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March 2014 Archives

Entering a marriage with property? Get a prenup

Though many people in Chalfont may think that dividing marital property between spouses is far less emotional and stressful than figuring out child custody and support, they may be surprised to learn how far couples will go to protect their property rights. It makes sense that each individual wants to make sure that he or she is being dealt a fair hand when the shared property is divided; no one wants to be given far less than he or she deserves. After all, Pennsylvania calls for an equitable distribution of property.

Riding with impaired drivers: a recipe for disaster?

There is little doubt that drunk driving can and has caused numerous injuries and wrongful deaths in Pennsylvania. There is a reason why it is illegal to drive while drunk or impaired by drugs -- it is wildly dangerous, not only to the one doing it, but also everyone else on the road. Combine drunk driving with inexperienced teenage drivers and catastrophic injuries could result.

When a renovation project becomes a divisible financial asset

There are a number of people in Philadelphia who will undergo some sort of renovation project this year, but many of them may not realize that renovation projects can be the straw that breaks the camel's back with a marriage. While not all people who undergo a home renovation will end up divorced, it is very possible that for already strained or weak relationships, a renovation can end a relationship once and for all.

Safety technology is not just for cars

Anyone in Philadelphia who follows auto industry news knows that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into making "smart" technology mandatory in all new cars. While they haven't yet ordered it, it is highly likely that this kind of safety technology will soon find its way into our cars. More importantly, however, is that similar technology is making its way into bicycles, too. Not only will this go a long way to warn bikers of dangerous situations, but it will also allow bicycles to communicate with cars, hopefully avoiding bicycle crashes.

Avoiding the stress of divorce makes for more productive work

Though many men and women in Bensalem likely aren't thinking about work when their marriages are falling apart, their employers might be thinking about them and their divorce. Though it may seem obvious that an employer's productivity would suffer during a divorce, many people may not realize just how much. The stress of divorce can be enough to reduce an employee's productivity by an average of 40 percent, but it is not just the person going through a divorce whose productivity is affected. Rather, more than 70 percent of employees may be operating at less-than-full productivity because of someone else's divorce.

Same-sex couple can end relationship with mediation, not divorce

Even though there are 28 same-sex couples who have filed a state lawsuit asking for a judge to overthrow Pennsylvania's ban on same-sex marriage, lawyers from the state are actively defending the ban. If Pennsylvania does get same-sex marriage, it will be a ways off.