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Holding distracted drivers accountable for the crashes they cause

Distracted driving has always been an issue, but with the rise of social media and smartphones, it has reached epidemic proportions. According to statistics gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nine people die every day in the United States as a result of distracted drivers, and another 1,000 people suffer injuries each day in distracted driving collisions.

The importance of naming the right person as guardian of your child

For many parents, having children is the initial motivation for creating a will and later a comprehensive estate plan. After all, once you've opened your heart and your family to a new child, you want to know that he or she will always receive the care and protection needed to thrive. That includes the possible situation in which you are not able to care directly for your child anymore. Putting off making a will could leave your children in a precarious position.

Safe driving in work zones can help you avoid an accident

It seems like the construction on I-35 will never end. Just as workers complete one section, concrete barriers and orange barrels appear at another. Sometimes, road construction can cause lanes to be very narrow, which makes traveling them very dangerous, especially with traffic that is traveling above the speed limit.

Your co-parenting relationship may take a lot of work

Living life as a co-parent isn't an easy feat. You have to be willing to work with your ex, which can prove to be a challenge. If you are in this position, you need to find ways to keep the co-parenting relationship as positive as possible.

Things you need to understand about administering a Texas estate

Getting named as executor of an estate or trustee for an estate-related trust is a great honor. It also requires a lot of extra effort and work. The person who named you as executor obviously trusted your ability to do the right thing. He or she believes you will handle the estate properly and ethically. You, in turn, will do your best to handle the estate as your deceased loved one would have wanted.

3 ways to use an incentive trust

You have a lot of options when using a trust as part of your estate plan. It gives you flexibility and the power to have a say in your estate after you pass away. Just leaving $500,000 to your kids means they can do whatever they please with it, but putting it in the trust means they acknowledge and respect your desires.

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.