Situations can arise where the negligence of one party is compounded by the negligence of the other party. Courts will take this factor into consideration when determining the amount of damages to be awarded and who is responsible for paying. The damages for negligence might be split between the two responsible parties or, in some cases, both parties might be liable for the full amount of damages.
When a debtor files for bankruptcy the court needs a way to organize all of the debtor’s belongings so that they can easily be divided up among the creditors. Courts will do this by categorizing all of the debtor’s assets in what is called a “bankruptcy estate.”
In order to have an attorney represent you in Japan, it is necessary to sign a power of attorney. This power of attorney should authorize the lawyer to act as your representative in the litigation and to take all necessary measures to successfully resolve it. The expanse of the attorney’s powers should be wide enough that he or she can act freely within the litigation but should not extend beyond the end of the case or grant powers unrelated to legal work. As this power of attorney needs to be submitted to the court, it should be in Japanese and […]
At the end of each divorce mediation session in Japan, the mediators will work with the divorcing couple to determine the next mediation date. Usually the mediators will pick a date approximately one month in the future and then attempt to work with the couple to fix the next session around that date. Each couple will be asked separately about their schedule so it can take time to come to a final decision regarding the next session as the spouses may need to be called back and forth in order to negotiate a time that works for both spouse and […]