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Could legal marijuana in Georgia be further away than we think?

In the wake of numerous states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, one might assume that Georgia would be in the line-up to join the bandwagon. However, the legalization of pot in our state could be further away than you think.

With the Justice Department's recent rescinding of the Obama-era "hands-off approach" to federal marijuana law enforcement, states that have not already legalized the drug could be less eager to do so.

Support the psychological health of your kids during divorce

Your children are the most precious parts of your life, and this is why you're probably concerned -- and maybe even terrified -- about how your divorce will affect them. In fact, some parents are so frightened about this topic that they delay and avoid their divorce, and endure a toxic relationship that should have ended years ago.

Regardless of your situation, if you're worried about your children and whether your divorce will affect them negatively, that's a good thing. It's a sign that you're an attentive parent who cares. It's also a sign that you'll do whatever you can to support the psychological health of your kids before, during and after the dissolution of your marriage.

Creating a parenting agreement will clear your mind

For many people, the biggest challenge of the divorce process is getting in the right frame of mind. Although you have an idea of what you want to accomplish, you never really know what the future will bring.

Creating a parenting agreement is easier said than done, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from this and hope for the best. You need to dive in head first to ensure that you know exactly what to expect along the way.

Chronic pain and the path to addiction and arrest

As someone who has lived with chronic pain, you know the truth that the only way to get relief may be to take pain medications. Unfortunately, pain medications have side effects including addiction and dependency.

As someone who takes opioids for pain, you worry that you'll become addicted and then have your prescription limited. This happens to people all the time, and it's a driving force behind the current opioid crisis in the United States.

Know your options for dividing a home in divorce

As you go through the divorce process, you may have major concerns about who will get the family home. This is particularly true if you have at least one child with the other person and you want him or her to have stability.

What happens next depends on many factors, including whether or not you and your spouse are working through your differences in mediation. With this approach, you have more control over what happens, which includes the division of property.

How to tell your spouse you want a divorce

If you come to realize that divorce is the only way to fix your marital problems, you'll want to learn as much about the process as possible. At some point, sooner rather than later, you need to tell your spouse that you want a divorce.

This sounds like a simple conversation, especially if you are ready to put your relationship in the past, but this is not always the case.

Tips for child custody mediation during divorce

You and your ex have called it quits, but you still have many years to deal with each other because you have children together. One of the most important things that you have focus on is the child custody agreement that will govern how you and your ex parent your children.

No matter how contentious the rest of the divorce is, you and your ex should try to work out the points of the parenting agreement. Not only does this help you to get this ironed out quickly, it can also help to ensure that the plan is tailored to each child's needs. Here are some tips to help you work through the process:

Will you have to pay for your spouse's credit card in a divorce?

Getting a divorce can be a difficult, emotional time. Many couples struggle to agree about the basics of the process, including child custody and asset division. One thing fewer people stop to think about before filing divorce is debt.

Student loans, car loans, mortgages and credit cards all have a profound impact on your financial status. While you are likely aware of the fact that your marital assets will get divided by the courts during your divorce, you may not realize that your debts and your spouse's debts will get divided as well. Unless there is a prenuptial agreement, you will end up sharing the debts.

How prescription drugs can lead to arrest

When you start a new prescription drug, the last thing you'd expect is to find yourself looking for your next high. Unfortunately, many prescription drugs are highly addictive, and that can result in patients who end up with real problems stopping. Severe withdrawal, side effects and symptoms increase the likelihood of a patient being unable to stop.

When the patient can no longer get the drugs he or she needs, that paves the way for drug abuse, either by purchasing the prescription drug illegally or by turning to other drugs to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Whether or not the drug use is legal, you can be accused of illegal actions and arrested in some cases. Here are a couple reasons you could be arrested while taking prescription drugs.

Will you receive alimony as the result of your divorce?

When a married couple decides to divorce, this will bring a variety of questions and challenges to the forefront. As you know, all of these must be dealt with before you can put your divorce in the past.

Alimony is one detail that always garners attention, as both individuals want to know if they are in position to receive spousal support (or if they will have to pay).