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Why you should hire an attorney to help when you put your child up for adoption

Rarely does a parent want to put their child up for adoption, but in many cases, it can be in the best interests of all involved. That’s because the parent may not be equipped either emotionally or financially to raise the child properly. Legal Help Can Be Invaluable When a situation like this manifests itself, […]

What is the Difference Between Arbitration and Mediation?

Alternative dispute resolution is often undertaken when one takes a case to court for immediate settlement. Often, disputes are both expensive and time consuming, and a jury’s verdict may disappoint the involved parties. Law’s primary dispute utilities take form in both arbitration and mediation, and both are incredibly useful for dispute settlements. Knowing their differences […]

We are both retired, can I still get alimony?

Alimony is determined on a case-by-case basis. Spousal support is handled after assessing the couple’s financials. The formula is determined using several different factors. In the case where retirement is a factor, alimony may be treated differently. Retirement and alimony Retirement accounts are often the largest assets considered in the typical divorce proceeding. All income […]

The difference between collaborative law and mediation

Collaborative law and mediation are both methods of working through a dispute using a non-adversarial approach. These processes may appear similar to many people. This is because both are voluntary and can be only used to resolve a dispute if both parties arrive to a resolution and are willing to sign a written agreement. Despite […]

Order of protection and changed circumstances

Each state has its own language regarding an order of protection. The scope of the order can be limited or it can be a very broad no contact order. No contact The no contact order generally states that the respondent is prohibited from threatening, harassing, intimidating or otherwise interfering with the petitioner’s civil liberties. That […]

Many Things Influence Alimony Awards

Alimony is often referred to as spousal maintenance. This is often a highly disputed legal issue at the termination of a marriage. Alimony can impact the financial life of each spouse. One will be concerned with obtaining too little alimony, and the other may be concerned with being forced by a court to pay too […]

I Caught My Boss Embezzling and He Fired Me

Employees sometimes need to be on the lookout for other employees who may be breaking the law. However, what should you do if the other employee is actually a supervisor or your boss? For example, what do you do if you catch your boss embezzling money from the company? While you know that this is […]

How to protect yourself from sexual harassment

Unfortunately today, sexual harassment is too common of an issue. People all over the world are constantly falling victim to this act, no matter their age, gender or financial status. However, there are ways to protect yourself from sexual harassment altogether. Find out what you can do below: Learn About Sexual Harassment The best way […]

Letter of Intent to Purchase Real Estate

There’s nothing complicated about the facts of your case. You found a home that you want to purchase. Through a realtor, you entered into a letter of intent with seller to further negotiate additional details regarding the purchase the property. A month later the realtor sold the house to somebody else. Now you want to […]

I fell in the mall due to wet floors with no warning signs posted, can I sue?

Slip and Fall Injuries in Shopping Malls Usually, a shopping mall is not a public place with respect to its ownership. It is probably owned by an individual or company. This means that the owners can be sued for negligence if someone is injured there. If you slip and fall in one of the stores […]

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Mesa, AZ 85210
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