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Modifying Child Custody Orders in Texas

The one thing you can count on in life is change. As your kids grow up, their wants and needs will undoubtedly change. That means you and your former spouse or partner might need to revisit court orders governing things like child custody, child support, and alimony. However, judges in Texas are hesitant to change these court orders without a good reason. Below, we’ll go over the logistics of modifying orders in Read More

Military Divorce: The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)

Property division is one of the most important components of any divorce. Besides the house, car, boat, and other significant assets, spouses often have to deal with pensions and retirement accounts. Dividing military pensions can be a complex process; figuring out the exact benefits a former spouse of a military member can receive heavily depends on the length of the marriage. A federal law, the USFSPA, lays out the Read More

You May Not Be at Fault In a Trucking Accident — Even If You Think You Were

Accidents between two cars—say, two trucks, two sedans, or a truck and sedan—don’t usually result in complex investigations to determine the at-fault driver. Sure, insurance adjusters will spend some time speaking to the drivers and evaluating accident reports, but it’s easier to determine fault when there are only two parties to scrutinize. Things can get complicated when a large commercial vehicle, like an Read More

Do You Have to Go to Court After a Personal Injury in Texas?

The answer to this question is, “no.” After you get hurt because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you don’t automatically have to file a lawsuit in order to get compensation. Despite what you may have seen on TV, dramatic court fights after some catastrophic personal injury is rarely how it plays out in real life. Typically, personal injury victims (or their families) only file a lawsuit if the insurance Read More

A Personal Injury Means You Could Receive Damages. What are Damages?

In the context of civil law, the word “damages” means something different than, say, physical damage to personal possessions like your car or house. A plaintiff in a personal injury case may be awarded damages by a civil court due to monetary losses or physical or mental pain, to name a couple of reasons. This blog will dive further into the legal concept of damages, which is important to understand if you or someone Read More

How is Fault Allocated in a Car Accident?

Around a dozen states require drivers to carry no-fault insurance. This means no matter who is at fault in an accident, victims must first use their own policies to get compensation. Texas, is not one of those states, it is an “at-fault” state when it comes to filing insurance claims after an accident.  Put simply, the driver who caused a wreck in Texas is the one whose insurance company should pay up. But, Read More

Whose Car Insurance Pays After an Accident?

The last thing you want to think about after a car accident is sifting through mountains of paperwork and speaking with countless people from insurance companies. To make matters worse, the insurance companies you are dealing with might resist paying out what you know you deserve. Understanding which policies will pay, and what they'll pay, can save you time if you or someone you love is involved in a serious Read More