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March 2017 Archives

How divorce can affect a business

When a Pennsylvania company's owners have a falling out, it can be an incredibly stressful time for an organization of any size. However, it can be just as difficult when the owners are married and their relationship is coming to an end. The worst may be when a couple starts a business together and then they split up.

Liability in failure to break crashes

Many Pennsylvania drivers fear that if they fail to break and hit another vehicle in front of them, they will automatically be responsible for the accident. Determining liability in these types of situations is often more nuanced, and it can be helpful for drivers to understand the many factors to consider when negligence is determined.

Family court can't overstep its bounds regarding bankruptcy

It is important for Pennsylvanians to be careful with the way that they use language in their property division agreements in order to avoid problems if their estranged spouses subsequently file for bankruptcy protection. While child support and spousal support are both considered to be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy, other ordered or agreed-upon payments may be discharged by the bankruptcy court regardless of any family court order or agreement.

Scarlett Johannson files for divorce, custody dispute looming

Pennsylvania movie fans may be interested to learn that, on March 7, actress Scarlett Johansson filed for divorce from her French husbad. The two announced that they had separated in January after less than two years of marriage. They have a 2-year-old daughter together.

Autonomous cars and insurance liability

It may be several more years before autonomous cars become commonplace in Pennsylvania and throughout the country, but once they are, accidents are expected to decrease. The causes of the crashes that do occur are also expected to change, and this will lead to major changes in the auto insurance industry as well.

How to help children through a divorce

Pennsylvania parents who are ending their marriage might be concerned about how their children will react to the situation. If possible, parents should be together when they talk to their children about it. Primarily, they should reassure their children that they are loved. When children have questions, parents should answer in a way that promotes a sense of security.

Survey shows millennials engage in risky driving

A report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety indicates that some of the most dangerous drivers on the roads of Pennsylvania and around the country are between 19- and 24-years old. A survey of a number of age groups found that 88.4 percent of people in this category admitted to texting while driving, speeding or running red lights during the previous month. The survey found that a smaller number, 69.3 percent, of those between the ages of 16 and 18 admitted to the same potentially dangerous behaviors.

Prenups aren't very romantic, but they serve useful purpose

Prenuptial agreements aren't very romantic; no one planning a wedding likes to think theirs will end in divorce. With about half of marriages ending that way, however, savvy Pennsylvania couples may want to consider a prenup in case their marriage ends through annulment or death. A prenup agreement spells out what will happen if the couple later divorces.