The conflict theory as it relates to divorce states that two parties face the perpetual problem of trying to come to terms with the other party's conflicting interests, according to Prof. David D. Witt of the University ... More »

A private treaty sale involves the sale of tangible property between two parties that agree to terms before the sale completes, according to In the United Kingdom, a sale by private treaty means real esta... More »

The three theories of sociology are symbolic interaction theory, conflict theory and functionalist theory. Sociologists analyze social phenomena at different levels and from different perspectives. More »

The different branches or schools of thought in sociology include functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, social exchange theory and formalism. Of these, the three main branches are functionalism, symbol... More »

A divorce can go into the pretrial stage if the two parties filing for divorce have disputes or issues that need to be resolved before a divorce trial can take place, according to DivorceNet. Either party may file a moti... More » Government & Politics Law

A lawsuit settlement refers to two parties ending a legal dispute amicably. This normally takes place between the two contending parties outside of court. An out-of-court settlement may be preferred when court processes ... More » Government & Politics Law

A "culture clash" is a conflict between cultures, or a disagreement arising between two parties of different beliefs, values and practices. Criminal offences and delinquencies often arise from culture clashes. More »