Posts By: Legal Back Office
Alternatives to Jail and Prison
Alternatives to Jail and Prison The American criminal justice system is diverse enough to accommodate alternatives to jail and prison. An alternative to jail and prison is any kind of punishment, other than imprisonment, given to the perpetrator of a crime. As the average American might be aware, not every crime will result in jail […]
What is Mediation?
What is Mediation? Our legal system is versatile enough to incorporate different ways to resolve our legal disputes. While trials are commonly known to be a staple of our legal system, another method of resolving disputes is through the mediation process. Mediation is a quick process that allows the parties to circumvent the more complicated, […]
Contempt Of Court: What to Do If Your Ex Violates the Parenting Plan?
Contempt Of Court: What to Do If Your Ex Violates the Parenting Plan? Parenting is complicated but add to that a mix of former partners who might not be on the best terms and a court-ordered parenting plan, and you have a potential recipe for disaster. In such a situation, one of the parents will […]
Corporate Theft vs. Embezzlement in Missouri
Corporate Theft vs. Embezzlement in Missouri While embezzlement is a form of theft, there is a significant difference between embezzlement and corporate theft. Embezzlement occurs when someone entrusted with possession of someone’s property, due to their role or employment, breaches that trust by using the property for personal gains. The embezzler, therefore, breaches the trust […]
How will the reversal of Roe v Wade affect same-sex marriage?
How will the reversal of Roe v Wade affect same-sex marriage? There is hardly anyone in the United States who has not heard about the reversal of the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision rendered in Roe v. Wade. The same court, albeit with different judges, proclaimed in 1973 that the United States Constitution grants the […]
How Will the Reversal of Roe v Wade Affect Second-Parent Adoption
How will the reversal of Roe v Wade affect second-parent adoption? The recent reversal of Roe v. Wade has ripple effects throughout the world of law and beyond. Whenever any right is taken away, there is a possibility that any similarly protected rights could be taken away as well. For those who might not be […]
Second Parent Adoption in Same Sex Marriages
Second Parent Adoption explained If you are confused by the term second parent adoption, you are not alone. Many find this term not only confusing but outdated as well as outright discriminatory. However, before we get into all the details we need to first define “second parent adoption.” A second parent adoption is a legal […]
How Domestic Violence Impacts Divorce
Domestic Violence explained Domestic Violence is an unfortunate reality which many women and men face throughout the country. Domestic violence, contrary to popular notion, can be physical, verbal, mental and/or emotional. Missouri’s definition of domestic violence is widely encompassing, as domestic violence, under Missouri law, can consist of assault, abuse, threat of abuse etc. How […]