am currently paying month-to-month as a holdover. I am a co-tenant on the old lease that expired.
A: A holdover tenant can leave after 30 days notice. The landlord does not need to "accept" the termination (or the roommate for that matter). The landlord cannot force holdover tenant(s) to stay beyond 30 days (note: if a signed lease exists all parties have to wait until the term expires or early termination is triggered). If you decide send notice. Send it via a registered letter or an email for documentation (this may help if other legal issues arise). After the 30 days expires w/ notice from the usually due date of payment the holdover lease is terminated. Make sure to take detailed pictures of the apartment the day to leave the apartment (again, to help if other legal issues arise). The landlord may (arguably illegally) withhold the security deposit. Depending on the amount, you can seek the amount back in small claims court. In the most extreme the landlord could sue you for back rent, but if you are a holdover tenant and you provided correct notice, you should win the case and not owe rent after you leave.
Q. I own a house. My girlfriend moved in 5 months ago and we broke up recently. She hasn't paid rent in 3 months.
A: The best practice is to provide 30 days written notice of termination. Some lawyers argue that notice is not required because she is not paying rent and not on the lease, but this approach presents risks and may not be legal in Colorado (esp. with a domestic relationship).
Q. Can I sue the pet sitter and get my money back?
A: You can sue in small claims court. You can visit the Colorado Courts webpage for all the forms. For technical (legal) advice you may want to contact a lawyer. Expect to pay for the lawyer's time.
Q. There is no explicit language to the type of pets our renter can have. Our renter got two kittens
A: Both the tenant AND landlord are bound by the terms of the existing lease. The landlord, like the tenant, can propose amendments or a new lease but neither side is obligated to accept any modifications. Applying pressure to amend via threated litigation, increased inspections/visits, and/or termination of the lease create a separate legal action in which the tenant can pursue punitive damages against the landlord.
Q. the mother of the father of my child took my son with the father of my child's permission. I want my son back. How?
A: If you have a custody agreement, you can seek court enforcement of the existing agreement (assuming it grants you some amount of custody). If you do not have a custody agreement, then you will need to file for custody. If you are concerns that the child will leave the state, it is recommended that you file sooner rather than latter. You may need a lawyer for assistance. Expect to pay for the attorney's time.
Q. If I get divorced in Tx (30day wait period) to remarry, will I be able to marry in Colorado. (0days) immediately after?
A: The state where you reside.
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