When it comes to water rights in Colorado, it can be difficult to understand the complex nature in which such rights are regulated by Colorado’s laws. While water rights vary from state to state, Colorado controls the allocation of water based on the prior appropriation system. This system determines who uses the water, when the water is used, and various uses allowed. This governed system is also known as the priority system, or “first in time, first in right”. In other words, the first person to take water and put it to beneficial use has first water rights to that water system. Keep in mind, Colorado’s appropriation system is much more complicated than appears, which is why it is important to use a water rights attorney. Ted Bendelow at Bendelow Law Offices, LLC has been offering general counsel in Colorado, to include water rights, for over 38 years.
Ted Bendelow of Bendelow Law Offices, LLC provides legal counsel in most aspects of water rights laws. Some of his services include:
• Protection of existing water rights
• Investigation of water rights
• Negotiation and drafting of contracts
• All phases of water rights litigation, to include representation in the courts
• Water rights involved in real estate transactions
• State and local issues pertaining to water rights
To manage water rights in Colorado, the use of legal counsel is highly recommended. An experienced attorney will help to navigate through the complex legal process and provide a better understanding of water rights laws in Colorado. Ted Bendelow of Bendelow Law Offices, LLC has the knowledge and expertise pertaining to Colorado’s water rights. Ted Bendelow and his team of experts offers legal counsel to ranchers, farmers, homeowners, lenders, land developers, and real estate brokers.
The most common individual questions involve learning about water rights in general and the their situation. I have represented various ditch companies for years and and general counsel work is most common, with little involvement in water rights or water court. In both casesability to address clients concerns is most crucial.
Whether a government agency, business owner, or private citizen, if you are seeking the representation of a water rights attorney in Colorado, call the experienced legal team at Bendelow Law Office, LLC.