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January 2019 Archives

Preparing for the cost of divorce

There are all sorts of things to consider when it comes to your divorce, whether you have kids and are concerned about child support or a custody ruling, or you are unsure of how your marital property will be split up. Divorce can be very costly and may lead to various financial issues before, during and even after you and your spouse go through the divorce process. Aside from alimony, child support and other financial issues resulting from your divorce, you may have difficulty paying legal fees. As a result, preparation is essential.

What do you need, other than a last will, for your estate plan?

Estate planning is confusing. There is a tendency among people to conflate last wills and estate plans. A last will is a document outlining how an individual wants the courts or their executor to distribute their assets after their death. An estate plan is a more comprehensive set of documents that includes not only a last will but other official paperwork as well.

DUI charges and employment matters

Every day, people are charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. Most people realize that these charges can lead to harsh penalties, including fines and the loss of driving privileges. What some do not take into consideration, however, is that drunk driving charges can be very disruptive with respect to employment. From one’s current position to future jobs and the job search, being arrested for driving under the influence can be devastating.

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.

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.

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