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How to leave a long-term marriage

Marriage is a lifetime commitment for some couples. You work every day to make your marriage work through the best and worst times of your life. However, some marriages aren’t meant for a lifetime – no matter how much work you put into them.

Leaving a marriage is intimidating for anyone, but it’s especially challenging in a long-term relationship that lasted decades. Luckily, there are ways to make it easier for you to leave and start a new future based on your needs and priorities.

What typically occurs during a DWI traffic stop?

Getting stopped for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you do not know what to expect. During a DWI stop, there are certain things the law both permits and does not permit officers to do. If they do anything beyond their scope of power, it may help your case if you ultimately face a DWI charge.

In order to pull you over, police need cause. The cause can be any traffic violation. You may show signs of possible impairment. Such signs may include:

  • Driving either too fast or too slow
  • Swerving
  • Failing to obey traffic signs or signals
  • Driving too slowly
  • Failing to yield or stop

Roads throughout the United States were a little safer in 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported a 2.4 percent reduction in traffic-related deaths. Looking at the first six months of 2019, last year’s stat represents somewhat of a trend as this year’s deaths are down 3.4 percent. Specific statistics include:

  • Drunk driving deaths fell by 3.6 percent
  • Speeding-related fatalities saw a 5.7 percent drop
  • Motorcyclists killed in accidents declined by 4.7 percent

While drivers were paying more attention to safety and less attention to distractions, technical or otherwise, a majority of the credit is going to crash prevention technology installed into newer motor vehicles.

Trucker fatigue can lead to serious accidents

A smaller vehicle is no match for the large size and heavier weight of a commercial vehicle or semi-trailer in a collision. Even a low-speed collision can ultimately result in extensively damaged vehicles and personal injury. One of the leading reasons for these types of accidents is truck driver fatigue, which is a problem in the trucking industry.

Truckers have to work long hours, and they sometimes may feel pressure to drive longer than they should by their employers. This can lead to a person who cannot keep his or her eyes open or make smart decisions behind the wheel. Fatigue can be dangerous for any type of driver, but it can be especially hazardous when a fatigued driver  is behind the wheel of a vehicle that is much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. 

Are pot breathalyzers accurate?

The introduction and initial applications of the breathalyzer brought controversy and confusion. Dating back to the 1930s, the device in its early stages left more questions than answers over its accuracy and the appropriate legal limits that would reveal a driver's intoxication. 

Previously a police officer's first-hand testimony would carry weight to determine the commission of a crime. Trusting a device over a seasoned law enforcement professional seemed unlikely. In spite of technological advances, the modern-day breathalyzer remains controversial. The results can mean the difference between guilt and innocence. 

The True Cost of Fast Deliveries

Not satisfied with being the top online retailer, Amazon continues to take steps to outdo themselves and keep competitors at maximum arm length. A vast inventory of products is not enough. They want to ensure that they get those items to their customers quicker than their competitors.

The Need For More Speed

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.

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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