Imbalance of Power: How Factoring in Power Works

Imbalance of Power

The factors that contribute to an imbalance of power are often hard to notice on a day-to-day basis, but over time they contribute to an unhealthy dynamic if they are not addressed.  Imbalances of power can be found in every relationship that we engage in as humans, from our most vulnerable and trusted relationships with …

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Locus Standi Clarified

Locus Standi

When bringing a lawsuit, the parties may need the term locus standi clarified.  The term is thrown around in a legal context often, but the definition is rarely discussed outside of first-year law school classes except by the occasional legal opinion that deals with the concept.  Yet having locus standi is the foundation of bringing …

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Same Sex Custody Cases

Same Sex Custody Cases

While the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry were expanded by the Supreme Court in 2015, there are still many issues when it comes to same-sex custody cases.  Cases, where the parents of a child are of the same gender, can have a variety of unique issues that the Courts will have to …

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What is a Contingent Contract?

What is a Contingent Contract?

Negotiating the terms of a contract can be difficult, and when the parties are not able to reach an agreement because of something that may happen in the future, they may decide to use a contingent contract to form an agreement.  A contingent contract may sound like an oxymoron, as the finality of contracts is …

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Prelitigation in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Prelitigation in Alternative Dispute Resolution

Well, you’re fed up with waiting. You’re finally ready to file that breach of contract suit against what used to be your best customer. They have been stringing you along, but you have had it. Or maybe you just got a nasty letter in the mail telling you the people who bought your house weren’t …

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What is Business Litigation?

business litigation

Business litigation is the process of presenting issues with business and corporate entities to the courts and arguing on behalf of business entities in court.  There are a variety of topics that may be the subject of business litigation, and many business litigation lawyers are experts in one of these areas.  These business litigation disputes …

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Conciliation Process: A Step-by-Step Guide (Part I of II)

Process of Conciliation

Conciliation is a word that is often used in alternative dispute resolution forums as an attitude or skill to possess when attempting to settle a dispute through alternative forms of resolution, but the process of conciliation stands on its own as a form of alternative dispute resolution.  Conciliation is a method of dispute resolution that …

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How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

What Can I Expect at a Divorce Mediation?

If you are getting divorced, you probably have a lot of questions about the process and the available options for divorce, including, “Dow does divorce mediation work?”  Divorce mediation is one of the many alternatives available to people who are getting divorced that helps keep the arguments and divorce out of the court system.  It …

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Divorce Without Court Explained

Divorce Without Court

Navigating a divorce can be intimidating, especially if the couple is hoping to get divorced without court.  When you remove the oversight of a court case from a divorce, it can feel overwhelming to determine how and when things will be completed.  Some many considerations and decisions need to be made by two people that …

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Consumer Disputes After Resolution: How Long does it Take for a Dispute to be Removed?

Consumer Disputes After Resolution

After disputing a charge on your credit, you may still be trapped facing a consumer dispute after the resolution process.  This means that even though you have successfully disputed a charge on your credit, there may be an issue with the way it is reported on a credit report.  This type of reporting can affect …

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