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What to look for when it comes to alcohol and your college kid

The day your child was accepted into a college program was a day full of pride and joy. You are happy with their achievement, and are excited to see them continue to grow into a successful young adult. When summer ended, you dropped your kid off at school, helping them haul their belongings into their dorm room. When it was time to leave, you enveloped them into a hug and told them to study hard.

Now that they have been at school all year, and summer is about to begin again, you have some worries. You know that college brings new opportunities, and that partying is among those experiences. As the semesters changed and the year progressed, your child checked in as you’d hoped, but now you want to make sure that partying hasn’t turned into something more.

What If The Other Driver Lies About A Car Accident?

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Conflicting Stories Are Common After Car Accidents.

Even if they're clearly at fault, drivers hate to admit that they've erred after a car accident. Psychollogically it is hard for people to take responsibility.  Many car insurance companies also advise their policy holders to never accept responsibility under any circumstances.  Unfortunately, the evidence in your case may not point strongly in your favor. As a modified comparative negligence state, Texas allows both parties to be held partially liable; it is therefore crucial that you get your story straight.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

As the weather warms up in April, more people hit the road. Whether this means heading south for spring break or partaking in local outdoor activities, more people are on the go and there is more highway traffic. April isn’t just a seasonal turning point, though. The National Safety Council has dubbed it “Distracted Driving Awareness Month.”

Most people are already aware that drivers are frequently on their phones. What they may not be aware of is that, according to software developer TrueMotion, 92 percent of drivers use their phone while driving. Seventy-one percent text while driving. These numbers are frightening. When a driver is distracted by their phone, they aren’t fully tuned to the road in front of them.

Divorcing the breadwinner

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Seven Things Women Should Do When Divorcing the Breadwinner

It's a scenario that has been played out many times across our state and across the country. A young mother leaves her job to stay at home and raise the kids. Her husband, a doctor, is the breadwinner and all the couple's money flows through him. But, somewhere along the way the relationship has crumbled and the husband wants a divorce. The young mother worries about custody with no current income or job.

With one spouse having the money, it feels like the power is shifted dramatically in one direction. However, Texas divorce laws have this situation under control with the state being a community property state. Also, spousal maintenance may be requested to help get you adjusted to working full-time again. In issues of child custody, the court uses the legal standard of what is in the best interest of the child. With the help of an experienced divorce lawyer, the young mother can come out just fine.

What are Texas’s laws regarding drug testing?

Many employers require their employees to submit to drug tests to demonstrate that they are not surreptitiously using illegal drugs on the job. As a result, thousands of Texas workers will have to take a drug test at some point or another. This applies to minimum-wage fast food workers as well as white-collar professionals.

Drug testing can be quite controversial, and its legality has been called into question several times over the years by civil rights activists and labor advocates. Texas has its own set of rules and regulations regarding drug testing—who can perform it, when it is legal and when someone can be fired because of it.

The Safest Highway Lanes, According to Science?

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The Safest Highway Lanes to Avoid a Car Accident

Car insurance industry estimates predict that the average driver will file a claim for a collision once every 17.9 years. Many of these drivers will need a car accident lawyer.  These claims tend to follow patterns: drivers are often young, and factors such as speeding, inattention, and adverse weather conditions play a huge role in accident likelihood. But did you know that positioning yourself in the wrong lane can also put you at risk? Keep reading to learn more about collisions in the left, center, and right lanes.

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