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How to prevent toxic exposure in Louisville

Toxic exposure is a dangerous situation that thousands of people find themselves in each year. This issue can crop up at home, at school, at work, in stores, restaurants and any other place that has chemicals on their premises. You need to do everything possible to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals in order to avoid being burned or sickened. Here are some tips for preventing toxic exposure.

Common sense says that you should keep all areas where chemicals are used well-ventilated. This means that doors and windows should be open. You might also want to activate a fan to help move the air around a bit. Working with chemicals in a closed room or basement can cause headaches, burning eyes and many other problems.

How can I make shared custody work?

The discussion of child custody is never an easy one when having it between you and your former spouse or other parent of your child. It can be an even more difficult discussion when you have it with your child. Explaining shared custody is never easy. Aside from talking about shared custody, you and the other parent need to find ways to make it work. So, how do you make shared custody work?

The most important tip for you to follow is that the custody situation has nothing to do with you or the other parent. It's all about the child and should remain that way until the child reaches adulthood. The minute you come to this realization, the easier it will be to make shared custody a success.

How to choose a power of attorney in Kentucky

Choosing a power of attorney is one of the most important decisions you will make when planning your estate. This is not something that should be done quickly or glazed over because you are putting your estate in someone else's hands. This person will be making decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated or when you pass away. Here are some tips for choosing your power of attorney.

The person you choose to be your power of attorney needs to be someone you trust with your life. This person will be making decisions on your behalf at some point down the road. You want them to do what is best for you, especially if you are still alive but are incapacitated. You also want to know that they will follow all of the instructions listed in your estate documents.

Tips for resolving business disputes in Kentucky

Businesses all over Kentucky do everything possible to avoid getting into disputes with other businesses, employees, customers and other entities. As hard as these companies try, it's still possible to get involved in business disputes in Louisville. The most successful companies know how to resolve those issues before they become too much of a problem.

If your business finds itself in the middle of a dispute with an employee, customer or another business, it needs to defend itself immediately. You don't want to wait to figure out a defense plan as this could cause your company to suffer losses it could have otherwise avoided.

Federal agencies give us the lowdown on large truck crashes

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration keeps close tabs on crashes involving large trucks and buses, and some of the information is surprising.

The U.S. Department of Transportation also weighs in on statistics for truck crashes in Kentucky, which result from a variety of causes.

What are common car accident injuries in Kentucky?

When you get behind the wheel in Louisville, do you think about all the safety measures you should take? They might cross your mind, but do you really think about what you can do to prevent an accident? You need to begin considering all of the safety measures available to you when driving. If you don't, you could find yourself injured in a car accident, which leads us to ask the question, what are common car accident injuries?

The most common car accident injuries involve the head and neck of the victim. Car crashes will cause the body to jolt forward, even with a seat belt on, and this could cause the victim to hit his or her head or suffer damage to his or her neck. Depending on how your vehicle is hit, your head could wind up hitting the driver side window.

Tips for ensuring safety during a child custody exchange

Protecting your children during all types of situations in life is important to parents everywhere. One of those situations includes when custody is exchanged between parents in Louisville, Kentucky. Custody exchanges can become heated and even dangerous when the parents do not get along with each other. Here are some important tips for you to follow to ensure the safety of all during a child custody exchange.

Make the exchange in public so that there are plenty of other people around you and the other parent, especially if the two of you constantly argue. You can pick a location at a library, a police station, a school, a firehouse or any other public location where you know there will be a lot of people present.

Explaining how child support payments can be used

One of the most difficult things you can endure in life is fighting for the custody of your children. This can become a very heated, lengthy battle that seems unending. Once the judge issues a ruling as to who will have custody, or if joint custody is the ruling, you will need to follow the agreement to the letter. One part of such an agreement is how much child support will be paid to you by the noncustodial parent. Here's what you can do with those payments in Kentucky.

Child support payments can be used for just about anything these days, including education. Even if your child goes to public school, there will still be fees that need to be paid. These fees include books, tutors, lunch, sports equipment, field trips, transportation and much more. You can use the child support to cover all of these costs.

College shutters flower shop after backlash from businesses

Western Kentucky University has decided to shutter its flower shop after failing to resolve complaints of unfair competition made by local flower shops, according to a news report. The complaints came from a group of flower shop owners in the area that said the school has an unfair advantage because it would be subsidized by a public entity.

The reactions to the news have been mixed on social media, with business owners lauding the decision and others expressing disappointment at the change. In a statement released by WKU, a representative of the school noted that efforts were made to address the concerns and questions of the group of flower shop owners in the area.

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