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Divorce Lawyer Consultations – What You Need to Know

When you are finally decided to end your marriage, the first thing that you need to do is to talk to a lawyer. It is important that you go through the process of divorce consultation before you take any legal step. It must be noted that anything you do involving the...

What is unjust enrichment in law?

Unjust enrichment is a legal term used to describe an action where a person benefits or is unjustly enriched, at the expense of another person or entity. This type of term can be used in many different legal cases including criminal acts, contract disputes or similar...

Is restitution an equitable remedy?

Restitution is not always an equitable remedy. If the money and/or property in question can be traced back to the defendant, it is equitable. In this case, a constructive trust will be set up or the court will place an equitable lien on the defendant. Jeff Hughes,...

What is sole custody?

Sole custody is where one parent is rewarded both legal and physical custody of the child. The other parent may be able to visit the child, but he or she does not have any custody rights. The non-custodial parent is also unable to make decisions for the child. Trisha...

What should men wear to divorce court?

Depending on the nature of the divorce, men might want to wear business casual clothing to court. This includes clean clothes, neutral colored dress clothing, and dark shoes. If the divorce proceedings are expected to be contentious, then business casual clothing is...

What is meant by equitable relief?

This is a judgment that does not involve money. It is an order to do or refrain from doing something when an amount of money is not sufficient to repair the injury or the damage that has taken place. Holly Mullin, J.D. Family Law...

What is a proprietary remedy?

A proprietary remedy is a legal action that allows a person making a claim against a defendant to take goods instead of a cash award because the defendant is insolvent. This is generally used during bankruptcy proceedings when a claimant is trying to recover financial...

Leaving Toxic Spouse, Run! Don’t Walk.

If there is one thing that you need to always remember, it is to avoid toxic people in your life. The secret to having better and happier days is to spend your time with people who do not give you stress and cause your depression. Whenever you feel that the person you...

Once Child Support Is Determined Can It Be Appealed?

If you are planning to get a divorce against your partner, there is a need to take note of some important legal matters that need to be included in your complaint or adjudicated in a separate action. Your focus must not only be with the dissolution of the marriage but...

Addressing The Unexpected During A Divorce Proceeding

Divorce can be stressful for the couples. There are so many things that they need to do before the court can issue a decree for absolute divorce. A large aspect of their lives will be affected by their decision to finally end the marriage. During the pendency of a...

Leaving Your Ex And The Family Business

Married couples usually engage in business or make investments together. It is the most practical way of improving their finances and ensuring that they have sufficient money for the needs and wants of the family. This arrangement is beneficial to the spouses since...

Keeping Self Esteem Intact Divorce

When you go through a divorce, you will start to ask a lot of questions about yourself. You may wonder what is wrong with you or your personality which probably caused the separation with the other spouse. There will be days when you will lose your self-esteem and...

Affidavit Status of A Minor Child

Divorce is not an easy process to go through. It involves examination of the existing laws and legal technicalities that will affect your case. This is why the advice of good lawyers in Brookfield is highly needed. When it comes to ending the marriage, there are many...

Property & Debt Division: Basic Elements

It is sometimes confused that in Wisconsin, all property and debts will be divided evenly and equally. Sometimes, depending on the specifics of the case, it can happen. Although, most often, it is not the case. There are numerous elements which factor into a court’s...

Recordings and New Evidence

When it comes to the world of law and order, two things should be considered loaded and dangerous at all times: firearms and microphones. In criminal prosecution and defense, a “smoking gun” can mean the difference between a long stay at the Big House, or going to...

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