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Protecting a financial future after getting divorced

There are several steps that individuals in Georgia can take to protect their savings in the event of a divorce. First, it can be a good idea to create a budget that will take into account housing, health care and other expenses a person will need to pay on his or her own. It is fine to use rough estimates until exact figures become available. Creating a budget can help a person determine whether it is necessary to cut expenses or increase retirement contributions.

Fatal pedestrian accidents at an all-time high

There are several reasons that many people today choose to walk during their daily routines. For some, they enjoy the leisure time outdoors; others are concerned about pollution, and some simply do so out of necessity. Overall, the benefits of walking generally outweigh any drawbacks.

Possible drunk driving defenses

A motorist in Georgia who is facing a drunk driving charge has certain defense options at their disposal. A common approach to defending against such charges is to question the evidence or the actions of the arresting officer. There are also "affirmative" defenses, referring to instances where there was a valid reason for driving while under the influence of alcohol.

Roundabouts can save lives and money

Thousands of road deaths and injuries could possibly be prevented each year in Georgia if the state replaced traditional intersections with roundabouts, according to several studies. After looking into the safety benefits of roundabouts, the Federal Highway Administration and the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety concluded that serious injuries would be reduced by as much as 75% and fatalities by up to 90% if traditional intersections were replaced with traffic circles.

Tips for co-parenting a teenager

For some divorced Georgia parents, co-parenting a teenager can present some challenges. Some parents may assume that the teen is mature enough to need less hands-on parenting. While teens do need to be treated differently from younger children, it is still important for parents to remain involved.

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