Legal Separation instead Divorce?

When spouses finally decide to formally end the marriage after giving their very best shot, as much as possible, leaving the relationship as peacefully and gently should be a reasonable thing to consider. Coming up to an agreement concerning custody, support, and division of marital property should not be as painful as how the relationship ended.

Legal Separation vs. Divorce

When you get a Legal Separation, it means you remain legally married to each other. You must continue to mark that you are married on forms. You cannot remarry. You still have the right to inherit from each other. A child born to a married woman is legally the child of the other spouse unless proven otherwise.

However, when you divorce your marriage is formally ended. You are no longer married to each other. You are free to remarry. You live your life moving forward as a single person.

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Both create an important division and boundaries required and deemed as valid and useful options, but still a matter of personal preference to choose as needed. Case like the need to continue health and other benefits or other financial reasons is why a legal separation is chosen over divorce.

When getting a divorce, working out on mutual terms and cooperation is needed to resolve issues. Working with skilled attorneys like divorce lawyer Birmingham AL, the parties can potentially work out a settlement that ultimately resolves their disagreements.

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

Contested divorce is much more expensive and take much longer, but if no agreement can be reached it is the only way to get awarded what you need by the judge. 

Both parties  does not settle, the judge is the one who is ultimately responsible for making the decisions for the couple. The judge may end up prioritizing some concerns over others, but this may not always align with the priorities of the couple. 

Uncontested divorce is when both parties are able to come to an agreement (either with or without lawyers/mediators/collaborative counsel) about the property, children, and support issues. When the parties can agree and present the court with a fair and equitable agreement, approval of the divorce is almost guaranteed. If the two parties cannot come to an agreement, they may ask the court to decide how to split property and deal with the custody of their children. Though this may be necessary, the courts would prefer parties to come to an agreement prior to entering court.

This process involves mostly paperwork as long as the two of you have agreed on every single marital issue. You would just need to fill out a questionnaire explaining what you’ve agreed to (along with additional information necessary to prepare all of the required forms and documents) in order to get the process started.

Overall, separation is hurtful enough to be followed by bigger conflicts and disagreements with both parties that is why seeking professional help to came up with well-informed decisions can help lessen the burden.

3 Fun Hangout Spots in Portland, OR

Portland has a reputation for being a haven for young millennials, so much so that an entire local culture has been built around it. Many young people have been flocking to Portland for a wide variety of reasons, invigorating the local area. As a result, many bars, lounges, and clubs have been popping up to satisfy the youthful curiosity of the area’s residents. Now, Portland is home to some of the best entertainment venues and hangout spots in the entire country. So if you just bought one of the Portland houses for sale and want to get in on the weekend fun, what locations should you look to? Here are three fun hangout spots that you’ll have a blast spending your time at in Portland. 

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Push X Pull

Many young millennials love the coffee shop aesthetic, and they frequently want to hang out at locations that can provide this. If you’re looking for something like that in Portland, you’ll find plenty of cute little coffee shops that can serve you great drinks and have an amazing atmosphere. However, one of the best locations for this type of experience is Push X Pull. Push X Pull provides the perfect place to have coffee with friends while you relax and enjoy the conversation. Additionally, the coffee shop serves as an amazing backdrop for posts that can go on social media platforms like Snapchat and Instagram. Not to mention the most important part of the hangout spot, the fact that the coffee is absolutely delicious! If you want a cute chic location to catch up with your friends, this is the perfect location. 

Retro Game Bar

Video games have become extremely popular in recent years. In fact, the video game industry is one of the largest entertainment industries out there. What was long thought of as an entertainment medium that could only reach children has now firmly planted itself into the life of many adults. Many people remember going to the arcade as a child, spending lots of coins playing various arcade games. Well, Retro Game Bar combines the nostalgic arcade experience with your typical night out at the bar. Here you can enjoy some of your favorite retro video games with your favorite alcoholic beverage in your hand. Retro Game Bar has some of your favorite arcade and party games, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario Kart, as well as some of your favorite alcoholic beverages as well. For gamers who also like to dabble in a little bit of adult fun, this is the perfect place to hang out. 

 Psychic Bar

With a name as interesting as the Psychic Bar, you know you’re going to be in a unique experience. Located on Mississippi Ave in North Portland, the Psychic Bar has long been a staple for local entertainment. Not only do they have a wide variety of unique and interesting drinks for you to try, but they also serve up some amazing food. Not to mention the bar pulls off its interesting psychic theme extremely well, providing you with a unique atmosphere to wind down in. In addition, the bar also has a wide patio area, allowing you to enjoy your drinks outside if that’s more your vibe. Finally, the bar is known for its excellent service, quickly getting you your food and drinks, which isn’t always common with popular hangout spots. If you want a location that checks all the necessary boxes of a good hangout spot, this is the spot for you.

Clean Beauty Routine with Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny

In simpler explanation, natural products defined as naturally produced substance from  a living organism—that is, found in nature and minimally processed. When pertaining to food, it is widely known that over processing can negatively affect the nutritional composition of a product. 

And as we all strive for a healthier lifestyle,  terms like \”natural and \”organic\” can  greatly influence our buying decisions. Afterall, reducing carbon footprint is the best we can do to take part of the wellness trend as means of taking care of ourselves and our loved-ones. Taking our own initiative to look and understand the labels can truly help us what brands really means when using those terms.

When it comes to organic beauty products, using a natural alternative creates a sense of responsibility for both consumers and manufacturers. However, cosmetics made with organics ingredients cannot be easily determined as \”safer\” than those made with other sources. For example, many plants, whether or not they are organically grown, contain substances that may be toxic or allergenic. 

The term \”organic\” is regulated and oversees by the National Organic Program (NOP). The NOP regulations include a definition of “organic” and provide for certification that agricultural ingredients have been produced under conditions that would meet the definition. They also include labeling standards based on the percentage of organic ingredients in a product.

Companies and individuals who market cosmetics have a legal responsibility to ensure that their products and ingredients are safe for the intended use. 

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Finding the best and safe ingredients on beauty brands can be daunty and tough. Luckily, there are blogs and websites like Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny that provides the best information to help women find their best product match and live healthily and look beautiful. 

Such blog can help women reshape their dangerous makeup, skincare, and hair routines and create a beautiful look without the damaging effects of conventional beauty products. Amanda Jo of Organic Bunny believes that every woman should go through her beauty and skincare products and find out which might be responsible for causing health issues in the future.

You can find detailed reviews on Amanda Jo’s site on home products, skincare, makeup, and hair care. The Organic Bunny also provides tips for transitioning from a conventional “dirty” beauty routine to a clean alternative.

Here\’s 3 simple ways to incorporate clean beauty in your routine:

1. Do your research. 

You can use thinkdirtyapp.com to help to identify the hazard score of the items you are currently using.  They have listing of verified brands that earns their green verified checkmark! They are dedicated for health-conscious consumers and  promotes commitment to your integrity of using the highest quality ingredients that are safe.

2. Evaluate and toss out.

Trim down products to essential. Determine products that you need to get rid of. Stay up to date and keep well informed. 

Some common beauty ingredients to avoid are parabens, fragrances, aluminum compounds, ethoxylated agents, formaldehyde, refined petroleum, hydroquinone, talc, triclosan, silica and oxybenzone.

3. Know your brand. 

Simplify the process by choosing a brand that focuses on clean beauty. Read the labels and get familiarized with skincare ingredients from A-Z.

Remember that clean beauty equates to maintaining less toxic products and more of natural beauty. Finding your match and preferred beauty products can be a matter of test and trial, confusing and complicated  but will definitely be worth all the hassle knowing you are not  using toxic products that can cause cancer or other problems.

Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol welcomes Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati, and kids as brand ambassadors

Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol continues its campaign to be Filipino families’ ally in germ protection in the new normal as they welcome newlyweds, Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, together with their adorable kids Zion and Kai, as their brand ambassadors.

Adjusting to the New Normal with Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol

Richard and Sarah, who got married in a solemn ceremony earlier this year, celebrated their new life together in quarantine. While being stuck at home was an opportunity for them to spend more time together as a family—planting, painting and playing all sorts of games, they also needed to go through a lot of adjustments as a family. 

One adjustment that they had to do was to look for better ways to protect their family against germs, with the threat of the virus still continuing up until now. They found their newest ally in Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, which promises a higher level of protection against germs and viruses. 

“We believe in innovative products. Not only does Defensil come from a company we trust, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol is also recommended by experts,” said Sarah. 

“And since we use alcohol more frequently to sanitize, I also like how it not only kills germs and bacteria, but also has moisturizer to not dry our skin,” she added. 

One way to prevent the spread of germs is regular disinfection of hands and high touch surfaces using a rubbing alcohol. To provide a higher level of defense against germs in the new normal, the Philippine Society for Microbiology is recommending Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol.


Created by Beauty Elements Ventures Inc, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol kills 99.9% of germs to give Richard and Sarah’s family the peace of mind that they are well-defended. It starts to kill germs on contact and upon constant use, provides up to 12-hour protection.

New Normal Holidays

Celebrating the holidays is surely going to be different for the Gutierrez family this year. For Richard and Sarah, social distancing is something that they’re keeping in mind as they celebrate the holiday season, along with making sure that everyone sanitizes and disinfects using Defensil. 

The family wishes to go on a local holiday trip with family bringing their new ally, Defensil. With this, Sarah shares three simple tips to fellow parents on how to keep their family safe from germs during the holiday season. 


First, social distancing is a must. Second, always wear a mask. It is important for parents to teach their kids the importance of wearing masks, which help to prevent the transmission of the virus. And, lastly, always disinfect with an alcohol that makes sure you and the family are well-defended— like Defensil Isopropyl Alcohol. 

To know more about Richard and Sarah’s newest ally, Defensil 70% Solution Isopropyl Alcohol, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/defensil.philippines

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*Defensil 70% Isopropyl Alcohol was tested against Staphylococcus aureus, Salmonella typhimurium, Escherichia coli or E. coli and Candida albicans

Get Your Kids Active And Inspired With MILO Sports Interactive Online Classes

Learning in school goes beyond the four walls of the classroom. After a day of lessons, kids also benefit from the interactions they get when playing sports and other extra-curricular activities with friends. Now that it’s a little more changing given that remote learning and physical distancing have taken a precedent, MILO Home Court is bringing on-ground sports online and in-home, so that they can still partake in different activities.  

 

Committed to building champions in sports and in life, MILO Home Court recently launched the MILO Sports Interactive Online Classes (MSIOC), where kids are given the opportunity to interact and get more personal direction from professional coaches and esteemed athletes from MILO’s long-standing partner sports organizations. Through MSIOC, parents can enroll their kids in real-time sessions as they’re done via video conferencing tools like Zoom or Google Meet. This setup also gives them the chance to interact and gain new friends from the session because it’s done in groups.  

 

Parents and their kids can choose from a variety of sports such as football with Grit Sports PH and Aspire Football Academy, badminton with the Asuncion Badminton Center, chess with the Metropolitan Chess Center, multi-sport with Game On Sports PH where kids can learn up to five (5) different sports at the same time,  basketball with the MILO-sponsored BEST Center, jiu jitsu with SEAG medalists Carlo Pena and Meggie Ochoa, fencing with Vicious Brainiac Fencing, and tennis with SEAG medalist Kevin Mamawal under the Children’s Tennis and Sports Management Inc. Rates vary per sport and enrolling in the classes are specific to children’s ages between 4 to 12 and their level of competency to ensure that they’ll get to properly follow and keep up. To get in touch with the organizers and find out more details, check this link here: https://www.milo.com.ph/milo-sports-interactive-online-classes#schedules

 


More than inspiring children to get into sports because of its physical benefits, MILO advocates for their emotional and mental well-being as well; taking in consideration the challenging situations that many are facing today. MSIOC helps in such a way that it nurtures their discipline, confidence, teamwork, as well as their conversation and social interaction skills. MSIOC also gives kids a sense of acceptance and belongingness from doing activities and spending time with other kids who enjoy their interests.  

 

“We loved how Coach Eva was very warm and welcoming to us,” says Mommy Blogger Kaye Figuracion, as she let her daughter Keisha participate in the gymnastics class. “We felt comfortable to join the others even if we were newbies. Everyone was also patient with Keisha especially when she was struggling to follow the moves. The tips and instructions they gave helped her a lot. We also had fun meeting other moms and kids online!” 

 

For Mommy Blogger Lanie, her daughter Mariel always wanted to play football with friends. “Mariel had always wanted to learn football. They have it as sports in their school and a large ground where some of her friends play after school hours. But she has always been shy to join because she is afraid that she won\’t be able to catch up with other players. Good thing she was able to participate in the football sessions from the MILO Sports Interactive Online Classes. She’s now able to join them once they all see each other in school.” 

 

“We understand the importance of holistic health among children as we continue to develop and innovate our sports programs with our longtime partner organizations,” says MILO Sports Executive Luigi Pumaren. “MSIOC hopes to address parents and kids’ needs to be part of a supportive community that encourages them to reach for their dreams through sports, all while maintaining to be active and productive at home as it’s never been more important these days.”  



With the MILO Sports Interactive Online Classes, together with the new MILO Champion Formula that contains more milk, mas siksik pa sa Champion Energy Nutrients na PROTOMALTÒ, Iron, at Vitamins B2, B3, B6, and B12, at mas sulit dahil mas pinarami na ang isang sachet at the same suggested retail price, parents will be able to equip their kids with the right energy to remain active, healthy, and productive at home. 

 

At ngayon, aas pinasulit ang MILO with its new Twin Pack. Get two 24g servings and save P2.00! Available in all channels nationwide. 

 

Stay up-to-date with all MILO Home Court activities by checking out the  MILO® Philippines Facebook page and https://www.milo.com.ph/ for more information. 

Break the Habit and #PledgeToDoubleCheck products for your Family’s sake

Our family, most importantly, our kids are the special treasures we have and with that, we only want what is best for them especially in terms of the food and drinks they consume. However, with the goal of making them happy with their favorite refreshments, desserts and snacks, are you sure that they are nutritious for your little ones?

Beware mommies, do not put your guard down and don’t be complacent because it’s not enough that we buy products having popular names. There might be red flags that you don’t see in the usual products that you buy. Just because we see our kids are enjoying their usual snacks and drinks doesn’t mean that our job is done, because as important it is to give them what they want, it’s even more important to give them what they need. As wise moms, we should check what ingredients are in the snacks and drinks that we serve to our kids. Is there too much sugar? Too many artificial ingredients? Remember, giving what’s best to our children is not only about providing tasty snacks and beverages –but rather, about providing them with snacks and drinks that will nourish them and keep them healthy.

Guilty? It’s never too late to break the habit of buying whatever is pleasing to the eyes and what is popular because All Natural Seasons Juice by Dole have started the mommy movement #PledgeToDoubleCheck that advocates for smarter and wiser grocery shopping.

This movement is a call to be more conscious about your grocery shopping habits and to inform and properly educate yourself about the ingredients of the products you are buying. The lesser ingredients they contain, the more natural they probably are, hence, a healthier and safer product for the family.

We may think that the current products that we are purchasing are already “healthy” but upon checking their ingredients lists, you might be shocked to find that they contain chemically-sounding, artificial additives and preservatives to add a more flavorful taste. Fair warning for all mommies that when there are too many ingredients (more than 10) and are a bit complicated or hard to understand, it could be a sign that the product contains a lot of artificial ingredients that are not advisable to be consumed in large amounts regularly so you might want to reconsider buying it.

Through pledging to check the label, you are committing towards being more aware on which brands to put your trust in and assessing which are true to their claim of being a healthy product. You will be shocked to discover that the products you have patronized and have made staple food items at home contain ingredients that may result to health complications.

Well-known celebrity mommies like Jolina Magdangal, Neri Miranda and Pokwang, together with some sought-after mommy bloggers such as Pehpot Pineda, and Peachy Adarne have spearheaded this movement of breaking the bad habit of not checking the label and starting to read and scrutinize the contents of the food and drinks that they buy.

It’s about time that you join us, not only by signing the pledge but taking this to greater heights by sharing this message to invite other mommies out there to take the pledge to double check the ingredients to really know what’s in your juice.

Other mommies nationwide who have started taking in on the pledge admitted how double checking the back label has made significant changes on them as a mom and how they were able to protect their children from health risks.“[As] a meticulous [and] curious mom, checking the back label helped me to verify the nutritional claims, compare brands, and choose which one offers the best buy for my family,” said Mommy Erlyne Penaroyo from Makati City.

“Double checking the back label of [the] products I shop from the groceries made me a more cautious and practical mom I am. It ensures my family’s safety most especially these times of pandemic. Dole’s All Natural Seasons #PledgeToDoubleCheck made me realize to double check all the things before purchasing and consuming,” according to Mommy Dyanna Cañas from Biñan City.

These mommies have proven that familiarizing yourself with the ingredients and nutrition content of the products you consume is an important factor that should be normalized and graciously followed.

“I always double check the back label of each items I [buy] especially for my kids because I always want to make it sure na healthy ang lagi kong binibili at binibigay sa kanila at may natural ingredients na makakatulong sa health nila. I am very conscious mom lalo na sa mga binibigay ko sa aking family, kaya super important sakin na i-double check lagi ang back label,” Mommy Kimberly Fajilan from Batangas City added.

“It’s good to be aware if a certain food is high in sugar, carbs or in sodium. [and] also for the calorie content and ingredients, sometimes ‘pag puro preservatives malalaman mo agad kasi hindi familiar ang ingredients,” said Mommy Gec Cajucom from Parañaque City.

Join this movement now and be part of the change! Post a photo of yourself holding and reading the back label of any food or beverage product and tell us what you discovered when you double-checked. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #PledgeToDoubleCheck and tag @allnaturalseasons so you can influence other mommies, and little by little, we can all take the next steps towards creating a healthier lifestyle for us and our children.

Why Vitamin D Is Important For Your Kids

If you have little ones and have been shopping for wellements organic baby products and researching nutrients, you may be wondering which vitamins are essential for your kids to get enough of every day. As you read through Wellements multivitamin reviews, you might encounter some information about vitamin D.

While it can be easy to overlook this particular vitamin, it’s actually essential to kids’ development in terms of creating strong bones, maintaining a healthy immune system and building good heart health. If you’re debating whether you should invest in vitamin D supplements in consultation with your pediatrician or start adding more vitamin-D rich foods to your child’s diet, here are some of the facts you should remember about this crucial vitamin.

It Helps With Calcium Absorption

You may already be giving your kids Wellements baby tooth oil to help them build strong teeth, but might not have given much thought to whether the calcium in their diet is actually getting used for their teeth and bones or not. In fact, adequate vitamin D is necessary for calcium absorption and use, so without enough of it, dietary calcium might not be as helpful as it could be.

Enough Vitamin D Prevents Dangerous Deficiencies

Inadequate vitamin D intake, whether due to not enough vitamin D in the diet, not enough time outside or some other reason, can lead to dangerous deficiencies and resulting side effects. For example, risks of a deficiency can include:

        Ricketts and skeletal deformity

        Pain in the bones

        In some children, asthma

        Weak muscles

        Higher risk of heart health issues like cardiovascular disease

It’s important to keep in mind, too, that certain health conditions can increase your child’s risk of running a vitamin D deficiency. For example, some chronic diseases, including cystic fibrosis, or some prescription medications can have this effect. In these cases, remain vigilant and consider supplementing as needed.

It Helps Reduce Bone Fracture Risk

You may already have heard about vitamin D’s role in bone health, but you might not have been aware that being deficient in vitamin D can actually increase kids’ risk of getting bone fractures later on in life. Simply by ensuring kids get the recommended amount of vitamin D, you can help provide them with bone health benefits that can last a lifetime. Keep in mind, however, that it may be tough to get enough vitamin D just through a diet, even a well balanced one, so supplementation may be necessary. Discuss specifics with your doctor and you can decide on the right option for your child.

Getting enough nutrients is vital for children’s well being, development and long-term health, and vitamin D is no exception. From helping kids build up strong bones for the future and help them heal quicker to improving their overall immune systems, vitamin D has countless benefits and preventing a deficiency is essential to maintaining optimal health. Now that you understand the many reasons why vitamin D is important for kids to get enough of on a regular basis, you can consult with your pediatrician and find the right way to ensure your children are getting their daily value of this vital nutrient.

Love Plus Foundation Gives Back by Helping Filipinos In Need During the Pandemic

Our lives have been disrupted and impacted by the pandemic in unprecedented ways. The corona virus has affected our day to day lives and is slowing down the economy for almost six months – and people still cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. During these hard times, an organization who works under the radar are helping Filipinos to cope up on the effects of the pandemic.

Love Plus Charity Foundation, an organization founded by Chinese national, Hu Sun, started to provide aid in their own little ways by means of food delivery for front liners on different checkpoints, across several cities back in March when the government imposed city lockdowns in the country. The organization wanted to reach remote areas that were not focused on by mainstream media – which draw attention from several individuals and organizations, that lead to the growth of donation to the foundation.

 “We are not brothers by blood, but we think of Filipinos as a part of our family because they welcomed us with open arms. I think it’s time for us to return the favor and provide assistance in any way we can because that’s what a family does. They help each other get through the rough times.”, said Hu Sun.

When the Chinese Medical Team first arrived in the country to provide their expertise in combatting the deadly virus, Love Plus Charity Foundation spearheaded the translation between them and local health care officials to make sure no message is lost during translation. With over 50 individuals going hand in hand to donate food, medical equipment, and other necessary items to combat the corona virus, Love Plus Charity Foundation doubled their efforts especially on the months of April and May when they visited major hospitals in NCR, including Lung Center of the Philippines, RITM, Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, Bulacan Medical Center and so much more. Love Plus Charity Foundation was also one of the first organizations to provide aid in terms of basic necessities such as food and water when the Pandacan Church caught fire back in July.

As of August 1, 2020, a combination of 487 Chinese organizations and individuals have donated to Love Plus Charity Foundation, garnering a total of Php 6,000,000 in cash, 3,144 boxes of surgical masks, 1,340 sets of PPE, 2,000 sets of rapid test kits, baby essentials like formula milk and diaper, in addition to food donations such as rice, bread, instant noodles, canned goods, fruits and vegetables, enough to feed an entire community. 

When the government implemented another lockdown on August 4, Love Plus Charity Foundation did not waste any time to lend another helping hand to Filipinos, despite of challenges such as distance and heavy rains.

 “We believe that in times like these, there is no nationality, but only unity. The Philippines has been our home and we felt like it was our responsibility to help anyone in need – no matter the distance and race, as we need to rise up in the middle of this pandemic.”, said Hu Sun.

Love Plus Charity Foundation will continue its mission to provide aid for Filipinos across the country. The organization hopes that despite the effects of the pandemic, humanity will still find the strength to recover. Contact Love Plus Charity Foundation on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/LovePlusFoundation/or contact InfinitUs Marketing Solutions at https://www.facebook.com/infinitusph/for more information.

Recover the Damages You Deserve with the Help of Car Accident Lawyer

More than 200,000 people are hurt in Southern California crashes every year. Sadly – yes, Car accidents can happen — even to the safest, most careful drivers on the road. If you’ve been seriously injured in a major car accident in California at the fault of another driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.

When another driver\’s negligence caused the wreck, that driver\’s insurance company will compensate you for any losses such as medical expenses, car repairs, and lost wages, even pain and suffering. The hassle of car accident insurance claims comes in if you are offered the lowest acceptable amount for a settlement.

Legal representation is needed when it comes to major and minor car accidents, including (but not limited to) the following common cases:

  • Rear-end
  • Side-impact
  • Head-on collision
  • Multi-vehicle collision

It\’s quite challenging to put a fair price on pain and suffering. The insurance company might offer  much lower than you expect. So getting a Los Angeles car accident lawyer to advocate for you and protect your interests during extremely difficult time is deemed necessary to know what legal rights you have to ensure receiving a reasonable compensation.

It is recommended to contact an attorney as soon as possible following the accident. And it is advised NOT to give any statement to at-fault party\’s insurance provider without consulting a lawyer to avoid statements that can be misconstrued and can later use against you.

In some cases, one doesn\’t always end up filing a lawsuit to get a settlement payout. The lawyer and the insurance company may reach a suitable agreement to receive justly compensation. If not, you will need to sue and take the matter to Court.

When do you need an Attorney?

  • If it involves minor to major fatalities or any serious type of injury that required a trip to a doctor.
  • If it puts you at-fault and you believe otherwise.
  • If you are injured due to another person\’s negligence to determine if you have the right for Personal Injury claim.
  • If you are struggling to come to an agreement with the insurance company.
If no agreement is reached through negotiation, then the case should go to trial.

Once I have made the decision to sue, what should I expect?

  1. File a complaint. The complaint will lay out the allegations against the defendant.
  2. The defendant will file an answer.
  3. The discovery process will occur.
  4. The trial will begin.
  5. The last phase is when the jury determines whether to award you any damages.
\”Remember that your suit could settle at any point and the process described above is only a general overview. Also keep in mind that the process could take up to two years. An experienced personal injury attorney should be able to describe the process in more detail.\”
As always, your lawyer is your ally to fight for justice. They will work to get the compensation you deserve. With the right legal representation, you could receive a large settlement as compensation for your pain and suffering. The sooner your act, the stronger your case will be.

Kids\’ Screen time: Tablet vs. TV

According to experts, kids aged 2-5 years old should only have an hour of screen time per day and two hours for kids aged 6 years and older. The suggested hours of screen time promotes healthy usage with moderation.

The rise of technology and convenience has magically turned screens into instant pacifier especially for young children. But as we all know, screen offers limited sensory activities and face to face interaction that prevents them from experiencing real-world activities.

Today\’s generation is truly different. Tablets becomes parents\’ modern pacifier as it effectively makes a crying child stop and keep them entertained. Some experts combine watching TV and tablet play as screen time. But watching TV is different, as it is considered as much more passive activity.

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When asked what is better for kids, Tablets vs. watching television? Well, each has its own pros and cons. Too  much of anything is harmful. Kids can easily get addicted to the screen that can linked to attention and behavioral problems. However, screen time can also do good if done with parents\’ supervision to monitor what kind of media they consume.

The answer is still up to us, parents! It all depends on how we can manage what\’s beneficial; making sure that we can effectively avoid all those health and emotional problems associated with device overuse.

Also, setting screen time guidelines that includes the following General Rules can be a big help:

1. Avoid fast-paced programs, apps with lots of distracting and violent content.

2. No screens during meals and 1 hour before bedtime.

3. Try not to use screen media to bribe or calm your child.

4. Monitor the kind of media they consume, including apps. Test apps before your child uses them and play together.  

5. Make it interactive by asking your child what they think and what they are learning from the media they consume.

A good example is to \”make it a shared three-dimensional experience. The brain development and language development happens when you talk about what is happening on screen, similar to reading a book to your child. Make it a dialog, discuss important concepts, exchange ideas, and relate what your child is learning to real life. 

When parents manages kids\’ screen time, it can surely minimize all the harmful effects.

For sure, kids find playing games on tablets more entertaining and engaging, but as a parent, I personally prefer them to watch TV.

Bigger screens means more distance watching that won\’t easily damage their eyes. Also, they get to play with other toys like Lego blocks while watching their favorite shows and not stuck with just sitting or in one position.

I\’m sure, Sam Haskell, the person named as one of the 25 Most Innovative and Influential People in Television over the last quarter century; couldn\’t agree more.😀

There are tons of educational shows on Youtube that I watched with the kids on bigger screen. It is a good teaching tool or a way to connect as it provides a good opportunity to talk and start a discussion of their insights and choices.

Positive TV, improves kids\’ behavior; same as positive use of Tablet. Whatever the choice is, it all sums up to using with  moderation and guidelines to maximize its benefits.