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Many things can impact your blood alcohol content

Most everyone knows that it's illegal for adults to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. If you're trying to guess at what point you need to stop drinking if you're going to be driving home -- or anywhere else -- you're taking a big risk.

A number of factors impact how much alcohol it takes to reach the .08 mark. Many charts provide estimates of how many drinks you can consume based on the type of alcohol (beer, wine or "hard liquor), gender, weight and even time elapsed. However, there are many other factors.

Expect these questions from your children during divorce

The divorce process is a whirlwind of emotions for you and your children. You're looking forward to the future, but you can't get ahead of yourself. Doing so will cause you to overlook important details, such as appropriately preparing your children for their new life.

Your children will have many questions about your divorce, all of which you should answer in a clear, concise and timely manner. Here are five that you should expect:

  • Why is this happening? This is a difficult question to answer, as you may not want to share too many details with your children. Stick to the basics and let your children know that divorce is what's best for you, their other parent and them.
  • Where will everyone live? Depending on the age of your children, they may have a difficult time comprehending that living arrangements will change. You may not know the answer to this question before the divorce process, so explain in the simplest terms possible that they'll now have two homes.
  • Will you make up in the future? Without understanding the details of your divorce, your children may assume that you'll get back together with your spouse in the future. It's possible this could happen, but don't give them false hope.
  • What happens next? The divorce timeline can vary based on a variety of factors. Share as much as you know with your children and keep them up to date as you learn more.
  • Was it my fault? Younger children in particular may assume that your divorce has something to do with them. This is particularly true if they've heard you arguing about them in the past. It's critical that you clear the air by letting your children know that they didn't do anything wrong. Letting them think they did can have an emotional impact on them for the rest of their life.

How can toxic substance exposure harm your health?

Individuals don't have to work in the industrial sector to come into contact with hazardous chemicals. From exposure to motor vehicle exhausts to manufacturing or household waste; these are just some of the many different methods by which individuals may become exposed to toxic chemicals and other substances throughout their regular day.

Toxic chemicals are often initiated at sources such as factories, incinerators and landfills. They're easily transported from one location to the next via the water, soil or air. Animals and plants that we interact with or consume can expose us to toxic chemicals as well.

Use a property division checklist to prepare for divorce

Once you're 100 percent sure that you're divorcing your spouse, it's time to turn your attention to your legal rights in Arizona and the steps you can take to protect them. While this means many things, matters of property division typically move to the forefront.

It's important that you receive all the assets that you're entitled to, as neglecting to fight for them could cause you financial stress in the future.

Divorce can be financially devastating

Getting divorced can be emotionally devastating, as a couple who swore to love each other forever find themselves in court to dissolve the union that one or both of them had hoped would last forever. Additionally, family law can be very tough to navigate, and often the husband or wife finds themselves in the midst of financial problems. One example is an Arizona woman who also owned property in another state.

The woman estimates that she and her former husband spent about $200,000 in legal fees during the process of their divorce. That process was long and arduous. One of the things that she got in the divorce was her individual retirement account (IRA), which included separate and marital assets. She kept that in return for waiving spousal support payments from her former husband. However, the formal divorce settlement did not reflect that understanding.

What to do after a Collision

A common question that people have is "What should I do after a Collision?" Many people are still confused by the process and often get taken advantage of by the Insurance companies. What insurance companies do not tell you is that they do not work with your best interests in mind: they always look at the bottom line, and what benefits the company most. Following the next steps can assure, that no matter what your interests are, they are always protected.

3 things you never do when you're pulled over after drinking

Maybe you stopped off for a quick brew at your favorite bar or you went out to dinner with friends and had a glass of wine. Whatever the situation, the moment that the police pull you over, you know that you're in trouble. The officer is bound to smell the alcohol on your breath and you know you're about to be accused of drunk driving.

Even if a driving under the influence (DUI) charge seems inevitable, there are a few additional mistakes you could make that would definitely make the situation worse. Here are the things you need to keep in mind:

Whose fault is it that you’re getting divorce?

Arizona, like many other states, is no-fault divorce state. This means neither partner has to accuse, prove or admit one of you is somehow at fault for the marriage not working out.

This may seem like a minor point and a natural way to do things, but it may help you understand the process of an Arizona divorce better to understand the alternative.

One thing leads to another in multi-vehicle accident

Arizona has literally millions of law-abiding citizens. However, the citizens who are not law-abiding engage in all sorts of reckless conduct on the roads of Arizona that can endanger the people around them. At worst, their behavior can result in personal injuries, as happened in a recent multi-vehicle crash.

The story began when a man, 21, and woman, 23, shoplifted goods from a Wal-Mart. Shortly after that, they blatantly carjacked a pickup truck from a person who was outside the Wal-Mart. At that point, they established that they were willing to break the law in multiple ways. After that, their actions became even more problematic.

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