Unsurprisingly, divorce can be a challenging process. Apart from the difficulty in deciding to have a divorce, the divorce, especially a contested one, is a substantial emotional, physical and financial strain.
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Mediation is a typical ADR process which involves the parties in a dispute heard before a neutral third party, such as a mediator, who shall guide and expedite negotiations between parties to, hopefully, reach an agreement to settle the dispute. A significant role of the mediator is that he or she will not force any of the parties to come to an agreement; this agreement shall be a voluntary one. Parties are also actively encouraged, before trial, to attempt in a session of mediation, although parties cannot and will not be forced to do so by the Courts.
During the lifetime of any marriage, it is very common for gifts to be given between spouses. However, during a divorce or the onset of a divorce, some typical questions include “will the gifts given by my spouse be subjected to laws on the division of matrimonial assets?”, or “do I get to keep the gifts my spouse gave me during the marriage?”.
Discrimination and prejudice are painful things to experience, and it can come in many different forms. What happens if such discrimination and prejudice happen to you at your workplace? You may be ostracised at work by your superiors, or your salary withheld for vague reasons or may have your benefits and entitlements deprived.
While a letter of demand can usually be drafted by anyone, a lawyer can assist to pinpoint the legal issues at hand and to provide clarity to the type of demand that are feasible and are due recoverable by the due process of the law. A letter of demand from lawyer can also demonstrate clearly that the sender of the letter of demand is serious and is willing to take legal action to resolve the matter.
A person’s reputation is the currency by which he or she lives. Being the subject of malicious or untrue allegations is not pleasant, even more so over the internet where such allegations can spread like wildfire and cause irreparable damage to a person’s reputation. Therefore, it is vital to recognise what defamation is and how to protect yourself against it.