September 2018 Archives

Edible Drugs are on the Menu at an Event on Church Property

An event designed to promote local Georgia entrepreneurs attracted a wide variety of participants including one who was openly selling marijuana edibles, which included brownies, pudding and cereal treats. According to law enforcement officials, a third party hosted and arranged the event, and a spokesperson for the church denied it had any knowledge of the illegal activities conducted on its property.

Distracted mobile workers linked to spike in car crashes

Smartphones in the workforce are causing an increase in distracted driving motor vehicle accidents in Georgia and across the U.S., according to a new report. The information was gathered by Motus, a company that provides mileage reimbursement and driver management technologies for businesses and commercial fleets.

Preparing for a child custody hearing

Many divorcing parents in Georgia wonder what to expect when they are facing child custody proceedings. Court appearances can be a major source of anxiety for many, especially for those who have never testified as a witness in court and are unsure about what to expect. Some of the stress can be lessened by knowing what happens at a typical proceeding and preparing key testimony.

One-fifth of all inspected commercial vehicles sidelined

Georgia drivers who value safety will be interested in learning the results from a targeted effort by commercial vehicle regulators that took place at the beginning of summer. The three-day initiative resulted in over 67,000 roadside inspections and the suspension of operating privileges for a large number of trucks and drivers. Since transport trucks operate side-by-side with school buses and everyday commuters, compliance with safety regulations are the concern of everyone on the roadways.

Establishing a coparenting relationship after divorce

When Georgia parents get divorced, they may remain linked for years as coparents. One of the first steps they can take in this process is to recognize that the focus should be on the children. Even if parents could not get along as partners, they should try to establish a functioning relationship as coparents.

The rise in divorce among older adults

Georgia couples who are 50 years old and above may be at a higher risk of divorce than their parents or grandparents were at the same age. People age 65 and older are getting divorced at a rate that is three times higher than it was in 1990. For individuals 50 and older, the rate is twice as high as it was in that year.

Choosing a date to get married

Georgia couples who choose to get married may lean toward a "cutesy" or clever date for the ceremony. However, this might not necessarily be a good idea. In fact, a recent study says that cutesy dates can be quite disastrous when it comes to marriage.

Be aware of personal injury risks at rock concerts

As summer is winding down in Georgia, you might be scrambling to make plans with friends and family to get in as much socializing as possible. Perhaps there's a rock concert in your near future; that is, if you were lucky enough to get tickets before they sold out. Going to see a favorite band play is a fun way to spend a summer evening.  

Addressing visitation issues

There are many aspects of child custody that parents in Georgia may have to deal with. Visitation is a part of child custody that the family courts may assign so that non-custodial parents are able to be a constant part of their children's lives. Parents who have concerns about court-assigned visitation should be aware of the proper methods for addressing those issues.