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December 2016 Archives

What you need to know about Auto-Brewery Syndrome

When it comes to driving under the influence, some people are at a higher risk of intoxication than others. New studies have shed light on a condition called Auto-Brewery Syndrome, which causes a person's body to actually produce alcohol. Gaining an insight into this condition can lead court officials and lawmakers to a greater understanding of factors besides drinking that can affect a driver's blood alcohol concentration.

New state boating while under the influence law takes effect

A new law has just taken effect here in North Carolina that will impose harsher penalties on people who operate boats under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The law, which became effective on Dec. 1, impacts anyone who injures or kills someone in a boating accident while operating the vessel under the influence. 

New York trader catches up on overdue child support

Politics has seemingly impacted nearly every aspect of our lives in recent months, for better or worse. Now the attorney for a New York businessman is crediting President-elect Donald Trump (at least in part) for the fact that his client is finally able to catch up on his child support payments and other money owed to his estranged wife.

Divorce appears to be on the rise in some North Carolina cities

Divorce isn't just expensive, it can also lead to serious stress and anxiety for your mental health and have a negative effect on your physical health. Even as divorce is such a negative experience, many choose to go through with it regardless of the difficulty. It is estimated that almost 50 percent of marriages in the United States end in divorce, making the United States 12th in line for the most divorces worldwide.