Archive for August, 2015

The Weird and Wild Laws of New England

Federal legislative history
If you do any legislative history research on New England’s law books, you’re bound to come across some pretty weird legal statutes. Here are just a few of the stranger ones out there.
Vermont.
  • In Vermont, it’s reportedly illegal to deny the existence of God.
  • Women also have to get written permission from their husbands if they want to wear false teeth, too.
  • At one time in Vermont, people weren’t allowed to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole. Thankfully, this convenient solution for giraffe owners taking their pets for a walk is now legal again.
Massachusetts.
  • In Massachusetts, it’s okay if candy is 1% alcoholic, bu

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3 Ways To Curb Slip, Trip, and Fall Risks

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Unfortunately, slips, trips, and falls are all-too-common. Accidental falls are the leading cause of emergency room visits, accounting for nearly 8 million ER visits per year. What’s more, falls are the second most common cause of accidental death, topped only by car crashes.
Many of these accidents are preventable, however — especially among aging Americans, who are some of the most likely people to slip and fall. Here are three things seniors can do to reduce risks of tripping and falling:
Exercise Regularly
“With your doctor’s OK, consider activities such as walking, water workouts or tai chi — a gentle exercise that involves slow and graceful dance-like movements,” The Mayo Clinic writes. “Such activities reduce the risk of falls by improving strength, balance, coord

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Do the Smart Thing When Pulled Over

Personal injury liability
Your attorney at law will do his best to defend you. Help him by defending yourself first. The recent concern over routine traffic stops escalating into fatal confrontations makes cooperation even more vital than ever. If you want to contest a ticket issued to you, make sure you follow these guidelines to give yourself the best chance.
1. Getting Pulled Over
You must pull over as quickly as is reasonable. On the highway, pull well onto the right shoulder. On residential streets, pull as close to the curb as you can get. If you are not near a safe place to park, turn on your warning lights to acknowledge to the officer that you see him.
It’s best for your case if you can pull over as close to the site of the violation as possible so that you can review the scene and ass

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FAQ Common Family Law And Divorce Questions Answered

How to find a child custody lawyer
Because of the intense emotions surrounding dissolving marriages, domestic violence, and child custody, family law is a particularly complex corner of the legal system. And most family law and divorce lawyers often answer the same questions repeatedly. And while the best divorce lawyers are happy to provide information, others just wish the public was better educated about the intricacies of family law.
So before you step into the courthouse (or if you’ve just been served), here are some of the most common family law questions answered:
Do one in two couples really get divorced?
More or less, although for first-time marriages the rate is closer to four out of ten. The rate goes up with the number of marriages.
Is it normal for young couples to get divorced?<

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Finding the Right Lawyer for the Right Job

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The American justice system is in place to protect the interest of all Americans, so when you’ve been victimized, an attorney at law can help to preserve your rights and ensure that you get adequate compensation. What Americans may not know is the fact that many lawyers specialize in particular fields such as personal injury lawyers, workers compensation lawyers, car accident lawyers, and real estate attorneys. Finding the right lawyer for your claim can make all of the d

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