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May 2017 Archives

State releases disturbing stats about distracted driving

Despite countless attempts to curb distracted driving, it seems that the epidemic is getting worse, according to recent statistics provided by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts and PA Courts InfoShare. Between 2014 and 2016, citations for distracted driving rose by over 1,000 from 2,195 in 2014 to 3,336 in 2016. This is a rise of over 52 percent across the state.

Alimony can help ease post-divorce financial stress

The process of ending your marriage can be an emotional roller coaster. The thought of moving on can bring a sense of relief, but the unknown can also be rather intimidating -- particularly when your financial situation is about to significantly shift. Thankfully, there are those in Pennsylvania who qualify to receive alimony, which can help them stay financially afloat while they navigate post-divorce life.

How are marijuana manufacturing charges determined?

Over the last few years, the United States showed a gradual increase in the acceptance of medicinal and recreational marijuana in certain states. Although still illegal on a federal level, it was not aggressively enforced and generally unofficially left at each state's discretion. The current administration, however, has made a few subtle suggestions that they might not be as apathetic toward drug usage. This can be applied to both drug use and drug possession, as well as drug trafficking and drug manufacturing.

Is Chapter 13 right for you?

There are a few distinctions between Chapter 13 bankruptcy and Chapter 7 bankruptcy that should be taken under consideration when you are deciding if either are right for you. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is considered liquidation bankruptcy, while Chapter 13 bankruptcy is "reorganization" bankruptcy. This distinction generally means that with Chapter 7 bankruptcy, one must turn over non-exempt property that you own. For Chapter 13 bankruptcy, you are setting a repayment plan based on your earnings, and you get to keep the property that you own. There are a few qualifying factors that you must fall within in order to qualify for Chapter 13 bankruptcy, however.

Cinco de Mayo means increase of drunk driving

It seems that nearly every month throughout the year there is a holiday for Americans to go out and celebrate. Our country has our own holidays to celebrate like Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Labor Day and Thanksgiving. Plus we go out and embrace other holidays such as Saint Patrick's Day and Cinco de Mayo, which celebrates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla. And, with these holidays, many throughout the United States, including those from the Lehighton, Pennsylvania area, go out with friends to have a few drinks.

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