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You can't predict divorce, or can you?

Things have been rough between you and your spouse for some time now. You've talked to a few close friends, and each has offered advice. One recommended seeing a licensed marriage counselor with your spouse. Another heard issues in your conversation that sounded similar to his or her own experience and suggested divorce.

Perhaps those thoughts had already crossed your mind. Only you can determine if your relationship with your spouse can bounce back or if it has run its course. Even when the latter is true, many Arizona spouses choose to stay together anyway, sometimes for the sake of their kids, other times because of their personal belief systems. Whether you stay or file for divorce is up to you, and if certain issues seem to point in that direction, you'll want to build a strong support network from the start.

Three Ways To Save Money During Divorce

Sometimes couples who would otherwise be ready for divorce hesitate because they fear the expense. While it is true that the process of divorce can create financial uncertainty, there are certain steps that couples can take to help ensure they save as much money as possible in the process.

Mediation Versus Litigation

Baby boomers and divorce: How high are the stakes?

Many people today fear getting married because divorce statistics are so bleak. The fact that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce is a scary thought. As if this isn't bad enough, there are a few other depressing statistics. For example, daughters of divorced parents have a 60 percent higher chance of their marriage ending in divorce than daughters whose parents stayed together. Sons of divorced parents have a 35 percent greater chance. One shocking divorce statistic involves baby boomers. Research has shown that the divorce rate for people 50 years of age and older has doubled since 1990. The divorce rate for couples over the age of 65 has tripled since 1990. Divorce within this age group has become so common that it has been dubbed “gray divorce.”

 

The Default Diss on Divorced Dads

There was a time when a call from a teacher or principal represented something that kids feared. For many men who are now divorced fathers, a ringing phone from their child’s school would be a welcome sound.

Divorce divides one household and creates two separate residences. At every step of the marital dissolution process, the focus remains on the best interests of children. However, divorced spouses are entitled to the same level of care as they face an uncertain and sometimes unfair future.

Hacking Cars: A Dangerous Game to Play

Hacking has come a long way from bypassing high-level government firewalls to “play a game.” Online security companies throughout the country tout their ability to protect identities and information stored on laptops, tablets, and cell phones.

Yet, one of the most powerful and pricey consumer product having online access has become fodder for hackers.

Student loans weigh heavily on married couples

As the 2020 election draws closer, many candidates discuss student loans and their solutions to the growing debt problem for Americans. However, most people experience the crippling effects of student debt right now.

Many couples consider student debt when they get married, so it makes sense they have to consider the same debt during a divorce. But how are student loans addressed during a separation?

Keeping the family business during a divorce

Everyone goes into marriage with the best intentions, similar to the plans they have when starting a business. No one wants a marriage to fail, but it happens far too often. It means entrepreneurs need to consider how their marriage may influence business. Luckily, there are during a nasty divorce.

Maintain proper business practices, including incorporating

Livestock truckers no longer need to comply with safety laws

In an effort to prevent trucking accidents, truck drivers are now required to install electronic logging devices (ELD) on their engines to monitor the amount of time they spend on the road. However, livestock truckers are exempt from ELD regulations because of recent lobbying efforts in the agricultural industry. This presents a safety concern for many drivers.

Prior to ELDs, drivers reported their hours on "paper logs." Under federal law, commercial truckers are subject to a 14-hour rule. Within 14 hours, a commercial driver can drive for up to 11 hours. The other three or so hours can be spent performing other work-related activities. After a driver's 14 working hours are over, a truck driver must spend 10 consecutive hours off-duty before coming on-duty again.

Arkansas drivers can be convicted of drowsy driving

Everyone knows the dangers of drunk driving, but what about the dangers of drowsy driving? In the United States, only two states have enacted laws that make drowsy driving illegal: New Jersey and Arkansas.

In 2013, Arkansas criminalized drowsy driving. Arkansas law requires two elements to be present for a court to convict someone of drowsy driving. First, the driver must not have slept in the 24 hours prior to the accident. Second, the car accident must result in a death. Drowsy Driving in Arkansas is punishable by up to twenty (20) years in the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?

Head injuries are a common result of car accidents, especially when vehicles travel at high rates of speed. If you've suffered from a head injury you will likely be assessed using Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), which gauges a person level of consciousness after a blow to the head. Brainline.org explains how the scale works and how you can understand the scoring process.

The GCS looks at many different bodily functions when making an assessment. For instance, a patient's verbal response to stimuli, motor responses, and eye function are all evaluated during the test and added up to provide an understanding of a person's level of consciousness. Doctors will rate bodily functions using a numbering system, which leads up to the final score.

Whether you need guidance through divorce, a personal injury lawsuit or any other of our practice areas, we encourage you to contact our office as soon as possible: 501-623-9800

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