Trying To Keep Things Civil? How To Work Towards An Amicable Divorce

If you and your spouse have decided to put an end to your marriage, it doesn't need to result in an all-out battle. If you've both reached the same conclusion, and realized that there's no happy ending for your marriage, it's still possible to have an amicable divorce. This is particularly true if you're both willing to work together. Here are four ways that you and your spouse can work together to achieve an amicable divorce. [Read More]

Employers: Keep In Mind That "Light-Duty" Accommodations Need To Be Handled Carefully

If you're an employer, you need to be careful how you go about offering light duty to any of your employees -- otherwise, you could end up on the wrong end of a verdict in civil court if the employee demands a permanent light-duty position and accommodations under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA).  This is what you should consider: Offering Accommodations Can Benefit You In Court If you routinely offer "light duty" [Read More]

Calculating Damages In A Defamation Case

If you are pursuing a defamation claim or lawsuit, you should be clear on the type and amount of damages to demand. A defamation lawsuit has both actual and assumed damages. The actual damages are meant to restore you to your rightful position; these are what you need to calculate to undo the damage done to you by the defamation. Here are some of the actual damages to pursue: Loss of Earnings [Read More]

4 Pieces Of Advice To Avoid Ending Up In Jail Over A Facebook Post

It sounds like something that would happen in another country: You make a Facebook post and suddenly find yourself facing criminal charges. It happens all the time. In fact, it's happening with increasing frequency as the line between social media and the everyday lives of people tend to blur further together. More and more people think of Facebook as a combination of online diary and coffee shop or bar where they go to vent -- they either don't realize that they're potentially crossing legal boundaries with their posts or that the police are actually watching social media these days for evidence of crimes. [Read More]