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The good and bad of sole legal child custody

When divorcing Texas parents are settling the child custody agreement, there are two aspects that must be considered. Physical custody refers to where the child will live. Legal custody refers to who has the right to make major decisions for the child. Legal custody can be sole or joint, just like physical custody. There are pros and cons to seeking sole legal child custody.

How can child support be enforced in Texas?

If you are the primary custodian of your child, it is likely that you will depend highly on child support to provide for the needs of your family. When child support is not paid, you can face a stressful financial situation through no fault of your own. It is important that you understand that child support is your right if the court has ordered it.

Understanding arrests and bails in Texas

If someone you love has been placed in jail, you will want to do everything in your power to secure their release quickly. The way that their release will be processed will depend on the seriousness of the crime that they are suspected of committing.

Can one's ex be the life insurance beneficiary after divorce?

Many married couples have life insurance to protect themselves in the event one of the spouses should pass away. Most of the time the beneficiary named on the policy is the other spouse. What happens if the couple gets divorced? In Texas, is it possible for the former spouse to still be the beneficiary after divorce?

Man's charges include assault for allegedly biting off cop's ear

Traffic stops, although seemingly basic, can escalate and result in dangerous situations.  A Texas man has been arrested following a recent eventful traffic stop that resulted in assault charges. According to police, a 45-year-old man was pulled over by a police officer on Interstate 35E. The officer claims the way the car was moving caused him to suspect the driver was intoxicated. The man driving the vehicle pulled to the side of the road, but he did not get out of the car when instructed to do so. 

When facing drug charges, what does Schedule I mean?

Drugs and other substances were divided into five schedules by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The schedule of each drug reflects its potential for abuse, potential for dependency and whether it is used for medical reasons. When someone is arrested for drug charges in Texas, the charge specifies the schedule of the drug.

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