Terms and Conditions

The materials on the public portion of this World Wide Web site are provided for informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, do not necessarily reflect the opinions any of its attorneys and are not guaranteed to be correct, complete, or up to date. This World Wide Web site is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship between you and Divorce Mediation Resources.

It is important that you read and understand these terms and conditions before you start to use this Web site. You can print and keep a copy for your reference.

Reference to “our” and “we” in the Web site with regard to the provision of a particular User Service is a reference to the applicable provider of the User or Client Service.

These terms and conditions (and all communications) are in English and governed by and will be construed in accordance with the law of the State of Maryland and the courts of Maryland shall have jurisdiction in any legal proceedings.

Web Site and Legal Information ( ‘the Law Guide”) Use

If you have access to legal information, you may use it on the following terms. While every precaution has been taken in compiling legal information, (the “Law Guide”)  we nor any contributors to the Law Guide can be held responsible for any action (or the lack thereof) taken by any person or organization, wherever they shall be based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through the Law Guide. Anyone using the Law Guide is recommended to seek specific advice from a suitably qualified person before dealing with any situation which may be covered by any information contained in any part of the Law Guide or before embarking on any course of action.

Reasonable efforts will be made to keep the Web site available for use; however, access is not guaranteed to be available all the time. We will not be liable for any periodic unavailability of the Web site.

Due to the nature of the internet and the possibility of third party interference, the Web site is not guaranteed to be free of all viruses and technical defects of any description. We will not be liable for any damage or loss caused by such third party interference as a result of your use of the Web site.

REGISTERING FOR USE OF THE WEBSITE

You must age 18 years or over to use the User Services. You will you receive a Username and Password to access a client area (“the Client Area”) of the Website and be able to use all of the User Services.

The use of the User Services from the Client Area is for your personal use only (except on behalf of a spouse, civil partner or partner in respect of the Wills service). You shall not permit any other party to have access to the User Services or Client Area or to use the User Services. If you breach this term, we can without notice revoke your Username or Password and refuse access to all or any part of the Website.

WHO PROVIDES THE USER SERVICES

This site is owned and published by LawMediaLabs, Inc. The Legal Information ( “the Law Guide”) and Rapidocs Document Assembly system is provided by DirectLaw, Inc. LawMediaLabs, Inc., and DirectLaw are not law firms and do not itself provide legal advice but Users of the Website.

User Services

The User Services currently available to clients are detailed on the Web site.

Commercial Use Limitation

The use of this Website or product and the documents when downloaded or installed by you are for your personal use only and will clearly on the face of them be shown to be licensed to you. You may not use this Web site, the product or the documents for any other purpose except for your own personal use. You may not use the documents for any commercial purpose whatsoever and the copyright in them belongs to LawMediaLabs, Inc. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, products or services obtained from this Web site.

Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of this Web site or product, you warrant to us that you will not use this Web site or product for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices.

Hyperlinks

This Web site or product may contain hyperlinks to Web sites operated by other parties. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such Web sites and are not responsible for their contents.

Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such Web sites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such Web sites.

Legal Identity

This service is provided by Divorce Mediation Resources, a project of LawMediaLabs, Inc., incorporated in the State of Florida, with offices in Florida and the State of Maryland.

Website Copyright and Database Rights

The contents of each of the web pages or this product (the “content”) at this Web site and associated databases are the property of either Divorce Mediation Resources, or DirectLaw, Inc.  or LawMediaLabs, Inc., Reproduction of part or all of the Content in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the following terms:

You may print or download to a single local hard disk extracts from the Content for your personal use only.

You must not remove any proprietorial notices from such extracts.

You may not sell or commercially exploit any Content nor use any data mining, robots or similar extraction methods in relation to the Content.

No linking to this site or manipulation of the Content (including but not limited to framing, alteration of content or parts thereof, re-branding of content, use of metatags or hidden text techniques) is permitted without the express written consent of an authorized officer of Divorce Mediation Resources

Software Copyright

Rapidocs Software featured on this website is the property of: © Epoq Group Ltd. 2000-2013 and legal form content by SmartLegalForms, Inc., Reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with the license terms detailed therein. Software reproduced in and on this website is the property of © Epoq Group Ltd. 2000-2012. You may not use (other than as is expressly or impliedly licensed) resell, reverse engineer, decompile or otherwise modify such software.

The online dispute resolution platform is provided by Modria, Inc. Use of the dispute resolution platform is subject to additional terms and conditions provided by Modria, Inc., which can be read here.

Trademarks

“RAPIDOCS” is a trademark of Epoq Group Ltd. Modria is a trademark of Modria, Inc. SmartLegalForms is a trademark of SmartLegalForms,Inc.

Patent Applications (Rapidocs Technology)

Elements of the Rapidocs technology are the subject of patent applications by Epoq Group Ltd. in respect of EPC signatory states and the USA. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

E-mail Correspondence

We would be pleased to communicate with you by e-mail. However, if you communicate with us through this World Wide Web site your communication may not be treated as privileged or confidential, unless of course you have registered as a client and you have communicated with us through your secure My Legal Affairs home page.

Web Site as Advertising for Law Firm | Compliance with Professional Rules

In some jurisdictions this World Wide Web site may be considered advertising. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon written information about our qualifications and experience.

Divorce Mediation Resources, has endeavored to comply with all known legal and ethical requirements in compiling this World Wide Web site.

LIMITATIONS

Any claim in respect of breach of contract or for negligence or in any other way for the provision or failure of the Law Guide or other  Services shall be against Divorce Mediation Resources only.

Document Preparation Service

The Document Preparation Service (the “Document Preparation Service”) does not provide legal advice. It is designed to collect relevant information and data to assist in the preparation of a legal document on your behalf.

The Document Preparation Service uses a document assembly and drafting system (“the System”). The responses you give will dictate the content of the document produced.

When using the Document Preparation Service you will be asked a series of questions; the answers you give will dictate the content of the Document produced by the System. You alone are responsible for ensuring the answers or any information that you give is correct (this includes information in relation to the identity of any parties or signatories, their age or capacity). Divorce Mediation Resources, relies on you providing the correct information.

You must carefully check that the Document produced fully reflects your wishes. If it does not, you should not execute it. It is your responsibility to ensure that any Document is properly executed in accordance with the instructions that are provided to you.

Documents are prepared in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction specified in the document. You should not use them in any other jurisdiction or if any person who is to sign it, or the property the Document deals with, is outside the jurisdiction that it is drafted to be used in.

All Documents should be used in conjunction with proper advice from the Divorce Mediation Resources, as to their application and adaptation to your particular circumstances.

Documents completed online will be stored in the document store (“the Document Store”) on the Web site for a period of time. Upon completion of the review of your Document, any Documents held in the Document Store will be deleted, unless you have arranged for them to be archived. Your attorney will also maintain a copy of the documents prepared for you for an unlimited period of time.

NOTICE OF DISCLAIMER RELATING TO ADVICE: FOR THE AVOIDANCE OF DOUBT, ANY ADVICE YOU RECEIVE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARTY ADVISING YOU WHETHER THAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION RESOURCES OR ANY OTHER PARTY. LAWMEDIALABS, INC., WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR SUCH ADVICE.

DISCLAIMERS

THE SITE, SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW. AND MODRIA EXPLICITLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW. AND MODRIA MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS.  LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW. AND MODRIA MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT PURCHASED OR OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THE ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE OR SERVICES. LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW. AND MODRIA  DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO INTERACTIONS WITH OR ACTIONS OF ANY NEUTRALS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED FROM MODRIA OR THROUGH THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, WILL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY MADE HEREIN. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES.  YOU UNDERSTAND THAT LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW AND MODRIA DO NOT SCREEN OR INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ANY USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, NOR DOES LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW AND MODRIA MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES.  LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW AND MODRIA MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES.  YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND SERVICES AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON.

INDEMNITY

 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Modria, DirectLaw, and LawMediaLabs,  its officers, directors, employees and agents, harmless from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, losses, and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, arising out of or in any way connected with your access to or use of the Site, Services or Collective Content, or your violation of these Terms.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE ENTIRE RISK ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES AND COLLECTIVE CONTENT REMAINS WITH YOU.  NEITHER LAWMEDIALABS, DIRECTLAW, OR MODRIA NOR ANY OTHER person or entity involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Site, Services or Collective Content will be liable for any incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL OR BODILY INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS arising out of or in connection with these TERMS or from the use OF or inability to use the Site, Services or Collective Content, OR FROM ANY COMMUNICATIONS, INTERACTIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER USERS OF the SITE OR SERVICES OR OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR SERVICES whether based on warranty, contract, tort (including negligence), PRODUCT LIABILITY or any other legal theory, and whether or not LawMediaLabs, Modria, or DirectLaw has been informed of the possibility of such damage, EVEN IF A limited REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. In no event will LawMediaLabs, Modria, or DirectLaw’s aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT, INCLUDING INTERACTIONS WITH OR ACTIONS OF ANY NEUTRALS, EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO LAWMEDIALABS FOR USE OF THE SITE, SERVICES OR COLLECTIVE CONTENT IN THE TWELVE (12) MONTH PERIOD PRIOR TO THE CLAIM GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY, IF YOU HAVE MADE ANY PAYMENTS TO LAWMEDIALABS, OR ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100), IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE ANY PAYMENTS TO LAWMEDIALABS, AS APPLICABLE.  THE LIMITATIONS OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN MODRIA AND YOU.  SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Dispute Resolution

Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement or your use of any Content or this Site or your access to or links to this Site, shall be resolved by arbitration before three neutral arbitrators administered by the American Arbitration Association in Baltimore, Maryland, in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules, as then in effect. Except for punitive damages (which may not be awarded), any provisional or equitable remedy which would be available from a court of law shall be available from a sole arbitrator to parties. Any determination by such arbitration shall be final and conclusively binding and shall not include any damages expressly prohibited in this Agreement. The award of the arbitrator may be enforced in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Both parties hereby consent (a) to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Maryland or to any Federal Court located within the State of Maryland for any action (i) to compel arbitration, (ii) to enforce the award of the arbitrators or (iii) at any time prior to the qualification and appointment of the arbitrator, for temporary, interim or provisional equitable remedies and (b) to service of process in any such action by registered mail or any other means provided by law. Some jurisdictions may provide additional rights to consumers.

COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

If you believe this Site contains Content that infringes your copyright, please provide the information listed below to our designated agent for claims of copyright infringement:

•    An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
•    A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
•    A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
•    Your address, telephone number and email address;
•    A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent or the law; and
•    A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or duly authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our designated agent may be contacted as follows:

Richard S. Granat Esq.
Granat Legal Services, Inc.,
111 South Calvert St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Phone: 202-618-4596
Fax: 888-592-9907

OTHER CONDITIONS

We shall not be liable for any failure to provide or delay in providing any service resulting from circumstances or events outside of our control, for example due to strikes and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, fire or explosions, and power failure.

If any part of these terms and conditions (and/or notices on the Web site) are found to be invalid or unenforceable then such part will be deemed replaced by a valid and enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent or the original part and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in full force and effect.

We reserve the right to change the terms, conditions and disclaimers under which the Website or any User Service is offered.

You may not assign, subcontract or otherwise transfer any rights and obligations under these Conditions whether in whole or in part without the prior written consent of Divorce Mediation Resources Headings in these Conditions are for convenience only and shall not affect its interpretation.

These Conditions represent the entire agreement between the parties and neither party shall attempt to rely upon any prior understanding or representation, which may have been made.