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Things to do and not do when helping kids cope with divorce

After you explain to your children that you and their other parent are planning to divorce, you will likely witness a wide and fluctuating range of emotions among them. One child might respond with anger and frustration that he or she may or may not direct at you. Another may internalize his or her feelings, perhaps growing a bit distant and spending more time alone. There will likely be times, however, when your children are willing to open up and share their hearts with you.

Caught stealing red-handed or did charges come out of the blue?

Anyone could make an honest mistake that has negative repercussions. Unfortunately, some mistakes have bigger consequences than others, and you could potentially face criminal charges if someone suspects that your mistake was actually intentional. As a result, you could find yourself needing to defend against such allegations in order to keep your name and reputation clear.

Info on Texas DWI laws may help you better understand charges

Dealing with a charge for DWI can seem complicated. True, this predicament does have many facets that will need exploring, and your situation will likely differ from other cases, even those with similar details. Therefore, focusing on your own case and understanding the factors involved could help you determine how to approach the legal proceedings in a meaningful manner.

4 tips for discussing a prenuptial agreement

Getting married can be one of the many highlights of your life. As you prepare to walk down the aisle, you may have many details you hope to finish in order to make your day as perfect as possible. While you may want to only focus on the bright and positive aspects of your choice to wed, other less exciting details may also need addressing.

Involved in an injury-causing crash? Contact emergency services

After a car crash, your head may start to reel. You may understandably feel disoriented and even in pain if injuries resulted from the accident. If you have never been involved in a collision before, you may not know the first steps to take when addressing the situation. By remaining as calm as possible, you may have the ability to handle it effectively.

A QDRO? What does that even mean and why do I need it?

During the divorce process, you deal with numerous issues regarding the division of the property you and your spouse accumulated during the marriage. Texas is a community property state, so the courts begin with the assumption that each of you owns all property jointly. You will more than likely spend a significant amount of time determining what property comprises the marital estate and what property belongs to each of you separately.

Is drowsy driving as dangerous as distracted driving?

Any time a driver is not truly focused on the task at hand while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle, it is dangerous not only for the driver but also for every other person on the road. Many times, a lack of focus is the result of using a phone or talking with a passenger, but sometimes, it is the result of fatigue.

Retirement and divorce: what's going to happen to my savings?

Divorce will certainly have a long-reaching impact on various areas of your life, including your finances. In addition to spousal support and child support, you will find that it will affect your long-term financial situation as your divorce may also require the division of retirement assets.

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