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How prevalent is underage drunk driving?

When it comes to drunk driving, drivers belonging to all age groups may at some point decide get behind the wheel after having one too many. This can lead to serious consequences, but it is important to keep in mind the consequences of a DUI can be particularly challenging for some people. For example, teens who are pulled over and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol may see their lives (and futures) unravel in various ways. As a result, it is pivotal to talk to your teen about drunk driving or, if you are under the age of 21, be aware of zero tolerance laws and pay special attention to this issue when you get in a car with your friends.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a survey that was conducted in 2017 found that six percent of students in high school had driven after consuming alcohol in the previous 30 days. Moreover, 17 percent had ridden in a vehicle with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol in the last 30 days. This study also found that 30 percent of teens in this group had consumed alcohol in the last 30 days.

Back child support and business travel

Divorce can change a parent’s life in all sorts of ways, from reducing the amount of time they are able to spend with their children to introducing stressors such as alimony and child support payments. Legal issues which involve kids can be very tough for parents to work through and sometimes they can interfere with other facets of a person’s life. For example, someone who is unable to stay current on their child support, regardless of the reason, may face other challenges in life, such as losing their passport privileges. If you have a business trip coming up and owe back child support, it is important to explore this issue.

When a parent owes a certain amount of unpaid child support, they will not be able to obtain a U.S. passport. In order to regain passport eligibility, they will have to make payments, and it can take a certain amount of time for their name to be cleared after they are caught up. As a result, you should realize that your business trip to another country may need to be canceled if you have back child support.

Mistakes to avoid during a custody dispute

Child custody cases are often very emotional and result in strong emotions for all parties. During a dispute over custody, it is imperative for you to focus on what is best for your child, and what you can do to ensure that your rights as a parent are secured. Every family is in a unique position, so you should go over the various details of your case on an individualized basis. Moreover, there are a number of mistakes that you will want to avoid as you work through your child custody dispute, several of which will be covered in this blog post. After all, there is a lot at stake during these disputes and it is crucial for you to have a good understanding of which steps you need to take (and errors that should be avoided) as you work through the process.

First of all, it is crucial to do what you can to prevent this tough situation from affecting your kids, at least to the best of your ability. You should try to avoid fighting with your ex in front of your child. Moreover, unless you have evidence of physical abuse or some other serious threat to your child’s well-being, a visitation schedule should never be violated.

Creating a parenting plan that protects your custody time

Parents who choose to divorce face some difficult decisions about how to raise their children, and these decisions may have a huge impact on other areas of the divorce process. Any parent who has experienced divorce firsthand knows that when children are involved, things can get complicated and difficult quickly. Protecting children from these conflicts is important.

As a divorce progresses, parents typically have the opportunity to present the court with a parenting plan and custody arrangement that they create. When parents reach these agreements fairly, they are usually the best option for creating a good home for their children. However, if parents cannot reach an agreement on their own, a court will take the matter out of their hands and issue a custody order it believes represents the child's best interests.

Talking to family members about your custody case

Child custody can be an extremely unnerving experience for many parents, especially for those who are not able to secure an end result that is in their favor. Sometimes, people turn to their loved ones to look for support and a better understanding of what to do next. In some instances, family members are very helpful and offer positive feedback while understanding the unique problems a parent may be facing. Other times, a family may be completely unwilling to offer emotional support to a family member who was unsuccessful with respect to a custody dispute.

For example, a family may blame a non-custodial parent’s behavior for an unfavorable custody decision, whether they reportedly drink too much or exhibit some other type of questionable behavior. They may accuse the person of failing to behave responsibly and blame their inability to secure custody on these claims. If your family is asking too many questions or they do not seem to be supportive during a difficult time, it is crucial to do what is best for you. You may need to spend less time with your loved ones or you could even decide to avoid them for a while as you work through these issues yourself.

What does larceny mean in Connecticut?

Under Connecticut law, a person who commits theft will be charged with “larceny.” The state defines larceny as “with intent to deprive another of property or to appropriate the same to himself or a third person, a person wrongfully takes, obtains or withholds such property from an owner.”

According to Connecticut law, larceny can include the following actions:

The way you ask for a divorce can set you up for future success

If you're having problems in your marriage, there may come a point when you begin thinking about divorce and look into the divorce process. Getting out of a bad marriage and moving forward isn't always easy, but it may be the best way to improve your situation and live a better life in the future.

One of the first things to consider is that the way you ask for a divorce is important. If you take the right steps, you can set yourself up to move forward successfully. Conversely, if you misstep it can lead to more disagreements and added tension.

3 tips to help you and your children during a divorce

Getting through their parents' divorce is a trying event for children. When they are going through this transition, some children may have trouble adjusting. They need to continue to receive the support of both parents to help them cope during the process and in its aftermath.

It can be difficult to do this when you are experiencing the same major life change yourself. Finding things to help yourself and them get through the divorce process might be your goal. One thing that might be beneficial to everyone is if you keep the focus of the parenting situation on the children.

The way you ask for a divorce can set you up for future success

If you're having problems in your marriage, there may come a point when you begin thinking about divorce and look into the divorce process. Getting out of a bad marriage and moving forward isn't always easy, but it may be the best way to improve your situation and live a better life in the future.

One of the first things to consider is that the way you ask for a divorce is important. If you take the right steps, you can set yourself up to move forward successfully. Conversely, if you misstep it can lead to more disagreements and added tension.

Have you been bitten by a dog in Connecticut?

As a resident in Connecticut, you likely run into dogs several times a day, even if you aren't a pet-owner yourself. Whether it's a neighbor's dog, a family dog, or just the dog of a stranger passing by on the street, there are plenty of canines and canine lovers in the state. That also means there are plenty of chances for a dog attack, unfortunately.

The Connecticut General Assembly displays the state leash and dog bite laws, which may be relevant to you in your current situation. The first thing to note is that if you are the victim of a dog bite attack in this state, you're immune from both criminal and civil liabilities if you end up killing the dog during the attack.

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