Five Bridal Shower Ideas For once Again And Older Brides

With the American divorce rateholding steady at about 50%, it’s a safe bet that a lot of today’s and tomorrow’s brides are hopping on the marriage-go-round for the second or maybe even third time. Statistics also show that the average age of the first-time bride is around 27 or 28. Many women are waiting even longer-until their 30’s and 40’s-to take their first plunge. Of course, these new dynamics have created a blip the bridal shower business.

Women in their late twenties, thirties, forties and beyond are usually established, with a houseful of furniture, appliances small and large, and all they need to live their lives on a day-to-day basis. When these women marry, more often than not, two households merge and purge. Fortunately, registries help guests with wedding gifts, and they even help with bridal shower gifts.

Yes, first-time brides, no matter how old they are, deserve a bridal shower. In a break with tradition, showers are now being given for the second-time bride, especially if she eloped or didn’t have one before her first wedding.

So let’s talk about bridal showers for older and “once again” brides. We’ll pass on the lingerie shower, since these brides are probably way past the wowie-wow-wow wedding night. Here are five shower themes these brides might appreciate:

– Beginnin’ With Linen-Not only can you never have enough linens, wouldn’t it be nice for the newlyweds to start their lives together with all fresh linen? Sounds like a pajama party! She’ll love getting plush towel sets, satin sheets, elegant tablecloths and napkins, dishcloths, even blankets!

– Raising the Bar-Entertaining is a whole new ballgame for the happy couple. Make the shower a wine and cheese tasting and stock their bar with martini glasses, margarita glasses, champagne flutes, wine glasses, coasters, bar accessories and premium liquors and wines.

– Marriage is a Trip-Perfect for the pair that loves to travel. Think “passport” invitations and travel poster decorations! Gifts? How about some matching luggage, for starters? They’ll also need matching luggage tags, personalized travel tote bags, travel toiletry cases and a portable CD player.

– Holidaze-Thanksgiving, Fourth of July, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, Christmas! Every holiday has its own special needs-serving platters for Thanksgiving, ornaments and other decorations for Christmas, a red-white-and-blue apron and tablecloth for the Fourth of July barbecue. And you can make the shower a special, one-day holiday with personalized decorations that feature photos of the happy couple.

– Gourmet Soiree-The spread for a gourmet shower is just as important as the gifts. Serve exotic, tantalizing appetizers and dishes, and invite the guests to bring gifts of gourmet food for the bride. Aged steaks, lobster, imported chocolates, nuts, coffee, cheeses, fruits, decadent desserts and cookbooks are just a few gift suggestions. And you’ll be recognized as a host with outstanding taste!

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How does the common law develop

England and Wales utilise a common-law system, which differs from the civil systems used in most of the rest of Europe. Common law is not based on Acts of Parliament, but on previous decisions by the courts. One principle of common law requires that the courts apply a previous decision made by a court on the same level or higher. Other characteristics of a common-law system include a trial by jury in the criminal courts and for defamation and a system of supremacy of law, by which every citizen is bound.

The development of common law has occurred because of custom and usage, and many principles have developed over time in accordance with what was thought at the time; as opinions and practices change, so does the law. While we now have Acts of Parliament which must be followed by the judiciary, there are still principles made by common law which are enacted by Parliament. This has meant that statutory law has now become more important than case law, although it is case law that provided and developed many points of law enacted by Parliament. When the judiciary is deciding a case in which statute is relevant, they will also need to decide the case in light of common law. Much common law has not been enacted into statute and many of the principles of contract law, for example, are still entrenched in previously decided cases.

Common law develops when a court makes a decision on a case. If a case has been previously decided by a higher court, the lower court has no option but to decide in accordance with it and allow an appeal if necessary. The Court of Appeal and the House of Lords (rather, the new Supreme Court) are the courts which have made most of the decisions that bind lower courts and in order to change the law a new decision must be made by a higher court, or in case of the Supreme Court, itself. Development of common law has taken place over hundreds of years and has occurred differently in different common-law jurisdictions, meaning that although common-law jurisdictions have the same basis for law, the law has developed so as to result in us now having different laws.

Us Immigration And Business Law E2 Visas And Company Incorporation

This article will attempt to provide some brief insight into the E2 visa process and how it interacts with the process of incorporating an LLC in the United States of America.

The E2 visa is an employment based visa that provides the bearer with the opportunity to live and work in the United States in order to oversee and administer an investment in a trade or business enterprise. Those seeking an E2 visa are well advised to research the category thoroughly before making irrevocable decisions as the E2 visa’s issuance is predicated upon statutory language as well as various executive regulations and policies. Denial of an E2 visa application could prove costly in terms of time as well as resources.

Many who consider the possibility of an E2 visa find that an American Immigration attorney can prove very helpful by providing insight into the process and assistance in filling out relevant forms and compiling supporting documentation in an effort to ensure fast and efficient processing of either the petition submitted to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) or the visa application which is likely to be submitted to a United States Embassy or United States Consulate abroad. Those individuals who are already in the US and wish to change their visa status to the E-2 category will need to submit a petition to USCIS. More commonly, those living abroad wishing to travel to the US on an E2 visa should submit their visa application to a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad.

US company registration can be an important issue for people thinking about submitting an application for an E-2 visa. Unlike many jurisdictions in Asia, registration of a limited liability company in the United States is usually quite a smooth process for those who retain the services of an attorney trained in American corporate law. Those looking for information about an E-2 visa should note that the need for the visa ought to spring from a real business imperative. In short, the business incorporation should not be conducted as a pretext in an effort to simply obtain immigration benefits. The business concern that underlies the visa application should be bona fide and comport to certain rules and regulations. These rules and regulations come into play when a Consular Officer at a US Post abroad makes an adjudication based upon the merits of the E2 visa application.

The US visa process can be convoluted and cumbersome for those who do not understand U.S. Immigration law. Thus, assistance of experienced counsel is generally recommended in immigration matters especially where company registration plays a key role in the visa application process.

Understanding the Objectives of Criminal Law

Los Angeles is governed by different laws that guide its residents on what they should and shouldn’t do. Any violation of the law is punishable and the degree of punishment depends on the extent of the offense. Severe violations of the law that causes serious damages are categorized under criminal offenses. These are weighed by the jury using the guidelines of criminal laws.

Offenses that fall under criminal law are murder, theft, battery, and sexual abuse. Even aiding and abetting, burglary, and assault are considered criminal offenses in Los Angeles and in most part of United States. Criminal offenses are enforced with corporal punishments in different forms and levels.

Criminal law enforcement is commonly done by -balancing the scales-. This is due to the thinking that criminals have to suffer the same way that their victims did. For example, a murderer deserves to undergo death penalty to balance the scales. This enforcement objective is called retribution.

Another enforcement objective is called deterrence, whether individual or general. Individual deterrence aims to punish the sole offender, while general deterrence aims to punish a greater group of society to discourage others from violating the law. A criminal attorney in los angeles may also be handling a case in which the law enforcers aim to incapacitate the client. Incapacitation is the act of extracting the offender from the society through death penalties or life imprisonment.

A criminal attorney in los angeles may also encounter law enforcers who aim only to rehabilitate the offender. This applies to criminal cases brought about by a certain form of addiction of the offender. There is also another form of enforcement objective called restitution where the only aim is to repair the damage done. These may seem like subtle consequences, yet these cases still need the assistance of criminal lawyers.

A criminal attorney in los angeles handles these cases because of his or her expertise in criminal law. Criminal charges are filed in courts and undergo a long process of stressful court proceedings. Once an accused person is proven guilty, enforcement of criminal law is done for different objectives.

Participating In Family Law Reform Through The Elkins Report Referendum

Have you ever heard of a local rule of court that required you as an attorney to present your case entirely by declarations at time of trial including establishing the admissibility of all the exhibits which you wish to have entered into evidence? How difficult and more time consuming is that than presenting oral evidence?

How difficult for an attorney? How much more difficult for a husband representing himself in a dissolution case while wife is represented by counsel? This was the local rule in Contra Costa County.

Now comes Mr. Elkins who is self-represented. His pretrial declaration fails to establish the evidentiary foundation for all but 2 of his 36 exhibits. Because he didnt lay a proper foundation as he was required to do in his declarations, 34 of his exhibits are excluded. So guess who had the marital property divided the way that spouse wanted it? Mr. Elkins was substantially deprived of his right to be heard by the local rule in Contra Costa County. So Mr. Elkins appealed and his case went up to the California Supreme Court.

In 2007, the California Supreme Court in the case called Elkins v. Superior Court (2007) 41 Cal 45h 1337, found that the local rule conflicted with existing statutory law and deprived litigants of meaningful access to the courts, and that marital dissolution trials should proceed under the same general rules of procedure that govern other civil trials.

The California Supreme Court also recognized that family courts, among the busiest in the state are underresourced , have few bench officers per the number of litigants per capita than in other areas of the legal system and that the ever growing number of self-represented litigants is presenting what was termed unique challenges to the courts ability to provide meaningful access to justice.

The Supreme court emphasized that if trial courts do not have adequate resources for family law cases, they should seek additional resources instead of putting efficiency ahead of fairness. The court noted that in trying to streamline the litigation process in family law, litigants should not be subjected to second-class status or deprived of access to justice. In other words, the Supremes held that family law litigants should have the same due process protections of adversary trials concluding using the established rules of evidence as litigants in other types of civil cases.

Main advantage of divorce peacemakers are, they allows couples to share mutual information to be shared among the professionals and clients alike and also they allows for questions to be asked and answers to be given from both side. It keeps litigation and the financial and emotional wastefulness associated with litigation at abeyance.

Mediated divorce is an great court room alternative to traditional litigation and also it is faster and less expensive than retaining litigation attorneys helps you in this process of beginning your life again after divorce.