5 Tips for How to Keep Your Kids Out of Your Divorce

While getting a divorce requires a couple to decide on certain issues surrounding their children, such as child custody and child support, involving your kids in the process is not necessary. A divorce can be emotionally taxing on the couple ending a marriage, but can also be very difficult for the couple's kids. For this reason, the more you can keep your kids out of your divorce, the better for their emotional well-being. Here are 5 tips to help keep your kids out of your divorce.
1. Don't Talk About Your Divorce in Front of Your Child
Not only should you avoid arguing with your soon-to-be-ex in the presence of your kids, you should also avoid speaking negatively about him or her. After all, regardless of the fact that you no longer want to be married to the person, that person is still the child's parent and you want to ensure that the parent-child relationship is not tainted by the failed relationship between spouses.
2. Don't Use Your Child as a Messenger or..

Colleges Have a Duty to Protect Students From Violence, California High Court Rules

It's unfortunate, but it seems that our new reality is that school violence can happen at any school and at any time. But, there may be certain actions we can all take to reduce, and maybe even eliminate, such tragedies from occurring. In fact, the California Supreme Court has ruled that colleges have a duty to protect their students from foreseeable violence in the classroom.
A Foreseeable Attack?
With its ruling, the California Supreme Court reversed the decision of an appeals court, which had decided that UCLA didn't have a duty to protect a student, Katherine Rosen, who was attacked with a knife by her classmate, Damon Thompson. The knife attack occurred in a chemistry lab in October 2009. Prior to the attack, Thompson had been treated by UCLA for various symptoms that indicate schizophrenia.
A psychologist at UCLA had diagnosed Thomson with possible schizophrenia in the spring of 2009, but had concluded that he didn't show signs of homicidal or suicidal ideation. ..

Major Online Sex Trafficking Bill Passes Senate

It's probably a safe bet that everyone in Congress wants to fight sex trafficking. But it's also a safe bet that they won't all agree on the best way to accomplish that goal. In a surprising turn of events, almost all U.S. Senators agreed to pass a bill that targets online sex trafficking. But the bill is not without its vehement detractors.
An End to Online Sex Trafficking?
Proponents of the bill, “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act,” or FOSTA, say that it makes it illegal to use a website “with the intent to promote or facilitate the prostitution of another person.” Targeting websites like Backpage, the law is meant to close a loophole that protected websites from liability with respect to their user-posted content. This loophole allowed Backpage to say they weren't responsible for the escort ads posted by users.
The bill also includes a maximum 25-year sentence for those who operate a website which promotes prostitution of five or mor..

Pre Matrimonial Investigation

Seeking the assistance from the experts of the industry will help you to get the best Pre Matrimonial Investigation facilities. Hiring the professional of the industry will help you to check for the past record of the person you are going to select as your life partner. The professionals of the company will check for every aspects of the person's life. This will surely be beneficial for you to find a suitable person as your life partner.

Do You Lose Your Pension If Fired?

Whether you resign or are fired, losing a job is never easy. And, it's not just the loss of income that can be difficult, but also the loss of benefits. For example, deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe was fired just two days before his retirement, which means he's no longer eligible to receive his full pension. Pensions and other benefits are generally terminated when you're fired, but there are certain rights that an employee has after his or her job has been terminated.
Rights of an Employee After Job Termination
Today, the standard type of employment is “at will,” which basically means that you can quit or be fired at any time and for any reason. One caveat to this, however: the reason can't be for something illegal, like discrimination or retaliation. Employees do have certain rights after being fired.
For example, you may enter into a severance agreement, which basically means that you'll receive a severance package in exchange for promising not to sue yo..

How to Sue an Online Business

These days, more and more people live their lives online — chatting with friends, stalking an ex, trolling a public figure, and shopping for … everything. So, it makes sense that more and more of our conflicts will also have some web-based aspect to them. And while you may know how to sue your neighbor, or the business down the street, what happens when you have a problem with someone you've only dealt with over the internet? There are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to suing an online business.
Before Deciding to Sue
Before taking legal action against an online business, first ask if you should even file a lawsuit in the first place. This assessment includes whether you can prove what you need to prove, and if you think you would be able to collect money damages if you win your case. There's no sense in filing if you don't have the evidence or if you wouldn't be able to collect on a favorable judgment.
Where to File
Once you've decided to go ..

Do Students Have Legal Rights to Protest During School?

Although it may not always feel like it, students do have certain rights at school. These student rights are generally in line with the rights afforded to all U.S. citizens by the U.S. Constitution. But, when in school, students do have limitations to those rights.
For example, while students have a general right to privacy, this right ends if there are safety concerns. And although students don't lose their First Amendment right to free speech when they walk through the door of their school, there are limits to those rights. So, what legal rights do students really have at school, and is protesting during the school day one of those rights?
Right to Free Speech … Sort Of
Free speech covers anything from actually speaking to wearing expressive clothing to protesting. As discussed above, students don't automatically lose the rights afforded to them by the U.S. Constitution when they're at school, but their rights do become limited.
For example, if the school has a con..

Major Changes to Florida’s Gun Laws

With another deadly school shooting serving as the final straw, Florida lawmakers have made significant changes to their gun laws, despite fervent opposition from the NRA and a long history of permissive legislation.
While the final bill signed by Florida governor Rick Scott does not include everything activists sought, such as an assault weapons ban, it does change the minimum age and waiting period for gun purchases, bans bump stocks, and affects both security and mental health services on school campuses.
The new law, passed by a majority-Republican legislature, includes six major changes to Florida's gun laws:
Raises Minimum Age and Implements Waiting Period
Dubbed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act after the Parkland shooting, the law raises the minimum gun-purchasing age from 18 to 21 (the Parkland shooter was 19). It also mandates a three-day waiting period for most gun sales (previously, this only applied to handguns). The NRA argues the law vio..

What Parents Should Know About New 529 Tax Rule

Everyone talks about how raising kids is expensive, and one of the biggest contributing factors to that is providing kids with a good education. This is especially true if you want to send your kids to private school. Well, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 has a significant impact on how many Americans can approach their strategy for funding their children's education. More specifically, the Act now makes 529 plans eligible to be used for private school tuition for grades K-12.
What's a 529 Plan?
A 529 plan is a plan that's operated by a state or educational institution that has various tax advantages to make it easier for parents to save for their children's education. Previously, this was only available for college tuition, but now parents can also use a 529 plan for elementary, middle school, or high school. While contributions are not deductible, earnings aren't subject to federal taxes and may not be subject to state taxes either. So, funds from a 529 p..

Hospital Avoids Racial Discrimination Claim With Religious Exception

People have a general right to work in a place that's free of discrimination, whether it's based on race, religion, gender, age, or disability. In the event that you feel you have become the victim of employment discrimination, you can usually file a claim with the government and/or file a civil lawsuit.
However, that doesn't mean that you'll always have a valid claim against your employer. Just ask Mark Penn, whose lawsuit against New York Methodist Hospital for religious and racial discrimination was recently dismissed by the Second Circuit.
The Alleged Discrimination
Mark Penn had worked for the hospital's Department of Pastoral Care as duty chaplain between 2004 and 2011. Penn claimed that he was never promoted to a full-time staff chaplain position because of his race and his religion.
More specifically, Penn says that a non-Methodist Protestant and a Jewish rabbi were promoted over him. Peter Poulos, who was the program director and also named in the la..