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February 2017 Archives

Motor vehicle deaths rise

Pennsylvania drivers concerned with road safety should be aware that, according to new estimates released by the National Safety Council, motor vehicle deaths in the United States in 2016 exceeded 40,000 for the first time since 2007. This increase is attributed to more drivers being on the road due to the healthy economy and inexpensive gasoline prices.

Types of domestic violence protection orders

If a Pennsylvania resident is living in fear of domestic violence, there are several protection options that they can utilize. While these options may not stop an abuser from continuing to harass or threaten the victim, they do allow the authorities to act should an abuser break the protection agreement.

Protecting and dividing a business during divorce

Pennsylvania families who are concerned about protecting their children's business interests in a divorce from future spouses may want to look at trust options. However, a trust will not solve the issue of dividing a business if a couple owns one together and gets a divorce. One may be unable to buy the other out because most of their assets may be tied up in the business. If a couple has a prenup in place, that might cover the process, but if they do not, there are other options. A buy-sell or buyout agreement prepared before the wedding might be an alternative to a prenup.

Selling or keeping a home during divorce

Divorcing Pennsylvania couples will need to divide their marital property as part of the process, and this could include a home. While one person might want to remain in the home, that person should consider whether doing so might be difficult emotionally. They should also make sure that they will be able to afford the mortgage on just one salary.