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Working through joint custody challenges after divorce

Becoming a parent typically means becoming tied to the other parent no matter what. While this arrangement may not seem problematic to happily-married couples, it could cause an issue for individuals who choose to divorce. Certainly, ending a marriage does not end parenthood, but if individuals opt for joint custody, it commonly does mean continuing to work with an ex.

Many Texas parents may believe that joint custody is the best arrangement for their kids after a divorce. Keeping in mind that the custody terms are for the benefit of the children and not necessarily the parents could help when parental relationships become strained. It could be difficult at times to see an ex-spouse or have to try to make important decisions together, but keeping the well-being of the kids at the forefront may help parents push through challenges.

Is collaborative divorce the way to begin your new life?

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you may dread going to court.

If so, you may want to consider an alternative, such as collaborative divorce. Such an option affords several benefits over litigation, including less stress and less of an expense.

Motor vehicle accident happened during bike rally weekend

Motorcycle enthusiasts from Texas and beyond often travel to Austin for an annual bike rally event. In fact, the event was being held on a recent weekend, during which a motor vehicle accident occurred involving a car and a motorcycle. Multiple travelers suffered injuries in the collision.

It is unclear whether the motorcyclists involved in the crash were part of the rally. However, current data shows that motorcyclists are often injured in traffic accidents when the rally is being hosted. About three days into this year's rally, medics reported that six separate incidents had occurred, resulting in eight people being hospitalized.

Distracted drivers are a common cause of motor vehicle accidents

These days, roadways across the state of Texas are more dangerous than ever. Modern drivers are faced with distractions that can take attention off of the road. Losing focus behind the wheel for just a split second is enough to cause serious motor vehicle accidents. A recent three vehicle crash in West Houston claimed the life of one woman and injured several others.

The accident happened at night at the intersection of Harwin and West Sam Houston Parkway. According to reports, a sedan was traveling east on Harwin approaching the intersection. Reports said the sedan was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle traveling north on the Sam Houston Parkway feeder road.

Motorcycle accidents: Crash claims the life of a college student

Motorcycles are definitely fun, but they can also be very dangerous. Riding a motorcycle on crowded Texas roadways is a very risky way to travel. Motorcycles do not have seat belts, and with riders totally exposed and minimally protected, motorcycle accidents often turn fatal. According to recent statistics, motorcyclists are five times more likely to be seriously injured in a crash than motorists in passenger vehicles.

Recently in Kingsville, an accident involving a motorcycle claimed the life of a female college student. The accident occurred during the afternoon hours on General Cavazos Boulevard. According to reports, the motorcyclist was traveling east on General Cavazos when an SUV pulled out of a nearby parking lot and onto the roadway.

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.

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