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November 2019 Archives

Practical strategies to prevent truck accidents

In Texas and across the United States, commercial vehicle accidents often cause traumatic brain injuries, various personal injuries and unexpected medical expenses. A truck weighing 75,000 to 80,000 pounds can easily crash into a passenger vehicle, and the driver and passengers could incur serious catastrophic injuries or die. Consequently, truckers need to drive responsibly to prevent accidents from taking place.

The challenges of co-parenting with a difficult ex-spouse

Setting boundaries with a difficult ex-spouse can be critical for divorced parents in Texas. Parents should keep two things in mind: One is that they should focus on what is in the best interests of the child. The other is that the best approach to co-parenting with a difficult former spouse is not that different from co-parenting with a more cooperative ex-spouse.

Modifying child support in Texas

Once you and your child’s other parent have a child support order take effect in Texas, the only way you can change the terms of that order is to request a modification. To request a review of your current child support order, you must first meet certain eligibility terms. You also need to demonstrate that your situation is now substantially different than it was when your existing child support order took effect.

NHTSA ignores calls to mandate truck safety systems

Accidents involving semi-tractor trailers claimed more than 4,000 lives around the country in 2017, and many of them occurred in Texas. The vast majority of the road users killed were either passenger vehicle occupants or pedestrians. Truck accident deaths have risen by 28% since 2009, but the rising death toll has not been enough to prompt federal regulators to implement rules that road safety experts say would save hundreds of lives each year.

Precautions for protecting investments during divorce

Divorce can mean that some people in Texas have significant assets to split, such as annuities, securities, retirement accounts and more. It is important to understand the rules associated with dividing these accounts in a divorce and how to avoid or minimize taxes and penalties.