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Be Prepared if You’re Facing a Court Martial

Written by 9rules Blog on January 23, 2015

Military officers who commit crimes are not tried by a civilian court but undergo the court-martial process overseen by the Department of Defense, so it’s an internal legal structure administered by the Federal government.

Many current and retired servicemen and women of the U.S. armed forces do not understand the court-martial system and, if they run into trouble, can face much harsher penalties than they might have, due to a lack of good legal counsel.

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Knowledge is a powerful aid

To handle their defense effectively, military personnel are better prepared if they understand the court-martial process. The Military Rules of Evidence apply to all courts-martial, meaning the accused must be proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in order to be punished. (more…)

Art Exhibits You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

Written by 9rules Blog on January 23, 2015

With 2014 now in the rearview mirror, the art world has an exciting new year ahead. According to Albert Scaglione, CEO of Park West Gallery, “2015 is going to be a big year for art in New York and around the world.”

Art enthusiasts will have many incredible opportunities to see exciting and groundbreaking pieces. There are even some surprises in store for those on the lookout for something fresh from familiar sources. After tumultuous events in global politics the last year, there is a stir in the art world coming soon.

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Manifesta 10 European Biennial of Contemporary Art, which ran through October of last year in St. Petersburg, rocked the art community at large with displays of politically charged pieces from classical and contemporary artists. Those seeking exhibitions that explore the role of art in society will not be disappointed with what’s to come; here are five exhibits to look forward to: (more…)

5 Tips to Keep Your Gadgets Safe From Criminals

Written by 9rules Blog on January 22, 2015

Most people nowadays own a gadget or two which they use on a daily basis for personal and work purposes. Whether it’s a combination of a smartphone and tablet or a laptop, these mobile devices provide much convenience to consumers. Not surprising at all because these modern gadgets can perform various functions. A tablet, for instance, can be used as a mobile phone allowing owners to send and receive voice calls as well as text messages and it can also be used to create reports and other documents as well as send and receive emails.

Now as these mobile devices get more advanced and become more expensive, it is just proper for any owner to protect these gadgets from people with dark motives. Be aware that thieves are lurking around targeting these personal electronic devices. They can be after two things – the information stored in the gadget or the pricey device itself. But whichever it is, it’s a must to be extra careful today notably when you’re traveling. A few seconds of lax thought and action can make your phone, tablet or laptop disappear like magic.


Here are seven easy ways to ensure that your electronic gadget stays safe wherever you go. (more…)

Survival Tips for Startups Facing Rough Times

Written by 9rules Blog on January 18, 2015

Starting a small business is the dream of many couples. It excites them to think that they are their own boss and can earn more income moving forward.

But it has been said that business and marriage are not a good mix. In fact, the number of entrepreneurs who end up in a rocky marriage or divorce is on the upswing. Business owners are also believed to be poor in managing their work and home or family life. With the demands of their work that can make them stay up late at night and travel to other places, they are likely to encounter problems in time management and in their marital relationship.

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Married entrepreneurs should take note of certain issues that they can possibly face in case their marriage becomes rocky. Keep in mind that a divorce can negatively impact an entrepreneur, said a Los Angeles divorce lawyer from Korol and Velen law offices. (more…)

Popular Reasons for Divorce

Written by 9rules Blog on January 16, 2015

Marriage is not an easy commitment, and for the longest time, the consensus is that about half of American marriages end in divorce. In a recent survey, however, researchers found that this rate is not all that accurate.

Harbouring hidden feelings

The New York Times published the results of this study, which shows that while divorce rates did increase in the 70s and 80s, they have dropped significantly in the last 20 years.

In fact, for couples who married in the 2000s, the divorce rate is around 15 percent! However, divorce is still not uncommon, not to mention separation.

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Sandy Meade says that while the divorce rate is going down, the reasons for divorce haven’t changed all that much. While people don’t enter a marriage planning divorce down the road, these reasons come up at some point, leading to a potentially disastrous situation. (more…)