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Do Denver Broncos games lead to more drunk driving?

It's no secret that people like to drink when they go to Denver Broncos football games. You can buy beer in the stands without ever leaving your seat. Alcohol advertisements show up everywhere around a game. While drinking in the stadium may get expensive, people still do it.

At the same time, a lot of drinking happens around the games. Fans come to tailgate before kickoff and drink outside. Others go to local bars to drink and watch the game even when they do not have tickets. It feels like every weekend with a home game is basically a holiday, and people definitely enjoy it.

Critical parenting tips for divorced parents

Parenting children after divorce takes care and dedication. The marriage has ended, but you and your ex still have to put in the work to raise your kids. In many cases, this can actually feel like far more work than if you stayed married. As a divorced couple, you have to figure out custody schedules, parenting plans, health care decisions and much more.

Many parents who choose to end their marriages worry about the impact it will have on the kids. The good news is that dedicated parents can help children grow and adjust to this new situation. It does not have to be negative for them. To put their best interests and their needs first, use these tips:

Is it fraud if you don't follow the tax code?

Every time you need to do your taxes, you feel quite nervous. You double-check the paperwork. You use the Internet to find tips and assistance. You feel conscious of the fact that you never took a tax class or prepared to do this on your own, even though that is exactly what the IRS expects you to do.

Why are you so nervous? Certainly, it is not because you worry about paying too much or too little in taxes from a financial standpoint. Your finances are secure. The reason you feel on edge is that you worry that making a mistake will send the IRS to your door, asking to see your paperwork and accusing you of tax fraud.

Working through difficulties to create a parenting plan

Your parenting plan is the blueprint for the custody of your children post-divorce. It is where you turn if you have questions about which parent is responsible for what or which days the child will be with which parent. In most cases, parents work together to devise a plan that is tailored to their children's unique situations.

Having to work closely with your ex may be challenging. After all, you didn't split up because the two of you got along swimmingly. Still, it is important that you try to put your differences aside to work out the details of the parenting plan. Doing this now can set the tone for the future of the parenting relationship.

Understanding the serious impact of juvenile offenses in Colorado

There's this cultural belief that just won't die about juvenile crimes being inconsequential. Thanks, in part, to pop culture stories that exaggerate the opportunities of record sealing and expungement, too many parents and teenagers seem to think crimes committed during high school are not a big concern. Sadly, allowing that inaccurate belief to guide your reaction to juvenile charges could end up having major consequences for your child in the future.

While Colorado does handle juvenile offenses in a manner that differs from adult crimes, the potential for ongoing issues related to a conviction or guilty plea exists. The courts may consider a number of options in working with your child, but you need to understand the seriousness of juvenile criminal charges to truly appreciate the options available to you.

Don't drink and drive this Memorial Day weekend

Last Memorial Day weekend, Colorado police caught 331 allegedly impaired drivers. This was part of a combined effort between the Colorado Department of Transportation and law enforcement personnel across the state.

This number reflects fewer driving under the influence (DUI) arrests than the prior year, which saw 390 motorists charged with DUIs during the same Memorial Day timeframe.

Single parents: 4 ways to spend the weekend with your kids

You might have fought months to receive your much-deserved visitation rights. Now you have your children every other weekend. It's a dream come true for you and you want to make the most of your time with your kids.

If you're not sure what kinds of things to do with your children on your weekends together, peruse the following list. Add your own spin to the following activities, and both you and your kids are sure to have a blast.

A DUI can impact your life in more ways than one

A criminal conviction can have serious consequences even beyond the legal ramifications. Even a driving under the influence (DUI) conviction can significantly impact your life in multiple ways. First of all, the DUI will be a permanent mark on your record. From there, it can affect your career, personal life and even your auto insurance rates.

If you are facing a DUI charge in the Loveland area, it is vital to understand how the possible conviction can affect the other aspects of your life. The following includes the three major ways a DUI might affect you.

Tips to help you come out on top in a divorce

When it comes to divorce, it is vital that you take steps to protect your finances. This is especially true if your husband has been the main breadwinner. When you file for divorce, you will not get your share of the divorce settlement immediately. It could take weeks or even months to properly divide your property in Fort Collins, which means that you need to make some preparations to ensure you have the money you need take care of yourself while the divorce is pending.

By making certain preparations, you can protect your finances and come out the other side of your divorce ready to start your new life. The following tips can help you take the necessary steps to get ready.

DUI manslaughter: Ordinary negligence versus gross negligence

Imagine you were driving home from a party on a Saturday evening and you get into a catastrophic car accident. The driver of the other vehicle died, and after police arrived, they arrested you and accused you of DUI manslaughter with gross negligence.

The DUI manslaughter charges came as a surprise to you because you hadn't drunk any alcohol that night. Furthermore, you're confused about what the term "gross negligence" means and how it applies to your criminal charges.

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