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August 2019 Archives

Putting parenting plans to the test as the school year begins

Sugar Land parents whose divorces were finalized over the summer are about to find out whether their child custody arrangements will work as well in reality as they do on paper. As the school year begins, they may be reviewing their parenting plans to make sure everything is in order. If they addressed some of the following in those plans, starting a new school year may go more smoothly than they think.

A common misconception about separate versus community property

Many millennials here in Texas and across the country watched their parents go through divorce and struggle with dividing their assets. For this reason, many millennial couples are more mindful of identifying separate versus community property when they marry. In fact, around 28% choose to keep separate financial accounts, believing they will remain 100% theirs in the event they divorce. The problem is that may not be true.

Texas may have a THC test in 2020 for drug crimes

The state of Texas recently legalized the use of hemp, but not marijuana. Since then, the state has struggled to find a way to test for THC when it comes to charging people with drug crimes since hemp also contains a certain amount of THC. In response, the Texas Forensics Science Commission teamed up with the Drug Enforcement Agency in order to find some way to test for THC -- and they think they may have found it.

A DWI has significant impact on commercial drivers

Whether passing through Sugar Land or based in the city, a significant number of truck drivers are on its roads. While in the area, police could pull them over for supposed traffic violations. If a truck driver is suspected of drunk driving, facing charges for DWI could be the least of his or her problems.

Child custody and the best interests of the children standard

Most Sugar Land parents want what is best for their kids. During a divorce, this means coming to a child custody arrangement that gives them the easiest transition into a new lifestyle and the best chance to thrive moving forward. Whether a parent is heading to court or working out an arrangement with the other parent, he or she may want to better understand what the court considers in determining the best interests of the children and what can be done to ensure the kids remain the primary focus.

A credit score’s effect on divorce

Earning a higher income can be beneficial, but for some couples, it can also put a greater strain on their marriage, eventually leading to divorce.  A survey conducted by Sun Trust Bank, polled 2,000 adults on what disrupts their marriage the most. The most common answer? Money. Over one-third of those surveyed labeled their finances as the leading stress point in their marriage.

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