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DUI convictions potentially compromised by test recall

Those who were already convicted on DUI charges in Minnesota could have another chance to plead their case. Hundreds of test kits were recently recalled, and they may compromise thousands of cases.

Some claim that the cases could actually get thrown out, as the evidence won't stand. This has been called "a scientific screw-up of epic proportions."

Divorce and the main reasons couples split up

To some degree, you don't want to get hung up on the reasons why other couples end their marriages. Every relationship is different. You could wind up getting divorced for reasons that have nothing to do with anyone else's experience.

At the same time, though, it can be helpful to look at some of the reasons so that you know why divorce usually happens. This way, you can look for red flags in your own relationship, and you can be ready when divorce arrives. With that in mind, here are some of the top reasons:

  • Your spouse is abusive. This abuse could be emotional, physical or financial, just to name a few.
  • Your spouse is unfaithful. It may be a one-time event or it could be an ongoing relationship.
  • Your spouse does not think of you as an equal. This can lead them to treat you as an inferior and make you feel like you need a healthier relationship.
  • Your spouse expects things from the marriage that you can never provide. Unmet expectations may cause a divorce, even when they're not fair to begin with.
  • Stress about money. Once you're married, not being able to pay the bills feels like a bigger issue -- especially if you blame your spouse for wasting the family's money and causing you all of these financial troubles in the first place.

Hemp-based products leading to legal headaches for some users

Despite the lethal dangers of drugs like opioids, one of the most controversial drugs in the United States continues to be marijuana. This is because the legal status of the drug and its derivative products is always changing. State laws don’t match one another, and many states don’t conform to federal laws.

Products derived from marijuana and hemp have started to become legal, largely because most contain only trace amounts of THC, which is the high-causing ingredient in marijuana. But a patchwork of state/federal laws combined with varying manufacturing standards means that some people are getting arrested for drug crimes even when using or possessing a completely legal product.

Parenting time agreements can mitigate conflict, stress

Dividing time with your children is an aspect of divorce parents don’t enjoy. Sure, you want the other parent in their life, but being away from your child is difficult. While the negotiation process is hard, cooperatively negotiating a parenting agreement clearly lays out who is responsible for the child and when. Such an agreement can prevent some conflict and confusion.

 

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