The Importance of Law

by Erin Boyd of sterling law offices, s.c.


Law and order deals with the regulation of acts and procedures that you are allowed to carry out according to the country you live in. Abiding by those laws are highly important for everyone and it is the extension of work that lawyers do. Here you can find your answer to the question in greater detail as exactly why law is such an importance force in our society.

The purpose of law

Law can be said to carry out four diverse functions, each of which is of enormous significance to our benefit and safety. These four functions are of utmost importance for every citizen as it makes them a lawful individual overall. The purpose of law includes:

(1) It defends us from doing sins

The primary and most essential role of law is to protect us from evil – that is, those who would seek to hurt us for no good cause. This purpose of law inspires the advancements of 20th century in International Law such as the Nuremberg Trials and the formation of the International Criminal Court.

(2) It promoting the common good among all

Law is not just apprehensive with conveying evil people to report for their actions. A community invented of people who abide no animosity to anyone else and are just worried to follow their own self-interest needs law for the reason that there are conditions where if everyone pursues their own self-interest, everyone will be worse off than they would have been if they acted another way. So a society of self-regarding actors needs law:

  • to get to the bottom of ‘Prisoner’s dilemma’ circumstances;
  • to deal out into personal hands belongings that would otherwise be subjugated by everyone, thereby evading a ‘tragedy of the commons’ condition arising;
  • To put off people from acting on their natural wish to pull out ‘an eye for an eye’ in vengeance for definite or perceived wrongs that they have suffered at other people’s hands.

(3) It helps to solve arguments over restricted resources

As every family knows, in any society there will forever be disputes over who should have what of a partial number of resources. Law is required to decide these disputes

(4) It helps to encourage people to do the correct thing

It was considered even from conventional times that law performed a fourth purpose that of supporting and serving people to do the correct thing. Until the 20th century, the law of discipline of “doing the right thing” was acknowledged by law makers and laws were planned merely to stop people from acting immorally.


Afterwards the ‘harm principle’ was introduced as per which the law should not authorize people for acting immorally except their behaviour occupied some damage to others, gained increasingly status, and resulted in the elimination of large numbers of ‘morals laws’. Law was then established as per the view that it might be rightful to make it unlawful for someone to engage in corrupt behaviour that will (i) spoil himself or (ii) offend others, seem to make little sense.

Legal Issues with Divorce abroad


There is no agreement in effect between the United States and any country that necessitates the acknowledgment of foreign divorces. Though, a divorce verdict issued in a foreign country usually is documented in a state in the United States where both parties had notice of the divorce arranged and a chance to be heard within these procedures. Under the standard of comity, a divorce obtained in a distant country under the circumstances described above normally will be familiar by states within the United States. States also may believe the jurisdictional basis upon which the foreign decree is founded and may not distinguish the foreign divorce if the court is not pleased that at least one party was domiciled in the country at the time of the divorce. Many state courts which have concentrated on the question of a foreign divorce where both parties chip in foreign divorce actions but neither is domiciled in the foreign county have pursued the view that such a divorce is unacceptable. The Convention recounts to acknowledgement but not to any additional matters such as findings of mistakes, orders for preservation or protection of children.

Documents and authentication

If you expect that you will look for acknowledgment of your foreign divorce in the United States or another country, you may require authorized, genuine, and/or translated copies of your foreign marriage credentials and/or divorce decrees. You may also require information on foreign laws with reference to divorce, which may be obtainable from the foreign attorney who handled the divorce. These are expected to be simplest to attain at the time of the divorce.

Copies of foreign marriage and divorce certificates may be found directly from the civil registrar or court in the foreign country where the marriage or divorce took place. Get in touch with the delegation or consulate of the foreign country in the United States for guidance on how to get hold of copies of foreign public documents. Foreign embassies may have need of written requests in their language. Attached copies of applicable documents and any essential fees in the form of an international money order are also required.

In some cases, a genuine copy of a marriage or divorce documentation will be obligatory when you require making use of a legal document from one country in another country. An original document is one that government facility has authorized as genuine. In the case of an overseas document, verification happens either by getting hold of the document valid by the local U.S. embassy or consulate. This is not any form of registration, but merely the placing of the seal of the U.S. embassy or consulate over the seal of the foreign court.

Divorce makes an impact on eligibility for and allocation of federal advantages. For that reason, the U.S. Social Security Administration, Veterans Administration, and Internal Revenue Service have made determination concerning the strength of foreign divorces based on the laws of the state of residence related with respect to claims for benefits. By and large, federal entities are relevant by the law of the state of residence of the receiver in question.