Three Things You May Not Know About a DUI Arrest


A DUI case isn't something you should take lightly because the consequences can be devastating. It is more involving than most people think, especially those who haven't faced the charges before. Here are three things you may not know about a typical DUI case: It Usually Involves Two Hearings You are likely to face two separate hearings if you are arrested for a DUI. One of them is the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) hearing that concerns the suspension of your license.

30 December 2015

Divorcing In Community Property States: What To Know About Debt And Assets

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The way your debt and property is handled in a divorce agreement is greatly influenced by where you file for divorce. You may live either in a common law or community property state. Currently there are nine states that follow community property guidelines when couples divorce: Arizona California Idaho Louisiana Nevada New Mexico Texas Washington Wisconsin Alaska (in this state divorcing couples may choose which part of the marital estate is community property).

14 December 2015

Tips For Preserving Your Credit During Divorce

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One of the biggest concerns for many people who decide to divorce as a result of financial problems is preserving their credit rating. When financial problems already abound, credit can be a very real concern. If you've found yourself in this position and concerned about the effect the divorce might have on your credit rating, you'll want to be proactive about protecting your score. Here's a look at a few tips that can help you keep your credit intact while you separate your finances.

26 November 2015

Injured At Someone's Home? What You Need To Do

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You're attending a friend's party and you suddenly slip and fall, breaking your leg. In this type of scenario, getting the medical treatment you need and being compensated for any other expenses or losses you experience pertaining to the injury are important. However, in this type of situation, who is responsible for the incident is often the question. Make sure you know what to do if you are injured in someone's home.

9 November 2015

Child Custody: 3 Tips For Successful Mediation

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If you're in the middle of a divorce, one of the most important steps you may be dealing with soon is child custody mediation. This is a process that allows you and your ex to skip a legal battle and work together with a mediator to reach a favorable decision for all, especially the children. To leave the mediation session happy with the outcome, there are three things you should do to prepare.

21 October 2015

2 Reasons To Hire A Bankruptcy Attorney

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A bankruptcy attorney is one of the best possible resources at your disposal when it comes to dealing with insurmountable debt. This type of attorney can help you figure out which type of bankruptcy is most appropriate for your situation and get bill collectors to stop contacting you. Bankruptcy Types One of the biggest ways in which this type of attorney can assist you is by looking at all of your debts and finances in order to recommend a specific type of bankruptcy filing for you.

4 October 2015

Daycare Facilities: 3 Safety Tips For Parents Who Want To Avoid Unnecessary Injury

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It's time for you to get back to work and you need a place for your child to stay. It can be extremely difficult and stressful to find the safest daycare facility for your child. This is especially true if you've heard the horror stories of daycare fight clubs and unattended facility fires. While these things don't typically occur on a daily basis, it is important to know that they have occurred in the past.

16 September 2015

Preventing Scaffolding Injuries In The Construction Industry

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Scaffolding accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and dozens of death every year. This is a serious problem that requires the attention of every stakeholder in the industry. If you are employed in the construction industry, then there are certain measures that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires your employer to take to prevent scaffolding injuries. However, you also have your part to play; taking these four measures is a good start:

28 August 2015

What Are The Different Classifications Of Drugs For Drug Crimes In Ohio?


When a person is charged for manufacturing or selling drugs they are not authorized to, this can lead to a variety of different punishments by the court system. In the state of Ohio, drugs are put into different classifications. The classification of the drug often helps determine how severe the person who is making or selling them is punished. The classifications are divided into groups known as "schedules" in Ohio. These are the different schedules and the types of drugs that that they include.

11 August 2015

Sharing College Living Expenses With Housemates? Here's A First-Timer's Guide.

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If you're heading to college this fall and you plan on sharing expenses off campus with several housemates for the first time, be realistic about the potential legal pitfalls. Here are four things to keep in mind: 1. Joint And Several Liability When you sign a lease along with your friends as co-tenants, each of you becomes legally responsible for the other's behavior in certain ways. This is called joint and several liability, and it essentially means that all of you are financially responsible if one of your housemates skips out on the rent or kicks a hole in the drywall after a bad day.

31 July 2015