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Here's why fall driving is dangerous

Regardless of the time of the year, you take a risk every time you get behind the wheel. Even if you're a good driver, things can happen around you that lead to an accident.

The fall season in Colorado is particularly dangerous, as there are a variety of unique hazards that could challenge you. Here are five to protect against.

What licenses you need to open a restaurant

There are numerous people in Colorado who think it would be fun to open up a restaurant or bar. However, it takes a lot of work and planning to set up the establishment correctly. Failure to obtain the proper permits and licenses may prevent a restaurant's opening and/or result in fines and other penalties. 

According to The Chron, obtaining a business license is often the first order of business for those who want to open a dining establishment. This may include both a state and federal license. If the restaurant is going to serve beer, alcohol or wine, a liquor license is necessary. The specific type of license will vary depending on whether the bar will only serve beer and wine or also liquor. A special license is also necessary for catering gigs or offsite events that serve liquor.

Get the help you need when applying for a Colorado liquor license

Whether you run a restaurant, an entertainment venue or a retail store, the sale of beer, wine and liquor can drastically improve your profit margin. Customers will spend a lot of money on alcohol, and customers consuming alcohol may spend more on other items as well, such as food on the menu at a restaurant or bar.

In order to protect the public from a surplus of alcohol vendors and aggressive competition, Colorado carefully regulates the sale and dispensation of alcohol. If you want to sell alcohol for consumption by patrons at a restaurant or venue or want to sell bottled alcohol and liquor to customers in a retail side, you will need to obtain a Colorado liquor license.

How a divorce affects the kids

Parents in Colorado should consider what the breakup may do to their kids. The effects vary depending on their ages, and if parents have an idea of what the consequences are maybe that will help them do a better job of helping the kids cope.

According to, the age of the child will help determine the understanding level and life impacts of the divorce.

There's a reason drunk drivers think they can drive

In many drunk driving accidents, the driver who gets behind the wheel while intoxicated thought it would be safe to drive. They considered it at the bar or restaurant, determined that they felt good enough to drive, and then started home.

After the fact, it sounds like a terrible decision. If the driver causes an accident and then has a blood alcohol concentration of 0.16%, people will ask how they possibly could have thought that was safe. The driver may wonder the same thing themselves; there's a reason people often regret the choices they make while drinking.

These co-parenting conflicts could cause you trouble

With your divorce in the past, you can turn your full attention to successful co-parenting. Doing so puts you in position to provide your children with the best life possible, despite the fact that you're no longer married.

Although co-parenting sounds simple on the surface, you'll soon find that it's anything but that. Not only will your relationship with your children change, but you could also face a variety of conflicts along the way. Here are several that could cause you serious trouble.

Avoid accidents with bicyclists

Colorado is a popular state for bike riding. Whether training for the Triple Bypass or commuting to work on a daily basis, these cyclists can increase the risk of crashes. Both drivers and cyclists need to understand how to share the road so no one gets hurt.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes result in almost 800 cyclist deaths every year. The majority of these occur in urban areas and between the hours of 6 and 9 P.M. One way vehicle operators can reduce the chance of a collision with bikers is to be alert and extra cautious around them. This means searching surroundings when in a parking lot, at a stop sign, when pulling out of a driveway or turning into a parking spot. If turning at a light, it is always a good idea to look over the right shoulder to make sure a bicyclist is not coming up on the right-hand side. 

5 steps to prepare your finances for divorce

If divorce is on the horizon, don't wait to consider how it may impact your finances. Proper preparation for the divorce process will help you avoid financial mishaps that could affect you for many years to come.

Here are five key steps you can take to prepare your finances for divorce:

Back-to-school is the perfect time to review parenting plans

A new school year can be exciting for kids in Colorado as they buy new supplies, plan to reunite with friends and sign up for new activities. This is also a good time for divorced parents to review their parenting plan and make changes according to everyone's new schedules. 

FindLaw discusses three main rules that parents should follow in order for things to go smoothly. One is flexibility. Kids may have different activities than the previous year, and this can affect pick-up times or even the days of visitation. It is best if parents can be open to changing things for the good of their children's schedules.

Questions to address before starting divorce mediation

The divorce process doesn't necessarily entail litigation. Instead, you may be able to work through all your issues in mediation.

As you learn more about divorce mediation, you're likely to have a variety of questions. Here are five that you need to address before the process begins:

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