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Helpful advice for fathers going through divorce

Ending a marriage can be emotionally, psychologically and financially devastating. For fathers, the experience of a divorce can present unique challenges that are often not openly discussed. Men are stereotypically thought of as the stronger sex, so it is not uncommon for fathers to be reluctant to seek help. These tips may be helpful for Texas fathers who find themselves suddenly single.

Taking time to heal after a divorce is extremely important, especially for fathers. The end of a marriage stirs up all kinds of uncomfortable emotions. Work through these emotions and process them or they will continue to cause pain. Obviously, divorce can be very taxing on finances as well. The best way to get through this experience with the least amount of financial damage is to plan and budget.

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements make divorce easier

When you decided to marry your spouse, you were likely full of optimism about the future. Still, between 40% and 50% of marriages in the United States end in divorce. For individuals in a second, third or subsequent marriage, the divorce rate may be even higher. Often, the best time to plan for divorce is when you have few problems in your marriage. 

Collaborative divorce is on the rise for good reason. Instead of having a knock-down, drag-out fight in open court, a married couple works together to reach an acceptable agreement about the end of the marriage. Generally, the fewer areas of contention, the greater the likelihood of dissolving your marriage without a protracted legal battle. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements often make collaborative divorce simpler. 

Drunk driving accidents continue to plague the state of Texas

Despite increased public awareness, driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be a problem that plagues not only the state of Texas, but the entire country. To safely operate a motor vehicle, drivers must be alert and focused at all times. Alcohol impairs basic motor skills and delays reaction time, greatly increasing the odds for a crash. Drunk driving accidents kill thousands of people every year.

In San Antonio, residents and police forces recognize that there is a drunk driving problem, and they are keeping more watchful eyes on the road. Reportedly, there have been seven lives lost due to drunk drivers since the first of the year in Bexar County. This is more than double the number compared to the same time last year, reports said.

Motor vehicle accidents are increasing across Texas

The state of Texas is in the midst of a population boom as people from all over the world move here to take advantage of the wonderful and abundant economic opportunities. However, because of the population increase, there will be more traffic on already crowded roadways. The higher traffic volumes will only lead to an increase in motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, automobile crashes are a leading cause of death and injury in Texas.

Recently, a tragic crash in Bastrop killed four young people, making headlines across the country. The accident happened at night along westbound Texas 21. According to reports, a car had stopped in the road to make a left turn and was violently rear-ended by a pickup truck.

Motorcycle accidents: Violent crash claims the life of a teenager

Motorcycles are a very popular form of personal transportation in the state of Texas. Motorcycles are an economical and convenient way to get around. This time of year, the warmer weather in Texas makes traveling by motorcycle fun and enjoyable. However, motorcyclists face very unique dangers that are not present to those in passenger vehicles. Due to their smaller size, motorcycles can be more difficult for other drivers to see, resulting in motorcycle accidents.

A recent crash in Waco claimed the life of a teenage motorcyclist. The crash happened at night on North Valley Mills Drive. According to reports, the motorcyclists was traveling north when an SUV pulled out of a parking lot and into the path of the motorcyclist.

Drunk driving accidents: chain-reaction crash leaves a man dead

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a big problem in Texas. Police forces across the state have stepped up efforts to combat drunk driving. Increased patrols, DUI checkpoints and public awareness campaigns are just a few examples of these law enforcement initiatives. However, drunk driving accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate despite these efforts.

A suspected drunk driver reportedly caused a recent chain-reaction crash in Dallas that resulted in the death of one man. The crash happened just before midnight in the southbound lanes Highway 75. According to reports, an alleged drunk driver crashed into another southbound vehicle. Apparently, this collision caused the other vehicle to hit a wall, ejecting a passenger.

3 ways social media posts can destroy a collaborative divorce

Virtually nobody looks forward to a divorce. After all, divorces can be stressful, hurtful and downright exhausting. If you and your spouse have committed to a collaborative divorce, you can likely avoid many of the negative emotions that come with dissolving a marriage. Still, if you use social media the wrong way, you could be asking for trouble. 

Social media platforms offer an easy way both to document your life and connect with friends. Under normal circumstances, your social media posts are probably harmless. They may even help you improve your personal and professional reputation. During a divorce, though, you must think twice about how you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media outlets. If you do any of the following, you may destroy your collaborative divorce. 

Fatal motor vehicle accidents are happening more and more

When it comes to accidents, the biggest question is not if they will happen, but when. Accidents can happen at any place at any time in the blink of an eye. In the state of Texas, motor vehicle accidents are happening more frequently. The vast majority of these accidents are nothing more than minor fender benders. However, an increasing number are proving to be fatal.

A recent wrong-way crash in Irving claimed the lives of two people and injured another. The accident happened in the westbound lanes of Texas 183 during the overnight hours. According to reports, a vehicle was traveling the wrong direction in the westbound lanes and violently collided with a vehicle that was traveling the correct direction.

Drunk driving accidents: Driver arrested after fatal crash

Driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Those who drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of everyone around them. When a person gets behind the wheel while intoxicated, the chances for a crash increase dramatically. In Texas and across the United States, drunk driving accidents claim the lives of at least two people every hour. A recent fatal crash in Denton left one man dead and a driver facing serious charges.

The crash happened along Fort Worth Drive during the overnight hours. According to reports, the driver of a southbound pickup truck drove off the left side of the roadway and into a grass ditch. Reportedly, the driver lost control and slid sideways through the ditch, crashing into the driver's side of a northbound car.

Financial mistakes to avoid during a divorce

No couple gets married with the intention of one day ending the marriage. According to recent statistics, however, over half of all marriages in Texas and across the country end in divorce. Divorce can definitely be psychologically and emotionally challenging, and it can also be a very expensive process. Here are a few financial mistakes to avoid when going through a divorce.

In order to pay for divorce expenses, some people will cash in their investments. They do this with the intention of putting the money back when the dust settles. However, liquidating an investment that has appreciated is a taxable event, possibly costing more money in the long run. It's always good to become familiar with tax laws, as these can change frequently. For example, spouses who pay alimony used to get a tax deduction, but new tax laws have eliminated this tax break.

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