Home Is Where Your Heart Is

When my family and I decided to move to Bainbridge, Washington from Manhattan, New York, to say we were taken aback by the towns beauty was an understatement. Bainbridge Island is a somewhat quaint little settlement that is accessed from Seattle via ferry. The scenery is absolutely amazing and with the crime rate being so low, I thought it would be a perfect place to raise our two children and escape the harsh city living.

While there were a number of beautiful homes available on the market, my wife and I decided to build our home from the ground up. However, we didn’t realize some of the challenges we may face when building on the island. As beautiful as the scenery may be, it most times is drowned out by sheets of rain as it rains quite often on this little island. That made getting a lot of our building completed a bit of a challenge. Especially when it came to doing our roof. We searched roofing contractor Bainbridge WA and found a really great contractor to handle our roofing however, it just took quite a while due to the weather.

Nevertheless, once the building was complete, we finally began to settle into our new home. That was over six years ago, and we’ve been loving it ever since. We even began a small vegetable garden that supplies most of our meals daily. Being city folks, gardening wasn’t something either one of us was familiar with. But with a bit of research we came across lots of ideas and gardening tips to help us get started.

Aside from our garden, we noticed that many of the locals have chicken coops in their backyards. Well, as they say, “When in Rome,” right? So, yeah, you guessed it. We too got ourselves … Read More ...

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Overview of Child Support Issues in Arizona

Child support issues represent some of the most contentious and complicated that arise in divorce and post-divorce cases. A person in Arizona facing a child support matter needs to have a basic understanding of the law in this area in the state. This content is designed to provide an essential overview of child support law in Arizona. A person with additional questions, of in need of assistance in a child support matter, needs to engage the services of an experienced, skilled child attorney.

Establishing Child Support

The state of Arizona has established child support guidelines. These guidelines set forth the general parameters when it comes to determining child support in a particular case. If parties to a case negotiate child support, they must pay attention to the parameters established by the Arizona child support guidelines.

When a divorce case commences, a motion is filed by the parent with temporary primary custody of a child. Using the child support guidelines, the court will establish the amount of child support that will be paid while a divorce case pends. Ultimately, the court will establish a final child support order in a case.

Amending a Child Support Order

There are limited situations in which a child support order can be amended. Parents can agree to a change a child support order. However, any change must be approved by the court, typically needs to be consistent with the child support guidelines, and must be in the best interests of the child. Even when an agreement is made to alter or amend a child support order, a judge will need to approve the proposed alteration. A court will review whether the proposed change to an existing child support order is in the child’s best interests.

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The Importance of Time in Trading Forex

Forex is one of the most traded markets in the world, with more than $5 trillion worth of currency shifted on a daily basis. As such, there are numerous considerations to take into account when trading forex, such as currency history, ongoing political disturbance, and economic performance.

One of the most important however, is time, which has major influence over the forex market for a number of reasons. Here are some of them.

Opening Hours

First and foremost, the amount of time the forex market is open is significant in influencing trader’s decisions, given that it is a 24/5 market which allows overnight trading. This means that, unlike with other markets, those trading forex can take advantage of the most lucrative opportunities as and when they present themselves, without having to worry about the market shutting (except at weekends).

It also means forex is a nonstop market which has a reputation as being one of the most fast paced and volatile in the world.

Opportunities

There are a variety of different currency pairings in the forex market, divided into the categories of major, minor and exotic. Every pairing exhibits different behaviour and is influenced by different global economies. It makes sense, then, that the investment opportunities for each pairing arise at different times, and as such every trader needs to look out for and study these.

In the case of USD/GBP, for instance, the extensive time gap of 5 hours means that economic updates and political events which may influence the value of the pairing occur in a narrow time period in which traders must make their investments.

Peak Times

As a result of time gaps and differing trading schedules, there are peak times in which to trade (which differ between pairings). Those trading forex must keep an eye on … Read More ...

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