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December 2017 Archives

How the NHTSA is warning against drunk driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has kicked off its annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign in the effort to keep motorists from driving drunk during the holiday season and beyond. The campaign consists of TV commercials, which are being aired in Pennsylvania and all over the U.S., and a 360-degree virtual reality web program that allows users to explore the scene of a drunk driving crash.

The decreasing rate of vehicle deaths

Though many are aware that vehicle deaths have decreased since the early 1980s, some may not be aware of how dramatic of a drop there has been. Few people in Pennsylvania are aware of the large disparity between vehicle models and deaths attributed to each model, or how much safer later model vehicles may be.

Drawing on an ex-spouse's Social Security payments

When people in Pennsylvania get a divorce after 10 or more years of marriage, a lower-earning spouse may be eligible to draw Social Security benefits based on the earnings of the higher-earning spouse. A former spouse who receives these benefits will lose them upon remarriage. In some cases, if that marriage ends in death or divorce, the person might be able to resume receiving the benefits.

The financial impact of divorce over 50

In most states around the country, including Pennsylvania, divorce rates are decreasing with every age group except those over 50. In fact, one in four couples over 50 will go through what many call a gray divorce, and this age group has experienced a staggering 50 percent increase in divorce rates over the last 20 years. Often, these individuals are retired and have their own unique set of financial consequences of divorce to deal with.

About divorce mediation

Pennsylvania couples have multiple options when it comes to the method they use to get a divorce. While divorce mediation is a viable option, it is ideal only in certain situations. Before engaging in mediation instead of hiring an attorney, individuals should first consider some important issues.

Holiday time can be an occasion for co-parenting collaboration

Divorced parents in Pennsylvania and across the country may find that the winter holiday season is a particularly challenging time, especially with all of the special events, family gatherings and important moments that take place during that time of year. Even in the most relaxed of occasions, co-parenting already can require a certain amount of difficulty and stress. The frenzied schedules that the holidays can bring add particular pressure to ex-spouses that are working on sharing parenting time and custody over the holidays. However, it also can be an opportunity for parents to show their kids how much they prioritize them and serve as an important occasion for demonstrating psychological support and a shared love for their children after a divorce.

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