Category Archives: Articles

What You Need to Know Before Lending Money to a Family Member

By | July 27, 2011

To some people, family and money are like oil and water – they just don’t mix. And yet oddly there’s no good way to separate family from money. We send our kids to school, buy each other Christmas gifts, feed each other, and ultimately share our lives and finances with each other. That is the kind of reasoning… Read More »

Read These 5 Tips Before Filing for Divorce

By | July 22, 2011

There’s an old saying that states an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But this doesn’t apply only to the medical world; it applies to just about every aspect of our lives, including our relationships. If you’ve come reading this far, it means you’re thinking about a divorce – either you’re going to file it… Read More »

How To Find a Pro Bono Attorney

By | July 20, 2011

There’s so much legal advice on the Internet that it’s easy to forget how many people struggle to be able to afford it. And when people below the poverty line face genuine, difficult legal problems by themselves, fighting for their rights can feel like an uphill battle. Luckily, this is not the end of the story. Pro bono… Read More »

What To Do When Your Driver’s License Has Been Suspended

By | July 19, 2011

“License and registration please.” These words can be unnerving enough during a routine traffic stop. But consider how these words feel when you’re driving with a suspended license. They probably sound like impending doom.

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose the Right Legal Adviser

By | July 15, 2011

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly recommended. Notaires (notaries) are Public Officers whose main role is to draft and execute Deeds. They are civil servants who have a monopoly on documents… Read More »

I’ve Been Sexually Harassed in the Workplace — Now What?

By | July 13, 2011

It can be one of the most intimidating situations anybody ever encounters in their personal lives – that is, unless you swim with sharks or study crocodiles on a regular basis. But all jokes aside, sexual harassment can be a very serious and relevant issue. And it’s never more relevant than when it comes into your life and… Read More »

What is Sexual Harassment and Why Do I Need to Know?

By | July 11, 2011

Have you ever been the victim of sexual harassment at work? For many people, the question isn’t necessarily “yes,” or “no,” but unfortunately, a simple “I don’t know.” That’s because far too many people aren’t sure what exactly constitutes sexual harassment. After all, how do you filter out normal banter with colleagues from what truly constitutes harassment and… Read More »

French Insolvency Law – Leaseback Issues

By | July 7, 2011

Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company’s Receiver. The process of lodging a claim or proof of debt with the competent official of the insolvency proceedings (Liquidator or Creditors’ Representative) is… Read More »

EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategies Platform

By | July 1, 2011

Smart growth in Europe 2020 In the European Commission’s Communication regarding the contribution of the regional policy in the area of smart growth in the Europe 2020 strategy, the central role of European regions in this process is primarily recognised.  In reality, regions are the primary institutional partners for universities, research and education institutes as well as SMEs… Read More »

Service of Process in France from Abroad (Non-EU)

By | June 29, 2011

How to serve international legal documents in France. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Process Server in France The 15 November 1965 Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters sets several options for service of process. So does EC Regulation… Read More »