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Intoxicated driving often involves high risk of personal injury

Countless individuals have been injured over the years in collisions involving an intoxicated driver. A person who chooses to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol often puts the safety of everyone nearby in danger. Collisions that occur under similar circumstances can be catastrophic, resulting in serious personal injury or worse. A recent two-car accident in Washington left four people with injuries.

Reportedly, the crash took place just after 10 p.m. when an eastbound vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a westbound truck. There were four individuals in the vehicle at the time, all of which were injured in the process. The driver of the truck was also injured in the crash and taken to a hospital, and both vehicles were apparently totaled.

Custody negotiations are among the toughest family law issues

The end of a marriage is generally a stressful and challenging period for anyone involved. Although difficult, the process may ultimately lead to a better situation in time. However, children may have more difficulty adjusting to divorce. Parents in Washington usually consider child custody to be a high priority during this period, often prompting them to seek legal counsel with experience in family law for assistance in the process.

Divorce can have a major impact on the future well-being of a child. How the parents handle the current situation will likely play a role in how it affects their kids. Since this is typically a stressful period, it may be difficult to make emotionless decisions that put the needs of a child first. However, making rash decisions during this period can be detrimental to everyone involved in the long run.

How to handle the business side of divorce

Many people who think about divorce only consider the potential emotional scars it may leave. They may be consumed with how unfair the process might be to them, or how their children may be affected, or whether in-laws will forever hold grudges or judge them for such a decision.

Indeed, these are genuine concerns. However, it is important not to lose sight of the financial implications that can affect divorcing parties. While it may be difficult to believe while in the moment, a divorce is ultimately a business transaction.

Traffic fatalities on the rise in Washington

Recently, the Annual Collision Summary for Washington was released by state officials.The report offers information regarding the year 2015 and the news is not good. A total of 551 persons lost their lives on our state's roads and that number represents a 20 percent jump over the 2014 fatality total.

Much of the blame for the report's disappointing results can be pinned to distracted or inattentive driving, which accounted for 46,000 of the 114,000 accidents on the books for 2015.

What details are in a parenting plan?

When parents divorce, they have to create a parenting agreement, also known as a parenting plan. Essentially, a parenting plan is a blueprint of each parent's custody rights and responsibilities. It is important to understand that a parenting plan is not optional; you will have to present a version of your plan to the family court for final approval.

It's always best if parents can set aside their personal differences and work together to create a plan that is as accommodating as possible to the entire family's needs and desires. The plan can be negotiated informally by employing collaborative law or mediation.

Traffic fatalities on the rise in Washington

Recently, the Annual Collision Summary for Washington was released by state officials. The report offers information regarding the year 2015 and the news is not good. A total of 551 persons lost their lives on our state's roads and that number represents a 20 percent jump over the 2014 fatality total.

Much of the blame for the report's disappointing results can be pinned to distracted or inattentive driving, which accounted for 46,000 of the 114,000 accidents on the books for 2015.

2 suffer serious personal injury in car accident in Washington

Many individuals avoid operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, often placing a great deal of importance on safety when out on the road. Collisions involving drunk drivers have led to the personal injury and/or death of many individuals over the years. A recent accident in Washington involving a suspected drunken driver has left two people hospitalized with serious injuries.

The accident occurred in the early hours of the morning in front of a local store. The road was closed while investigation into the incident was underway. Police have advised that it was a head-on collision, and that alcohol may have been a factor. Both drivers were alone at the time, and were both taken to the hospital after suffering serious injuries in the crash.

Surplus Funds

One sign of a stronger housing market reaching condominium and homeowner associations is showing up in foreclosure sales. Far more often than has happened in the previous seven to eight years, condos and homes are being sold for more than what's owed on the mortgage, which makes the mortgage lender whole, and leaves a surplus for other potential creditors.Associations who record liens early in a delinquency are more likely to have priority over those surplus funds than other creditors, or the foreclosed owner.

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