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Thursday, February 22, 2018

If you lost a loved one in an accident, what are your options?

Losing a loved one in an accident is devastating. If the negligent or reckless actions of another person robbed you of a lifetime with a family member, it is both unfair and infuriating. While nothing can reverse what happened to your family, it may be possible to seek compensation for your losses and your emotional duress associated with the fatal accident.

Distracted Texas drivers are a threat to your safety

Texas readers know that distracted driving is a major problem in every state. As more drivers have phones, and more cars come with potentially distracting technology, this type of negligent driving is not a problem that will be going away any time soon. Many car accidents happen simply because a phone or other reason distracted the driver. 

Being in the military doesn't mean you can't co-parent

Your status as a member of the Armed Forces means that a divorce has some added complexities with which most civilians don't have to deal. Even so, you are a parent just like anyone else. However, you may struggle with finding a way to remain in your children's lives and to meet your obligations to your country.

Parental alienation syndrome in Texas news again

Here at The Law Office of Douglas C. Smith in El Paso, we represent parents — including those in the military or their spouses — in matters of child custody, conservatorship, parenting plans, visitation and relocation. In any major issue involving a minor child’s life, especially concerning his or her residence, time with each parent and important decision-making, the court is guided by the child’s best interest

Military divorce: interplay of retirement and disability benefits

Here at the El Paso, Texas, Law Office of Douglas C. Smith, we regularly represent people involved in divorces where one or both spouses are affiliated with the U.S. military such as those connected with Fort Bliss. For clients like this, it is important to engage a lawyer experienced specifically in military divorces because these cases involve a unique and complex intersection of federal military law and state family law.

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