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Plan the heirs and contents of your will very carefully

Making plans for your estate is something that can take some time and thought. This isn't a process that you should rush through; however, it isn't something that you should put off for too long. We understand that this isn't a fun thing to think about, but handling matters now can help your loved ones in the future.

Woman sentenced after 5 children harmed in DUI crash

Drunk driving is something that is always preventable. However, people who have been drinking might not think clearly. This is what one Valparaiso woman says of her decision to drive after drinking one night when she had five children, including three who weren't her children, in her care.

Teen faces 10 felonies after fatal drugged driving crash

Driving under the influence of anything is never advisable. You never know how the drugs or alcohol will impact you. In some cases, it might impair your judgment to the point that you do things that are uncharacteristic of you. One teenager from Frankfort is an extreme example of what might happen when drugs and driving mix.

What if you and your ex-spouse parent differently?

For many divorced parents who share custody of children, it is very difficult to maintain a healthy balance when two parenting approaches clash. This is exceptionally common as children move from one household to another, where each parent may run their respective households with different sets of rules.

Should divorcing couples resolve conflicts on their own?

Although there are no official statistics on what the overall data is on Indiana's divorce rate, the dissolution of marriage is prevalent. In fact, 19 percent of people who reside in Wayne County, Indiana went through divorces. That means the small county possess the highest divorce rate out of any in the United States. 

John Steinbeck's children battle on over rights to his works

The stepdaughter of famed author John Steinbeck made an appearance in federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Aug. 29. It's there that she pleaded with a judge to put an end to the decades-long ownership dispute over his works. The stepdaughter's mother and author's third wife had originally initiated legal action against Steinbeck's biological son and his wife several decades ago.

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