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INSURANCE CLAIMS – THE LEGAL MINEFIELD

One of the axioms that govern lawsuits is that litigating about litigating is almost always the best first strategic move by the defense.  It is almost always the Plaintiff in a lawsuit that has suffered some loss and then to recover the loss legal fees and expenses must be paid.  362 more words

The Easter Offering: Duty and Charity

the Offertory, so many as are disposed, shall offer unto the poor men’s box every one according to his ability and charitable mind.

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Ecclesiastical Law

CHURCH PLANTING BY FISSION

Many of the churches that dot the North American cultural landscape were founded due to a church split.  It does not matter whether the split was equal or left only a remnant in the original church or in the new church.  366 more words

TAXING CHURCHES - CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE

While most people want everyone to pay their fair share of taxes, however that may be defined, most people do not want government anywhere near the church or anything that belongs to the church.  256 more words

ROOFING WARS

Few things present a greater maintenance challenge to a church than the roof.  Even medium size churches usually have under the roof a lot of square footage, some not being visually beheld, if at all, except for very short times during their main worship time.  339 more words

CRABAPPLE TREE TORTS

Trees have the uncanny ability in winter to stick their branches straight up and appear to need no trimming.  But, in the spring, throw in a few leaves and those same branches bend, curve, and dance in the wind.  342 more words

PROPHECY BY CONTRACT

It is a little known fact that contracts without temporal limitations will often not fit the situation after the passage of time.  A church that enters into a contract to avoid a legal dispute but does not limit the scope of the contract may have to buy out the contract to meet a future need.  264 more words