December 2017 Archives

Divorce can lead to extended family relationships

The definition of family is changing for people across Rhode Island, especially after an increasing number have had their marriages end in divorce over the past decades. A divorce doesn't mean an end to the growth of a family, however. Instead, remarriage after divorce can bring together stepparents, half-siblings and stepchildren into a more expansive family framework.

Understanding how a hardship license works in Rhode Island

One of the most inconvenient and frustrating challenges in life has recently happened to you - you lost your driver's license. Whether the state revoked your license because of a DUI or because you refused to submit to a chemical test during a traffic stop, losing the right to drive has seriously impacted your ability to get the most important things done in your life. You still have a job to get to, as well as errands to run and appointments to keep. Can a Rhode Island hardship license improve your situation?

Divorce and Social Security payments from an ex-spouse

When people in Rhode Island divorce a spouse they were married to for more than 10 years, it may be possible to draw Social Security payments on that spouse's work history. The divorce must have been at least two years ago, and both people must be over the age of 62 for a person to start collecting this payment.

Tips for divorced parents to stay positive during the holidays

The holiday season may be difficult for newly single parents in Rhode Island with strong emotions as they try to reconcile favorite traditions with their parenting situation. Although former spouses may have conflicting desires when it comes to spending time with family over the holidays, parents should focus on helping their children adjust to splitting holiday celebrations between two households.

What to consider during the divorce process

It may be necessary for Rhode Island spouses to have a team assembled to help them through a divorce. This team will typically include a CPA or some other financial adviser as well as a therapist. Friends and family members may also make up a part of this support system. Those who don't have a team ready to go when they divorce may want to take time to assemble one.

How alcohol really affects safe driving

Impaired driving or driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be a serious problem in Rhode Island and across the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, every day 28 people die in car crashes involving a drunk driver. CDC offers information on drunk driving and how it can be prevented. One key to prevention is educating drivers on just what being drunk does to their ability to drive.


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