In the Case of Divorce… 6 Actions You Must NEVER Do

They say that the primary cause for divorce is marriage. OK, but seriously… A divorce can be emotionally overwhelming, immensely stressful and a hit to your pocketbook.

Divorces happen for a wide array of reasons. Everything from falling out of love to realizing that you made a mistake marrying the person – in some cases, especially south of the border, people are separating because they voted for a specific 2016 presidential candidates.

It can be a challenging issue, which is why it is important to seek the services of a divorce lawyer. These attorneys have seen and done it all: spouses who hate each other, spouses who are unsure if it is the right decision moving forward and spouses who happen to be parents. The most important aspect of a divorce is remaining calm at all possible times. Should you fail to compose yourself, then you only put yourself at jeopardy and prolong the agony.

Here are six things every divorce lawyer will tell you NOT to do:

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Beware of the Non-Compete Agreement: 5 Legal Guidelines to Educate Yourself

Upon gaining new employment, one of your first tasks is to complete the ample amount of paperwork the company will give you. Along with documents such as the employment contract, security clearances, you may also be asked to sign a non-compete agreement. Employers do not often give you the option to refuse to sign this non-compete agreement, however, this document can have a serious effect on your future employment. Before signing a non-compete agreement, it is important to understand what this document means and what are its repercussions.

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A Clean Record: 5 Tips to Lower Your Auto Insurance Premiums

Like most drivers out there, you are probably overpaying for auto insurance. You work hard to be a responsible, accident-free, ticket-free driver but your premiums remain high or they even increase on occasion. The insurance market is saturated with many insurance companies so the good news is you can always shop around for favourable auto insurance quotes.

Before you start to explore your different options and hastily re-sign with your current company or with a new one that does not give you the best possible quote, below are 5 steps you can take to lower your auto insurance and receive a quote you deserve and that fits your budget.

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Beware of Contracts: 5 Employment Law Tips Your Startup Needs to Know

No company is immune from employment law. Whether you’re a startup of a few or a corporation of a few thousand, every business needs to be well equipped to handle the law.

In recent years, employment law, especially in the province of Ontario, has slanted towards the employee’s favour. It can be extremely difficult for a company to successfully fight accusations or complaints that a business has violated a particular labour code.

When you’re a startup, however, it can be a tad harder to combat the government. You have finite resources and a smaller budget than a much larger company.

To avoid litigation in the future, you need to have an arsenal of information and possibly the help of an employment lawyer. This information can help you stay within the confines of the law as well as ensure you can operate your business without having to make considerable sacrifices.

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Senior Care: The 4 Guidelines to Retirement Homes

Sometimes it is just time to move out of your family home or apartment and into retirement living. Many people today now make that move in stages. They may move into a retirement village or independent living community where they have less space but all the freedom that they can enjoy.

As they age or grow ill or require special care, they can transition to assisted living or retirement care facilities. The good news is that there are more choices than ever when it comes to retirement living and many more options for seniors and their families to consider. The challenge may be not so much as finding a retirement home, but finding the right retirement home for a loved one.

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Don’t Let the Sugar Bugs Bite: 4 Ways to Motivate Your Child to Brush Their Teeth

As children get their teeth, it is important to develop healthy oral hygiene habits to prevent issues such as cavities, tooth decay, and gum disease down the road. While most children tend to be reluctant to receive assistance in everyday activities due to their desire to be capable and independent, helping them take care of their teeth when they are young is definitely important to ensure that they are made aware of how important oral hygiene is and that they are doing it correctly.

Here are a few ways you can assist your child in maintaining healthy teeth.

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Manage Your Finances: 4 Guidelines for Real Estate Agents to Manage Their Commissions

Real estate is a difficult and challenging business, despite what the popular T.V. programs have to say about it. There are peaks and valleys when it comes to sales and even putting houses on the market. Many real estate agents struggle with managing their overhead costs and unpredictable income streams.  Yet, in order to be successful a real estate agent will have to heavily invest in advertising and marketing to stand out from the crowd.

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Raise the Roof: 5 Guidelines for Working with Roofing Contractors

Picking a roofing contractor can seem intimidating especially since everyone knows someone with a contractor-from-hell story. Fortunately, there are a few things to look for that will help you find a quality contractor. This blog post looks at five different factors that go into picking a quality roofing contractor!

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Staying Afloat: 4 Safety Measures Before You Go Swimming

Swimming is a beneficial activity as it allows you to cool off on a humid day, get some exercise, and can have therapeutic implications. Swimming is a particularly enjoyable activity for children in summer camps. There are many other reasons why people enjoy swimming but it is an activity that can have dire consequences if proper precautions are not taken.

While swimming in a pool is safer because it is a controlled setting with known depths, swimming in a lake, river, or pond can be much more dangerous in comparison and below are 4 tips to follow to ensure your excursion into a body of open water does not end in disaster.

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