Court cases don't always go smoothly, as there are a number of factors that can affect the outcome - some of these can cause a mistrial. A mistrial is a trial that isn't successfully completed due to some sort of error or problem that occurs during the trial itself. The judge overseeing the case is the only one who can declare a mistrial. When a mistrial is declared the case must stop and neither the judge nor jury will return with a verdict.
Ex-Mayor of North Miami, Lucie Tondreau, was convicted for her role in a mortgage fraud scheme conducted prior to her taking office. The charismatic public figure used her status, especially within the Haitian community of which she was a part of, to defraud citizens and banks to the tune of $11 million.
When you choose to walk down the aisle with the man or woman of your dreams, everything seems like it will be perfect forever. You are happily in love, full of energy, and anxious to start a new life together. While many marriages start and end with joy, one-half of all US marriages end in divorce. That startling and sobering statistic points to the importance of pre and post nuptial agreements in a marriage.