New #1 Reason Why Churches End Up in Court

July 21, 2017

Attorney Richard Hammar, in conjunction with Christianity Today’s Church Law & Tax, analyzed state appellate and federal court cases pertaining to churches and determined that 2016 marked a shift in the top reason churches end up in court. For the five previous years studied (2011-2015), sexual abuse of a minor was the most prevalent cause of litigation involving churches. In 2016, sexual abuse cases dropped to #2 while property disputes, which have been on the rise since 2013, claimed the #1 spot. The following infographic offers valuable insight into legal liabilities and risk management.

Top 5 Reasons Churches End Up in Court

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more here from Christianity Today.

Source: http://www.churchlawandtax.com


This text is provided with the understanding that ECFA is not rendering legal, accounting, or other professional advice or service. Professional advice on specific issues should be sought from an accountant, lawyer, or other professional.


Follow @ecfa