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Richmond bans holding cell phones while driving

The city of Richmond has passed an ordinance that bans drivers from holding any communications device, such as a cell phone, in their hand while operating a motor vehicle. The purpose of the ordinance is to help keep pedestrians safe and eliminate traffic fatalities. The ordinance was passed by the City Council in a unanimous vote and contains exceptions for public safety personnel or drivers who are having an emergency situation.

Powers of Attorney types and purposes

Most people who have never had any experience with estate planning or caring for a sick loved one do not realize that there are multiple types of powers of attorney. Each has its own purpose and rules regarding when it goes into effect, what powers it gives the agent, and when or if it can be revoked.

Breaking the news about your divorce to your family

While it can be difficult to come to the conclusion that you want to go through a divorce, it can be even harder to open up the discussion to your friends and family. You may be worried about the expectations that your friends and family have of you, and you won't want to disappoint them. While it's understandable that you would be concerned about the opinions of people you love, you must take action to do what is best for you and your children.

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