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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should I sue my dentist?

Summary: Dental malpractice can result in health issues and long-term damage. If your dentist refuses to rectify the damage then consider a malpractice lawsuit. A simple dental visit can leave you with many complications if your dentist has been negligent. Most patients will revisit their dentist to receive necessary repairs, but if the dentist refuses, […]

Types of child custody

Child custody is an important area in family law. If you are about to go through a divorce, it is important to know what options you have available. Here we  look at the two main types of child custody: Physical Custody – Child physical custody refers to the amount of time a child lives with […]