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Grey divorce is common but may not be financially easy

Divorce for people over 50, and even for those over 65, has become commonplace. Many couples in Texas and in other states break up late in life because their children are grown and moved out; there is no longer a force pressuring the person to stay for the sake of the children. The other common divorce dynamic late in life is where one of the spouses finds someone else and bails out.

Personal injury law provides statutory damages in death case

When a life is tragically ended in a vehicle accident, the result includes a wide swath of destruction that goes far beyond the site of the accident. There are families left behind, dreams shattered and new life paths to be painfully forged by the remaining family members. In Texas and other states, the law of personal injury tries to assist in some helpful ways. However, when the bottom line is evaluated, family members universally reveal that no amount of monetary assistance can make up for the loss of their loved one.

Celebrity divorce settlement stymied over semantics and egos

In Texas and elsewhere, celebrity divorces may be instructive to family law litigants by highlighting one or more universal issues often apparent in such matters. The Amber Heard and Johnny Depp divorce settlement is worth looking at for a few general principles. The parties had negotiated a $6.8 million settlement in August, but that has bogged down over a continuing contentiousness that should have stopped when the agreement was signed.

7 arrested on misdemeanor criminal mischief charges

Criminal mischief in Texas is the intentional destruction, tampering with, or damaging of another person's property. It can consist of making marks, graffiti, inscriptions, drawings and the like on another's property. Generally, criminal mischief can be a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the seriousness of the facts and upon the value of the property damage.

Could Texas legalize medical marijuana?

Numerous individuals living in the state of Texas, who are suffering from chronic conditions like cancer, seizures and other ailments, could potentially be helped through the supervised prescribed use of various forms of medical marijuana. However, in Texas, most forms of medical marijuana are illegal.

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