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Divorce and separation serve different purposes

When you and your spouse aren't getting along any longer, you might decide to end the relationship. There are a few ways that you can do this. You might decide to have a trial separation or a permanent separation. You may decide that you are getting a divorce. These are all very different arrangements.

A trial separation and a permanent separation both keep the marriage intact. The trial is appropriate if you aren't sure that you want to end the marriage and are trying to work things out. The permanent separation is appropriate if you aren't trying to work things out but don't want a divorce. Some people choose this option so that they can keep health insurance and other similar points the same as they are now.

What is at stake when you decide to wait after an injury?

After you suffer an injury, it may seem like your life becomes a big waiting game. Whether the injury occurred at work or in an auto accident, you will be likely waiting to hear back from your insurer as well as your medical provider. While everybody else expects you to wait, that is exactly what you should not do — time is of the essence when it comes to securing legal representation in the wake of an injury.

There is a lot at stake, in fact, in the immediate aftermath of your injury. When you spend a week or two considering all of your options, those options are liable to dwindle considerably. These are the top reasons why.

An introduction to Alimony Calculation

Spousal support (known as Alimony) is a sum of money determined by the court that will be paid by one former spouse to the other. The following blog is a brief introduction into how alimony is calculated, and what factors come into play when the amount is determined.

Awarding alimony is an attempt to make the transition out of married life as smooth as possible for spouses who were financially dependent on the other spouse. It tries to limit any unfair economic effects of a divorce, and help the spouse with a lower income to live life to a comparable economic standard.

Think about each aspect of divorce separately

There are a lot of considerations when you go through a divorce. We recently discussed some of the things you have to think about if you and your spouse run a company together. The thing to remember is that all points related to your divorce are important.

When you go through a collaborative divorce or use mediation to come to the terms of the divorce, you need to think clearly about each decision you need to make and not look at the process as a collective one-stop-shop to complete as quickly as possible.

The benefits of collaborative divorce

Modern couples commonly divorce for various reasons, and you and your spouse’s decision to part ways does not necessarily mean you “have it out” for one another or are gearing up for a lengthy, expensive legal battle. If you are among the many divorcing couples who seek to make the divorce process as seamless and emotionally manageable as possible, you may find it beneficial to consider what is known as collaborative divorce.

At the foundation of collaborative divorce is an agreement between you and your soon-to-be-ex spouse that the two of you, alongside your respective attorneys, will sort through matters outside the courtroom. Everything from who is to have the children and when to who is going to remain in the family home is up for discussion during collaborative divorce proceedings, and if you and your partner decide to take this route, you may experience many benefits. For example, you may find you:

Know how to handle a company if you end up divorcing

A divorce comes with a lot of unknowns. You might wonder who is going to get what and have a host of other things to consider. If you and your ex have a business that you both run, your divorce is going to be a lot more complicated.

Your business' needs won't stop just because you are going through a divorce. If you and your ex are going to continue to run the business together, you have take the time to prepare for this.

Insurance issues abound after Lyft accident

Ride sharing companies serve an important purpose for many people. When you get into one of these vehicles, you don't think that you are going to be involved in an accident. If you are involved in an accident in a ride sharing vehicle, you might face a tough road to recovery.

A man who was on a two-week visit to the United States is finding out the hard way how difficult some things are in the U.S. He was in a Lyft vehicle when another driver ran a red light and slammed into the Lyft vehicle. He suffered an injury in the March 1 car crash and needs medical care; however, he is having to fight to get that care.

Common causes of pedestrian accidents

Getting out and about on foot is a great way to burn calories and minimize your impact on the environment, but doing so also has its dangers. The Traffic Safety Store reports that more than 4,000 pedestrians die and about 70,000 suffer injuries each year because of accidents involving motor vehicles.

With the summer season now in full swing, you and others are more likely than ever to take to the streets and sidewalks on foot, so it is important to understand the common causes of pedestrian accidents so that you can do your part to avoid them. Common causes of today’s pedestrian accidents include:

Know the purposes of legal separation instead of divorce

When you know that your marriage is over, you can do two things. The first is that you can file for a divorce. The other option is that you can file a legal separation. These are two very different options that you need to think about carefully.

One important thing to know about a separation is that it might not have to be a permanent ordeal. It is possible to enter into a trial separation that enables you and your spouse to live apart while you try to determine if you want to keep the marriage alive or if you are ready to just call it quits.

Think about the factors affecting a semitruck crash

The risks that people take when they get on the roads each day are considerable. People who are driving on the interstates and highways are at risk of being stuck by a semitruck. When this does happen, there is a good chance that the victim is going to suffer very serious injuries.

A person who has been impacted by a semitruck crash is going to have to deal with a lot of changes in life. This could include intensive medical care, missed work and similar changes. For these individuals, having to cope with the effects of the accident is a necessary, but difficult, part of life.

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