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New tax laws carry consequences for those considering a divorce

People in Texas and elsewhere who are contemplating a divorce may face urgent decisions that necessitate an immediate meeting with a family law attorney. The changes in the tax laws enacted by the U.S. Congress call for some of the new provisions to become effective at the beginning of 2019. Several of the changes may impact on whether to facilitate a divorce settlement prior to this coming Dec. 31.

Divorce negotiations are best conducted by informed parties

A recent survey reported in Texas and nationwide indicated that some women came through divorce with surprise financial experiences that were more demanding and disappointing than they had expected. The best defense for women to avoid some or all of those surprises is to be informed and knowledgeable about the details of one's financial status and preferably to become so informed during the marriage. To learn these lessons after the divorce is finalized may be too late to change the unwanted outcomes as easily.

Criminal defense attorneys will appear for arrested juveniles

A recent report commissioned by several non-profit Texas organizations has concluded that arrests of juveniles for terroristic threats and firearms violations are up dramatically since the horrific mass shootings in schools throughout the country that occurred in 2018. The report also concluded that many students are being shuffled into the juvenile criminal justice system for crimes that would have been considered moderate disciplinary problems in the past. Criminal defense attorneys are the best protection for juveniles against such reactionary policies.

Drunk driving penalties increase greatly for third offense

When a drunk driving offense in Texas is accompanied by an accident with property damage and/or injuries, the punishment for a conviction is enhanced. Other factors that will increase the penalties for drunk driving are a high blood alcohol content, prior convictions and other miscellaneous considerations. Some of these factors will play into the handling of an arrest for DWI on July 7 in Harris County of a 41-year-old male suspect.

Serious injuries require top protocols for blood transfusions

When someone is seriously injured in a vehicular accident in Texas, personal injury attorneys are skilled in assisting the victim and his or her family in making a claim for monetary damages. A professional, experienced legal advocate is essential to obtaining the maximum monetary recovery available under the circumstances. First, however, where there are serious injuries, the primary focus is on the victim's medical treatment and prospects for physical survival.

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