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October 2018 Archives

Divorce risk higher for couples who live together before marriage

It's fairly common for couples in Illinois and other parts of the country to opt to live together before considering marriage. The logic behind arrangements like this is that cohabitation prior to legally tying the knot gives two people a chance to see how well-suited they really are for one another. However, when couples who have lived together eventually get married, their risk of divorce may be greater according to findings from a study on this topic.

Co-parenting as a custodial parent

Many parents in Illinois share custody of their children. Some exes share joint custody, which is where each parent has the children in their physical custody approximately half the time. Others have primary custody in which the noncustodial parent has visitation. Either way, there are several ways a custodial parent can make the family situation easier.

Marijuana laws in Illinois

A pilot program in Illinois that is supposed to run until the end of 2018 permits some patients to use medical marijuana. While the state's Controlled Substances Act makes possessing, cultivating, selling or trafficking marijuana a crime, if a person has less than 2.5 grams of cannabis, it is considered a Class C misdemeanor and the person will simply be required to pay a fine. Laws about drugs such as heroin and cocaine are much stricter.

Are breathalyzer tests accurate?

We all know that the amount of alcohol in our blood can be tested — but most of us don’t know exactly how our breath relays a BAC score. And, while we know a number of factors influence our BAC level, can certain factors skew the score a breathalyzer displays?

Vehicle crash deaths down, except with large trucks

There aren't as many people losing their lives in Illinois and the rest of the United States from vehicle-related accidents as last year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This information comes from NHTSA data that compares vehicle crash statistics from 2017 against figures for the previous year. In fact, crash-related deaths were down for all vehicle types, except for large trucks in urban areas, SUVs and tractor-trailers.

Presence of opposite sex co-workers increases divorce rate

Illinois residents who are employed in industries that expose them to numerous co-workers of the opposite sex could experience a greater rate of divorce according to a study based on Danish demographic data. A researcher at Stockholm University analyzed the massive trove of demographic data collected in Denmark and found a correlation between divorce rates and the availability of alternative partners at work.

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