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September 2017 Archives

The expensive aftermath of a dog bite attack

Dogs are popular pets for good reason. They're loyal. They can be trained to perform special duties, like assisting the blind or disabled. They are affectionate and friendly, when raised and handled properly. Sometimes, however, due to neurological issues or a history of abuse, dogs become violent toward humans. When that happens, the potential injuries to the victim can be devastating.

Who gets the house during a Texas divorce?

Other than custody of minor children, possession of, or the ability to continue living in the marital home, is often the most contested issue. Many times, a home represents the single largest investment a person makes over the course of life. The equity accrued in a home may also contain a significant amount of the assets your family acquired during your marriage. It's not unusual for there to also be major emotional value to the home, in the form of memories.

Understanding how Texas courts determine custody in divorce

There are a lot of variables involved in the average divorce. Aside from complicated asset division questions, custody is usually the most difficult issue to tackle. Was there a reason for the divorce, such as abuse or chemical dependence? Is one spouse asking for custody and the other one isn't? Which parent can better provide and care for the children? What, in general, is in the best interests of the minor children from the marriage?

You suffered medical malpractice. Now what?

Medical malpractice can occur thousands of ways, but the end result is where things get tricky. Maybe your doctor performed a surgery and left something inside you, or perhaps failed to diagnose a life-changing or life-threatening condition. Maybe your doctor negligently prescribed opioid painkillers to you, leading to an addiction to opioids. Maybe your doctor prescribed a medication that presented serious dangerous side effects.

Understanding complex asset division in Texas divorces

There's a common saying that more money means more problems. That is definitely the case in divorces. The more assets you have and the higher the overall value of your marital estate, the more complicated and protracted the asset division process can become.