A National Center for Health Statistics study suggests that divorce rates are highest in Texas and throughout the southern part of the United States than any other region of the country. The researchers also found that this population experiences much longer second marriages than any other. They argue that the latter trend can be attributed to the fact that people remarry much more quickly in this … [Read more...] about Why Texans are experiencing an uptick in divorce rates
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A 51-year-old Houston man was charged with intoxication-related manslaughter on Monday, June 12, 2017, for causing the death of a popular track coach and severely injuring his wife. The fatal collision occurred around 1:30 a.m., on Saturday, June 10, 2017, along the Sam Houston Tollway. The couple had been making their way home from a wedding in the early morning hours on Saturday when their … [Read more...] about Drunk driver kills beloved coach, injures wife on the Sam Houston
A recent study released by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University attempts to make sense of the risk that both bicyclists and pedestrians face when it comes to how likely they are to be struck by a car. Preliminary evidence suggests that both groups are at least nine times more likely to be struck and killed at an intersection than they would be anywhere else on the … [Read more...] about The risks pedestrians at traffic-controlled intersections face
Divorces involving children or high assets are very rarely done and over with once the judge signs off on the agreement. Instead, couples tend to continue to hash things out as circumstances change and realities set in for both of them. One way a spouse may challenge a judge's divorce orders is by appeal. In filing an appeal, both parties are required to submit an appellate brief. For the … [Read more...] about Is it possible to appeal a divorce case?
Parents in the process of divorcing one another must resolve several major issues concerning their children. Many parents truly want the best for their children but disagree strongly about how to achieve it. While litigating these issues before a judge can form a final resort, the Texas court system presents several options to help parents arrive at a consensus on issues such as custody, … [Read more...] about Parenting dispute resolution resources in Texas
A group of concerned citizens gathered together on the steps of Houston's federal courthouse on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, to voice their concern over how custody decisions are made by Texas Child Protective Services (CPS). They turned out to rally behind an Arizona woman who claims that the state agency did not allow her to retain the custody of her young nephew, but approved for him to be put up for … [Read more...] about Texas Child Services accused of denying black kids family custody