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How to fight for custody without badmouthing your ex

When you have kids, your whole life revolves around keeping them safe and providing for their needs. This is true, too, if you are in the midst of a divorce. You want what is best for your child, and if that means you must battle for custody, that is what you will do. When a separation gets to this point, there is likely a reason, and the animosity between parents can easily emerge in the courtroom.

Basketball rim and backboard blamed for youth's death

Placid settings and routine activities can turn into tragedy when manufacturers and other parties do not fulfill their duties of assuring safety. The manufacturer of sporting equipment and others are being blamed for the death of a 14-year-old playing basketball at his Indiana home, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed earlier this month in St. Joseph Superior Court.

Driving while drowsy as a crime

Driving with inadequate sleep is a major cause of car accidents in Indiana and throughout the nation. Its impact on public health is significant because a fatigued motorist may be as dangerous as a drunk driver, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But, states are struggling to find ways to combat this problem.

$225 drug conviction has $42,000 price tag

Any criminal conviction can have long-term consequences. Even though a criminal defense can reduce charges, a person may still face catastrophic financial and personal penalties. In one case pending before the US Supreme Court, a person a lost his $42,000 Land Rover under Indiana's civil forfeiture laws because of his conviction for a $225 drug transaction that did not lead to imprisonment.

Drunk driving concerns taking back seat in Indiana

A few years ago, drunk driving across the country was dropping because of better enforcement and education and using measures such as ignition interlock devices. However, Indiana residents may be concerned to hear that recent years show a disturbing trend where fatal car accidents involving a drunk driver are rising again.

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