Family law

Laws For Victims Of Domestic Violence

For victims of domestic violence, layers of issues can complicate the scenario, such as physical, sexual, financial, or emotional abuse. Victims may need to consider risk factors — such as whether there are children involved, possible conflicts arising at the workplace, or current living arrangements.

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Thinking of getting married? Maybe you should consider a marriage contract.

There is more to marriage than just a party with a DJ and catered food. Getting married is a serious legal undertaking which involves significant financial consequences. I realize that discussing a marriage contract with your spouse can be extremely difficult and may spoil the mood. Marriage contracts are not for everyone – but they may be helpful for some (if they can muster up the courage to discuss the contract with their spouse). Read more →

SO, WHY SHOULD I SETTLE?

“SO, WHY SHOULD I SETTLE MY LEGAL DISPUTE?”  HERE ARE 6 REASONS:

Before you (or, if you are a lawyer or paralegal, your clients) say “no!” to settling a lawsuit (or pending lawsuit), carefully consider the reasons for saying “yes!”:

  1. RISK

There are no “slam-dunks”. Every case is risky. If you can’t accept that your case, or any part of it, is too strong to fail then at least accept that sometimes (just sometimes) the judge or jury “gets it wrong”.  Therefore, even if you are certain, lawsuits are inherently uncertain. Settling on terms which are short of your (and the other side’s) best-case scenario is rational since: a) A 3rd party decision maker is taken out of the equation, leaving those who know their own case best to craft the outcome, and b) No one suffers their worst-case scenario at Court.

  1. TIME

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