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April 2019 Archives

Police drawing blood in impaired driving cases

Law enforcement has been trying to overcome obstacles with screening motorists for drug-impaired driving after states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational use and the opioid crisis has grown. Unlike drunk driving, there are no breath-testing devices to measure drivers for drug impairment. Pennsylvania and another eight other states, however, have started programs allowing police to draw blood from motorists to detect drug-impaired driving.

Overcoming custody issues with a difficult parent

Courts have overcome misconceptions about awarding custody after divorce and are seeking to make decisions based on providing joint custody or equal access, where possible, and not basing rulings on the parent's gender. However, a resentful former spouse can complicate formulating a child custody plan.

When is the time to file for Chapter 7?

Creditors struggling with debt may have to consider filing for bankruptcy. A Chapter 7 bankruptcy allows the discharge of a range of debt and can provide a fresh start. The time for filing is when a creditor is struggling with debt and tried to negotiate with creditors, work with a credit counselor or consolidate debt.

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