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August 2018 Archives

Is divorce mediation right for you?

Going through a divorce can be an incredibly painful and even traumatic experience. You planned to spend your life with your partner, but now you both have realized that is not for the best. Though you have accepted the idea of divorce, you are worried the process will pit you against your former spouse. You just do not want to be one those couples yelling at each other across a courtroom.

Driving in deceptively dangerous locations

Sometimes, certain locations may seem incredibly dangerous, such as roads with sharp turns that are surrounded by cliffs. While driving in these areas, drivers may be more aware of the potential risks they face and they may focus on safety and pay close attention to potential hazards. However, some roadways may seem completely safe, but they may be deceptively dangerous. Unfortunately, some drivers may pay less attention to road safety in these areas, which could make them more likely to cause or find themselves involved in a motor vehicle collision.

Reviewing the consequences of pedestrian accidents

Any type of traffic accident can present serious consequences for everyone involved. Some, however, are especially likely to result in the loss of life or a debilitating injury. For example, pedestrians who are hit by reckless drivers have a particularly high chance of being seriously harmed if the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed. Unfortunately, many pedestrians find themselves in this position during the summer when school is out. If you are struggling with the consequences of a pedestrian crash, whether they are physical, emotional or financial, it is vital to know which legal options you may have.

Discrimination due to religious beliefs

On this blog, we have discussed age discrimination and there are other ways in which illegal discrimination occurs in workspaces across the country, such as the mistreatment of workers based on their gender or ethnicity. However, discrimination due to religious beliefs is yet another way in which workers are mistreated and if you have experienced this type of employee rights violation, you should consider your options. Filing a complaint may be the best way to move forward or you may even decide to file suit against your employer (or former employer). Regardless, this behavior must be addressed.

Discrimination over religious beliefs

Employees experience discrimination in many different ways and for a variety of reasons. Some workers' rights are violated because of their ethnicity or gender, while age is another reason why some people are treated unfairly and in a way which violates the law. Moreover, religious beliefs are yet another reason why some employees are subjected to illegal discrimination and it is crucial for anyone who has experienced these challenges to take action. By holding violators accountable, victims may be able to get the justice they deserve and the likelihood of future violations may be lessened.

What instructions to include on your living will

Estate planning requires you to begin preparations for moments in your life you hope will not happen. While picturing yourself in a mentally incapacitated or near-death state is not pleasant, you need to keep in mind that it is still a possibility in the future. In New York, if you do not have a living will or durable power of attorney, then the Family Health Care Decisions Act (FHDCA) will allow your family members or other close ones to make medical decisions for you.

Risks associated with road work

The summer brings hot weather, a break from school and fireworks during the Fourth. However, it also brings road work across the country. There are a number of things to keep in mind with regard to road construction, such as the risks that workers face and the hazards that drivers should be aware of as well. If there is road construction near you or on any roads you find yourself on this summer, which may be especially likely if you take a road trip, it is vital to be cautious and drive safely.

Looking into other types of distracted driving

A driver may lose his or her ability to focus on the road for all sorts of reasons. Many drivers do recognize that using a smartphone while driving can be dangerous, from sending and receiving text messages or talking with someone to taking pictures and posting to social media profiles. However, there are all sorts of other reasons why drivers divert their attention from the road, and we will discuss some in this post.

This is the biggest threat to your family's inheritance

You all love each other as a family. Despite your differences and your drama, love is at the center of your relationship, and a common connection with an elder family member like a grandparent or aunt could be the reason for the strong bonds. However, loss tests these relationships and their money, property and assets could be up for grabs in probate.

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