Sometimes one of our clients will talk to me about the simplicity of his or her case. My client explains to me how simple and obvious this case is! And yet the case soldiers on and on and on. The question arises time after time: “My case is so simple, and justice is on my side! Why is this continuing on, and why must I pay so much for it?”
One of the most important issues surrounding divorce or the separation of spouses concerns the support of the parties’ children. Courts in Virginia recognize both the common-law and statutory obligations that are imposed upon parents to ensure that their children are properly provided for where the parties are separated or divorced.
Of all the issues that can arise in a Family Law case, custody is one of the most emotionally difficult; no loving parent wishes to be separated from their child or to be absent from their day-to-day life. In addition, practical problems regarding visitation of children, major life decisions and financial responsibility for children make this one of the most serious issues surrounding separation and divorce.
Making the initial decision to start a business is a quick and “easy” one – what comes next is the hard part, as you will face an overwhelming number of choices and decisions as you progress through creating, establishing, and maintaining your business. Below, you will find a number of resources that we hope will assist you in navigating the uncertain and oftentimes confusing world of small business formation and management.
This is the third and final installment in a three part series exploring liability concerns and challenges that we all risk facing by signing our name, clicking “I Agree,” or even simply browsing or accessing a particular website.
This is the second installment in a three part series exploring liability concerns and challenges that we all risk facing by signing our name, clicking “I Agree,” or even simply browsing or accessing a particular website.
How many times have you signed your name to a document, form, invoice, or various pieces of paper, or clicked through a website within the last week? The last month? How about the last year? Regardless of who you are, or what you do, there can be little question that you have signed countless documents – business contracts, loan promissory notes, sales agreements, leases, etc. – over time. Have you ever stopped to really consider, though, whether your signature (hard copy or electronic) on a particular document may impose unexpected liability or responsibility on you?
Drafting and/or entering into a contract can oftentimes be overwhelming and confusing. Reviewing this checklist will help you begin to think about the important factors and considerations going into a contract!
Arbitration and its sibling, mediation, are two of the many topics I deal with in my collections practice on a frequent basis. As there is much misunderstanding that surrounds these topics, they deserve the time and attention afforded by this column.
Do You Know Where to File Your Legal Claim? In commercial litigation, a contract between the parties is almost always an issue and most creditor-friendly states will uphold written contract terms, whether detailed in a formal written agreement, on a credit application, or simple terms written on a cocktail napkin. Whatever the form of such […]
Imagine the following scenario – you, a credit manager, open the mail one day to find a notice from a company that you have never heard of, indicating that it is writing with regards to one of the debtors who owes you money and is paying slowly, if at all. The letter goes on to […]
The central purpose of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) is to protect consumers, with personal debt, from unscrupulous collection practices, as recited in 15 U.S.C. § 1692. While business debts are not protected by the FDCPA, in an attempt to avoid the same, businesses and their owners often try to construe their debts […]