What is a Construction Claim? Answers from an Expert

Construction claims are defined as the failure to fulfill obligations of a contract by either party. The injured party (claimant) gives a notice for breach of the contract to the defending party (defendant) specifying the nature of the breach. Section 15.1 of the American Institute of Architects requires all construction contracts to outline the requirements […]

Divorce law basics

If a marriage is terminated, it is categorized as divorce. To attain a divorce, a person will have to request the court to pass judgment and declare that the marriage is dissolved. Once a divorce is finalized, either couple is free to remarry, pending time restrictions. Divorce also addresses other issued such as property division, […]

Construction Legalities: How to Allocate Risk to Various Parties

Summary: Drafting a well thought-out contract can result in minimizing damages and losses when a claim arises. The success of a construction project depends largely on how owners, contractors, lenders, or subcontractors address project risks. Now, this is what is called “risk management” in construction terms. Now, one of the major factors of risk management […]

Spousal support

Spousal support is money paid from one spouse to another to support the spouse with lesser financial resources. Court’s will consider the spouse’s entitlement and their need in comparison with the other spouse’s ability to pay. Courts will look into the following when considering spousal support terms. Rehabilitative support – This form of support is […]

Can I get breathalyzed on my boat?

Article submitted by Barry K. Rothman.  People often hear of instances where people get stopped when they are driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while impaired (DWI), but they may be unfamiliar about how this is translated when they are on a boat. There are state and federal laws that are in place about […]

What is the difference between DUI and DWI?

There can be some confusion about what constitutes a DUI and DWI. “DUI” stands for “Driving Under the Influence.” DUI will include charges for drunk driving or in some states can also include driving under the influence of drugs or medications. Most states will confirm that a driver is under the influence by conducting a […]

Dividing assets for older couples in divorce

When older couples choose to get divorced, there are some noticeable considerations present compared to younger couple divorces. Gray divorces – Divorces when someone is over fifty years of age has become more common as women have become more financially independent, life expectancy increases and social attitudes change. However, couples who divorce in their fifties, […]

Legal grounds for divorce/dissolution

If one or both parties in a marriage has grounds for divorce or dissolution, they are classified as legal reasons to terminate a marriage. Here are some of the legal grounds for divorce/ dissolution explained. No-fault divorce – A no-fault divorce will see both parties not blaming the other for the breakdown of the In […]