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October 2018 Archives

What is an executory contract in bankruptcy?

As many businessmen in Vancouver have learned, dealing with a company on the verge of bankruptcy can be difficult. Payments for goods and services are often late or entirely non-existent, and the threat of a bankruptcy filing and the imposition of the automatic stay are constant threats. These risks are well known, but a lesser known risk can cause even more financial chaos -- the rejection by the trustee of an "executory contract."

Understanding accident reconstruction

Most automobile accidents in the Vancouver area happen in a few seconds. Persons who may be in one of the vehicles do not have enough time to form accurate memories of every facet of the accident. Even witnesses may not be able to recall the event with precision. In such cases, the services of an accident reconstruction engineer may be needed to determine which parties were at fault.

What is an ignition interlock device?

One of the devices that is commonly used by Washington courts to prevent persons with DUI convictions from operating a motor vehicle if they have been drinking is the ignition interlock. IIDs, as they are commonly called, determine the driver's blood alcohol content by taking a breath sample, much like a breathalyzer. If the driver's blood alcohol content exceeds 0.025 percent, the vehicle will not start because the IID interrupts the ignition circuit. If the driver attempts to disable the IID, the car will not start.

Determining spousal maintenance in a Washington divorce

Many divorcing couples in Washington wonder about many subjects, but most often, the subject of spousal maintenance or alimony generates the most anxiety. A former spouse who is ordered to pay alimony may worry about the effect of such payments on his or her financial stability. The spouse who receives alimony often feels that the award was insufficient. Understanding the legal rules that govern awards of maintenance can help both spouses accept the court's order.

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