Author: Carl O. Graham

Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, home of Superbowl LIII.

Domestic Violence & the Super Bowl

Pain, but not from domestic violence! Super Bowl LIII is over, and Rams fans are licking their wounds after their 13-3 loss, and uninspired offense. Somehow my 10 y.o. son is a Patriots fan – not quite sure where I went wrong, as my two favorite teams are (1) the…

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Divorce by Text? Not in Colorado

Saudi Arabia Allows Divorce by Text While we in the U.S. debate whether it’s appropriate to break up with someone by text, consider what happened recently overseas. Saudi Arabia made headlines with a new law providing that when a husband divorces a wife, the court will notify the woman by text with…

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Colorado Minimum Wage Increase for 2019

Effective January 1, 2019, the minimum wage in Colorado has increased from $10.20/hr to $11.10/hr. For those of us imputing income to a parent or spouse with minimal work experience, that means we now use a figure of $1924/mo for a full-time 40-hour week. Per the voter-approved Amendment 70, minimum wage will…

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2019 BAH Rates Announced

If it’s almost January, it’s almost time for the military’s annual pay raises. On Friday, December 14, the Pentagon announced the new 2019 rates for BAH, the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing, and it’s a 2.5% increase. This increase is in addition to the previously-announced 2.6% annual pay raise for 2019 included in the…

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Politics Makes Strange (Family Law) Bedfellows

In The Tempest, Shakespeare wrote “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.” In recent years, that phrase has been reworded to “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” The literal meaning of the quote is that people with nothing in common may come together solely because of shared political interests. Today’s new story about…