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4 things for parents to know about child custody relocation

Relocating is part of life, but in a divorced family, that's made harder due to child custody concerns. As a parent with a job offer, you may want to move, but you need to make sure you do so legally. Here are four facts about relocating with your child.

Car accidents caused by drunk drivers often prove deadly

Driving a vehicle while intoxicated is never a wise decision. Impaired or dulled senses often lead to car accidents. While some accidents are minor, with vehicles sustaining little damage, others end in devastation. A recent crash in Texas claimed the life of one young man, and another man faces serious charges for his role in the death.

Police report that a 43-year-old man was driving west on at a high rate of speed. He had his 10-year-old son in the car with him. A crossover SUV was traveling eastbound and was at an intersection preparing to make a left turn onto another road. The car hit the passenger side of the SUV as it came into the intersection.

Car accidents involving drunk drivers often fatal

Millions of drivers travel our nation's highways every day. Many laws are in place in Texas and throughout the country to ensure the safety of those traveling on the road by car, truck or other form of transportation. Unfortunately, accidents often occur and some result in serious injury or death. Some car accidents, like a recent one in Houston, are caused by the actions of a negligent driver, such as driving while intoxicated.

Early in the morning of Saturday, March 6, a black sedan was traveling east on Westheimer Road. According to police, an SUV ran a red light at a high rate of speed on a nearby feeder road. Reports state that the SUV crashed into the sedan. Officials pronounced the driver of the sedan dead at the scene of the accident. The passenger of the sedan was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Car accidents caused by drunk drivers are often fatal

Even a minor car crash can be a stressful event for those involved. But when small car accidents lead into something more, catastrophic results can occur. A recent incident with an alleged drunk driver in Texas led to the death of one man and placed a woman in critical condition.

A 57-year-old male driver of a truck had collided with a car on W. W. White Road in San Antonio, according to witnesses and police. He subsequently pulled his truck to the middle lane because of a damaged tire. A woman in the car that was struck reported that they waited for the police to arrive for nearly an hour. While the driver of the truck and his passenger were changing the tire, a sport utility vehicle struck them.

Why stress over money ruins even affluent marriages

Concerns over money are often cited as one of the leading causes of divorce, and not just for those who don't have enough to make ends meet. Even those who make a terrific salary or own their own successful businesses can run into plenty of money-related stress that tears a relationship apart. In some cases, having more just means there are more avenues for stress and more ways for disputes to manifest.

Head-on car accidents often result in fatalities

Head-on collisions often have devastating results for all those involved. When deaths occur because of negligence in car accidents, surviving family members often pursue wrongful death claims. But can a wrongful death case be pursued when the driver believed to have been at fault was also killed in the crash? A situation like this recently occurred in Texas when a head-on crash claimed the lives of both drivers and seriously injured a passenger.

A woman driving a sports utility vehicle was traveling east on FM 2854. A 20-year-old man was traveling west on the same roadway in a car when he crossed into the oncoming lane. The car crashed head-on into the SUV.

Recent Texas car accidents: 2 teens killed, 1 survives crash

There are currently more questions than answers surrounding a recent fatal car accident in Plano. Little else is known other than the fact that two teens were killed while another suffered serious injury. When Texas car accidents like this result in the serious injury or death of individuals, the victims or -- in the event of their deaths -- their loved ones may have legal options available to them. 

Police say the crash occurred on a recent Friday night in February. Three teens were riding in a Porsche, and for reasons that are currently unclear, the driver lost control of the vehicle. The car reportedly ran over a curb, crashed into a tree and then caught fire.

New study may affect choices regarding parenting plans

Research from a new study suggests that it is beneficial for young children who live with their mother to have overnight time with their father after the parents have divorced. The study's lead author is an associate professor of psychology at an out of state university. He said that overnight time that fathers spend with infants and toddlers after divorce benefited the relationships the children had with both their fathers and mothers. The results of this study have the potential to impact Texas parents' choices regarding parenting plans

There was a correlation between children who spent overnight time with their fathers during infancy or their toddler years and those who had better relationships with both parents at ages 18-20. Children who had not had overnights, however, did not, the researcher reported. This was also true whether these visits were agreed upon by both privates or court-ordered and whether the parents reported having experienced either high or low levels of conflict within the first five years from the beginning of their divorce.

Marijuana possession is a serious offense in Texas

Marijuana's legalization for recreational and medical purposes in over half of the United States has shifted cultural attitudes about its use. This leads some people to believe that marijuana possession isn't a real concern anymore.

The state of Texas still enforces harsh laws against the possession, use, cultivation and sale of marijuana. If you or someone you love is facing marijuana possession charges, seek the counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The consequences of inaction when facing marijuana charges could be quite steep.

Why you need an attorney if you're facing a DWI

Driving while intoxicated offenses are very common in the state of Texas. State officials estimate that a serious collision involving alcohol occurs every 20 minutes somewhere in Texas. In order to curtail the number of drunk driving crashes, the state takes a firm stance on DWI offenses. If you or a loved one are facing a DWI charge, don't self-incriminate or get pushed into pleading guilty. Seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney before doing anything else.

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