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An appraiser uses 3 things to determine value

You know what you paid for your home a year after getting married. That was 10 years ago, though. You and your spouse are now getting divorced, and you know the market has changed significantly. What is your home worth now?

After all, dividing your assets often starts with the house. You can buy out your spouse, sell your half of the house, sell the entire home and split the money or use a more creative solution. There are a lot of options, but they all come back to that fundamental question: What is the value of the home?

Just transporting drugs can lead to legal charges

You have no plans to use illegal drugs. You have no plans to sell them. You're not involved with the entire scene. However, you do have a few friends who are.

One day, one of your friends asks you to drop a package off for them. They tell you it's already paid for. You just have to give it to another friend they know you're going to see later in the day.

Asset discovery is critical with a high-asset divorce

The asset discovery process is important in any divorce case. You need to know what you own in order to determine how it gets divided. While this sounds straightforward, you would be surprised by how many common assets people forget about or do not fully understand.

That said, this process is even more important during a high-asset divorce simply because of the complexity of the estate. You may own assets that even you do not realize that you own.

How will an OVI conviction affect your career prospects?

Perhaps you were driving home from an evening out with friends when law enforcement stopped you on suspicion of operating a vehicle impaired.

You have never been arrested before. You are understandably nervous and concerned about an OVI conviction. What would this mean for your future and your hope for a career in medicine?

Most drunk drivers are men

Drunk driving is something that involves all drivers, of all ages and all genders. Anyone can get arrested if they get behind the wheel while under the influence.

That said, it is worth noting that most drunk drivers tend to be men. Some reports put it at four out of five or about 80%.

Female troops get divorced more often

The divorce rate for all troops is about 3.1%. However, researchers note that looking at this number alone is rather deceptive. The truth is that men and women in the armed forces face very, very different odds of divorce, to the point that most people look at them separately.

For example, one study claimed that 6.6% of female military members split up in 2016. For male soldiers, the rate was just 2.6%.

Understanding 2 types of stock assets

Fully understanding assets is, of course, a critical part of a divorce. You do not want to rely on your spouse for this information, and you do not want to overlook anything. You must know what assets your control, what you have a right to in the divorce, and what steps to take.

This is often simple for things like cash assets or a family home. You know the value of your bank account. You can bring in a home appraiser to find out what the house is worth. These are things on everyone's list during a divorce. It can get a bit harder with investments and stocks, though.

Supplying drugs puts you at risk, even if you're not selling

When people think about dealing drugs, they usually think about selling them for a profit to people they don't know. It's a financial transaction. It's illegal, but it's a way to make money.

Now, bringing their own illegal drugs to a party and sharing them with their friends, that's something completely different. They are just having a good time. It's not the same, right?

How should you approach the court on custody modification?

A promotion that comes with a sizable boost in salary is very exciting. You feel pleased that your employer recognizes your hard work, but there is just one problem: You must relocate from Dayton to Indianapolis.

A move out of state will require modification to your child custody agreement. How should you approach the court, and how will the court likely respond?

Don't take your spouse's ID during a military divorce

When you and your spouse got married, you sponsored your spouse to get them a military ID card. You had to put in the application to ask for the card, and it got approved.

Then your spouse asks for a divorce. They move out of the house. You assume that you can take that ID card back. You sponsored them, after all, so you're responsible for them getting it in the first place. You confiscate it and don't think you have done anything wrong.

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