There is an old adage in the legal profession which says that: the law is a jealous mistress. The saying is a reflection of the life of younger lawyers and law students who dedicate much of their time and attention to the study of law. If you can imagine what a jealous mistress looks like, … Continue reading The law is a sweetheart, not a jealous mistress
By its very definition, a legal retainer is a contract with a lawyer who is hired for compensation over an extended period of time, in exchange for access by the client who can continuously ask for legal advice without being repeateadly charged. The defining trait is having access to a lawyer who is familiar with … Continue reading Guide to legal retainers with lawyers
Two presidential elections back, a candidate was heavily criticized for his non-activisim during Martial Law. He was then a law student at a presitigious university known for being the last bastion of democracy. Known to be a good man, his supporters and friends came to his defense explaining that law students and lawyers are trained … Continue reading Luckily, Rizal was not a lawyer
There is more to asking free legal advice from your lawyer-friends. If you want to maintain your good relations with them, here are some of the things to keep in mind and these may explain why they are not responding to your questions: When you ask for a free legal advice, you are asking a … Continue reading No to free legal advice: why your lawyer-friends avoid you
Prenuptial agreements in the Philippines operate differently from those in other countries. These are the things that you need to know about that document that might just improve your married life: 1. Prenuptial agreements do not stop a spouse from inheriting from the other. If you happen to watch a show where the mother of … Continue reading 4 truths about prenuptial agreements
"Why are you asking for a contract?" It is something I ask clients. I want to know what is it that is motivating them to do so. I want to know the real reason behind it. The effectiveness of a contract depends on its very purpose, which could affect the wording and phrasing. You see, … Continue reading You’re not buying a contract
Why do people get married? Lawyer as I am, it made me think what would be the advantages of being married and not being married, from a purely legal standpoint and simply out of curiosity. Here are some thoughts. Being married: legal advantages From a legal standpoint, here are some advantages to being married with … Continue reading 4 legal advantages to marry or perhaps not
Recent news reports show that contractors have been letting go of hundreds of workers which ironically is related to the regularization program of the Department of Labor and Employment.The principal will only regularize a fraction of the number of workers deployed/assigned to it by the contractors.On the other hand, DOLE wants all of the deployed/assigned … Continue reading Is DOLE’s regularization program increasing unemployment in the Philippines?