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What are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation in Child Custody Cases?

Think about your children when you are in the midst of divorce proceedings. If you have children, they should be your primary concern. They are young and impressionable and may not handle divorce well. You don’t want to see them in tears, hurt, or act out in school or at home. If you both continue to argue in front of them, children are more likely to lash out at you, their siblings, teachers, or... 

Common Questions Asked About Child Support

If you are divorced or going through a divorce, the topic near at the top of the agenda is going to be child support, unless of course you don’t have children.  The issue of child support is complicated when some partners are unwilling to pay. In certain circumstances, the partner with primary custody of the children might not know their full rights concerning child support. Here is a list of answers... 

Texan arrested for texting while driving drunk, doubling danger

A young Texan man, 23, was recently caught not only texting while driving, but texting while driving drunk. According to police, his blood alcohol content (BAC) was twice the legal limit. But for a local crackdown on texting while driving, the man may have escaped apprehension. Officers were out on patrol in a designated area along the interstate when one policeman noticed a driver texting while driving... 

Long Island Cesspool Explosion Sparks Dueling Lawsuits

If you or a loved one has been involved in a blast injury resulting to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be entitled to compensatory damage for medical bills, physical and emotional injuries, pain and suffering, lost earnings, and other expenses through a personal injury lawsuit. An experienced attorney can guide you through the process and make sure justice is pursued. If you are... 

Appeal Expected in Multi-Million Dollar Case Over Pipeline Partnership

After a March jury verdict of $319 million in damages, an appeal is expected in a Texas business litigation case that could lead to a $500 million final judgment against the defendant. The case revolves around partnership status between companies. The courts who have tried it already have had to decide whether conduct that may have indicated a partnership (to build a pipeline) trumps a written agreement... 

Adult Siblings of Special Needs Individuals Find Considerations and Resources in California

Advances in medicine and expanded support services have allowed many individuals with disabilities to live longer than ever before. As a result, an increasing number of siblings will replace their parents in caring for and supporting special needs adults. While many resources exist for the parents of adult children with disabilities, new resources specifically designed for adult siblings can be found... 

Holidays bring out the drunk drivers

Houston was relatively quiet over the Labor Day long weekend, a fact credited to the combined efforts of the sheriff’s department, city police departments and constables’ offices.  The multi-agency coverage for the long weekend ensured that many drunk drivers were taken off the roads, but it did not prevent intoxicated Texans from getting behind the wheel. Over the holiday, Harris County racked... 

In Houston, appellate court upholds twenty-four million dollar judgement over radioactive land

On July 24, the First Court of Appeals in Houston refused to throw out a $24.5 million award made against Forest Oil Corp. as part of a legal battle that stretches back to 2004. Ten years ago, James McAllen, owner of McAllen Ranch in Santillana, sued Forest Oil Corp. Forest had contracted use of the land from him, he said, and had buried radioactive, mercury-contaminated woodchips on his property along... 

Detroit Bankruptcy Represents Largest Municipal Case in U.S. History

Bankruptcy is most often used as a way for individuals and businesses to either discharge debts or reorganize them into a more manageable payment plan. But governments, particularly cities and counties, can declare bankruptcy as well for the same reason: unmanageable levels of debt. Municipal bankruptcies are fairly rare. They have happened at the rate of about one per year since the Great Depression.... 

How is Child Support Determined in California?

Child support is ordered by the judge granting one partner the right to receive money from the other.  The partner who has more custodial time of the child(ren) usually seeks child support. However, child support laws differ from state to state so the divorcing parties need to ask their attorney about what the laws are in their state. If you live in California, then you need to have some understanding... 
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