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
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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
If you were asked what you thought were the holidays on which the most fatal car accidents occurred, you might would answer New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day. You'd be wrong though. The holiday that takes the top spot instead is Memorial Day. A new study recently released by Value Penguin shows that motorists are more four times more likely to lose their lives in car crashes during the last … [Read more...] about The holiday on which you’re most apt to have a fatal car crash
Couples who choose to negotiate their divorce via mediation as opposed to solely in front of a judge enjoy a number of benefits. Not only do they enjoy a greater chance of preserving their friendship down the road, but of reaching a more amendable resolution to the end of their marriage than they otherwise would. And, for couples with kids, mediation has not only been shown to be easier on the … [Read more...] about How mediation can result in a more amicable divorce
A new safety report recently released by the Houston-Galveston Regional Council suggests that car crashes are increasing across the region. While the report refers to fender benders as unavoidable, it captures how more catastrophic crashes involving either severe injuries or death are on the rise as well. The regional transportation report is based on an analysis of data between 2011 and 2015. … [Read more...] about Houston car crashes on the increase, a recent study shows
Social media invades almost every aspect of society, including divorce. Not only does it contribute to many separations, but it also can appear in the proceedings as a way of presenting evidence to the court. If you are going through a divorce, you might want to consider ways your spouse could use social media against you. Prove financial stability No one actually publishes their income on … [Read more...] about Could your spouse use social media against you in your divorce?
Parenting is intended to be a collaborative process whereby parents work together jointly to decide how they are going to raise their children. However, when a marriage starts to crumble, parents may sadly lose sight why they made the choices they did. It's then that one parent may elect to challenge the other. Homeschooling, confirmed as a legal educational choice by the state Supreme Court in … [Read more...] about Homeschooling emerges as new tool to shape child custody disputes
If you hire an attorney to handle your divorce case, then most likely on one of your first visits, he or she will go over a number of personal financial details prior to spelling out a game plan for reaching a swift settlement. Your attorney might even send you home with a list of financial documents to source to better substantiate your claim for spousal support or alimony. In case you happen … [Read more...] about What documents to compile to substantiate a spousal support claim