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Court on when a company can’t force an arbitration-only clause

How do you resolve business conflict?

Negotiation often does the trick, but not always. And when a contractual impasse seems truly implacable, formal litigation can be required to resolve it.

New business law promising for millions of American entrepreneurs

Reportedly, more than 40 million independent workers run diverse businesses across the United States. That spans enterprises from bakeries, laundromats and auto garages to furniture movers, tax-preparation outlets and convenience stores.

And, quite literally, millions of other money-making ventures.

4 mistakes that could cost you in a child custody battle

You want what is best for your children, but one foolish mistake could disrupt the good relationship you thought you had with them.

When you are in a child custody battle, you must keep your wits about you. Here are four mistakes you should never make when the future you hope for with your children is on the line.

Validity of mandatory arbitration clauses underscored by SCOTUS

Forced arbitration contracts are on a roll, both in Connecticut and nationally.

A recent New York Times article notes that American companies are increasingly inserting arbitration-only clauses in their contracts executed with consumers. Those provisions require customers to proceed via a private process to resolve legal disputes rather than through formal litigation. Business owners generally favor arbitration for the comparatively expedited outcomes and cost savings that it often brings.

Apex retailer’s earnings report lends hope to department stores

Many business owners and company managers of retail enterprises that occupy physical spaces in malls and shopping centers across Connecticut and the rest of the country have been a bit stressed lately.

Amazon and other online-friendly shopping outlets will do that to you.

So-called “nesting” another example of expanding custody mores

Connecticut courts are amenable to a variety of child custody arrangements in divorce. The guidepost in their decisions is on what best promotes involved children’s interests, and that is decidedly not the same in every case.

Courts across the country, including in Connecticut, have grown increasingly disinclined over the years to regard a “kids stay at home with mom” outcome is as the automatic go-to solution for deciding custody matters. Proven family law attorneys working closely with valued clients have presented courts with well-tailored and truly creative parenting plans that allow for varied parent/child arrangements.

Should you be considering your ex’s SSA benefits post-divorce?

Although the below subject matter can apply with equal importance to both divorced men and women, it is the latter demographic we most emphasize in today’s post.

When a topic relates to whether a divorced individual in Connecticut or elsewhere should seek to claim an ex-partner’s Social Security benefits, the general focus must necessarily be upon divorced wives.

Many business owners still harboring questions re new federal laws

It’s formally called the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Most owners of small and medium-sized businesses in Connecticut and nationally simply view it as legislation highly touted under the Trump administration and recently enacted as law that promises strong upsides for company owners and entrepreneurs.

Not all business principals see it that way, though. Close to 10 percent of its especially targeted audience reportedly doesn’t know anything about it at all.

2 divorce myths you should ignore

If you have recently announced to your friends and family that you and your spouse are separating, chances are you are getting a ton of Connecticut divorce advice. Divorce is something that many people have misleading information on. Chances are, your friends and family are offering you plenty of tips to help guide and support you all throughout the process. Though they might mean well, you might want to be a bit cautious about the advice you heed. 

No two divorce situations are entirely the same. Regardless of how similar some of your friends' situations may seem to yours, tactics that worked well for them might not work for you. Here are some myths that could hurt your divorce outcome:

Helpful tips for those considering prenuptial agreements

Wedding season is just around the corner. If you are tying the knot, considering a prenuptial agreement is not out of the ordinary. More people are getting married after developing a career and cultivating own wealth independent of their soon-to-be spouse. Also, those entering their second marriages may have continuing support obligations.

With that, the question of how to approach a prenuptial agreement is still important. This post will provide some helpful hints on how to broach the topic.

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