Law of Attraction – How to Use Meditation to Get What You Want More Easily

We have been talking about how the law of attraction works to bring you more and more of those things that you are giving your attention to. For many people, that means they get more and more things and experiences they do not want. But this can be changed. The question is, how?

Many people who try using the law of attraction start by doing affirmations. I am wealthy. I am abundant. I have the perfect body shape. That kind of thing. These affirmations can be very helpful, and effective, if used properly. The problem is that, for many people, they could go on saying them for a hundred years, and nothing would change. Why is this? Because deep down, they do not really believe in what they are saying. It is as though they have two “voices” speaking at the same time. One is doing the affirmation and the other is saying, No I’m not, No I haven’t.

That other “voice” is showing what the person is really thinking and feeling, and this is the part of you that is doing the attracting. There are many different names for this aspect of oneself. Some people call it the subconscious. Whatever you call it, it is the sum total of all your stored-up thoughts and life experiences to date, going right back to your childhood. The way to change the things you are attracting is to change the “settings” on this, to give you more control over it. But how can you achieve that?

We have found that meditation is probably the best way. So you might ask, does that mean I have to walk barefoot up to an almost inaccessible Himalayan cave to find a yogi to teach me, or live in a Zen monastery in Japan for 20 years? These might well be the best way to learn meditation, but for most people they are not realistic options. So do you sign up to a meditation class, and spend 3 hours a day sitting in meditation? Again, although this is slightly more acceptable, still many of us find it hard to commit several hours a day.

The good news is that there are now programs using audio technology which greatly speed up the process of meditation, so it is now possible to practise deep meditation, while at the same time carrying on with a full and busy lifestyle, without stress. You can find out more about some of these, and other aspects of using the law of attraction, by going to our “Design Your Life” blog. Just click on the link below.

Use of Social Media by Singapore Lawyers

Singapore lawyers here are increasingly playing private eye and snooping around Facebook postings, Twitter updates and blog entries for information to help support their cases.

In a recent article on Straits Times, an interview of 30 lawyers indicated that half ploughed through social media sites for their cases. More than 10 have even produced social media evidence in court to bolster their cases.

The Singapore Supreme Court is also taking social media seriously. Last year, it issued a consultation paper on the mpact of social media in litigation and the use of it.

The paper talked about the increasingly widespread use and reach of social media in Singapore. Among other things, it said that social media will lead to the uncovering of important evidence which may otherwise be unavailable, and so it is important to consider the reliability and credibility of such online information.

When contacted, a Supreme Court spokesman said the feedback is being finalized and a report will be released next month.

Lawyers believe that social media evidence will become more common as people spend more time online. Said criminal lawyer Shashi Nathan: “It’s becoming a bigger and bigger part of our daily lives. Once it’s part of our routine, evidence from there is bound to crop up.”

Judges also seem open to such evidence, said lawyers, who added that they are not concerned about privacy issues as most of the information posted on social media sites is accessible to a wide audience.

The admissibility of such evidence in court follows the usual rules of evidence, said National University of Singapore law professor Michael Hor.

In other words, one must be prepared to defend the evidence if it is challenged by the other side.

Lawyers said it has become increasingly common to produce social media evidence in court, especially in divorce and custody cases.

Often, their clients come armed with screen grabs of racy photos and party updates on their spouses’ Facebook and Twitter accounts, asking lawyers to use them as evidence of infidelity.

Family lawyer Koh Tien Hua of Harry Elias Partnership said such evidence is also tapped for custody cases – where one party claims to be homely but party pictures on Facebook indicate otherwise.

Social media evidence can also prove crucial in criminal cases. A 19-year-old boy in New York was released from jail after a Facebook update on his craving for pancakes showed that he could not have been at the scene of a robbery in another part of New York City on that day.

In Singapore, when lawyer Adrian Wee’s client was accused of rape, he dug deep – online. The plaintiff had claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder but entries on her blog painted a different story. His client’s charge was subsequently reduced from rape to aggravated outrage of modesty – cutting the possible sentence of 20 years to half the length, at most.

Lawyer Chia Boon Teck used information from a blog to fight a woman’s claim of molestation against his client. She claimed the act occurred during a job interview and that she left the office quietly, reporting the matter only later.

On her blog, she portrayed herself as a feisty woman and also wrote about how she had fought with a pimp in Geylang.

Singapore lawyer Chia Boon Teck used this information to challenge why she had not raised any alarm or created a scene in the office there and then, considering her feisty character.

“It is all too easy for a woman to act demure in court. Such social media evidence can at least give judges a different perspective of the witness,” said lawyer Chia Boon Teck, whose client was fined $5,000 on the molestation charge.

Social media evidences have also become more prominent in commercial cases. Technology and intellectual property lawyer Jonathan Yuen cited a case where an employee posted on Facebook that her boss had approved a purchase because he was friends with a firm’s representative. A colleague saw the post, word got around and a lawyer’s letter was issued to the employee to retract her comments.

Said Hor: “Posting something on social media is no different from saying or distributing it anywhere else – you must always be aware that it can be used against you in the future.”
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Real Estate Law Answers About Cancellation of Listing Agreements

There is some confusion about the cancellation of real estate listing agreements. Is a listing agreement signed by both spouses cancelled if one spouse dies? Is a spouse liable for a commission to a listing broker under a listing agreement signed only by the other spouse? If a seller wants to cancel the listing agreement, but the listing broker does not, is cancellation by the seller allowed? And if so, what are the obligations of the listing broker? This article will attempt to answer these Arizona and real estate law questions.

Most listing agreements for residential property are exclusive. An exclusive listing agreement (whether exclusive representation or exclusive agency) is a bilateral contract. What does that mean? A bilateral contract is a contract that requires performance by both parties. In other words, both the seller and the listing broker in a listing agreement agree to do certain things, e.g., the seller agrees to pay a commission, and the listing broker agrees to put the property in the MLS.

On the other hand, an open listing is commonly used for commercial property, and is generally a unilateral contract. The seller agrees to pay a commission to any buyer produced by the listing broker, but the listing broker does not agree to do anything. In fact, under MLS rules a listing broker is prohibited from placing an open listing in the MLS.

A listing agreement is a personal services contract, not a contract for real property. The general rule is that any personal services contract terminates upon the death of either party. Therefore, upon the death of the seller or the listing broker (or the bankruptcy of a listing brokerage firm) the listing agreement is cancelled, and neither the seller nor the listing broker have any remaining obligations. For example, if the listing broker produces a buyer during the remaining term of the listing agreement after the seller dies, the seller’s estate does not owe a commission even after the Seller “cancelled” the listing agreement.

The more troubling “cancellation” problem is when one party to a listing agreement, usually the seller, demands that the listing agreement be “cancelled.” If the listing broker does not acquiesce in this cancellation demand, and wants performance by the Seller under the listing agreement because the listing broker may have incurred significant time and marketing expenses, what is the listing broker’s obligation? Specifically, what does the listing broker do if the seller demands that the “For Sale” sign be removed from the front lawn, and demands that the listing be taken out of the MLS?

In general, the listing broker is required to comply with the seller’s instructions, inasmuch as the listing broker still has a fiduciary duty to the seller because the listing agreement, as a bilateral contract, can only be cancelled by the mutual agreement of both the seller and the listing broker. The listing broker should memorialize all correspondence by the listing broker with the seller to comply with the seller’s requests, and that the listing broker is ready and willing to comply with the obligations of the listing agreement until the termination date. If there is a sale of the property during the term of the listing agreement, the listing broker should be entitled to a commission.

Finally, what happens if only one spouse signs the listing agreement? Is the listing agreement enforceable by the listing broker? Inasmuch as the listing agreement is a personal services contract, and not a contract for real property, the signature of one spouse binds the community of both spouses. Simply put, the community property of both the husband and the wife is liable for the commission due on a listing agreement, even though only one spouse signed the listing agreement.

Similarly, if the listing agreement has been signed by both spouses and one spouse dies, the listing agreement is still enforceable against the surviving spouse. If only one spouse signed the listing agreement, however, the listing agreement is cancelled upon that spouse’s death.

Express Law Doncaster Online Complaints

Internet Law is a very complex subject, this is mainly down to the majority of people not really understanding whats legal online. We’ve ran into our own problems online with certain websites.

The website in question allows users to leave comments on a phone number, this system can easily be abused though and ex-employees has used this forum against us to form a hate campaign, and it’s been a long drawn out process but we’re close to being clear of libel defamation.

This forum allows users to post any content with no moderation and it’s full anonymous.

At first we didn’t really know how to handle the situation as it’s still quite uncommon for libel defamation to affect a company, but I suspect that it’s frequency will increase dramatically in time. We tried contacting the owner of the website, but didn’t get any assistance.
The forum in question wouldn’t remove any comments even ones that were PURE defamation against our name, eventually we got in contact with Google who were very helpful in removing some of the individual pages that contained defamation off their search index, but the site still exists if you know the exact URL.

But this experience has made us think about how to handle our reputation on the web due to the lack of moderation out there.

We kind of harmed ourselves by wanted to constantly check the defamation and it gave the page a lot of publicity which then made it rise above out site on Google, which then some of our customers were viewing and it started making them question us, this is where Google came to the rescue and removed any pages they deemed libel defamation. But we had to also prove that the accusations where false to Google, but it should be the perpetrator who has to prove themselves.

There has also been similar cases to our which can be viewed online if you check the Chilling Effects website.This whole scenario asks the question “how safe is a companies reputation on the web”? and we believe more should be done to increase a company’s defence to online defamation and there should be more assistance due to the nature of the comments, which the perpetrators identity is kept hidden.

We post weekly on our blog to help people in similar situations overcome false accusations, you can view this blog by visiting – hopefully this article will give you the knowledge you need to defend against libel defamation.

Civil Law vs. Common Law

Regarding legal systems, most countries generally fall within two categories: common law and civil law. Common law countries consist of countries that were former British colonies. Among these are the United States, England, Canada, Australia and India. Civil law countries are normally former French, Dutch, Spanish or Portuguese colonies, which includes Central and South America. Also included are Central and Eastern European and East Asian countries. Specific Civil Law countries are China, Japan, Germany, France and Spain. A couple of countries are bi juridical, meaning they follow a combination of both common and civil law. Examples of bi-juridical countries are South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe (Key Features 1).

Common law came about in the English monarchy. During this period “writs” were used to solve issues; however, writs could not solve all issues presented, therefore, they needed to come up with appropriate solutions for unresolved problems (Syam 1). They then used these new ideas to solve future cases. This became known as common law. Moreover, civil law developed in European nations through the code of laws created by the Roman Empire Justinian in 600 C.E. (What is Civil Law). These laws then further developed in many countries to become what is known as Civil Law.

The source of common law relies heavily on previous decisions made by other judges. Legislative bodies make the laws and then it is the judicial bodies job to be able to interpret and apply these laws to cases. In trials where the decision is ambiguous and has not been written in legislative laws judges look at prior decisions made by other courts on the same issue. They then use the decision that these cases ruled and apply it to their own case. If there is a new case that no judge has made a verdict for, the judge of the case decides the verdict and this opinion of the judge will then be used for future trials. Lawyers in common law are the voice of their client’s opinions. They present the cases and the judge’s act like referees to decide the case. The main advantages to common law are that it is fair, expedient and efficient (TransLegal 1). Since it is based on previous decisions, all people are treated equally because each result will be the same no matter who is involved in the case. It is expedient or convenient because people involved in the case can have a solid idea of what the outcome is going to be. Lastly, it is efficient because it does not take judges long to decide the verdict since they are working based on past verdicts. The biggest disadvantage to common law is cases where an insufficient decision is made. It is unlikely for judges to go against previous decisions even if it was not the best decision that could have been made. This could mean that the same bad decision could be used for years without being changed. Also, a lot of controversy can arise in cases that no previous decision has been made, which could pose as another disadvantage to common law.

Unlike common law, civil law does not work around precedent cases. In civil law, judges act as investigators. They study the witnesses to establish facts in order to better understand the case. To make decisions on cases, they use codes and statues from the Roman Empire, which cover all possible scenarios. Judges are not to make decisions past on the past cases, but are to strictly adhere to codes. These codes make it easier for judges to make decisions because they do not have to use their own judgment or worry about cases that have not come up in the past. The role of judges is more diminished than in common law. Lawyers also have a different role in civil cases. Although they still represent their clients, their role is more laid back. They do not speak as much in court as common law systems. Something unique to civil law is that a constitution is always required and always used. An advantage to this system is that unlike in common law when a law is bad it can be easily rewritten to a better state.

Both systems of law have their own advantages and disadvantages. The ultimate goal is to solve whatever issue is at hand; however, they go about it differently. There is no particular better system; the decision is in the hands of the country and how they want to go about doing things.