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: 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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Catholic Church Considering Changing Rules on Divorce

Divorce is difficult for anyone, but those who are religious can face added challenges because their religious faith may discourage divorce or otherwise consider divorce to be against the faith. The reality is, divorce happens to around 50 percent of couples and no one of any religious faith should stay trapped in a bad marriage because of their beliefs. Many in the Catholic church are recognizing this reality, and there is a serious effort to loosen the rules when …

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