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January 2020 Archives

Take breaks while driving to stay awake

Everyone is vulnerable to a lack of sleep. Unfortunately, a lack of sleep often leads to drowsy driving, which can have dangerous and deadly consequences. In fact, around 1.2 million accidents are caused because of drowsy driving every year. Texas drivers may be interested in learning what they can do to avoid this danger.

Why should I consider mediation for my divorce? Part 1

Divorce is not a one-size-fits-all situation. It is a process that many couples find devastating and contentious. Even if you and your partner are on good terms and have every intention of doing things amicably, you never know when divorce-related issues may arise that create unnecessary strife and confusion. Mediation can help you to avoid a breakdown in communication and divorce negotiations

New large-truck crash study from FMCSA announced

Large-truck crashes claim the lives of thousands of people every year, and the number of these fatal crashes has risen a startling 52.6% between 2009 and 2018 according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Residents of Texas may be wondering about the reasons behind this increase. This is precisely what the FMCSA will be investigating in a new study.

Postnuptial agreements even may help happy couples

Many Texas residents are deciding to marry later in life after they've established careers and purchased property. They may remarry after having children with a previous partner and work to build a blended family. The changing face of marriage has also meant that prenuptial agreements have become far more common for a wider range of couples. They have become a popular way for people to think about the future and plan for a potential divorce without relying on Texas' community property statute or the family courts.

ignition interlocks can lead to distracted driving

Thirty four states, including Texas, require DUI offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicles, though the details vary. IIDs are breath test machines that prevent cars from starting when drivers failt, and their safety benefits are well-known. Those 34 states with an IID law experience 15% fewer alcohol-related crash fatalities than the other states do.

Divorce more likely in January than other months

While the number of divorces is declining, along with the number of marriages, the month of January has built a reputation for having more divorce filings than any other month of the year. The reason might be that couples stay together through the holidays, but then they are ready to end the marriage when the new year rolls around. Divorce can still be a stressful process for people in Texas, but an examination of the statistics can show that it's not altogether uncommon. Searches for "divorce" on Google Trends are at their peak during the second week of January.