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What Evidence do they have?

What evidence do they have? This is the most important question in a criminal case. The client wants to know who are the witnesses against him or her and what did they say. The client also wants to know what the government found at the alleged crime scene.

The Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorces

In a typical marriage, the lives of the two individuals are intertwined in almost every way. From having physical and emotional ties to sharing assets, custody of children and more, a marriage can truly blend the lives of the individuals in detailed fashion. When a couple makes the decision to get divorced, each of these facets of their lives together must be separated in some way. By learning more about the differences between contested and uncontested divorces, you may be able to make a decision about your divorce that is in the best interest of all parties affected by the case.

Voting

Every time election season rolls around, many people get irritated. They get sick of seeing campaign commercials every time they turn on the TV, and they wonder why they have to put up with all the noise. The answer is that voting is very important. The history of voting and the importance of voting rights are taken for granted by many people these days, but you do not have to look far back in history to see why voting is so important to our society. Here is a look at the history of voting and the importance of voting rights.

Discovery in a Family Law Case

In almost every family law case, emotions are going to run high on both sides and even a minor mistake can have life-altering consequences. For many, this mistake will come at the very beginning of this process in a step known as discovery. For those that are unsure about discovery in family law and how it will affect their own case, here is a closer look at the exchange of information that is required of both parties.

Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child? Is it Legal to Spank My Child?

The indictment and subsequent arrest of the Minnesota Vikings' star running back, Adrian Peterson is reigniting the discussion on spanking as a form of discipline for children. Peterson is accused of using a switch on his young son and of his reckless behavior, causing injury to the child. In statements released by his attorney about the incident, Adrian Peterson stated that he was using the same discipline on his child that he experienced as child himself. I may be showing my age here, but I can remember the days of "picking your own switch" to receive a couple of swats on the behind from my grandparents. The insult wasn't in the spanking, as much as in picking the switch that would be used! This begs the question, "How did our parents and grandparents get away with those spankings all those years ago? Did it just become illegal?"

Grandparent's Day

Grandparent's Day is this Sunday. Many people were unaware that such a day of celebration even exists, as it is overshadowed by the back to school season, Labor Day and the beginning of fall. With the increasing role that many grandparents play in the lives of their grandchildren, recognizing and celebrating this day is more important than ever before. Since Grandparent's Day is this Sunday, now is the time to get ready and make it a day that grandma and grandpa will never forget.

How Divorced Parents can work together to Help Their Children Cope with Back to School

Going back to school each fall is always a stressful time in a child's life. That stress can often spill over to the child's parents, especially if they are newly divorced. In order to make the transition back to school go more smoothly for their child, divorced parents will need to decide how to handle certain issues. Let's take a look at some ways divorced parents working together can help their child go back to school:

Be Careful with Your Finances during Divorce

Perhaps the most distressful time in a person's life is when a spouse asks for a divorce. Despite the emotional drain, each partner must consider how he or she will move forward as a single person. Living expenses and debts continue even if you believe life has ended.

How to Break the News about Your Divorce

After you and your spouse have decided on divorce, you will have to deal with the other people in your circle who will be affected by the change in relationship. Although delivering the news may seem like a daunting task, you can get through the experience by putting yourself in the position of those receiving this unsettling information.

Skype Parenting

The Internet has completely revolutionized the way that people communicate with one another. There is no better example of this than the instant messaging and video chatting service known as Skype. It is used by millions of people every day in dozens of countries. It can be used as strictly an instant messaging service for people who are using the Skype app on their smartphone. However, if both people have a webcam and a microphone, they will be able to see and talk to each other with perfect clarity.