Monthly Archives: July 2016

What is the right of first refusal?

Do a Google search on the “right of first refusal” and you will find numerous articles from the state of Illinois. Illinois is considering enacting a law requiring the right of first refusal in child custody cases. This has created quite a controversy among legislators, lawyers, and parent facilitators. But why? What is the right…

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation is the process by which disputes are resolved between companies and/or individuals where criminal prosecution is not involved.   Because civil litigation is between private entities and the State is not a party, the process of civil litigation is markedly different from a criminal case. Family law is a subset of civil litigation,…