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3 tips for talking to your teen about drug abuse

Drug abuse among teens is a serious issue. Thankfully, if you talk openly and honestly with your teen about substance abuse, he or she is less likely to suffer from addiction. If you want to prevent your child from using drugs in the future, or if you suspect it is already happening, the best thing to do is to have a thoughtful discussion about the subject.

What you should know about expunging juvenile records

Juvenile offenses and the juvenile justice system - that is, crimes and the legal system for minors under the age of 18 - do not function in the same way as the adult court system. There are different laws governing these offenses and courts that do not correspond to the way adult crimes make their way through the system.

Joint custody can go smoother when parents avoid behaviors

Joint custody can be a challenge for even the most amicable of divorcing Louisiana parents. Arranging the time spent between each parent and child can be tricky. Sometimes, conquering the tricks of shared parenting may depend on things parents can avoid doing more so than what they need to do.

Avoid bringing a gun in your carry-on at the airport

It is natural to be a bit forgetful from time to time. However, one place you definitely do not want to be forgetful is the airport. Every year, TSA ends up confiscating numerous items from passengers who simply forgot to remove a prohibited item from their carry-on luggage. In some cases, the forgotten item is a firearm. 

Downloading music without paying can be a very costly mistake

There may be a lack of universal understanding among people in Louisiana and elsewhere of the nuances of copyright infringement. Lawsuits and pre-suit settlements are occurring against the unwary or the reckless. People download software, music, movies and more, often without paying a charge or receiving permission from the owner. At times, they then generously share the music with others.

How to talk to kids about underage DUI

Although Louisiana implements numerous safety measures, including sobriety checkpoints and ignition interlocks, numerous people lose their lives to drunk driving every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 3,000 people died as a result of a drunk driver in Louisiana between 2003 and 2012. That does not include the number of people who suffer injuries. 

3 things to do if your wife gets a restraining order against you

While restraining orders are great tools for victims of harassment or domestic violence, unfortunately people can abuse them. If you are going through a highly contentious divorce, your wife may issue a restraining order against you. This can be a devastating development. What should you do if she wrongly brings a restraining order against you?

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