Some couples heading towards divorce are so focused on the assets acquired during the marriage that they fail to consider the debts until the last minute. Unfortunately, not factoring in the marital debts from the beginning could result in serious consequences, including you being responsible for your spouse's debts. To help with your assessment, here are some considerations to make.
Do You Live in a Community Property State?
Whether or not you live in a community property state can have a significant impact on how responsible you are for debts acquired during your marriage.
Most people think of racial discrimination in terms of the workplace or when it comes to equal housing. The reality, however, is that racial discrimination can have an impact on people's lives in other areas as well, affecting where and how they are able to do business. If you've been a victim of racial discrimination because you went "shopping while black," can you file a lawsuit? Here's what you should know.
When it comes to questioning children, police have to follow many of the same guidelines they do when questioning adults. Whether your child is considered the victim, witness, or perpetrator, he or she has rights and they must be respected by police. If your child is facing questioning, here is what you need to know.
Can Your Child Be Forced to Answer?
The same Miranda rights that protects adults also apply to children.
The holidays are just around the corner, which means party season is about to begin. Between the office parties and the family get-togethers, there are going to be plenty of opportunities to have a few drinks. If you're going to be driving home from the parties, you want to make sure that you avoid a DWI.
Having one or two drinks while at a party usually won't be enough to get positive results on a breathalyzer test.
One of the most wrenching things about a parent dying is deciding how to divide up his or her possessions. This can be especially difficult if that parent did not decide on a method of division that seems fair and did not assign particular items to particular children. If you are in the midst of the estate planning process and worry that this might be a problem, then you are going to need to make sure that you choose a method of dividing the jewelry to avoid strife.