We have always heard that money is one of the most common causes of divorce. And, studies show that people with high-paying, stable jobs tend to experience less divorce than those in lower-income jobs with irregular hours. Bloomberg reports that 70 percent of people who consider themselves upper class have happy marriages, compared to only…

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Intoxication manslaughter charges are among the most serious in our state, with severe consequences upon conviction. Both prosecutors and organizations like Mothers Against Drunk Driving lobby for harsh penalties against offenders, and if you are facing intoxication manslaughter charges, you cannot underestimate what you are up against. What is intoxication manslaughter? Intoxication manslaughter falls under…

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“Gray divorce” is a term for divorcing couples aged 50 and older. Typically, these are retired, affluent couples with self-sufficient adult children and significant assets. With the baby boomer population living longer, more older couples are divorcing and starting off on new life journeys. The divorce rate for people over 50 has doubled since the…

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Here in Texas, if you are accused of a crime, you may face additional penalties if you are a repeat offender. What this means is that the court can lay down more serious punishments upon conviction than you might face if it were your first offense. Felony repeat offenders can face much more severe punishments…

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In order to lawfully use self-defense as a legal strategy, a defendant must prove his or her justification in taking assaultive actions based on either threats of violence or actual violence on the part of the other individual. Under Texas law, a person is not guilty of assault if he or she committed actions for…

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In every state, including Texas, sex crimes are considered one of the most horrendous offenses. In the majority of cases, individuals convicted of a sex crime in the state are required to have their names added to the Texas sex offender registry. In 1994, Congress passed the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children Act as part…

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Domestic violence accusations are some of the most serious you can face. However, in some cases, a charge of domestic violence may be issued mistakenly or without sufficient proof. If you are facing a charge of continuous family violence in Texas, it is important to know what you are facing in the justice system and…

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No one gets in his or her car intending to kill someone. The penalties for DWI in Texas are significant enough without a death involved. Intoxication manslaughter is charged when a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes a fatal motor vehicle accident. You may be arrested and charged with this crime even…

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When a couple with significantly different assets gets married, there can be some complications later on if they choose to divorce. Whether or not your spouse will be entitled to those assets depends on whether they are classified as separate or community property. Generally speaking, an inheritance is considered separate property; therefore, should you get…

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