Celebrity couple Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas are in the process of the divorcing. Although the couple has one child together, a daughter, she is not the primary focus of a looming custody battle. It's the estranged pair's three dogs are at the forefront of the dispute.
If Google has its way, self-driving cars will be the future of transportation. Whether we get there and get there soon remains to be seen, but until we have cars that don't require drivers to be constantly paying attention, we will have people putting their lives and safety, as well as everyone else on the road, at risk by not focusing on driving. Unfortunately for the people of Doylestown, there are a number of serious car accidents caused by distracted drivers.
Though Pennsylvania law is not supposed to favor one gender over the other when it comes to child custody, there are many people who feel as if father's have a more difficult time getting a fair child custody arrangement. Maybe the court believes that a child needs more time with his or her mother. Maybe the court thinks that because the mother was a stay-at-home parent that it is in the child's best interests to stay with the mother. Regardless of why, it is important that fathers, just like mothers, have their parental rights respected when it comes to child custody and support.
If you're preparing for divorce, have you considered the full scope of marital assets to be divided between you and your spouse? For those with significant assets, property division may involve stock options, retirement accounts, mortgages, collectible items, investment accounts, business assets -- the list goes on. In Pennsylvania, marital assets and debts are divided according to what is fair or equitable, though "equitable" may not be "equal."
It likely hasn't escaped many people's attention in Bucks County that a ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in Pennsylvania earlier this spring. And with the governor refusing to appeal the ruling, gender-neutral marriage is now the law of the land.
If you were to guess how much damage car accidents caused in 2010, what would you say? Would you guess $871 billion, because that is what the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has calculated to be the total economic loss and societal harm caused by car accidents. That is the total for a single year, so you can only imagine how much damage has been caused in the past five years.