Divorce is not always an easy process, and it can be made even more difficult when divorcing spouses have teenagers. Teenagers are already facing difficult life changes, as this is a critical transition period for them, but a divorce – especially one that is sudden or unexpected – can make the teen years even more difficult to face. Many teens feel that they are misunderstood or that their parents do not talk to them about their decisions, making a divorce even harder to for many teens to accept. As such, it is important that parents make an effort to talk to their teens about getting a divorce and to not avoid having honest and serious discussions with their children, even when it involves difficult or uncomfortable topics.
However, many parents struggle with finding out how to help their teenagers through a divorce. Unfortunately, it’s not a foolproof science, as every teen’s reaction will be different. However, there are some good strategies that parents might consider when working through a divorce with their teenagers.
Strategies for Helping Your Teen with a Divorce
Every young person will react to their parents’ divorce differently, but divorce can be especially hard on teenagers who are old enough to fully understand the implications of a divorce and the effects it can have on their life. It might be hard for a teenager to imagine life without both parents together, and he or she might act out against the divorce in different ways. To help your teenager cope with a divorce, whether it is amicable or contentious, there are some strategies that you can implement, including:
- Explaining the divorce as a team, with you and your spouse talking to your child together
- Avoid blaming your spouse or using negative language about him or her
- Always make your teen understand that he or she is allowed to ask questions
- Make it clear that both parents love the child, and the divorce is not about him or her
- Seek counseling, if you think that it is necessary to help your teen express his or her feelings
While not every one of these strategies may help your individual teen, each of them has been utilized by divorcing parents across the country, and has seen success in certain families. Because every divorce is different, you will have to test some different strategies and find out which works best for your family. If you have questions, as many parents do, it might also benefit you to discuss them with a divorce lawyer who has likely seen cases similar to yours in his or her years of experience helping families with teens go through the divorce process.Read More
Every case is different, so you should not expect that every lawyer can represent you in court regarding your personal injury claims. As these lawsuits are a special area of the law, finding the right personal injury lawyer can pave the way to fair financial settlement.
In choosing a lawyer to stand in for you in front of a judge or jury, certain things should be considered before hiring them. First, avoid getting lawyers who are more interested in money than representing you in court. See if they ask about their payment first, before even asking you about any information about your case. Check if they are willing to take your case through a contingency fee or not.
Another thing to think about is whether that personal injury lawyer has, for the most part, represented insurance companies rather than the victims or the injured claimants. As not all personal injury attorneys and cases are the same, you might end up with the wrong lawyer who is more experience defending the other party in court.
Ask your lawyer about their thoughts on you accepting a lower settlement or even not accepting a fair settlement and pushing for a trial. It is important to know if they are willing to honor your wishes, whatever that may be, and will accept them without any question.
Searching for the right personal injury lawyer can seem intimidating at first, but you will get used to it. Do not be afraid to ask questions, since these are vital in helping you determine if who you are getting is the right person to fight for your right in court. Look for a personal injury lawyer who has extensive experience in the field of personal injury law in your state. Find someone who is happy and very much willing to represent you in court, and most especially you are agreeable with in order to build trust.Read More
When accidents involving an automobile and bicycle happen, it is usually the bicycle rider who sustains the heaviest injuries. This is mainly because of the minimal protection enjoyed by the cyclist. Bicycle accidents annually account for tens of thousands of injuries and hundreds of fatalities. Because most automobile drivers give little to no attention to bicycles, bicycles accidents are typically the fault of the driver. When such accidents happen and injuries are incurred, contacting personal injury attorneys can help you in determining the extent of the injury and how much compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Injuries from an accident involving a bicycle and car can be severe. Cars have solid framing, seat belts, and other safety measures that can prevent the driver and other passengers from suffering serious injuries, whereas bicycle drivers only have, at best, helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads for protection against any impact from other vehicles. Injuries from a bicycle accident can include:
- Broken bones
- Crushed teeth
- Cuts, scars, abrasions
- Brain and closed head injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries
Despite the growing awareness of the importance of sharing the road with cyclists, accidents still occur, and they often lead to serious injuries. Minor injuries can be handled easily, and can heal relatively quickly. However, serious injuries may require further treatment, and quite often these treatments can be time-intensive and expensive. This can make an already damaging accident particularly hard on a cyclist.
When the cause of the accident and the subsequent injuries are due to the negligence or careless driving of another person, then you are entitled to pursue compensation for your injuries. To understand more about your rights under the law in this difficult situation, you should consider speaking with a qualified legal professional about your case.Read More
Learning how to ride the motorcycle responsibly is one of the most important rules when it comes to preventing a motorcycle accident. It helps to know how to drive safely; you don’t want to end up being in the newspapers as another victim and be an addition to a statistics. There are many ways you can do to help avoid an injury from an accident, here are just a few of them:
- Always think the other motorists can’t see you. Most accidents happen because other drivers can’t see the motorcycle, so it always helps to have a way out whenever you’ll be put in a dangerous situation.
- Keep a safe distance from other vehicles and avoid traffic as much as possible. Having enough space can make you more visible to other drivers, and can give you more time to react.
- Learn to recognize trouble on the road; check how the other drivers are doing and anticipate the possible outcome. Make sure you know how to handle these situations when you come across them.
- Be aware of oncoming turners, as this is one of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents. Be careful and stay focused when approaching an intersection. Be sure that you are visible to the driver who will turn left (or right).
- Know your personal limits. You don’t have you keep up with other people, especially if they are already experienced in driving. Go on your own pace.
- Slow down when you are approaching a blind curve, you’ll never know what may be there once you’ve made your turn.
- Avoid road rage, as much s possible. Don’t give in to other motorists who have struck a nerve just to get even. Slow down and take a deep breath, otherwise you’ll just end up overspeeding and put yourself in a dangerous situation.
- Do not tailgate. If there is a motorist who is tailgating you, either slow down to let them pass or speed up and create distance between you. Because motorcycles stop much quicker than a car, you might get rear-ended if you stop. Also, avoid tailgating other vehicles, oncoming drivers might not see you because you are in their blind spot.
- Sun glare can blind you, so beware of driving your motorcycle into sun glare. Use helmets that cancel out sun glare, or options like face shields. If you find yourself being blinded by sun glare, slow down or pull over, shield your eyes and find a way to change direction.
- Don’t ride at night, especially of Saturdays and Sunday mornings as much as possible. Motorcycles can be hard to see during the night, and you may also run the risk of driving next to drunken people on weekends. Don’t take your bike when you are going to a party.
After taking time to consider your financial situation, you might come to the conclusion that filing for bankruptcy may be the only option to save you from the financial burdens you are currently suffering. While Chapter 7 bankruptcy is an extremely common form of bankruptcy, many people do not qualify to file for this particular type of bankruptcy. As such, they have to seek alternative options, such as Chapter 13 bankruptcy, which has many advantages.
Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers many benefits to those who choose to file for it. In order to determine if it is the best option for you, consider the following:
- Do you want to hold on to your nonexempt properties? – Nonexempt properties are those that can be sold by the court and may be used to pay debts during the Chapter 7 bankruptcy process. Typically, however, they will not be sold during Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
- Do you have some debts that are not dischargeable through Chapter 7? – Filing for Chapter 13 can help you pay for certain tax obligations or students loans that are otherwise non-dischargeable by other types of bankruptcy.
- Are you in danger of foreclosure or repossession? – Through Chapter 13, you can catch up with your payments to prevent this from happening.
- Does your personal loan have a co-debtor? – Chapter 13 protects the co-debtor and will not let the creditors go after them. Just make sure you pay the creditors regularly as according to your payment plan.
- Are you unable to pay for other higher mortgages? – If you are only able to pay for your first mortgages, Chapter 13 may offer you lien stripping. This can enable you to only pay for the first mortgages, removing other mortgages.
Depending on your situation, the benefits that Chapter 13 bankruptcy offers may or may not be right for you. However, for many, this is a very advantageous bankruptcy option, allowing debtors to pay off large amounts of debt over a longer period of time.Read More
Legal professionals who are versed in the area of medical malpractice know how hard it can be for patients who suffer from the severe complications caused by the drugs doctors prescribe to them. Aside from the physical pain and suffering they may have to endure, patients who suffer injury or illness because of harmful medications may have to cope with costly medical bills and significant psychological and emotional trauma.
One prescription pharmaceutical that has been found to have significant side effects for patients is GranuFlo, manufactured by Fresenius Medical Care. GranuFlo is a dry acid product that is used during dialysis to remove harmful substances from the bloodstream. For a variety of reasons, it was, until recently, one of the most popular products in its category for dialysis patients.
In spite of its relative popularity with physicians and medical facilities, GranuFlo has been linked to a number of serious side effects. Some of these, which have affected thousands of patients across the US, are low blood pressure, cardiac arrest, metabolic alkalosis, heart arrhythmias, stroke, and heart attack; in extreme cases, some patients have even suffered sudden death. In 2010, as many as 941 patients suffered from cardiac arrest due to GranuFlo, prompting the US Food and Drug Administration to issue a Class 1 recall on it, the highest level in the FDA’s recall system.
GranuFlo, a dialysate, is used to cleanse a patient’s blood from the dangerous substances creatinine and urea. This cleansing is done during kidney dialysis, a process performed on patients whose kidneys are no longer capable of removing extra fluid and wastes from their bodies. These extra fluids and wastes are usually removed from the body after the kidneys have converted them to urine.
If you or anyone in your family or circle of friends is suffering from the complications caused by GranuFlo, a Granuflo lawsuit may be the best option for pursuing the financial compensation necessary to deal with the consequences this medical product may have caused.Read More