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Costs That Child Support Isn’t Intended to Cover in Texas

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 child that are not covered by child support include all of those that are are associated with their enrichment. The Texas Family Code outlines uncovered expenses by age group. If you and your ex share an infant,...

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When Might a Child’s Wishes Be Considered In a Custody Dispute?

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 decisions and articulate his or her feelings will play a role in whether his or her testimony is considered too. A judge may also seek out a child’s testimony or...

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What Kind of Injuries Are Motorcyclists At Risk of Sustaining?

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 biker. Types of injuries motorcyclists sustain When another vehicle collides into a motorcyclist, the biker is in danger of being thrown off the bike and sustaining serious injury. Common injuries motorcycle...

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Why Mediation May Be an Ideal Way to Resolve Your Divorce

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 him to render decisions that are just and fair. Oftentimes, he ends up counseling them that decisions rendered in the courtroom by the judge are not always what the couples would see as...

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An Alleged Drunk North Houston Driver Crashes, Kills Passenger

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 an excessive rate of speed along Airline Drive immediately prior to the crash. Soon thereafter, they noted that he appeared to lose control of his vehicle. It’s then that he was seen entering the northbound lanes of...

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Various Reasons You May Be Able to Request a Custody Modification

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 of his or her other parent, then a judge may consider it in the best interest of the child to remove them from that home. Any parent who has been accused or convicted of domestic...

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Fatal Car Crashes Are On the Rise Across Houston

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 than 40,000 during that same time frame. With the increase in crashes, researchers found that traffic-related fatalities rose as well. The 590 car crash deaths that occurred in 2012 had increased by 20 percent up to 715...

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Reasons to Consider Mediation

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 ideal solution for all ending marriages, but it can be very beneficial for couples who want to preserve their relationships for the sake of their kids. No...

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What are attributes I should look for in a divorce mediator?

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 you’re looking to work with, you’ll want to assess whether they come off as both genuine and honest. It’s also important to find a mediator who’s not just going to guide you toward a settlement, but also...

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Divorce during Covid-19

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution, currier martin Offer you the Best Mediation Services

Can you get divorced during the Covid-19 Stay at Home Order issued in Houston and surround areas like Cy-Fair, Cypress, Tomball, Montgomery and Harris County?  The answer is YES!   While the courts in all jurisdictions are adhering to the Stay at Home Order, they are continuing to allow court filings electronically along with holding court hearings by all parties attending through Zoom.  Currier & Martin has utilized this method several times during this unfortunate time and have found it to be extremely successful.   Due to the waiting period imposed in Texas law in regards to divorce, we suggest you contact our office...

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