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How drug use affects your right to custody

You always enjoyed smoking and otherwise using marijuana, particularly when you lived in states that allowed it. Now, in Texas, you've been caught smoking while going through a divorce. You have children, and you worry that it could impact your right to see and care for them.

DUIs and background investigations for employment

One of the biggest drawbacks of having a drunk driving conviction on your record is the way it can affect your future employability. Texas employers normally are not permitted to discriminate against prospective new-hires, but this isn't the case when someone has a bad mark on his or her criminal record.

Do you have grounds to contest your breathalyzer results?

Breathalyzers are a such a common part of our everyday experience in America that even if a person has never personally seen one or been subjected to a sobriety test, he or she probably has a fairly good idea what these devices measure and the consequences of failing such a test.

Does the age of a parent matter for custody?

You had a child with your spouse, but you were very young at the time. Now, you're just 23 with a 5-year-old child and looking at a divorce. Your spouse is several years older than you, turning 32 shortly. You're concerned that you won't be taken as seriously in court. Your age concerns you, because you know older adults usually have better career prospects and have more life experience.

Reasons for a child support modification

You've been paying child support for two years since your divorce. You're still very involved with the kids and, in that light, you're happy to help out. No one likes mailing away money every month, but these are your kids and the money helps give them a better life.

Thanksgiving driving: Avoid a DUI by skipping Blackout Wednesday

Aptly named for the high number of people who drink more than they should on the day, Blackout Wednesday is the day before Thanksgiving. It's a day when people know they'll be off work the following day, so they let go of their inhibitions and drink more alcohol than they should. It's most commonly young people who participate in this day, which is particularly dangerous since they may be the people traveling home from college or driving to see friends or family.

Penalties you could face if you get a DWI

Driving while intoxicated is dangerous to you and to those around you. Someone is hurt or killed approximately every 20 minutes in Texas due to crashes involving alcohol. While most people understand the risks of drunk driving, many people still participate in this dangerous act. Why? They don't think accidents or arrests will happen to them.

Can I modify my parenting plan?

For many parents, life on the other side of a divorce is very different from what they anticipated. This is especially true for many parents who have to create a parenting plan to address how they work together to raise a child from the relationship.

Custody and summer vacation: 3 tips to help make summer fun

Child custody doesn't have to be a struggle, and in most cases, a good parenting plan goes a distance toward helping resolve disputes. When it comes to the school year, most parents know they need to work out who is home when their child is and who is available on the weekends or for events.

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