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What negative habits might predict a divorce?

There are those who divorce that say they understand why it happened. Perhaps there was infidelity, or money problems. They may even tell you that they knew divorce was imminent.

Other people claim that they had no idea that their spouse wanted to end things. Maybe they believed everything was fine in the relationship and had no indication anything was wrong until it was too late. However, if you're concerned about your marriage, experts say that there are several telltale signs that a couple could wind up in divorce court.

Flashing red lights may be confusing but still need to be obeyed

Disobeying traffic laws is a major cause of car accidents in Tennessee and around the country. You may have witnessed many drivers change lanes or make turns without signaling, fail to yield the right-of-way, drive at excessive speeds or run red lights. In some cases, you may also have witnessed an accident take place or almost occur due to these violations.

In cases of running red lights, most people know that a solid red light at an intersection controlled by traffic signals means to stop. Of course, this does not always ensure that drivers do stop, but most drivers do want to heed the law. However, some other forms of red lights, especially flashing ones, may cause more confusion for drivers.

Acting as executor means handling many obligations

Even after the loss of a loved one, his or her life continues in certain ways, especially in ways attached to the remaining estate. But eventually you and other surviving loved ones face the task of closing the estate and settling final affairs.

Specifically, the executor of the will or the estate has the primary role of carrying out the necessary tasks of probate. Probate is the legal process that allows for the validation of a will and ensures that the estate closes as it should. Because many details go into settling an estate, if you are the executor, you may have a difficult time ahead.

Shopping injuries -- more common than you think

From just browsing to finding the perfect gift for a loved one, shopping is a fun activity for most people in Tennessee. But did you also know that it can be dangerous? Shopping injuries are more frequent than you probably think, and you and your loved ones are probably at risk.

Shopping injuries stem from a wide range of accidents. Although many of these accidents involve a store owner's negligence, this is not necessarily always the case. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to potential risks at the store.

Questions about traumatic brain injury

Though any form of injury is unfortunate, some kinds can be more devastating than others. One of those is a brain injury. Whether it's the result of a car crash, an accident at work or some other means, it can have a life-long effect on the hurt person.

If you or someone you love is unfortunate enough to suffer a traumatic brain injury, you may have many questions. These questions may only get tougher if you're considering filing a civil claim against the responsible parties. Hopefully, the following answers can shed some light on what can be a difficult subject.

A DUI conviction can have serious consequences

Did a night out on the town end with you behind bars, charged with driving under the influence? If so, you probably have some questions about what this can mean for you now and in the future. A DUI charge is a serious matter, and the consequences associated with a conviction can be significant.

What are the DUI laws in Tennessee? What consequences can accompany a conviction? Is there any way to fight a DUI charge? These are all good questions with relatively simple answers.

Divorce doesn't have to be so stressful

You might agree that life is basically a series of changing events. Sometimes, the changes in your life are ones you have intentionally caused. Other situations may occur over which you had no say or felt like you had no control. Then there are changes that fall somewhere in between, such as divorce. You may be the one to file the papers in court or you may have found yourself caught off guard when papers arrived for you to sign.  

Either way, divorce is definitely a life-changing event, one that often prompts additional changes. Such situations can be quite stressful although many Tennessee spouses have found ways to keep divorce-related stress to a minimum. The type of support system you build will likely be a key factor to how well you are able to manage stress as you work toward a fair and satisfactory settlement.  

Do you have a valid wrongful death claim?

If you lost a loved one due to an accident or any type of personal injury incident, it can be devastating for your Tennessee family. In addition to the grief and emotional trauma of your situation, you are also dealing with the financial losses that can come with a fatal accident. This can be a burden too heavy to carry alone. 

In some cases, grieving families have grounds to seek compensation through a lawsuit. A wrongful death lawsuit cannot bring back your loved one or undo the damage, but it can allow your family to regain financial stability and move. It could be beneficial for you to consider this option during this difficult time.

Do you know how to check your blind spots?

Any time you get behind the wheel, you certainly want to stay as safe as possible. Of course, you face a number of hazards on the road, ranging from other drivers to issues with your own vehicle. However, you can help yourself by remaining conscious of those hazards.

One issue is blind spots. Because vehicles have different designs, the number of blind spots you have to deal with could differ from other drivers. In most cases, drivers need to pay particular attention to the areas of the road that their mirrors may not catch.

How do children feel about divorce?

In Tennessee and throughout the world, divorce is a fact of life. You may be one of many who married years ago with such a thought being furthest from your mind, only to realize, years later, that your relationship was in trouble. Perhaps too, you tried several ways to overcome your marital problems but ultimately determined that your most viable option was to file for divorce.  

Like most good parents, you want to help your children cope in as healthy a manner as possible. Children often see the world quite differently from adults, so to avoid serious problems and provide strong support for your kids, it can help to learn more about perspectives children often have when their parents get divorced.   

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