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Tips for identifying assets in a divorce

Ending your relationship is an emotional process, but strictly speaking, the divorce itself is the dissolution of a legal contract. As such, you and your spouse both have a duty to be completely honest in describing your financial situation.

Even if you both intend to be straightforward, inventorying your joint property can be a challenge. Here are some marital assets that couples may overlook, whether intentionally or accidentally.

Complications associated with cesarean sections

According to AmericanPregnancy.org, more than one in four American women now give birth by cesarean section. Sometimes, these procedures are pre-planned, and this is particularly common if you have given birth using this method before. Other times, emergency situations lead to C-section deliveries, and this is especially likely if the medical team feels that a regular birth will place you or your baby at risk.

As is the case with any surgery, however, there are risks in delivering a baby via C-section, and both mother and baby can experience complications.

Why nursing home residents may be susceptible to abuse

As a CNN report published in March 2017 explains, abuse and assault seem to be problems in many nursing homes. For example, a single aide was able to hop from home to home even though there were many possible cases of abuse swirling around the individual.

Here is a look at why residents in nursing homes are particularly at risk for abuse.

What was the cause of your burn injury?

The National Institute of Health tells us that more than two million people in the U.S. receive treatment for burns annually. While young children, senior citizens and disabled people are most at risk for injury, everyone suffers a burn at one time or another. However, when someone receives injury in this way as a result of negligence, legal assistance is in order for the victim.

Common types of burns

Protect your child by knowing the signs of TBI

Young children can hit their head in many types of accidents, from collisions in contact sports to car accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can cause any number of issues for people, from headaches to memory loss, but the effects on children may be slightly different.

As a parent, you should be aware of the symptoms of head injuries so that you know what signs to watch for after an accident.

Stop road rage before it starts

Road rage has become a big problem over the last few decades and causes frustration in its mildest forms and even death in the worst-case scenario. The news is full of tragedies that could be prevented if cooler heads prevailed during a road rage situation. Dealing with a driver who is seriously angry can be frightening and put you and your passengers at risk. If you face an angry driver, we recommend you handle it in the following ways.

Keeping your military overseas ex involved with the kids

Co-parenting can be challenging in the best circumstances, but it may become especially tricky when your ex is in the military and overseas. For one thing, communication may be sporadic or unpredictable, and the kids could worry that their parent is likely to be killed.

5 tips for using social media during divorce

You are going through a divorce, and it is tempting to vent all your anger and frustration to your friends and colleagues on Facebook, or to take subtle digs at your soon-to-be-ex-spouse on Twitter or Instagram. With a keyboard right at your fingertips and no way for your spouse to respond or lash back out, it may seem like the perfect way to get it all out there.

Unfortunately, the things you say on social media can do more to hurt your cause than to help it. Everything from text messages to email can be admissible in court if you aren't careful.

5 techniques to increase motorcycle visibility

Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exhilarating, but it cannot be done at the expense of your safety and others on the road. One of the main factors that poses a risk for accidents is that motorcycles are not as visible as cars or trucks. Many drivers struggle to pay attention to motorcyclists. Learn how to increase your visibility as a motorcyclist and make the road a safer place.

5 actions that constitute medical neglect in a nursing home

Physical abuse is not the only thing you may have to worry about happening to your elderly parent when it comes to misconduct in Florida nursing homes. Another common cause of harm is medical neglect, which results from being indifferent toward patient care, failing to act on patients' behalf or neglecting patients. Although the harm may not be as intentional as it is with abuse, it can lead to just as severe consequences for the victims. These five actions are only some of the ways a Florida nursing home can commit medical neglect, likely giving you grounds for a lawsuit.

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