IAWP

Legal News and Current Affairs Resource

Online Portal of Law & Legal News

How to Deal with Estate Planning Disputes

Disputes regarding estate planning could arise either during the planning phase or administration of the estate. Ideally, your estate plan must be well planned and detailed to a tee, and while it’s not possible to expect changes in your life, your estate plan should likewise have room for adjustments. However, even with a perfect estate plan, it’s still possible that you could face disputes for many reasons...

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Paralegal

If you are looking for a good school that has a high accreditation, some schools in New York City are the best choice. They offer you a hands-on experience that makes you one of the best in the field. Attending a good school will help you gain confidence when dealing with lawyers, especially when you are working in a law firm. Paralegals work on legal research that includes gathering background information involved...

Common Mistakes You Can Make When Choosing a Conveyancing Lawyer

One major factor in the business of owning and transfer of property that can separate a good deal from a bad one is the presence of a competent conveyancing lawyer. This is why you need to search for the right one who will represent you in your property transactions. The following are common mistakes in selecting a conveyancing lawyer and how you can avoid committing them. Deciding Based on an Agent’s Recommendation It...

Clash of Workers: Effective Ways to Deal with Office Disputes

Did you know that in 2008, U.S. employees were involved in conflicts an average of 2.8 hours each week? According to CPP Global’s Human Capital Report of that year, this amounted to $359 billion in paid hours based on the average hourly rate at that time. Although the latest data on workplace conflict is not available, you can glean from past information how much office disputes affect companies financially. The...

Divorce Mediation: the Solution to Resolving Issues in Legal Separation

Divorce is a messy, time-consuming process that takes a toll on the emotions of both parties. Repetitive depositions, litigations, and meetings cause unending negotiations that rarely result in amicable solutions. However, not all divorce cases must be settled through court proceedings. Currently, divorce mediation in Long Island serves as an alternative solution for couples who want to save time and money during...

Helping Adopted Kids Adjust is Crucial to Their Well-Being

The adoption process is difficult and, depending on the case, a complex one. The parents of the child you wish to adopt may fight the adoption. This is why it’s crucial to seek the experience of a lawyer in Santa Fe who knows New Mexico’s family law well. The challenges, however, don’t stop once the papers come in. Adopted kids struggle despite the care and love they receive from the families who welcome...

Case Study: Fairer Compensations For Personal Injury Victims

Several factors can affect the outcome of a personal injury claim other than the tort law. At least more than a million claims were filed during 2011 until 2012, based on the studies conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions’ Compensation Recovery Unit. However, the compensation gained for loss of future earnings often resulted in under-compensation for the personal injury victims in Salt Lake...

Which States are the Most Expensive for a Divorce?

Washington State landed on the top 10 most expensive states for divorce based on the average cost of divorce attorney’s fees and filing charges. There are, however, some ways to reduce your expenses. For instance, hiring a divorce attorney in Kent may be more affordable than the same person in Seattle. This could save you money since the average cost of a lawyer costs $10,600, while filing fees cost $314 on...

Property Transactions: 3 Tips To Guide Your Future Transactions

Several situations evoke the need for property transfer. The most common is the buying and selling of properties such as residential homes, office complexes or even open yards. Due to the frequency of their occurrence, their procedures have been refined so that they happen with minimum hitches. However, in the cases of inheritance among family members, the process is often marred by numerous complications. Hire...

Why Making a Will Can Save Loved Ones Time and Misery

Everyone who has savings or assets worth any value should make a will, and yet more than 30 million UK adults have not yet got around to making a will. Of those, 84% are aged 18-34, but 35% of the over-55s also don’t have wills. The main reason for this seems to be apathy and a misguided belief that the right people will inherit the estate. That may be so, but, not necessarily, and there are limits on how...