Child custody battles that prove parents fighting over their children is not always in the children’s best interest

While the best of marriages is what most couples dream of when they tie the knot, stories of nasty, drawn-out divorces ought to be considered as child abuse when you factor in how brutal custody battles can be on the children involved.

Lawyers are often depicted in popular media as heartless moneygrubbers, but we at Buckingham, LaGrandeur & Williams do have hearts that bleed and break for the youngsters who are caught in the middle of their parents’ fights.

‘Can I sue an app?’ and other questions you’re probably afraid to ask

We use mobile apps for practically everything so it’s no surprise that some of them have caused all sorts of troubles, especially legal ones. But we’re not going to lie -- suing an app developer is rife with complications. If you decide to sue an app, you may want to ask the following questions:

Who do I sue?
Where do I sue?
What did I agree to when I downloaded and started using the app?

There are also those who have had to ask more specific questions about the problematic usage of certain apps.

3 Gyms that took a serious beating from strange lawsuits

‘Don’t get injured’ is rarely on top of anyone’s list of fitness goals. Injuries are relatively common when exercising, but some are worse than others. Some are so bad that they result in weighty lawsuits, such as:

When a personal trainer makes a trainee undergo a highly intense workout session that results in hospitalization
When an exercise equipment permanently injures a gym goer rather than whipping him or her into shape

But if you thought gyms are only sued for physical injuries due to negligence, you’re not flexing your imagination hard enough.

3 Divorces that dragged on for a notoriously long time

In an uncontested divorce, the spouses agree on matters involving child custody and child support, alimony, and property and liability division. That means less time with lawyers, less money spent on court fees, and shorter lingering heartbreak. In this scenario, it’s reasonable to expect that you and your spouse can finalize your split at the soonest possible time.