Military Divorce

The process of divorce when it comes to military personnel can be different from divorce regarding two married civilians. It is not necessarily complicated, but the differences can be hard to understand at first. Complications arise from the location of filing the divorce, from the division of pension and child support, and from legal protections for the military personnel. Federal laws also affect the process of military divorce, and once you have become familiar with these laws, proceeding with the divorce will go smoothly.

One of the first obstacles for military divorces is where to file the divorce. Because of the issues with where military personnel may be stationed, it can be difficult for a spouse to know where to file for the divorce. Nevertheless, the law permits several options on where to file the divorce:

1.    File in the state where the person who wants the divorce resides.

2.    File in the state where the service member is stationed.

3.    File in the state where the service member is legally registered as a resident.

Many states allow a member of the military to file for military divorce in the state where they are based, regardless of whether either of the divorcing individuals are legal residents of the state. The options above, however, often provide for better choices, especially if issues such as child support, grounds for divorce, distribution of property, and child custody will also be considered later in the divorce proceedings.

Although there is little difference between a divorce between a civilian couple and a military couple, certain laws pertaining to the military personnel can make things a bit more complex. Factors such as being active in service or if one spouse is based permanently in another country can be a cause for longer divorce proceedings.

What To Do After A Car Accident

Transportation has become one of the necessities of modern man. With so many things to do and so many places to go, having a car of your own can be a luxury and a privilege. Knowing how to drive safely is just as important; in order to avoid harming yourself and harming other motorists, there must be mutual respect for everyone on the road. When a car accident occurs, there are various reasons that have come about that caused the incident happen. It can either be mechanical or human errors, road defects, or other factors that accumulated to cause the accident. When it does happen, certain responsibilities should be taken by both the drivers involved in the incident. One thing to remember is to never flee the scene of the car accident. There are legal obligations that each driver must adhere to when they are involved in a car crash or a collision. There are variations from each state, but they generally contain the same context, such as:

  1. Stopping you vehicle as soon as it is safe to do so, without blocking traffic.
  2. Find other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who are also involved in the accident, and give them your basic information; name, address, phone numbers, driver’s license, and etc.
  3. If there are injured drivers, passengers, or pedestrians, be sure to give them proper assistance by calling 911 and giving necessary information to medical responders.
  4. Call the local police department in order to have them secure the scene and make the necessary reports, especially when there is death or serve injuries involved.
  5. When there is nobody in the scene after the accident, be sure to leave your name and other important information in a place where the other driver or owner can see it.

Leaving the scene of the accident can fall as a “hit and run” case, and depending on the damage, can be a mere misdemeanor or a felony. Since different states have their own laws regarding this charge, it is important to know about your state laws when it comes to car accidents. You can be fined, imprisoned or both. Other penalties include suspension or revocation of your driver’s license, spiked car insurances, and personal injury claims. Here is some data from the United States Census Bureau regarding Motor Vehicle Accidents and Fatalities.

Texas Woman Accused of Murdering District Attorney

blood splatter murderThe wife of a former justice of the peace who lost his position after being convicted of felony burglary is now being accused of murdering her husband’s prosecutors.

Kim Lene Williams is being held on three counts of murder: two for killing a district attorney and his wife in March, and one for killing a prosecutor in January. The individuals she is accused of murdering worked together to convict her husband of theft and burglary in March 2012, costing him his position as a justice of the peace.

The arrest warrant said Williams confessed to her involvement in the deaths, but she claimed that her husband was the one behind the killings. He was recently arrested for making unrelated terrorist threats and is presently behind bars. He denies any involvement in these killings.

The victims of these slayings were reportedly so afraid for their safety after convicting Mr. Williams that they purchased handguns to protect themselves.

Williams’s bail is set to $10 million.