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How to recover financially after a divorce

In the United States, nearly half of all marriages end in divorce. This means that thousands of people in Texas and across the country will go through this type of family law proceeding at some point during their lives. It's no secret that divorce can be devastating not only psychologically, but also financially. The following advice may be helpful to those who find themselves struggling financially after a divorce.

Most of the time, divorce means more expenses but less income to offset these expenses. After a divorce, one of the first things to do is to readjust existing budgets or make a new budget entirely. Doing this will allow for easier tracking of income versus expenses.

Mistakes for men to avoid during a divorce

Ending a marriage can be a tough and exhausting experience for anyone. For men, however, divorce can present unique challenges. Men are stereotypically thought of as the stronger sex, and in a majority of marriages, the husband handles the finances. Because of this, there are a multitude of resources available in Texas to help women through a divorce, but men can struggle to find the help they need. Here are a few common mistakes that men should steer clear of amid a divorce.

The husband is the primary bread winner in a lot of marriages, so during a divorce it is common for the man to think that the majority of assets are his. However, Texas is a community property state and that means every dollar of income during marriage is split evenly between spouses no matter what assets the money went into. Men should accept that they will have to give up some assets. Fighting this will be a waste of money.

Motorcycle accidents are happening more and more in Texas

For many people, the wide open spaces of Texas are best explored behind the handle bars of a motorcycle. Motorcycles are an economical and fun way to travel. Traveling by motorcycle has become a very popular form of recreation across the state of Texas. Unfortunately, motorcycles can also be a very dangerous way to travel. Motorcycle accidents are often fatal since riders are fully exposed.

A recent accident in San Antonio claimed the life of a motorcyclist. The crash happened on Culebra Road during the morning hours. According to reports, the motorcyclist was traveling west when an eastbound car made a left turn into the path of the motorcycle.

Does your motorcycle helmet fit correctly?

With its beautiful autumns and mild winters, the San Antonio area is a motorcyclist's dream. After all, unlike many other places, if you live in southern Texas, you do not have to park your bike for months at a time. Still, regardless of when you ride, you must wear protective gear to reach your destination safely. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, helmets saved nearly 2,000 riders’ lives in 2017 alone. Another 750 individuals would likely have lived through their motorcycle crashes had they been wearing safety-rated helmets. Of course, your helmet can only protect you if it fits correctly. Here are some suggestions for ensuring proper fitment: 

Advice to consider for a more peaceful divorce

Without question, ending a marriage is one of the most difficult life events that an individual can experience. During this time of intense emotions and vulnerability, it can be very easy for a person to spiral out of control. For Texas residents going through a divorce, the following tips may help make for a smoother transition.

While it may be very challenging depending on circumstances, it can be very helpful to maintain a certain level of mutual respect with the soon-to-be ex-spouse. It can be very tempting to fight it out in court, but a lengthy court battle will only result in more emotional strain not to mention added expenses. Instead, try to work with the other party to find a common goal for the future. For example: if children are present, both parties can find common ground by agreeing to place children as the top priority. Sharing a common goal will ensure that civility is maintained throughout the process.

Drunk driving accidents likely to end in serious injury or death

It's common knowledge that driving and alcohol don't mix. Despite the disastrous consequences, thousands of people across the country continue to drive while intoxicated. As if roadways in Texas aren't dangerous enough, the odds of an accident happening increase dramatically when drunk drivers get behind the wheel. Tragically, drunk driving accidents typically result in serious injuries or death.

Recently, a police officer in Austin was injured when he was hit by an alleged drunk driver. The incident happened just after midnight along interstate 35. Reports said the officer was on his motorcycle with the emergency lights activated while traffic workers moved barricades from the roadway. According to reports, the driver of a dark-colored vehicle crashed into the officer's motorcycle and drove away.

Motor vehicle accidents: Newlyweds killed in tragic crash

As most Texas residents know, roadways across the state are becoming more crowded and congested every year. Traveling on these crowded roads is undoubtedly a difficult and dangerous task. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. These days, operating a motor vehicle requires constant focus and is, unfortunately, taken for granted far too often. Recently, a young newlywed couple was killed in a tragic crash just moments after their wedding.

The accident happened in Orange County along Highway 87 during the afternoon hours. According to reports, the couple's car was struck by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer carrying a tractor. Reports said the couple died at the scene of the violent crash.

Amicable separations may lead to uncontested divorce

Marriage is not always wine and roses. It starts with a couple wanting to prove to their undying devotion and love to each other. It starts with hope and love.

Unfortunately, the rigors of married life may not always result in a forever bond. In these instances, a couple may decide that living together is no longer a viable option and that finding themselves as single people is the best course. When a couple agrees on the terms of their separation, they may go through the Texas court system using an uncontested divorce. Understanding what the process is may help you determine if this process will work for you.

Motor vehicle accidents: Head-on crash kills 1, injures others

These days, just going for a short drive can potentially result in a serious accident. Getting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle is one of the most dangerous daily activities in the lives of Texas residents. Roadways across the state are becoming more and more hazardous every day. Despite modern safety measures and strict traffic laws, serious and fatal motor vehicle accidents continue to happen at an alarming rate.

A recent crash in Hudspeth County killed one person and injured two other motorists. The accident happened along U.S. Highway 62/180 during the morning hours. According to reports, the driver of a westbound sedan crossed over the center line of the highway into oncoming traffic.

Motorcycle accidents: Road rage results in tragic crash

Texas is home to beautiful landscapes and wide open spaces  The many scenic roadways that criss-cross the state are great for motorcyclists. However, traveling by motorcycle these days can be very risky. What makes riding motorcycles so risky is not the motorcycles themselves, but the other vehicles on the road. Since bikers are exposed to the elements, motorcycle accidents are more likely to result in serious injury or death.

Recently in San Antonio, a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcycle resulted in the death of one man. The accident happened on Southeast Loop 410. According to investigators, the motorcyclist may have cut in front of a car, and the driver of the car became angry. Reports said the driver of the car engaged in road rage and began attempting to pass the motorcycle.

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