Legal Articles
  • 4 Reasons to Use Mediation in Settling Business Disputes
  • by O. Meredith Wilson
  • When disputing parties have personal relationships at stake, as well as business issues, mediation provides an effective and low-cost (compared to most lawsuits) alternative to litigation. The article lists and explains four compelling reasons to engage in mediation in order to resolve business disputes.
  • Judgment Contract Time Limits
  • by Mark Shapiro
  • If you assign, or contract out to another company or person, any time limits for if you may have your judgment assigned returned can vary much. Recently, a lot of judgment lawyers and recovery experts have been reducing the least possible time before you would be able to get a judgment returned back. A few years ago, at least one year was very common within jurisdictions which permitted a time limit within assignment contracts.
  • Preparing for Your Child Custody Mediation
  • by John Powell III
  • If there's one thing all parents, divorced or otherwise, agree on, it's that they always want the best for their children. If divorced parents want to work together to create fair parenting plan, the perfect process to make it happen is through child custody mediation. The article details the steps that parents must take in order to prepare for the process.
  • What is Elder Law and Do I Need a Board Certified Attorney?
  • by Peggy Hoyt
  • Elder law is a specialized area of law that involves representing, assisting, and counseling seniors and their families on a broad array of legal issues. Some of the most common issues addressed by elder law attorneys include long term care and estate planning, with a focus on helping seniors achieve the highest quality of life possible. The article explains why you need a board certified elder law attorney to handle your case.
  • Learning To Live Life During And After Divorce
  • by Leeanne Kunnert
  • When your marriage ends and you suddenly go from being a couple or family to being single it is a huge life adjustment. Getting back into the single life can be hard for men after divorce. This not only includes dating but also hanging out with friends, taking care of yourself as well as your home and other areas of your social life that you left your wife in charge of.
  • Knowing You Are Not Alone In Divorce
  • by Leeanne Kunnert
  • When a man and a women get married they never want to think that anything could ever end their happily ever after. The truth is that marriage often does end in divorce. The question is why? What are the challenges come between a husband and wife that can tear apart a home?
  • Handling Your Divorce In Your Own Way
  • by Leeanne Kunnert
  • In our first installment regarding tips for your divorce we talked about the importance of looking out for yourself and not taking advice from other divorcees as it may not fit your divorce. We discussed looking as your divorce as its own separate entity as it is unique to you, your marriage and your situation.
  • Trusting Your Instincts In Divorce
  • by Leeanne Kunnert
  • When women begin to consider divorce or start the process of filing for divorce they begin to receive lots of unwanted advice. The same thing happens to women throughout life I suppose.
  • Why ADR Works Best for Franchise Disputes
  • by Maurice Robinson
  • For both franchisors and franchisees, alternative dispute resolution conducted by a trained, certified ADR professional is usually a better choice than litigation. This article explains why.
  • Accident Victims Generally Have One Major Question When They Meet With A Personal Injury Attorney
  • by Jay Sadd, Esquire
  • Accident victims generally have one major question when they meet with an Atlanta personal injury attorney. They want to know how much their case is worth. It depends on a variety of factors. At the law offices of Slappey & Sadd, LLC, you can speak to a seasoned personal injury lawyer who can help you understand the specific issues you may face in your accident claim. Call 404-255-6677 for a consultation.
  • Living Trusts Are Not Asset Protection Tools
  • by Peggy Hoyt
  • Too often, the benefits of revocable living trusts are promoted by legal and financial professionals as an estate planning essential, yet their benefits are sometimes misrepresented. When asset protection for the benefit of the trustmaker is the goal, a revocable living trust is not the appropriate planning directive. This article explains why.
  • Answers to the Top Four Questions about Bankruptcy Mediation
  • by Claude Ames
  • When it comes to resolving bankruptcy issues outside of the typical legal framework, bankruptcy mediation is a process that is frequently very successful. The article answers four of the most commonly asked questions about bankruptcy mediation.
  • Saving Money on Divorce Legal Fees
  • by David Johnson, P.A.
  • One of the things that concerns people the most about a divorce is the cost of the legal fees involved. Many people struggle to pay their regular monthly bills. Adding the costs of a divorce, which could costs tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, could be overwhelming. There are things you can do to reduce the amount spent on your divorce.
  • Mediation: The Superior Solution for Business
  • by Bert Binder
  • A real key to a productive office lies in having employees who feel respected and valued. The article explains how mediation helps businesses achieve this and allows productivity and satisfaction to be maintained at a high level of morale.
  • Keeping Tabs on Patent Abuse
  • by Henry Abelman
  • The current US patent system provides protection to an inventor for 20 years and is a compromise between two different extremes. The article provides innovative suggestions for changes in patent law that would give inventors better protection from patent trolls.
  • Avoiding Parallel Proceedings in Construction Disputes
  • by Henry Abelman
  • Alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration, can be very effective tools for resolving construction disputes. However, it is important to avoid parallel proceedings during dispute resolution because it can create conflicting results and it unnecessarily doubles the time and cost needed to resolve an issue.
  • The Crucible: Distortion of the Salem Witch Trials
  • by Deborah Livingston
  • A brief analysis of the miscarriage of justice and the aboration of religion during the Salem witch trials in the late 17th century when the United States was in its infancy is presented. Historical facts are compared to Arther Miller's dramatization, The Crucible. As a result of this analysis, the reader becomes keenly aware of the need for every citizen to have access to legal counsel to protect their life, liberty, property and privacy.
  • Preservation Rules Can't Change Soon Enough
  • by James Page
  • In light of the fact that preservation rules fail to protect smaller companies - as they were designed to - it's clear that they must be altered. Preservation of electronic data should not be a weapon that can be wielded as extortion when trolls' or other bad faith litigants wish to avoid a trial.
  • How The Economic Downturn Has Affected The Settlement Of Personal Injury Cases
  • by Jay Sadd, Esquire
  • How The Economic Downturn Has Affected The Settlement Of Atlanta Personal Injury Cases Atlanta Accident Attorney A bad economy can impact many aspects of life that may not be as obvious as the unemployment rate. . This article discusses how an economic downturn can affect an Atlanta accident attorney's ability to either settle or litigate a personal injury claim on a client's behalf as well as deal with health insurance companies.
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