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Before filing for divorce, take these steps to prepare

When you make the decision to file for a divorce, you may be wondering when you should start the process. Perhaps you think it will be easier on your children to wait for the school year to end. Or, maybe there is a family event coming up that you do not want to spoil. While these reasons are acceptable, you definitely should not file for divorce until you are fully prepared.

Understanding the penalties for an Oklahoma DUI charge

Most people understand that alcohol, illegal drugs and even prescription medication can lead to issues when driving. Impairment can lead to erratic driving, missing critical signs or signals and delayed reaction times. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking, everyone on the road is in increased danger as a result.

What you should know about the SSA appeals process

If you have suffered an illness or injury that prevents you from working in the Ponca City area, you may have attempted to file a claim for Social Security Benefits. Unfortunately, the application process can be very complicated and if you do not complete it properly, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will automatically deny your claim. This does not mean that you will never receive Social Security Disability benefits or that you do not suffer from a disability. Instead, what it means is that you need to try again.

Is marijuana legal in Oklahoma?

Watching the news as it relates to marijuana these days can get confusing. For example, the substance is legal for recreational use in California, Alaska, Colorado, Nevada and Washington. In other states, it's just legal for medical purposes -- and sometimes these medical purposes are highly restricted to just a few conditions.

Divorce mediation: What you should know

Oklahoma couples who are going through a divorce often want to benefit from advantages of mediation. These advantages include the fact that mediation is often faster, less expensive and far less stressful than litigating a divorce in court. Mediation can also help speed up the process of out-of-court settlement negotiations.

DUI consequences involve more than just fines or jail

In order to reduce the risks associated with intoxicated drivers, Oklahoma has implemented severe penalties for those charged with driving while under the influence (DUI) offenses. Repeat offenders, especially, face harsh consequences, even if no one got hurt as a result of the alleged drunk driving. The higher your blood alcohol content (BAC), the stiffer the potential penalties for driving. A third offense in a ten-year period, even with a low BAC, could result in up to seven years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and the loss of your license for three years after incarceration.