Obesity is a problem for many people but is a disability? The answer to that question could determine whether or not your employer can fire you because of your weight. What's The Difference Between Being Overweight And Being Obese? Almost 70% of U.S. adults are overweight, and 35% of those adults are obese. Obesity is determined by a person's body mass index or BMI. A BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese. [Read More]
Could Obesity Be A Factor In Your Child Custody Case?
It doesn't really surprise anyone to hear that obesity is a problem. What surprises people, however, is that it can become a serious issue in a custody battle. Can you really lose custody over your child's weight? Can your weight be a factor in a child custody case? Surprisingly, the answer is, "Yes." This is what you should know. It's All About The Child's Best Interests. The reason that obesity - yours or your child's - can come into play in a custody battle is the wide latitude given to family court judges in deciding what is in the " [Read More]
Three Ways a DWI Lawyer Can Help You
If you are arrested and charged for driving while intoxicated, you should always get the advice and council of a lawyer. The chances of a lawyer getting the charges dropped or winning the case at trial are not high, but they do provide valuable services to those who have been arrested for DWI. Most of the advantages you will realize with a lawyer will center on a plea bargain, and striking the best deal possible. [Read More]
How Do Wage Assignments Help Custodial Parents Collect Child Support From Absent Parents?
As many single parents know, it is not always easy to collect child support from an absent parent. All too often, absent parents have the tendency to try to avoid taking financial responsibility for their children. However, once a judge has signed orders for a certain amount to be paid each month, the absent parent will be held responsible for doing so. One way this is done is by having a wage assignment put into order against the absent parent. [Read More]