A Houston resident was struck and killed as she was driving her Chevrolet Suburban eastbound along FM 529 early in the afternoon on Saturday, Sept. 16. The decedent in this case had reportedly been nearing the roadway's intersection with Blenheim Palace Lane when the driver of a Dodge Ram pickup, who'd been driving wesbound, entered into oncoming traffic. The female decedent was in the process … [Read more...] about A woman is killed in a reckless driving crash along FM 529
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If a couple is considering divorce or is already in the process, the spouses must make several considerations. Financial stability and support is usually a large component of the asset division process. Whether a spouse is looking to receive or may have to pay, there are a few key things that he or she should know about how the courts determine spousal support. Eligibility Texas Family … [Read more...] about Understanding Spousal Support in a Texas Divorce
A parent deciding to relocate with his or her child to another state can make an already difficult custody situation even more contentious. Unless the parenting agreement the two of you drafted specifically speaks to relocations, then the prospect of a child being taken a long distance away from his or her other parent may be hard for him or her to take kindly to it. Judges are generally asked … [Read more...] about Relocating With Your Child as Primary Custodial Parent
The thought of attending your first mediation session can be nerve wracking. You might be concerned over how your ex is going to act or what's going to be put out on the table that you're unprepared for. Luckily, if you enter the room armed with some insight as to what to expect, you'll be leaps and bounds ahead of others who've gone into it blind in the past. One of perhaps the most important … [Read more...] about Things To Do Before Heading to Your First Mediation Session
A new law went into effect across Texas on Friday, Sept. 1, making it illegal to text and drive. The long-anticipated law now makes it legal for motorists to text while inside their vehicles only if they're stopped in a safe place, reporting a crime or emergency or using a hands-free device. Any motorist who uses any portable, wireless device to either write, read or send an email while the car … [Read more...] about Texting and Driving Now Illegal in Texas Effective Sept. 1
Many dog owners expect that if they had the dog before marrying, then it'll automatically remain in their custody once the divorce is finalized. That's not necessarily the case though. While it is important who the dog belonged to prior to the marriage, it also matters who took care of it during the marriage. If you can prove that you were its primary caretaker throughout the relationship, then … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Keep the Dogs When You Get Divorced?
You work hard to procure and maintain your estate. Therefore, it is only right that you be able to properly designate who benefits from what you possess after you pass on. If you divorce, you may wonder what will become of the parts of the estate that you previously left to your ex-spouse. You may find it surprising how a Texas divorce can affect your will. Will interpretation after … [Read more...] about Affect of a Texas Divorce On Your Will
It was announced on Wednesday, Aug. 23, that a deputy with Precinct 4 of the Harris County Sheriff's Office had been fired from his post. He stands accused of having witnessed, yet failed to report, a fatal crash the night of Saturday, Aug. 19. The officer had reportedly been patrolling near 17600 Queenslake Drive at around 10 p.m. when he noted two young woman speeding past him in their car. … [Read more...] about A Harris County Deputy Allegedly Fails to Aid Car Crash Victims
While in most cases, a parent who spends the bulk of his or her time with his or her child is considered the custodial parent, that's not always the case. A judge may actually require the parent that wishes to assert his or her right to be the sole decision-maker in his or her child's life to do so by filing the necessary order in court to be appointed as such. Even if you have been appointed … [Read more...] about What Your Responsibilities Are as a Custodial Parent
Although we hear about the dangers of talking on our cellphone while driving in the news all the time, it's actually not the most dangerous activity we engage in on the roadways. Instead, a recent study, published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), suggests that talking to our passengers is at least 45 percent more dangerous than conversing with someone by … [Read more...] about What’s More Dangerous: Talking on Your Cell or With Passengers?