During mediation, you might find yourself not just discussing emotional issues, but ones that are personal in nature or financially sensitive as well. This is why it's important that once you and your ex have decided that pursuing an amicable divorce through mediation is best for you, you'll want to find a mediator that you both can trust. When you're interviewing potential mediators that … [Read more...] about What are attributes I should look for in a divorce mediator?
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When some parents wind up in divorce court in Houston, they are ready to tear each other’s throats out. They have lost sight of their kids and are ready and willing to do any and everything to keep the person they once loved from moving on with their lives. If you worry that your divorce situation will play out the same way, it is time for you to consider an alternative. Mediation is not an … [Read more...] about Reasons to Consider Mediation
Researchers, working on a study commissioned by the Houston-Galveston Council, have found that accidents across the region during the past five years have increased by some 40 percent. In 2012, there were 120,517 total motor vehicle crashes in the region. By 2016, they found that the number had increased by nearly 50,000. The number of car crashes occurring in Harris county alone rose by more … [Read more...] about Fatal Car Crashes Are On the Rise Across Houston
As a parent, it's completely normal for you to want the best for your child, which likely involves spending the majority of you time living with them. There's a fine line, though, between a justifiable reason to request a custody modification and an emotionally-charged, potentially frivolous one. If you suspect that your child's life may be in some type of immediate danger when in the custody … [Read more...] about Various Reasons You May Be Able to Request a Custody Modification
An early Sunday morning two-car crash in Harris County resulted in a passenger's death and minor injuries for the occupants of the second vehicle. The fatal north Houston accident occurred just after midnight on Nov. 5 near the intersection of Airway Drive and Airline Drive. Harris County deputies have said that witnesses reported having seen the driver of a Nissan Altima driving southbound at … [Read more...] about An Alleged Drunk North Houston Driver Crashes, Kills Passenger
On behalf of Currier & Martin PLLC posted in divorce mediation on Friday, November 3, 2017. One recent estimate suggests that as much as 70 percent of all couples who file for divorce do so without first seeking out the guidance of a skilled attorney. When it's their time to go in front of a judge to hear their case, one family law judge contends that they often tell him that they just want … [Read more...] about Why Mediation May Be an Ideal Way to Resolve Your Divorce
The lack of structure that motorcycles have is one of the main reasons many people enjoy riding them. Riders can feel more of the wind on their body and enjoy the excitement of the open road. As fun as riding a motorcycle seems, there is a dark side. There is less vehicle to shield the rider's body in a motorcycle accident. The risk of serious injury is an unavoidable aspect of being a … [Read more...] about What Kind of Injuries Are Motorcyclists At Risk of Sustaining?
If you're seeking custody of your child, in some cases judges may look to your kids to ask them which parent they'd like to reside with more. Whether a child will be called upon to testify at their own child custody hearing about their preferences largely depends on their level of maturity and age, although those aren't the only factors. How well he or she appears to be able to make informed … [Read more...] about When Might a Child’s Wishes Be Considered In a Custody Dispute?
Child support is generally paid by the noncustodial parent to the parent who retains primary physical custody to help cover the basis expenses associated with raising a child. Even if the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay the maximum support amount, though, it frequently falls short of covering all the extra expenses that arise in raising a child. These added costs associated with raising a … [Read more...] about Costs That Child Support Isn’t Intended to Cover in Texas
A 21-year-old Houston woman was struck and killed while riding her bicycle just before 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, Oct. 7. The young woman had reportedly been riding in the outermost lane near near 6800 East Sam Houston Parkway when her bike was struck in the rear by a motorist. Instead of stopping to render assistance to the woman, the motorist who is alleged to have struck her, simply drove off. … [Read more...] about A 21-Year-Old bicyclist is Killed in a Houston Hit-and-Run Crash