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November 2017 Archives

Do you understand the new texting while driving law?

As a Texas resident, you probably are aware that a new law went into effect on September 1. As reported by the Star-Telegram, on that date Texas joined 46 other states in banning texting while driving. You still have the right to use your cellphone to talk hands-free, as well as to use it to seek emergency help, report a crime, operate a GPS or play music.

Man claims ignition interlock caused Arlington crash

Distracted driving has become a huge problem both in San Antonio and throughout the rest of the U.S. in recent years. There is literally no shortage of activities and elements that can pull one's attention away from the road. A distracted driver can often be just as dangerous as a drunk driver. Certain technologies have been introduced into vehicles to help protect people from drunk drivers. Proponents of these likely never anticipated that their use could lead to further dangerous driving by introducing distractions. 

Grounds for terminating parental rights in Texas

Many in San Antonio may have a preconceived idea of what qualifies as child neglect, and how often such neglect actually happens. Those ideas may not jive with the national statistics reporting such neglect. According to its report on child maltreatment in the U.S. in 2015, the Administration for Children & Families states that child protective services agencies from across the country were called in to investigate the cases of 3.4 million children that year. Over 75 percent of those cases were reported to involve neglect. 

What should I do after a car accident?

No one ever expects to be involved in an accident, but they do happen in Texas with rather frightening regularity. If you are unfortunate enough to be involved in one, obviously the first thing you should do is to make sure that you, your passengers, and the people in the other vehicle(s) are okay. If not, call 911 immediately to request emergency assistance from first responders and law enforcement officials.

Are business assets always divisible in divorce?

When you go through a divorce, part of the process includes asset division. Some assets are easier to divide than others. For example, a car is easier to figure out than a business. If you have an ownership interest in a company, how do you distribute that? Will your spouse automatically get half of it?