What is a Restraining Order?

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A restraining order, sometimes called a protective order, is a court order that can protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed. It imposes certain behaviors and requirements on the offender with legal consequences should the offender fail to comply. The person who obtains the restraining order is called the “protected […]

What is a Fictitious Business Name?

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A fictitious business name, or FBN, is a legal term for a form of registration required of businesses in certain situations. When determining if you need to file a fictitious business statement ask yourself whether you plan on running the business under an assumed name. If so, then they will need to follow state fictitious […]

Why You Should File for Divorce First

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Many people going through a divorce are often caught off guard by the initial filing. They may have felt the issues plaguing the marriage weren’t enough to warrant a divorce, or perhaps they thought they had conducted their undesirable behavior in secrecy. Whatever reasons prompted the divorce, the spouse caught unaware is at a disadvantage. […]

Emails & Divorce – What You Need to Know

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The content of emails can serve as evidence in court proceedings, so take care to be judicious in who has access to your emails and how you express yourself within them. Taking the following advice into account can help you use email in a way that protects you and keeps you on the best path […]

What is an Unfair Competition Claim?

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Are you involved in an unfair competition claim, or have you been wronged and want to file a claim? If so, you may be trying to figure out what this means to you and what you can do about it. What is Unfair Competition? From a legal perspective, unfair competition is a type of tort. A tort […]

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A CHILD CUSTODY CASE?

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One of the most important aspects of a divorce is figuring out who gets primary child custody. Sometimes it goes smoother than others, meaning the parents are able to create a co-parenting plan together. Other times, parents wind up going to court to involve a third-party in deciding the best course of action. We are […]

What is Real Estate Law?

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Real estate law is a service our firm currently offers. But what is real estate law? While you may be familiar with some aspects of it, there are others you may not be aware of. Here are a few things that fall under the realm of property law. Real Estate Lawyers Help Homeowners Buy Homes […]

Who Gets the House in a Divorce?

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Occasionally, clients ask us who will get the house in a divorce. The short answer (that our clients don’t like to hear) is that it depends. Is the House Marital Property or Separate Property? Property that was purchased by one of the spouses while they were married is called Marital Property. It doesn’t matter if […]

What is Construction Law?

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Construction law is one of our specialties here at Von Esch Law Group. Here is a high level view of some of the services we offer in that area. What is a Mechanics Lien? While the term “mechanics lien” may sound like something more related to a car shop, it actually refers to a legal […]

Who Gets Custody in a Divorce?

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Wondering who gets the kids in a divorce and how it is determined? As you might imagine, a lot plays into it. First, let’s talk about the different types of custody. Joint Physical Custody, Sole Physical Custody and Legal Custody These are the three main types of custody that come out of a divorce settlement. […]