Civil and general litigations are all matters related to the court that are noncriminal. Although it can include going to trial, many civil disputes are handled outside of the courtroom, especially when you have an experienced civil attorney from Gregory A. Ousley, Attorney at Law on your side.
If a civil case does go to court, it is especially helpful to have legal aid prior to trial to ensure all pretrial procedures are adhered to. The main difference between civil and criminal laws are that civil laws are stated by the legislature through statutes while criminal law is determined by a judge and the law.
HOME OWNER ASSOCIATION
Trends show that about 20 percent of homeowners in Pulaski County live in homes governed by homeowners' associations (HOAs). Many people love the consistency and the increased property value that HOAs are intended to provide. Some choose homeowners' association homes so they won’t have to see car parts and random machinery strewed across driveways and yards of other homes in their neighborhood.
Rules and regulations of an HOA are created to establish community standards. Covenants and restrictions are enforced, dealing with anything from the types of material used in building the house to the number of cars in your driveway and the exact specifications of the type of fences owners can erect.
However, when the power of an HOA goes unchecked, the homeowners themselves suffer the consequences. When a member of a homeowners' association refuses to comply with even the pettiest of rules, he or she could be taken to court.
Conversely, in certain situations, an individual member of an HOA may have unwittingly signed his or her right to sue away.
If you are considering building or purchasing a house or townhouse governed by the covenants of a homeowners' association here in the Pulaski County area, it would be beneficial to you to look over that contract with an attorney before you sign it.
In addition, if feel you have suffered damages via an existing relationship with and contractual obligations to your HOA, you need to speak with an experienced homeowners' attorney about potential civil litigation.