Archive for July 2018

The Pros And Cons Of Family Law

Sometimes people have it in their minds that becoming a lawyer allows you to take the law into your hand by great stride. Whether it be a humanitarian pro bono case or a high-status criminal defence case, being an attorney comes with its equivalent ego. When you tell people you first meet what you do for a living, some individuals may oh and aw. Some may be skeptical about your ethical boundaries. It’s a bit of a mixed hat, yet you still manage to put on your big lawyer pants and address any commentaries respectfully and concisely.


Family Law Is A Tough Area

What about family law, one of the most sensitive subsidiaries within law. If you think about it all the time, a divorce and child custody lawyer like Taragh Bracken isn’t short of a client list. Statistically speaking, approximately 50% of individuals in North America will get at least one divorce in their lifetime. It’s just how the numbers seem to play out—resulting in much more work, effort and money on the part of divorce lawyers like Bracken. However, this comes at an emotional cost since you are consistently working to break up families. You are interviewing their children, depending on how old they are, and sometimes even receiving pressure from your client to have the kids testify in front of their father about the incessant beatings and death threats they have seen their mother receive in the household.


Switch It Up With Variety

One of the best ways to get the greatest amount of enjoyment out of family law is to take on a variety of different cases. Instead of sticking only to the ordinary tense divorce and custody claim, go beyond these trenches. Taragh Bracken does exactly that by working with clients for criminal-centered  cases such as kidnapping (child abduction), marriage contracts (a happier feast than the alternative), child alienation and property law.


There is Such Thing as Collaborative Law

Sure, things are not always sunshine and rainbows when it comes to ending marraiges and changing a child’s life forever—sometimes at an early age where they don’t understand what is going on is even better than when they caught their father cheating and deal with a large sanction of separation. Collaborative law is when an attorney takes over a divorce account with the purpose of ensuring that the final separation occurs as amicably as possible. Part of the law requires each participant that wishes to get the divorce to act in good faith with one another. Also, it issues the need for each party to disclose every important fact face-up so that funds are not spent on discovering the facts.

Brad Roemer’s Top Tips For Opening Up Small Spaces

Brad Roemer and his team of design enthusiasts have mastered the art of making small apartments and duplexes look bigger than they are. There are many tricks that they have hidden up their sleeves, but one of them that they wish to reveal to you is quite easy. It’s all in the paint strokes that make up your apartment walls. That doesn’t mean that you must avoid darker hues at all cost. Meticulously playing between dark and light colors will allow you to showcase an elongated apartment and hide more bulky furniture.


Living the Studio Apartment Life

Here’s how you do it. Let’s take Brad Roemer’s first apartment as an example. Before he made it as his own boss, Roemer bought a small studio apartment in Oakland for about $250,000. He barely had any room to hide in his newfound home, with the living room, dining room and bedroom all knuckled together as one and a small crevasse of a kitchen that led to both doors: the bathroom and the exterior door. So how did he make it work?


Choosing the Right Mystery Colors

Since his studio apartment was very small but long, he accentuated the long walls by painting them in a dark black colour (the paint color was “Onyx” by Benjamin Moore, to be exact). He then left the short wall with the two windows a cream color so that the eye falsely sees the entire wall as a source of light. Finally, his sofa, bed and rug were a neutral cream color that matched the ceiling and small wall colors. All accent colors were also in the same beige palette, such as choosing white tulips and metallic pink satin pillows. When it came to storage units and the dining room table, he chose to paint them the same exact color as his walls. This way, they would blend in and not look bulky.


Spread the Light Right Back Into Your Space

As light is not prolific in a small studio apartment, there are tactics that can be used to help spread it as far as possible. First, when choosing furniture items on the opposite sided of your apartment, opt for a mirrored armoir. Also, a great purchase idea is to buy a large floor-length mirror so that you can both check your outfit and offer back more light into your living room area.

Why You Should Tune In With Chris Cooley And Kevin Sheehan If You’re A Redskins Fan

The Chris Cooley and Kevin Sheehan show on ESPN 980 is one of the best morning football shows on air if you want to stay up to date on the Washington Redskins. Whether you want to know what the team is up to on father’s day or about their most recent draft of Geron Christian Sr., this show has got it on point.


A star team


An expert and an ex-player makes for a great talk show. Chris Cooley is a former Redskins tight end. He immerses us into the life of a player with hard hitting insights and opinions from the player perspective. He gives a weekly “film breakdown” of various Redskins’ games where he outlines the different strategies. He is co-hosted by Kevin Sheehan.


Sheehan has over ten years of SportsTalk radio show experience. He is arguably the most knowledgeable football radio show host in the market. In past shows, he’s worked with John Riggins, Doc Walker, Thom Loverro, and Andy pollin, among others. His knowledge of the Redskins, Terps and Wizards is cited to be encyclopedic. He has even hosted the Official Redskins Pregame Show for the last ten years in a row.


Together Cooley and Sheehan make a dynamic and interesting team.


Great content and podcasts


The show airs during the morning “drive time” hours of 7AM to 11AM and is a great listen…but if you miss it, don’t worry! You can catch up here. The content also goes over the idea of changing the name of the team since “Redskins” is a derogatory term for American citizens. Other catch-ups between football Hall of famers can be heard on this marvelous morning show, where the commentaries are practically endless about which football moves were the best in their time. You’ll hear mention about the Maradona Turn, which is known as the most popular trick in this sport that can be difficult to emulate during high-pressure games. The Elastico is also a difficult spin that showcases brilliant boldness catapulted by only the most pro of athletes.

Selling Handmade Goods on Your WordPress or Shopify Site? Use the Handy Website Theme

It’s all the rage, lots of us are now selling our handy hand-made products on Etsy, Amazon or even our own sites. If you haven’t already started your own site, you should definitely check that out!


Handy is a website theme that starts out as a template for your WordPressor Shopify site and which you can easily customize to your liking using its handy (get it? Handy!) built-in customization tools.



The Handy template is beautifully designed


The theme sports a very lush design with a gorgeous interface that spreads out the shop items nicely around the screen, giving them space, but not too much space, so that everything looks really professional for your customers. This is complimented by Handy’s stylish font choice and color palette. But if there’s something you don’t like out of the box, don’t worry! You can change it! The developers of the Handy theme wrote a really simple guide.


The Handy template works well


This template was most recently updated in May of 2018, and is continuously getting new features as the years go by. It’s compatible with all kinds of web browsers: those on your computer and the ones on your phone and get this!: the website adjusts the the size of your screen (big or phone-sized) and it looks great all the time. That’s what’s called responsiveness. Handy right? Not only that but it’s compatible with a powerful store app for WordPress called WooCommerce. Basically, whenever you visit an online store, if it’s not a Shopify site, it’s very likely that it’s a WooCommerce Based site.


So check it out! This site is a beautiful (and handy!) home for your handmade products.


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