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Does your busy lifestyle limit the amount of sleep you get?

When you live in a fast-paced society, it may seem normal to be constantly busy. You may juggle work, your household needs, your children’s after school activities, play dates and more, and it may feel like you are constantly on the go. However, this much activity can leave you exhausted, especially if you are not getting enough sleep at night.

There is nothing inherently wrong with having a busy lifestyle, but it is important to make sure you get enough sleep every night. Driving a vehicle after even one night without enough sleep could put you and others at risk.

Consider each aspect of divorce on its own

Family law matters are usually emotional matters. You have to think about how you and your children will be affected by every decision you make. This can put stress on you when you are dealing with something like a divorce or child custody matter. One way that you might be able to address this potential stress is to find out what options you have and what you can expect.

We know that there are a lot of variables that come into the picture for divorce and child custody matters. We have to look at your specific situation so that we can determine how we might need to handle specific points. We can help you learn about the choices you might have for each of these --so that you can determine how each might impact you now and into the future.

Set your parenting plan up for a successful future

Parents who are going through a divorce have to quickly decide that they are going to work as a team. Trying to fight against each other in matters about the children can set a difficult precedent about how the future of the parenting relationship is going to go. One of the most important things that you need to do at this point is to remember that your children are perceptive. They probably know what is going on.

It might help your children to speak to you and your ex together, so they can get their questions answered with both parents together. This is a time to tell them what is going to happen and to reassure them that they didn't cause the divorce. When you are speaking to them, don't make promises that you can't keep. Only let them know things that you know for sure, and don't be afraid to say you don't know the answer to something.

Carefully consider traffic violation case options

Traffic violations are often thought of as things that can be just paid and left alone after that. Some individuals might not realize that doing this can have very serious impacts on their life. This is especially true if you count on a clean driving record to be able to do your job duties. Instead of just paying these tickets, you should explore the options that you have and determine which is in your best interests.

There are several things that paying a traffic ticket can do to you. One of the most immediate is that you will have to pay the fine by a certain date. This can have a negative financial impact on you. In the long-term, it means that you might have to pay more for your car insurance since you don't have a clean record now.

Community mourns girl killed in Virginia pickup truck crash

A teenage girl who was a passenger in a truck was killed when the truck crashed into a home in the Kempsville area on June 24.

According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, the truck crashed into the house on South Parliament Drive. The truck overturned, and two of the three people in the truck were ejected.

How to handle car accident whiplash

Did you know that injuries frequently cost more than your doctor bill? On top of having to pay a substantial medical bill, you might have to miss work or do some level of rehabilitation as well.

Whiplash is one of the most common injuries that occurs during a car accident. It is a soft tissue injury that happens when the neck moves backward and then quickly jolts forward. This causes a varying amount of damage to the muscles and ligaments that help keep your neck upright.

Criminal defense strategies have to be personalized

Criminal defense matters must be carefully considered by the person who is facing the charges. When you are in this position, it is easy to become focused on the immediate consequences of each option. Take the time to consider the long-term impacts as well. Some cases, such as felonies, can affect you for the rest of your life. You don't want to have to deal with unnecessary impacts simply because you didn't take the time to think about what you are going to do.

We understand that you might not have any experience with the criminal justice system, and going through it for the first time is difficult. We are here to help you throughout the process. We want you to know what options you have so that you are able to determine the strategy that you feel the best using. Sometimes, there isn't an easy choice but thinking carefully about what can happen might help.

The impact of student loan debt on marriages

Whether you're in your 20s or your 50s, if you graduated from a private college and your parents didn't give you a significant amount of help with tuition and room and board, you likely have student loan debt. The average American with student loan debt owes more than $34,000. That's up 62% since a decade ago.

Student loan debt can impact people's ability to save for large purchases like a home and make them more likely to accept a job that pays well rather than take a risk on starting a new business. It can also impact people's marriages.

When would a 'split custody' arrangement be worth considering?

When parents divorce, there are a multitude of custody arrangements to choose from. Which one you choose will depend on your own unique family dynamics and -- most importantly -- what's best for your children.

One type of custody arrangement is what's called "split custody" or "divided custody." It's not a common choice, but in some circumstances, it's the best one.

Understanding dog body language can help you prevent being bitten

Dogs are one of the most popular pets in the United States. However, any dog can bite, and many beloved canine pets do bite. Dog bites can cause damage to the skin, muscles, tendons, nerves or bones. Dog bites can also cause infections and spread diseases.

Being bitten by a dog can be a painful and traumatic experience, and it is probably one you wish to avoid. Understanding dog body language is one way you can do so. By understanding dog body language, you can more easily identify situations when you might be at risk of being bitten and may need to separate yourself from the dog.

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