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What are the most common reasons cited for divorce?

On the day you said "I do," you probably didn't think you'd have to file for divorce one day. Nevertheless, if you're reading this, you're either thinking about bringing your marriage to a close or you've already initiated the process. At this point, the most important thing you can do from a mental health standpoint is to avoid blaming yourself or your spouse for the breakup.

Military divorce proceedings: Who gets the retirement benefits?

Imagine you're a military service member, and your spouse of ten years has filed for divorce. You're probably experiencing a lot of difficult emotions and psychological turmoil. You may also be worried about something: What's going to happen to your retirement pension? This is an important concern. In fact, depending on your marital history and family situation your spouse may have the right to a significant amount of your pension.

How much does an Ohio OVI affect auto insurance rates?

When you receive a charge and a subsequent conviction for operating a vehicle while impaired in Ohio, you may find that your finances take a serious hit in the aftermath. An OVI can cost you a considerable amount of money once you factor in fines, costs associated with ignition interlock devices and so on, but it may also cost you in ways that come from outside of Ohio’s criminal justice system.

How to introduce the topic of divorce

Introducing the topic of divorce with your spouse may be one of the most difficult things you'll ever have to do. However, the way you do this is important as it will affect how easy your divorce is going to be – both emotionally and financially. The way you start the topic may depend on your spouse's current feelings about the relationship

The “unlawful search and seizure defense”: A powerful tool

Countless individuals are arrested and accused of serious drug crimes throughout the United States each year. But that does not mean these accused individuals are ultimately found guilty. Indeed, every accused person has the right to a defense and they will remain "not guilty" or "innocent" until the prosecution successfully proves – beyond a reasonable doubt – that they committed the alleged unlawful act. Until this occurs, if you're facing drug charges, you'll be able to initiate a variety of strategies to defend yourself.Here is one possible drug crimes defense strategy called the defense of "unlawful search and seizure":

Were you accused of securities fraud?

Securities fraud is one of the many criminal actions referred to as "white collar crime." That's because the crime doesn't involve violence, it's financial in nature and it's usually carried out by professionals who wear a white collar to the office. Since being convicted of securities fraud could land you in jail -- for years in some cases -- you might want to familiarize yourself with the ins and outs of this offense.

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