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Tips for a Peaceful Texas Divorce

The process of getting a divorce can be very stressful, if you let it. The long-term impacts of the stress from your divorce can be damaging to your health and can make it more difficult for you to move on with your life. A family law lawyer can help make the process easier for you by negotiating a settlement on your behalf, advising you of your rights and representing you in court. However, you will need to make sure …

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Driver Who Killed Kindergarten Teacher and Her Son Gets 18 Years in Jail

Last week, residents of Austin finally saw some closure to a horrific accident that took place in December 2013. Nicholas Wyzykowski pleaded guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter and five counts of intoxication assault after a night of drinking with friends resulted in him plowing into multiple cars while going around 100mph. When taken into custody, Wyzykowski was determined to be driving with a 0.27 BAC, which is more than three times the legal limit. The two individuals …

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Man Owes $30,000 in Child Support Even Though He is Not the Father

SOURCE: http://www.whitewedding.com/articles/man-owes-30000-in-child-support-even-though-he-is-not-the-father/ There is little dispute over the notion that a man who is not married to the mother of his child should pay the child support that a court has ordered of him. The term “deadbeat dad” is one without many equals for eliciting a negative reaction in our society. However, a recent case out of Detroit, Mich., highlights the reality that in some instances, the sometimes aggressive laws that are designed to provide for a mother and …

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Traffic Crashes Increase without Red Light Cameras

How many of you have experienced going to your mailbox and finding a ticket issued courtesy of a red light camera? These sneaky machines have become popular in high traffic areas across the country, but also controversial in both their legality and in the motivations of the elected officials who choose to install them. Houston discontinued their use of these cameras after they were voted down in a 2010 referendum. And now the Houston Police Department and the city’s …

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Probate Disputes May Take Many Forms

After a death occurs, the will must be probated. This means that the executor of the estate must go to court, and the will must be validated. The estate must be valued, creditors paid off and taxes paid. The remaining value of the estate must be distributed according to the terms of the will.  The process of probate should be relatively simple, but unfortunately things can quickly become complicated. A probate attorney knows that probate disputes can arise over …

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