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Your prenuptial agreement and your Texas divorce

Many people, especially those with high-value assets to protect, enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage. You may have signed a prenup many years ago. Now that divorce is imminent, you need to know how your agreement affects important issues such as spousal support and property division.

One question many ask is whether it is possible to convince a court to declare a prenup invalid. Others may have questions about how to interpret a particular provision or apply it to current circumstances, which neither party may have foreseen at the time of the agreement.

A perceived harmless prank leads to a need for juvenile defense

Adolescent boys are not immune from engaging in pranks that can go awry. It is a time of risk taking and exploring that can lead to unfortunate consequences. A prank that got out of hand in Texas has led to a 14-year-old boy being in need of juvenile defense for a homicide charge.

The incident occurred while the boy and some friends were engaged in an egg-throwing prank as they were driving around the city. The boy was reportedly driving the car. A driver who was egged by the teens allegedly flashed a handgun at them and began to chase them. The car ran through a red light and hit a pickup truck.

Being charged with drug crimes can endanger one's reputation

As 2018 comes to an end, the drug crisis continues to be an issue of concern in Texas and around the country. A recent investigation by the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force resulted in the seizure of a significant amount of cash and drugs. Two people were arrested and are facing charges for drug crimes in connection with the investigation.

The task force conducted its investigation over a period of two months. A search warrant was executed on a house on Monte Carlo Lane. The task force was assisted by the Fort Bend Sheriff's Office Patrol Tactical Team. The search warrant led to the arrest of the two people, and the officers also reportedly found illicit drugs on the premises that they estimated to have a street value of about $230,000.

Protecting an autistic child during and after your divorce

All divorces have the potential to disrupt families. If you have a child with autism, however, your divorce may be catastrophic to your child. As a parent, you will need to work diligently to safeguard your child's wellbeing following your divorce proceedings. 

As you probably know, your child's life is likely to change considerably after your divorce. Because children on the autism spectrum often have a more difficult time adjusting to a new way of life than those who are not autistic, you must consider your child's interests when drafting a post-divorce parenting plan. Here are some important matters to consider. 

Fight at a party has teen contemplating his juvenile defense

Young men in their teenage years can be susceptible to peer pressure to engage in acts of violence that can have long term implications on their future success in Texas. In today's culture where guns are so readily available, what may have ended in a fist fight can now easily escalate to a gun fight. This appears to have been the case at a party in Laredo where a young man faces charges of having shot and killed a 20-year-old. The teenager is now likely focused on preparing a juvenile defense.

A 16-year-old boy is being charged with homicide in the death of the 20-year-old. The shooting allegedly happened at about 2:30 a.m. at a party in a house on Sunrise Courts. The alleged assailant and the victim reportedly got into an argument. Shortly after it began, the accused allegedly pulled a gun and shot the victim in the chest.

How to protect your business in a divorce

Divorce will bring an array of emotions. For some people, divorcing a spouse will be a joyous time, as exemplified by one Texas woman who used the occasion to blow up her wedding dress. 

For most people, divorce will bring stress, especially if you own a business. If you are not careful, your former spouse could end up with half the company, which can seriously jeopardize operations. All business owners should follow certain steps before, during and after their marriage to protect these assets. 

Adolescents who need juvenile defense need not be doomed

Adolescence in Texas can be a difficult time in a young person's life. It's a time when children start pulling away from their parents and start trying to figure out who they are as individuals. It's a time for exploration that often involves risk taking and not particularly good decisions. The outcome of these decisions can lead to a need for a juvenile defense.

One such instance occurred very early one morning in Williamson County. A 12-year-old boy and a couple of friends decided to take a ride in his mother's car at about midnight. They led the sheriff on a chase that reached speeds of up to 65 mph. The chase lasted about two minutes. 

Is your teen addicted to Xanax?

Xanax is the name brand of the drug alprazolam, which is a benzodiazepine. Doctors often prescribe this drug to treat anxiety, panic disorder, stress, insomnia and muscle relaxation. Its core function is as a central nervous system depressant. It is a highly addictive drug because users quickly build up a tolerance to it.

Unfortunately, adults are not the only ones who may struggle with Xanax addiction. Teenagers are getting increasing access to this drug and becoming addicted to it. Here are some signs your teen may be abusing Xanax and what you should do about it. 

How to regain your license after a DWI

No one plans on getting a DWI, yet they sometimes happen even after taking precautionary measures. One of the consequences is losing your license.

If you refuse to take a chemical test, you will lose your license for at least 180 days, a year if you are a commercial driver and two years if this is not your first offense. If you fail the test, you will lose it for 90 days, or one year for those with a CDL or prior offense. If you receive a DWI conviction, you will lose your license for up to two years. You may even face both penalties.

Drug crimes can have a lasting impact on one's future

The drug crisis continues unabated in Texas and around the country. A recent case in Fort Worth involved an alleged chain of events that reportedly included injuries as a result of an alleged shooting and carjacking.  The string of events was started by a supposed drug deal that could lead to charges for drug crimes.

Four people were taken into custody following the string of events that were alleged to have occurred near Mitchell Boulevard and U.S. Highway 287. A drug deal reportedly turned into a robbery that escalated into a shootout in which two men, including a teenager, were wounded. The suspects on both sides of the deal then attempted to flee the area during which they allegedly crashed their vehicles into multiple parked cars. A carjacking was reported a few blocks away and a short time after the shooting had taken place.

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