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Serious injuries to cyclists can be reduced by safe passing laws

Texas is experiencing growing numbers of accidents involving bicycle riders on the state's highways. Some experts recommend the passage of a safe passing law that will regulate how motorized vehicles treat cyclists and will promote safe sharing of roadways with cyclists. The most recent incident in the state resulted in the death on Sept. 10 of a 19-year-old man who was struck by a vehicle on a road in Mercedes. A woman was killed and another suffered serious injuries from a motor vehicle collision a few weeks before that on a road outside of Harlingen.

Risking the revocation of probation? These tips could help

If a motion to revoke probation is filed against you, then you need to understand your options. You want to present yourself in a positive light, but it's possible that you made a mistake that has threatened your freedoms. Once a violation has been been discovered, it is up to your probation officer to decide what happens next.

Liability in motorcycle accidents follows the rules of negligence

Another Texas accident has resulted in injuries caused by the careless use of a cell phone. Motorcycle accidents sometimes have unique configurations and causes, and the phenomena of smart phones has interceded to add to that factual mix. In a rare occurrence, a motorcycle slowed down to allow its female passenger to pick up her cell phone that she had dropped on the roadway.

Child support is generally set by published state guidelines

When a married couple begins the divorce process in Texas there are usually several issues to resolve prior to achieving a mutual agreement to finalize the divorce. Spousal and child support are two vital areas that generally are agreed upon as part of the divorce negotiations. When the parties cannot come to an agreement on any particular subject, the ultimate decision will be determined and ordered by the family law judge after court hearings.

Your child doesn't want to visit? The reason could be innocent

If you have children who are part of your parenting plan, then you know that much of what happens each day relies on their compliance. If a child doesn't want to participate in the plan for any reason, it makes it much harder for everyone involved.

Plan new school year as part of co-parenting after divorce

In Texas and other states, the concept of co-parenting has gained preference in caring for the children after a divorce. With the start of a new school year, it is a propitious time for those recently settling their divorce to discuss their most important ongoing responsibility, i.e., the daily care of their minor children. Planning the highlights of events for the next year can help the children to be more secure in knowing that there will be a structure and a relative sense of certainty to their activities.

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