Can you homeschool your child against your ex’s wishes?
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by jrichcontentcustoms
1w ago
There’s a growing movement toward homeschooling in the United States, for several reasons. Some parents feel like the overcrowded classrooms and lack of resources are providing substandard education, and they can do better at home. Others have safety concerns, due to widespread bullying and violence. Finally, some feel that public education comes with an agenda and indoctrination, and they don’t feel the environment is right for their children. Regardless of your reasons, can you decide to homeschool your children against your ex-spouse’s or co-parent’s wishes? Does it matter if you are the ch ..read more
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Do you have to admit to the police that you’ve been drinking?
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by kreed
1M ago
You’re minding your own business and heading home for the night when you see those red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror.  You may not even have any idea what traffic law you violated, but it quickly becomes clear that the officer is “fishing” for more information – and they ask if you’ve been drinking. Whether you have or you haven’t, you need to know how to navigate this situation. You can’t lie – but you’re under no obligation to admit the truth It’s a quirk of the law, but you can’t deny that you’ve been drinking if you had a beer with dinner or a glass of wine at a fri ..read more
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How do you divide retirement accounts during divorce?
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by bkabritsor
1M ago
Dividing retirement accounts during a divorce can be complicated. There are various types of retirement accounts, including 401(k)s, IRAs and pensions. A 401(k) is an employer-sponsored plan, while an IRA is an individual retirement account. Pensions are often provided by government employers or large corporations. Each type has different rules for division during a divorce. Valuing retirement accounts Determining the value of retirement accounts is important. The current account balance does not reflect the total value since it does not consider future growth. One must also consider the ..read more
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Taking from a business risks potentially harsh penalties
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by gturnercontentcustoms
2M ago
Indiana has no law addressing the crime of shoplifting specifically, but that does not mean you are safe from severe consequences in the event that you are convicted of theft. This kind of conduct is generally treated harshly by the justice system. If the police arrested you after an alleged shoplifting incident, you need accurate and current information. Below is a brief overview of the crime known as shoplifting to most Indiana residents. What charges will you face? Taking items from any commercial establishment will be charged as theft. The severity of the charges can vary, depending on the ..read more
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Virtual visitation strategies for young kids
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by msmithcontentcustoms
2M ago
Young kids benefit significantly from visual and interactive engagements with parents. As a result, when they are living in two different homes due to a co-parenting arrangement, they often do well when a virtual visitation arrangement allows them to connect with whichever parent is not present on any given day. Virtual visitation involves using video calls and other digital communication methods to interact remotely, and it can be effectively used as part of a broader co-parenting strategy. The terms of such an arrangement can even be outlined in a family’s parenting plan so that everyone rem ..read more
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3 facts about drug possession
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by lbaxtercontentcustoms
3M ago
Drug possession is a complex facet of the law. For those facing accusations, it can help to learn more about the law. Here are several drug possession facts that can help people understand more about the laws on drug possession in Indiana:  Fact 1: Drug possession can lead to severe fines and incarceration In Indiana, drug possession can lead to severe criminal punishments. Those convicted for possessing, manufacturing or distributing illicit substances can face up to 50 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. A criminal charge can also lead to license suspension, revoked child custody and ..read more
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Walk this way: How can pedestrians avoid accidents and injuries?
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by jrichcontentcustoms
3M ago
Rising gas prices and environmental concerns have led many Americans, including Indiana residents, to adopt walking and cycling for everyday commutes. These choices benefit the planet and personal health, but pedestrian accident risks remain a significant threat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the latest data (from 2021) paints a disturbing picture, with 7,388 pedestrians dying in traffic crashes and more than 60,000 suffering injuries throughout the U.S. Learning more about high-risk pedestrian accident scenarios can improve your safety when walking a ..read more
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How likely is jail time after a first Indiana OWI?
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by bkabritsor
3M ago
For people facing their first Operating While Intoxicated charge in Indiana, concerns about potential jail time are common. It is important to understand the likelihood of incarceration in such cases. Several factors come into play when determining the possibility of jail time after a first OWI conviction. Offense severity The severity of the offense plays a key role in determining the likelihood of jail time. OWI offenses undergo classification based on various factors. Some of these include blood alcohol concentration level, whether property damage or injury occurred and if there were any mi ..read more
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Understanding collateral consequences of youth incarceration
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by wreedcontentcustoms
3M ago
The young adult years can be trying times for families and their offspring. Young people often make mistakes, and some of them can result in criminal charges. Should a young person’s bad decisions as a teenager result in lifelong, adverse consequences? Some people believe that better alternatives exist to course-correct than incarcerating young people and effectively throwing away the key for decades. Understand the immediate and long-term consequences If you and your family receive public benefits or live in Section 8 housing, your child could be taken off your benefits and be denied the righ ..read more
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Types of burn injuries associated with car accidents
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by msmithcontentcustoms
4M ago
While it is a relatively rare occurrence, car accidents can result in fires. The electrical and fuel components can be damaged during a collision, meaning that only a spark is needed to ignite the vehicle. If a driver or passenger is unable to exit the vehicle quickly in these conditions, they are likely to suffer burn injuries. Burn injuries are separated into four categories based on their severity. Outlined below are the four different grades of burn injuries. First-degree burns First-degree burns are relatively minor. These types of burns only impact the outer layers of the skin. While the ..read more
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