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Fatality, serious injuries result from crash caused by racing

When people break the law, there is a chance that they are putting other people in danger. This idea may be particularly true when individuals do not follow traffic laws, and speeding, racing, running red lights and other violations could easily cause car accidents that result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, innocent victims often suffer harm.

It was recently reported that racing appears to be the cause of a Texas crash that proved fatal. According to reports, two vehicles were racing, and one of the drivers lost control of the vehicle. That vehicle then collided with a third vehicle that was not involved in the race. The driver of the other racing vehicle fled the scene. There were apparently two people in the racing vehicle and two in the vehicle that was hit.

3 facing drug charges after execution of search warrant

When multiple people are taken into custody in relation to the same crime, it is important that each person remembers that he or she will have a separate case. Though someone's initial instinct may be to protect the others also facing drug charges, it may not be the best course of action. Instead, individuals may want to explore the avenues that could help them reach the best possible outcomes for themselves.

Three individuals in Texas may be deciding how to handle their separate cases after recently being arrested. Reports indicated that police officers went to a home with a search warrant for drug-related activity. When the officers arrived at the residence, there were three adults and two juveniles in the home. Authorities searched the residence and allegedly found marijuana, suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Modifying custody plans is a part of life: Here's what to do

You and your ex-spouse set up a child custody plan around three years ago, and it worked great while your child was young. Now that they're pushing into the teen years, they're asking for more independence and have complaints about your current custody schedule.

Custody schedules don't always work for a child's entire life. Modifying child custody is relatively normal, and it's something the courts see frequently. If you and your ex-spouse find that modifying custody would be beneficial to you and your family, then it's time to take steps to do so.

Divorce during retirement does not have to seem impossible

Some people may put off certain actions for as long as possible. However, a point may come when a change must take place. For some Texas residents, that could mean going through divorce as an older person. While ending the marriage may mean no longer living in an unhappy relationship, it could mean having financial concerns.

Finances are often tight for individuals during their retirement years, and a major life change like divorce could mean that their fixed income could also face a change. It could also mean that household items could be divided. If so, one or both parties could find themselves having to purchase the items that they did not end up with, which could mean making expensive purchases if one party did not end up with furniture or other similar items.

Planning for divorce does not doom a marriage

Getting married is a major life event. Two people have made the decision to intertwine their lives and plan to be together for the duration of those lives. Of course, many married couples do go through divorce, and preparing for such a possibility is often wise, particularly when it comes to property division.

Even if Texas residents truly believe that their marriages will stand the test of time, creating a prenuptial agreement is not a bad idea. This agreement can detail how certain property could be divided in the event of divorce, and it can even be used to create financial boundaries and address debt. If one party has a considerable amount of debt, the prenup could help ensure that it does not become the liability of the other party during a divorce.

Child support can be a touchy subject for parents

When child custody outcomes result in one parent having more time with the kids than the other, it can be difficult for the noncustodial parent. In addition to not seeing the kids as much, this parent may also have the obligation of paying child support. While most Texas parents do want to help support their children, these payments can be controversial in some cases.

For some noncustodial parents, it can be difficult to want to pay support when the custodial parent does not follow the custody arrangement. If that parent will not let the kids see the other parent or otherwise does not stick to the terms of the custody order, the noncustodial parent may feel the need to withhold child support. However, support payments are required by law, and if the parent stops paying, he or she could face legal repercussions. Instead, going back to court to address the custody issues is a wiser step.

Child custody plans not always as equal as hoped

When Texas residents become parents, the decisions they make often must include their children. They may need to think about how any action they take could affect the kids now and in the future. As a result, making the decision to divorce and working through child custody issues can be particularly difficult for parents.

In some cases, the custody terms will not always allow for a 50-50 split of parenting time. One parent may obtain sole custody while the other only has visitation rights. This type of arrangement can be difficult for the noncustodial parent, especially when he or she wants more time with the kids. Fortunately, these parents can still work to play an active role in their children's lives.

The increasing penalties of second and third DWI charges in Texas

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a common criminal offense even if people recognize that it is a dangerous habit. In fact, individuals who get arrested once for impaired driving charges could very well face arrest for the same issue again in the future, as people have a tendency to repeat their mistakes.

It is also worth noting that people who wind up with impaired driving charges may have an alcohol addiction that compromises their decision-making process and leaves them more vulnerable to these kinds of mistakes. Sadly, criminal laws don't take medical and mental health conditions into consideration when outlining the penalties that come with a charge.

Poor maintenance contributes to truck accidents

Keeping up the maintenance on a vehicle can help ensure that it runs properly and lessen the likelihood of an accident. Sudden issues with vehicle parts, including tires, could easily cause problems for drivers and other travelers on the road. When tractor-trailers experience these issues, serious truck accidents can occur.

It was recently reported that a fatal crash took place in Texas involving an 18-wheeler and an SUV. The 18-wheeler was traveling southbound with a 73-year-old driver behind the wheel when one of the truck's tires blew. The truck driver was unable to keep the big rig under control, and it collided with a northbound SUV before flipping and catching on fire. The incident occurred just after 6:30 a.m.

Having support can help maintain mental health during divorce

Ending a marriage takes a major toll on a person's life. Certainly, many changes regarding finances, living arrangements and other similar matters will take place, but divorce can also be trying on a person's mental state. As a result, it may be important for Texas residents to consider how they can help themselves uphold their mental health throughout the process.

First, it is important to have a support system. Friends and family members who are there to listen to a person vent about frustrations and offer sympathies when needed could go a long way in ensuring that an individual does not feel alone during this time. It may also be helpful to seek professional support through a therapist who could help assess a person's individual feelings and find ways to work through them.

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