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Alternative dispute resolution helps resolve disputes

Alternative dispute resolution is a great way to get through your divorce without needing to go through a trial. It can be difficult to cope with a divorce and all the negotiations that come with it, but it's possible even if you and your spouse don't agree on everything.

Alternative dispute resolution usually involves one of two methods of dispute resolution, arbitration or mediation. Arbitration is the more formal of the two, while mediation is handled in generally casual environment.

Do you have to worry about hypothermia on the job?

Cold stress is a serious issue that you should take time to learn more about in New Jersey. With temperatures that regularly reach below freezing, anyone who works outside should be aware of how factors such as wind chill, rain, sleet, snow and your own physical health can impact the way the cold affects you.

Of all the cold-stress conditions that can arise, hypothermia is among the most dangerous. In cold or cold and wet conditions, hypothermia is a real possibility, especially if you're not prepared to work in the conditions with the appropriate protective gear.

3 hurt, 1 seriously, in traffic accident on Route 80

When morning traffic is at its busiest, it's no easy feat to get where you want to go. Backed up traffic can lead to any number of problems, from early-morning collisions to broken down vehicles that can't get out of the way.

Unfortunately, crashes in busy traffic do happen. For example, there was a crash recently on Route 80 in Rockaway. The initial crash took place at 2:49 a.m., but three more vehicles crashed as a result of backed-up traffic just a few hours later at around 6:00 a.m.

Collaborating can be a good way to reach a settlement

Collaborative law can be a great avenue for resolving your divorce issues. Collaborative law is focused on helping you stay out of the courtroom and working together with your spouse to come up with solutions.

Both parties who are involved in the collaborative law process do need to retain their own attorneys. Aside from that, the goal is that the dispute will be resolved in a way that both parties are happy with.

Spousal support could be the right choice for you

One question that a lot of people have when they begin a divorce is, "Should I be seeking alimony?" Alimony, which is also known as spousal support, can be a wonderful way to support yourself if you're trying to get back into a career after years of staying home. It can be a good support for men or women who are the lesser-earning spouses in marriages that are breaking down.

Alimony isn't a guarantee, and that's something that you should know before you head to your attorney. If you want it, then you should ask for it. You may have a specific budget in mind that you need help with, and that support could be what makes up the difference.

Why choose mediation during your divorce?

When you're going through a divorce with your ex-spouse, it can be troublesome. If you're on bad terms, it can be hard to sit down together and work through the issues that come up. You might feel defensive, and they might be argumentative. You may simply be burned out and want to walk away from the situation.

It can be frustrating to deal with further conflicts when you really just want to separate and be done with the divorce. Fortunately, there are some alternative methods that can help you resolve conflicts and keep you out of court.

Do you need an attorney for alternative dispute resolution?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is a great process for resolving disputes when traditional sit-down conversations are not working. Some kinds of alternative dispute resolution include mediation, negotiation and arbitration.

There are many reasons to consider ADR. One is that ADR proceedings are generally collaborative, which means that both parties are more likely to have results they're happy with. Another reason is that ADR is usually less expensive than going to court and can be faster, too.

Do you know the most significant risk after a dog bite?

If you're bitten by a dog, the chances are that you're going to be hurting. Dog bites can be deep and may damage bone, tissue, ligaments and more.

Of course, the most significant issue for someone who has suffered from a dog bite is the risk of infection. If you are bitten by a dog, one of the things you may want to do is to go to the hospital and obtain antibiotics. Sometimes, the hospital will provide IV antibiotics and require you to have surgery to clean out the wound. Those steps minimize the risk of an infection taking hold.

Worker injured in ditch collapse in New Jersey

When you're working in construction, it's important that you take the time to be safe. Whether that means working in a buddy system or having safety gear in place, taking those steps will help prevent accidents.

Good preparation does make a difference, but that doesn't mean that accidents won't happen. Take, for example, this case out of New Jersey. On Dec. 31, the news reported that a worker fell into a ditch that morning, but he is expected to survive the fall.

Whiplash cases: Get care for moderate to severe whiplash

One injury that most people have heard of is called whiplash. Whiplash happens most often in car crashes when the person's head quickly whips forward and back. The neck, shoulders and head are jolted in a such a way that ligaments and tendons may be stretched and strained or torn.

While whiplash cases vary, they can be significant. One person might have a minor case from a low-speed car crash while another has debilitating pain from whiplash caused by a high-speed collision.

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