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Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents: Understanding a Driver’s Duty in Louisiana

Avoiding Pedestrian Accidents

In the state of Louisiana, drivers have certain duties towards pedestrians.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a pedestrian dies in a traffic crash once every 1.6 hours in the United States.  Understanding a driver’s duties can reduce the chance of injury and increase the chance of avoiding pedestrian accidents. Read More

“What does law got to do with it?”: Divorce during the holidays in Louisiana

Divorce

If the holidays involve a divorce proceeding, chances are that the financial and scheduling demands will be more stressful than usual. In Louisiana, if a Marriage Separation Agreement has been filed and a couple is residing apart a minimum of 180 days, they are eligible for filing a Petition for Divorce. The process of petition can take longer if there are children. Read More

The Distribution of Community Property in a Louisiana Divorce

Divorce

When a couple in the state of Louisiana decides to file for divorce, the general thought is that each person will retain the rights to any assets they brought to the marriage. Also, it is only the communal assets – the ones that were purchased or acquired together – that are divided. Unfortunately, this entire process can be somewhat complicated and is very rarely black and white. Read More

Construction Safety: 4 Tips to Comply with OSHAs New Silica Dust Rule in Construction

Construction Safety

After being delayed for 90 days, the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard became effective on September 23, 2017. The reason the initiative was delayed was to allow the agency time to create guidance and educational materials related to the new rules, and to provide help for companies to ensure they were compliant. Read More

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