Hiring an attorney may not be at the top of the list when starting or managing a business. Small business owners, like most ordinary citizens, tend not to think about hiring an attorney until after a legal issue arises. There are, however, several benefits, namely time and money, to hiring an attorney before a legal issue arises. This blog provides a brief overview of the benefits of hiring an attorney to help you in your small business endeavors. We live in a very “legalized” world. It seems today that every decision has the potential for legal implications, and this is especially ...
Tag: contract law
December 12, 2019CD
With divorce statistics indicating one in two marriages ends in divorce, many people—from those who have heard divorce horror stories to those who have had their own divorces—sometimes contract for terms to divide their estate (assets – liabilities = net marital estate) in the event of a divorce. There are three ways to do so, all with risks and specific requirements. The most obvious and well known is the pre-marital agreement. This is made in contemplation of divorce and has existed in Indiana as a matter of contract law for decades. In 1995, this was reinforced by the Uniform Premarital Agreement ...
August 5, 2015Adam Hayes
In today’s world, a marriage is sometimes a matter of finance as much as love and romance. For this reason, a pre-nuptial agreement is somewhat common. In particular, a party coming into a marriage with significantly more assets may want to protect them in the event of a future a divorce. If this is your situation, there are five key legal aspects of prenuptials you must know. First, a prenuptial is a form of contract, which is protect by the right to contract under the Contract Clause of the Indiana Constitution. This means that they are favored in terms of being ...
February 26, 2015CD
What about if I am already married? Divorce rates in America might be on the decline, but the statistics are still staggering. For example, 41 % of 1st marriages end in divorce; 60 % of 2nd marriages end in divorce; and 73 % of 3rd marriages end in divorce! Another interesting trend is that people tend to be getting married later in life, after they have completed their educations, built a career foundation, and accumulated some assets (a 401k, a house, a car, etc.). When you finally decide to marry, it is easy to get caught up in the bliss of being ...
June 3, 2014CD
The definition of marriage, and more specifically, which two persons may be legally married, is a complex and contentious topic. It is religious, social, and psychological as much as it legal. The legal system is often the default when there is no other way an issue will be resolved, such as Roe v. Wade. The traditional notion of a family in our modern culture consists of a mother, who has children with the father during the course of the marriage, and two children. However, census and social data indicate this is slowly become more of an exception than the norm. However, ...
February 19, 2013CD