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Car accident victims often have PTSD

St. Clair Shores, Michigan, has many busy roads, especially at peak times of day, such as when commuters are going to and from their places of employment. Correspondingly, there are often car accidents. When those accidents happen, there is physical damage to vehicles and occupants of vehicles. Additionally, occupants may suffer psychological trauma in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

An expensive divorce could have been even more expensive

Many St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couples start their married lives together with sacred vows in which they pledge eternal devotion to each other. Love, fun and adventure tend to be themes of weddings and honeymoons. However, the main theme of divorce is often cold hard cash, with one divorcing spouse seeking to part with as little of it as possible and the other divorcing spouse seeking to get as much of it as possible.

Divorce has expensive tax implications

Some St. Clair Shores, Michigan, couples make it to their 20th, 30th, 40th and even 50th anniversary, realizing their sacred marriage vows to one another to stick together through good times and through bad times, through sickness and through health. Other couples seem destined to divorce before the ink is dry on their marriage license, as they discover that they are not compatible. Those who do decide to get divorced should understand the tax ramifications of doing so.

What standard is used in child custody cases?

Throughout much of human history, the custody of children of all ages went to their father by default. That started to change shortly before the Civil War, and by World War I, the custody of children went to their mother by default. In recent decades, there has been a major call for fathers and mothers to be treated equally in the parenting realm, reflecting the call for men and women to be treated equally in the career realm. Currently, the standard used in child custody cases in St. Clair Shores, Michigan, is called the "best interests of the child" standard.

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