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When should you sell your marital home if you are divorcing?

Your marital home is likely one of the highest value assets you have. You probably worked hard to get everything in the home arranged according to liking and tastes of you and your spouse. Now, you are going through a divorce and your ex is telling you that he or she is going to take the house from you.

No matter how much you love your marital home, you might have to consider the fact that it isn't going to remain in your hands. Your ex might want to buy you out. You might want to buy your ex out. You and your ex might decide to sell the home and split the profit. If you opt to sell the home, here are some factors to consider:

Take all child custody matters seriously

Making plans for your children after you and your ex decide to end the marriage can be challenging. The child custody agreement has to get hashed as quickly as possible so that your child can enjoy the consistency that comes with a solid agreement.

There are many different issues that you and your ex need to work out. If you can work together with your ex to come up with the terms of the agreement, you will be able to get the process over with a lot sooner. Here are some special considerations for child custody negotiations:

Here's 3 things to do if you're hit on a bicycle

Riding a bike can be a great way to get exercise and get where you want to go. Unfortunately, it also exposes you to hazards. Those hazards are things like large vehicles and drivers who aren't paying attention, other cyclists who aren't paying attention or who could collide with you and factors like poor weather or dangerous roadways. These hazards could all play a role in an accident.

There are a number of things you can do after a bike crash. Making sure that you do each of these things can help you get the care you need immediately and prepare you for making a claim for compensation later.

Think carefully about your criminal charge defense strategy

Many criminal convictions carry harsh sentences in Louisiana. If you are facing any criminal charge here, you need to find out what options are available for a defense. This is going to vary based on the charge and the circumstances of the case. You should be informed of all your options to make an informed decision based on your defense goals.

One particular category of crimes that you have to think carefully about is drug charges. These can lead to time in prison. In some cases, there are mandatory minimum sentences that you have consider.

Semitruck dangers and how to seek compensation after an injury

Many people use the I-12 corridor to bypass the longer I-10 route when going through Louisiana. This means that the corridor is always busy. It also means that people who are driving on this interstate are at an increased risk of being involved in an accident because of the fast speeds and the number of vehicles that traverse the interstate.

When you are driving along this corridor, you can take all the steps you want to so that you can stay safe but you are still partially at the mercy of the other drivers on the road. If you are involved in an accident, consider these points about seeking compensation.

What can oil rig workers do about child custody cases?

Life on an oil rig means that you leave your loved ones behind for extended periods. During this time, you work long hours so that you can earn money to support them. When you come home from the rig, there is probably nothing that you look forward to more than seeing your loved ones.

Unfortunately, not all women are made to be the wife of an oil rig worker. Some women just can't handle it and walk away. This means that the man might come home from the rig to an empty house. This is a huge problem, especially if he has children.

5 reasons for aggressive driving

Aggressive driving can lead directly to accidents, and you'd never engage in it yourself. After all, your kids are usually in the car -- your goal is to set a good example for them and to keep them safe. However, even though you think you're driving safely one day, you become the target of another driver's road rage or aggressive driving. Why is this so hard to avoid? A few reasons from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration include:

5 tips for breaking the news of your divorce to your kids

For the most part, you're happy about your upcoming divorce. You and your spouse aren't angry with each other and you both think the split is for the best. You're planning for your future and looking at it as a fresh start at 35 years old. Maybe you want to move or start your own business or look for someone new who will make you happier in a second marriage.

Still, as much as you've made your peace with things, you still have to break it to the kids. They may take it pretty hard. Their emotional well-being should be one of your main goals throughout this entire process. Below are a few tips for talking to them:

Accused of theft? There is a defense for you

It was an innocent mistake. You picked up some nested home décor containers at the department store, paid for your purchases and walked out. The alarm started ringing as you stepped through the exit and security came over to check your receipt. It turns out that the cashier had not rung up your purchases correctly and several items that you thought you paid for were not included on the receipt. The store called the police and opted to press charges for theft.

Fortunately, there are several legal defenses that apply to charges of theft. Even if the facts of your case support the claim that you took property without permission, your attorney can still provide a proper defense. For example, your alleged theft occurred due to an honest mistake, which may be easy to prove if there is security footage available.

Commercial trucking accidents are common and can be devastating

Driving can be dangerous. Car accidents are the leading cause of death among children and remain a major source of injury and death among adults as well. When the other vehicle involved in your accident is a semitruck or eighteen-wheeler, the potential for serious injury or death increases substantially. Their size and weight make them capable of massive amounts of destruction. If you or a loved one has been in an accident with a commercial truck, you may need the services of an experienced personal injury attorney.

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