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2018 Summer Travel Tips for Your Family

Summer Travel Tips for Your Family A summer vacation or a road trip can be a lot of fun but when the entire family is traveling, you will have some serious responsibility. Where will you travel, how will you get there, what will you do and what’s needed to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone? Doing some preliminary work will help you answer these questions and have the time of your life. When’s the Best Time for a Summer Vacation? The answer really depends on the destination that you’ve chosen. One thing to keep in mind is that summer resorts tend to be pretty busy in the period from the middle of June to the end of August. There will be huge crowds and the cost of accommodation could also increase in that time period. Many families prefer off-season travel – either in the very beginning of the summer or in early fall. For a start, there will be a bigger number of available accommodation options to choose from. In addition, resorts tend to be more peaceful and more affordable before and after the peak of the season. The Best Destination is… The outcome of your family vacation will be [...]

2018 Summer Travel Tips for Your Family 2018-06-20T08:52:38+00:00

June Product Recalls of the Month

Pinnacle Foods Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible Processing Deviation Pinnacle Foods Inc., a Fort Madison, Iowa establishment, is recalling approximately 32,479 pounds of heat-treated, shelf stable beef products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to staphylococcal enterotoxin and clostridial toxin contamination, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.      Listeria Recall: Snack Packs of Nuts and Dried Fruits Hickory Harvest Foods is recalling snack packs of nuts and dried fruits from grocers, convenience stores and truck stops in more than 30 states after company testing found Listeria monocytogenes contamination in a production plant.     Eddy Packing Co., Inc. Recalls Smoked Sausage Products Due to Possible Foreign Matter Contamination Eddy Packing Co., Inc., a Yoakum, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 49,558 pounds of smoked sausage products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.       Van’s Foods Voluntarily Recalls Gluten Free Waffles Due to Gluten, Undeclared Wheat & Undeclared Milk Van’s Foods is voluntarily recalling Van’s Gluten Free Waffles with a lot code date of #A640234710–WL2, BEST BY AUG 22, 2018 [...]

June Product Recalls of the Month 2018-06-04T08:45:04+00:00

5 Summer Safety Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Fun

Can you already imagine the amazing fun you’ll have this summer lounging by the pool, eating ice-cream with friends in the center of town, hiking, roller skating and playing hide and seek with your kids in the park? All of these activities make the summer one of the most exciting seasons. While you should definitely be focusing on the fun, a couple of safety considerations are also going to be important. Bug bites, allergies, falls and the intense sun can all lead to issues that can be avoided easily in a few simple steps. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration Carried away in a fun and exciting activity, you can easily forget to drink enough water. Dehydration is a serious problem that can have adverse consequences. A general rule of thumb is to have a sip every 20 minutes (and even more often if you feel thirsty). Water is perfect if you’re enjoying a leisurely activity like a walk in the part. For more rigorous exercises – running, biking that continues for more than an hour, sightseeing for an entire day, you may want to consider a sports drink that will replenish your electrolytes. Avoiding a Heat Stroke A heatstroke is a very serious [...]

5 Summer Safety Tips for Indoor and Outdoor Fun 2018-05-22T14:45:09+00:00

Should You Stay Married for the Kids?

Do you find it difficult to decide whether to stay married for your kids or file for divorce and face a long and troublesome custody trial? A discussion with a Georgia family law attorney may help. While you should not let anyone tell you what to do about your marital problems, finding out what consequences of each option will definitely help. You already know what staying married means, and you are the only one who gets to decide if it is worth it. You probably feel it is time to get a divorce and start over, but you worry about how it would affect your children and your custody rights. Leaving the psychological impact your decision may have aside, you surely want to know where you stand from the legal point of view. The easiest way to find that out would be to consult a Georgia family law attorney. Until you decide to do that, it may help to take a closer look at what divorce, child custody, and alimony proceedings involve according to Georgia laws. You will find all the laws referring to divorce and child custody grouped under Georgia Code Title 19 (Domestic Relations). It has 15 Chapters, each with [...]

Should You Stay Married for the Kids? 2018-05-22T15:16:01+00:00

What Happens to Falsely Accused Fathers?

False allegations of child abuse are serious accusations. If you’re a father who has been falsely accused of child abuse or neglect, you should be aware of what steps to take as well as the process the courts will go through while investigating the allegation. Georgia Child Protective Services states that the following acts are considered abuse or neglect in the state of Georgia: Injury to a child under the age of 18 by a parent or guardian resulting in bruises, scarring, fractures or any other internal injuries The failure of a parent or guardian to provide proper housing, clothing, food, and supervision for a child under the age of 18 Using a child under the age of 18 for sexual gratification Whether the allegations against you were made out of malice, spite, or a mere misunderstanding, it should be taken very seriously. When a parent has been accused of child abuse or neglect, there are certain things that will happen as the court looks into the allegation. There are also certain steps a father must take when he is falsely accused to ensure that his name is cleared. If you are a father and have had false accusations made against [...]

What Happens to Falsely Accused Fathers? 2018-05-22T15:20:06+00:00

Is Getting a Prenup a Good Idea?

If you’re getting married, the idea of a prenup has probably crossed your mind. Deciding whether you want to enter into a prenuptial agreement is a personal decision which may or may not take a toll on your relationship. Prenups are unique because they can be used to protect both spouse’s finances in the event that divorce does occur. There is an ongoing debate in society as to whether or not signing a prenuptial agreement is a good idea, and there seems to be some stigma attached to it. At the end of the day, your decision to sign a prenup depends entirely on your financial status, your spouse’s financial status, and many other contributing factors. Signing a prenup may be a good idea for you under certain circumstances. Prenups do have benefits depending on your life, your history, and your finances. Some benefits associated with a prenup include: Protection of premarital assets Reduced conflict in the event of a divorce No sharing of debt Financial security Limited/no amount of spousal support in the event of a divorce Allows for open discussion and no financial secrets Some things you may want to consider if you are considering a prenup are the [...]

Is Getting a Prenup a Good Idea? 2018-05-22T11:57:03+00:00

How Do Serious Medical Issues of Parents Affect Custody?

Are you about to divorce but suffering from serious medical issues, and worried your condition could cost you child custody? As the official website of the State of Georgia warns, Georgia’s child custody laws are quite intricate. When serious medical issues are involved, the situation becomes even more complicated. Before filing your child custody petition, you should consult a Georgia family law attorney. They will analyze the specifics of your case, explain your options, and help you identify the best strategy to convince the court that you deserve custody. When deciding who should have child custody, the court will try to make sure that the decision is in the best interest of the child. In order to do so, they will consider several factors. Getting to know these factors may help you assess your situation, so we will review them in the following lines. Factors Georgia Courts Takes into Account in Child Custody Cases When reviewing a parent’s child custody petition, the court considers the following aspects: The stipulations of Georgia Code Title 19, Chapter 9 – Child Custody Proceedings The parents’ ability to provide for the child (financial situation, income, employment, etc.) The child’s age, gender, medical history, and needs [...]

How Do Serious Medical Issues of Parents Affect Custody? 2018-05-22T11:49:25+00:00

I’m Getting Divorced after 30 Years of Marriage. Now What?

Going through a divorce can be a very difficult time for anyone, especially if you have been with your spouse for as long as 30 or so years. If you’re wondering what your next steps should be now that you are separating after so many years together, there are certain things you will need to prepare yourself for, including: How to go about telling your adult children and grandchildren Handling finances like pensions, a mortgage, and spousal support Insurance Living arrangements Who will be your caregiver as you age Sources of income A divorce after three decades means a lot of things to both you and your husband. Your retirement accounts will most likely be divided and you will need to find a way to build it back up if it's not enough to support you. If you do not have a job and have been out of the workforce for several years, you may worry that it’s too late in life to establish a new career. If you have limited income, there are a few steps to consider, including moving to an area that has a lower cost of living or reducing your lifestyle expenses. If you are no longer [...]

I’m Getting Divorced after 30 Years of Marriage. Now What? 2018-02-05T10:37:03+00:00

Georgia’s debate on adoption bill continues

Georgia’s debate on adoption bill continues on in 2018. The bill was first introduced in 2017, but stalled after changes were made to the bill in the Senate. Background on Georgia’s adoption bill, House Bill 159 In 2017, Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta, introduced a 100-page bill that he said would modernize adoption law. “The last time that Georgia’s adoption law was substantially worked on was 1990,” Reeves said. “So in the last 27 years, there have been a lot of changes, there have been a lot of adoption cases that have demonstrated flaws in our code section that have demonstrated a need for clarity in our code section. So what the goal was was to do a substantial revision or modernization of the code section and bring it up to 2017, essentially.” The bill, House Bill 159, would change requirements for adopting children, provide for a nonresident to allow an adoption of his or her child, provide for adoption of foreign-born children, provide for a waiver to revoke a surrender of parental rights, change the age for individuals to access the Adoption Reunion Registry, among other changes. Senate’s changes to HB 159 in 2017 stalls bill However, the Senate’s changes to the [...]

Georgia’s debate on adoption bill continues 2018-05-22T11:47:27+00:00

Tips on How to Create a Successful Parenting Plan

During a divorce, many states require that separating parents create a parenting plan. Making a parenting plan can be very intimidating when you are not prepared, or if you are unsure of what goes into it. Let’s begin with the basics: a parenting plan is an official, written document that the parents create according to the agreements that they have made regarding how to raise the children of the marriage. 1. Decide Custody The very first thing you should do before creating a parenting plan is decide whether custody of the children will be joint or sole. Custody is a complex area of law and the laws in each state are different. However, generally, custody includes the right to make major decisions about the children’s lives, including decisions about their education, health, religion, extracurricular activities, and personal care. If you choose to share custody, this may mean you need to decide how to share major decision-making for the children. For example, will your ex-spouse decide education and health decisions, while you decide religion and extracurriculars? Or, will you agree to come to a decision together on all major decision-making areas? Remember, every state law is different, so it is extremely important [...]

Tips on How to Create a Successful Parenting Plan 2018-05-22T15:18:12+00:00
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