Civil Rights Law
One incredibly important area of law is Civil Law. Civil law guarantees American citizens the right to seek compensation and resolution for interpersonal damages. It is the body of law that helps to regulate ordinary, or every-day matters. Compare this to laws that regulate political or criminal matters. For instance, criminal laws are considered to be crimes that harm society, and the consequence of which is usually a fine, often with jail time. Civil law, conversely is meant to help settle disputes between individuals, and the end goal is often monetary compensation.
Examples of civil disputes include:
- Disputes over contracts and the breach of contracts
- Recovering of debts
- Defamation, like libel and slander
- Situations where one party’s negligence has caused someone else loss
- Family disputes such as care of children and division of relationship property.