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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.

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.