What does getting a divorce mean for your property in Texas?

Texas is a community property state meaning all separate income and property acquired after marriage is considered to belong to both spouses equally. This applies to separate income that each spouse earns during the marriage. Separate property is property owned before marriage and any gifts or inheritance acquired during marriage. Personal injury settlements are sometimes…

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Supreme Court Clarifies Prisoner’s Religious Rights in Texas Case

The Texas prison inmate sued the state under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, which aims to protect religious freedom in prisons and in land use situations. The court said that inmates could file suits to seek a change in prison policies that might violate their Constitutional rights, but money does not constitute…

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Bolivia Wants to Pass the ‘Law of Mother Earth’

The rights would include: the right to life and existence, the right to continue vital cycles and processes free from human alteration; the right to pure water and clean air and many others. In recent decades, Bolivia’s natural resources have been threatened by environmental changes, particularly rising temperatures, which are leading to the dissipation of…

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Appeals Court Rules Against Arizona Immigration Law

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s earlier ruling blocking the most controversial aspects of the Arizona immigration law. The law would require Arizona police officers force to demand documentation from suspected illegal immigrants. Furthermore, police would be forced to detain those who are arrested until their immigration status was verified…

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Former Professor Stores Over 1,600 Child Pornography Files on Computer

Law enforcement immediately confiscated the computer and later reported finding numerous illegal photos and videos containing sexually graphic imagery of children under the age of 12. Quinn, 44, was previously employed as a professor at East Texas Baptist University. Comforting right? It is scary to think this could literally happening next door to any of…

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