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Bankruptcy: Why are more older Americans filing?

Like so many older Americans, you want to keep your home. However, your mounting medical debt seems to have other ideas. Healthcare is one of the most significant expenses in retirement, and for many seniors, it can get out of control.

According to a new study, a couple retiring this year will have an average of $275,000 in medical expenses during their retirement. This does not include nursing home costs, either.

Five common mistakes fathers make during divorce proceedings

Let’s face it: going through a divorce is one of the most the most stressful ordeals you can face in life. With the sudden prospect of major changes to you and your children’s lives, it can be easy to be ill-prepared, even when you have your loved ones’ best interests in mind.

As a father, you may feel as though the deck is stacked against you in your quest for fair custody. You should be aware, however, that with the help of a good lawyer, and by taking the right precautions, you can be sure to have a fair say in family court.

Georgia’s harsh DUI penalties

The heart skips a beat anytime the cherries flash in the rearview. When that traffic stop turns into a DUI citation it’s an even bigger concerns. Drunk driving puts others at great risk, and a DUI ticket is expensive and damaging for years to come.

Whether you take a field sobriety test or a breath test, the results aren’t concrete. The anxiety of a traffic stop can greatly affect concentration and balance, and breath test equipment is subject to error if it’s not used properly.

Even speeding tickets can affect a CDL

Your career is in your hands when you’re holding the steering wheel. Anyone with a commercial driver’s license knows that you’re never truly off the clock. What you do on your own time in your own vehicle will reflect on your career—and potentially damage it.

While any traffic incident can affect your CDL, the most serious offenses are DUI, negligent driving that causes a fatality and leaving the scene of an accident. However, even speeding tickets can cost a lot more than the fines. By state law, two serious traffic violations in a three-year period will lead to license suspension.

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