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Have Evidence Of Your Spouse Cheating? What To Do Before You Tell Them You Want A Divorce

Posted by on September 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Have Evidence Of Your Spouse Cheating? What To Do Before You Tell Them You Want A Divorce

If you know that your spouse is cheating on you and you want to get a divorce, you want to meet with a lawyer before you take action. You may want to get evidence before you spring the divorce paperwork on your spouse, and you may need to know what you are at a risk of losing. Here are a few things that you should already have with you when you go to meet with your attorney to talk about the divorce, and you need to make sure the attorney isn’t someone who your spouse is close with or also uses. Adultery Evidence You need to have solid evidence that your spouse was cheating on you. This could be any of the following: Videos of the couple together Electronic message trails of conversations Phone records Text messages Eye witnesses You need to bring your evidence with you to see if the attorney thinks what you have will hold up in court, and be enough to prove that your spouse was unfaithful. Gather Financial Information Gather all financial information that you have, so you can see how the divorce arrangement may go. You could end paying for spousal support and more if you made more money, and if you can’t prove the adultery. Take these things with you: Tax documents from the past few years Banking statements Proof of income Debt and loan information Your lawyer may be able to prearrange an agreement or settlement for your spouse to sign to mediate the divorce quickly. You also want to start looking into accounts to make sure your spouse doesn’t try to hide money. Mediation Expectations Are you hoping to mediate the divorce quickly so you don’t have to live with your spouse any longer and so you don’t have to go through a long divorce process? If so, you’ll want to make a list of all the things you want in the divorce and what is most important to you so your lawyer can see what you can realistically expect to get. Going through a divorce isn’t easy, but if you can prove that your spouse committed adultery, you may be able to get more of what you want when you split. Find a divorce attorney to start working on your case with the evidence that you have so you can surprise your spouse with the evidence and the divorce agreement already ready. Contact an attorney like Lazaro Blanco to get...

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Lead In Your Child’s School: Is It A Concern And Do You Need An Environmental Law Attorney?

Posted by on July 29, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Lead In Your Child’s School: Is It A Concern And Do You Need An Environmental Law Attorney?

Lead contamination is worrisome for any parent. Although exposure to lead in the environment has been reduced thanks to the introduction of unleaded gasoline and removal of lead from paint, old lead pipes are still a big concern. As many U.S. schools age, the pipes become a potential danger. Why should parents be worried about lead exposure? Younger children are at the most risk of health issues from lead exposure. But even children of elementary school age and older can be impacted by lead poisoning, as it causes behavioral issues, learning delays and problems with attention span. Permanent damage can result if exposure continues. Which schools are at risk? More than 350 schools have more than the suggested limit of 15 parts per billion, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tests conducted between 2012 and 2015. These schools are not predominantly in poor neighborhoods; excess lead levels may be present in just about any school that is old enough to have used lead pipes. Lead pipes are stable for a very long time, but over the years, they can corrode and small bits of lead can get into the water. How often do schools test for lead? There are no federal regulations that control how often public elementary schools must test their environment — including their drinking water — for excess lead. Right now, testing is completely voluntary. Many schools test regularly so they can be on top of any issues that may come up, but others never test.  Can a school that fails to test its drinking water for lead be considered negligent? Parents have filed lawsuits against school districts that knew about lead problems in some or all of their school buildings and did not take action to prevent children from drinking contaminated water. A lawsuit filed against the Newark, N.J. school district is one recent example of legal action taken by parents against what they feel is negligence. Can an environmental law attorney help you if you suspect your school has issues with lead contamination? Even if you don’t ultimately decide to file a lawsuit, working with an environmental law attorney can help get more attention to the issue of lead contamination in schools. A skilled lawyer can bring attention to environmental issues, including lead poisoning, and work to get schools up to speed on the issues and how to fix them. Most environmental law attorneys are most concerned about stopping the dangers to children’s health and will work with parents and school districts to eliminate lead in drinking water. Do you have concerns about potential lead contamination in your elementary school child’s drinking water? Contact an environmental law attorney for a review of your options and to find out whether you have a case. For more information, contact Moore Smith Buxton & Turcke-Chartered or a similar...

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