In marriage and common-law relationships, the value of your business may be appraised and divided on separation, where the parties cannot agree on terms of division. In exceptional circumstances, the court will appoint a business administrator to handle the business, or shares will be given to the spouse who does not have legal title to the business and who is owed a payment. This can have a significant impact on your business’ reputation as you will not be in complete control of your business.
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A family law lawyer can help you save your family business by giving it priority during interest-based collaborative negotiations.
In many family law matters involving children, the spouses are able to agree to cooperate in order to address the best interests of the children. In many ways, a family business can be used as a similar incentive: spouses can agree to cooperate in order to address the best interests of the family business.
While fueling conflict is an almost unavoidable side effect of the court system, a collaborative approach is a very... MORE »
When your lawyer completes all of the tasks contained in your limited scope retainer, the solicitor-client relationship comes to an end. You should now determine if your outstanding legal needs would be met by another limited scope retainer.
If so, a new limited scope retainer will be required, even if it is for the same legal services. If not, then a general retainer may be a good idea, provided you have the financial means to do so.
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A lawyer is required to avoid acting such that it appears the lawyer is providing services to the client under a full retainer. If the lawyer deems that disclosure of the nature of your retainer is necessary to meet this requirement, then the lawyer will seek your instructions to disclose this information to an opposing party and/or their counsel. Such discretionary disclosure may also be necessary where the lawyer represents you in court.
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Your ability to manage the parts of your case you are responsible for under a limited scope retainer is a key factor in your success throughout your case.
If you do not meet procedural and substantive requirements for moving your file forward or cannot present your interests in the best possible light, then a limited scope retainer may not achieve the result you are seeking.
However, if you are able to do so, then your chances of getting the result you want under a limited scope retainer will likely be comparable to... MORE »