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Who obtains child custody after a parent dies?

In a perfect world, parents would raise their children -- teaching them and protecting them -- until the kids become adults. Unfortunately, however, sometimes things happen, and parents pass away. What happens when the custodial parent dies? Who can raise the children? There are several who may choose to seek child custody when the children lose their custodial parent in Texas.

The grief of divorce can be overcome

Couples in Texas and elsewhere experience the same emotions when it comes to divorce. A bitter divorce in particular can come with a heavy dose of grief; however, that grief isn't forever. It will eventually pass. There are several steps to the grieving process, and approaching them with the right attitude can help one move through each one until the burden is lifted.

How will you defend yourself against drug charges?

If you recently received drug charges, you must begin building a defense to protect yourself as soon as you can. Drug charges are never something to take lightly, and even "minor" charges can result in serious jail time. Your future security and opportunities rely on the tools you use to protect your rights and challenge the evidence against you. The sooner you begin, the more options you have.

Couple accused of transporting a trailer full of marijuana

There are many stories of people going to great lengths to conceal illegal drugs they are transporting. Some have altered vehicles or luggage to conceal their packages. Others have carried them on or even inside their bodies. A couple has recently been accused of taking a much different approach. Police claim the duo simply rented a trailer to transport their load of marijuana to Texas.

Outside factors affect one's chances of divorce

The national divorce rate has been on the decline in recent years, as has the divorce rate in Texas. While at one time almost half of all marriages ended in divorce, in recent years that number has dropped to between 42 and 45 percent. Many couples today are waiting to tie the knot until they are older, more financially secure and more certain of their relationship. This decision positively affects their likeliness of staying married. There are several factors other than age that impact one's chances of eventually divorcing.

Is 1 drink too many? DWI laws are becoming more restrictive

The number of deaths from alcohol-impaired drivers has decreased over the past 30 years, yet drunk-driving crashes still took the lives of almost 11,000 people in the United States in 2017. This continuing problem is causing one state to pass tougher laws that lower the acceptable blood alcohol content 40 percent from the current limit accepted in Texas and other states nationwide. Drivers over this limit face severe consequences from DWI charges.

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