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January 2017 Archives

Apple sued for not releasing texting safety feature

Throughout Pennsylvania and the rest of the U.S., distracted driving is becoming a bigger safety issue. In fact, data from the U.S. Department of Transportation reveals that about 1.5 million American motorists are texting while driving at any given daylight moment. Road safety organizations and federal agencies have called on large electronics manufacturers to develop features that could make their devices more difficult for drivers to use. Class-action litigation filed against Apple has revealed that these features are already available but have not been offered to the public.

The role of the parenting agreement

Pennsylvania couples who are divorcing and who have young children will need to put together a parenting agreement that address child custody and visitation as well as other aspects of parenting. Issues included in the parenting agreement may include what kind of contact the child will have with relatives and other third parties, how the child will spend holidays and how to handle conflicts. Parents may also include more detailed information in the agreement.

Protecting children from the emotional trauma of divorce

Even the most acrimonious of divorcing couples in Pennsylvania may be able to lay their disagreements to rest during child custody and visitation discussions. While divorcing parents often have very different ideas about what is fair when they talk about property division or alimony, they are generally able to accept that they both want what is best for their children. For most couples, shielding their children from the emotional fallout of the divorce is a top priority.

Avoiding conflict during child custody exchanges

For divorcing parents in Pennsylvania, settling on a child custody and visitation arrangement is often the central issue in the divorce proceeding. When parents part ways, they must have a plan for sharing parenting time. The pick-ups and drop-offs that will be necessary to fulfill the parenting plan must be arranged as well. If parents do not get along with each other, there is a great potential for conflict during child custody exchanges.

Complications in property division during divorce

Pennsylvania couples who are getting a divorce might make costly mistakes if they do not have a good grasp of their finances. They may think primarily of dividing assets in terms of things like their vehicles, their home and their bank account, but other aspects of property division might be more complex.

The Christina and Tarek El Moussa divorce

Pennsylvanians who follow the show "Flip or Flop" may have heard that its stars, Christina and Tarek El Moussa, are divorcing. While it is rumored that the show will end after the pair film the last few episodes under their contract, reports indicate that nothing has been finalized.