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What are some financial issues I need to consider in a divorce?

When getting a divorce in Pennsylvania, you at may be more concerned about the emotional aspects of divorce. Will you find someone new or will you complete the rest of your life’s journey alone? How will the kids take the news? How can you soften the blow to them? After following this vein of thought for a while, you may then begin to wonder about the financial aspect.

A DUI may harm your child custody case

Nowadays, virtually everyone understands it is a bad idea to drink and drive. If you get behind the wheel after having a few drinks, you may put your life and the lives of others in jeopardy. You may also face a lifetime of employment and other consequences. You may not realize, though, that a DUI in Pennsylvania may wreak havoc on your child custody case. 

Opioid epidemic compels grandparents to care for kids

The opioid epidemic has been as bad in Pennsylvania as anywhere else in the United States. According to NBC News, one of the problems not discussed often enough is the fate of the children addicts leave behind. Due largely in part to the growing opioid crisis, 30,000 more children entered foster care in 2015 compared to 2012. Grandparents have also risen to the challenge of raising children when they should be preparing for or enjoying retirement.

Senate passes bill to give radar guns to local police officers

The Philadelphia Inquirer reported in the summer of last year that local police officers in Pennsylvania may soon begin to use radar guns to catch speeders. At the time the article was written, it was illegal for municipal police officers to use this device. Instead, it was reserved for state troopers. Pennsylvania is the only state in America that had this ban in place. Police chiefs have spent the past 50 years trying to change this. The bill to bring this into effect has been moving further and further up the line.

Does BAC level affect DUI penalties?

If you get a DUI conviction in Pennsylvania, you may face significant fines and license suspensions. You may incur certain consequences for a first offense and more severe penalties for subsequent violations. However, your punishment may also depend on the level of your blood alcohol content at the time of your arrest.

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