Child Custody and Divorce

Child Custody and Divorce

The sociological function of law is to resolve disputes in accordance with the dominant values of the given time and place. Family law in general, and custodial law in particular, demonstrates the impact of social changeupon legal principles. Alternative or new legal principles (mutations) appear once a new and strongly …

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THE INCIDENCE AND CAUSES OF PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY

THE INCIDENCE AND CAUSES OF PERSONAL BANKRUPTCY

Bankruptcy is a legal process enabling people with unmanageable debt to obtain a release from their obligations, and start afresh after a period of three years. The earliest English bankruptcy laws were enacted in 1542 and were essentially punitive in nature. The Act Against Such Persons As Do Make Bankrupts …

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FILING A BANKRUPTCY

FILING A BANKRUPTCY

Bankruptcy is a drastic step. A successfully completed Chapter 7 bankruptcy can wipe out most debts. On the other hand, a person can usually file a Chapter 7 only once every 8 years. The fact that you filed for bankruptcy can stay on your credit history for up to 10 …

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Bankruptcy Notice

Bankruptcy Notice

1. Requirements of a bankruptcy notice A bankruptcy notice is a demand for payment of money by a creditor from a debtor. A creditor is someone who is owed money. A debtor is someone who owes money. A bankruptcy notice is usually issued because a creditor has obtained a court …

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Senior Litigation Attorney

Senior Litigation Attorney

Job Description – Senior Litigation Attorney – Seattle Marten Law PLLC is committed to being the best environmental law firm in the country. To reach that goal we hire the most talented people in our field and then invest in them and in their careers. We are seeking a licensed …

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Employment Law Briefing

Employment Law Briefing

With mobile technology exploding and work/life balance a valid concern of many employers, telecommuting is more popular than ever. In Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Ford Motor Company, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit weighed in on whether a telecommuting arrangement of four days per week could …

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Ten Things Attorneys Should Know About Deducting Client Costs

Ten Things Attorneys Should Know About Deducting Client Costs

Contingent fee lawyers often customize their arrangements with clients; even so, the one-third contingency fee agreement, under which the client pays nothing (not even costs) until there is a recovery, is nearly an industry standard. Indeed, over the past couple of decades, it has become customary for plaintiffs’ lawyers to …

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Your Business and the Law

Your Business and the Law

Operating a business is a challenging endeavour: you need to satisfy your customers, manage your staff, pay your bills, collect your debts and ultimately make a profit. You also need to comply with a wide range of business laws and regulations. The number of laws and regulations affecting your business …

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND THE LAWYER IN CIVIL PRACTICE

CONFLICT OF INTEREST AND THE LAWYER IN CIVIL PRACTICE

At the heart of the skills which a lawyer offers to his client is the exercise of his independent professional judgment. Given the realities of the Anglo-American adversary system, a lawyer’s total loyality must be to his client, restricted only by his duty to the court and to the law. …

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