Study suggests boys more affected by parents’ divorce than girls

Posted on January 26th, 2011 No Comments

A new study from the University of Toronto looks at certain effects that a divorce may have on children as they grow up. The study looked at groups of people whose parents had divorced before age 18 versus those whose parents had remained married. The people whose parents had been divorces were more likely than the others to have experienced suicidal thoughts at some point in their lives. However, the difference between men and women in each category was dramatically different.

Men whose parents had divorced were up to three times as likely to have experience suicidal thoughts than other men, which the difference between the groups of women were much smaller. The authors of the study point out some factors that may help explain the results:

  • Women in the general population are more likely than men to have suicidal thoughts
  • Until recently, mothers were almost always awarded sole custody, and visitation rights for fathers were limited
  • This lack of a father figure may have had an intense effect on young boys.

In today’s society, men are much more likely to play a greater role in their children’s lives, even after a divorce. The authors also say that the results of the study are no reason for divorcing parents to panic– the vast majority of people surveyed had no suicidal thoughts at all, and most children learn to cope with a divorce in a healthy way.

If you are considering a divorce and need assistance forming an agreeable child custody arrangement, contact the North Houston child custody and visitation attorneys at Garg & Associates, P.C. by calling 281-362-2865.

Man suspected of child sexual assault

Posted on January 19th, 2011 No Comments

Police are searching for a Houston man that they say sexually assaulted a child on multiple occasions.

The man, 52-year-old Jose Dolores Ramirez, is wanted for aggravated sexual assault of a child. He allegedly assaulted an 8-year-old girl more than once and has been charged with 2 counts.

Ramirez has not yet been found.

Being accused of a sex crime is a serious allegation that can have major consequences for your personal and professional life. If you are facing charges for sexual assault or other sex crimes, our North Houston sex crime lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., are prepared to help you defend your case. Contact us today by calling 281-362-2865.

Conroe woman arrested for aggravated assault

Posted on January 13th, 2011 No Comments

A Conroe woman was arrested on aggravated assault charges on Sunday, January 2, for allegedly stabbing her husband.

According to a police report, 38-year-old Deconda Easley was arguing with her husband in their kitchen when she pulled out a kitchen knife and stabbed him in the left arm.

In the state of Texas, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is classified as a second-degree felony. If convicted, Easley could face a minimum of 2 years and up to 20 years in prison, as well as a maximum of $10,000 in fines.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for assault or another criminal charge, you need an attorney that you can trust to aggressively defend your case. Contact the Conroe criminal defense attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., today at 281-362-2865 to learn how we can help you.

New Conroe Women’s Community Center Now Open

Posted on January 5th, 2011 No Comments

The new Marion Fischer Community Center, a women’s community center located in Conroe, is now open. The center is open to women and families seeking counseling, recreation, and fellowship opportunities. The center is run by the Montgomery County Women’s Center (MCWC).

The transitional housing community specifically offers assistance to those who have been victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The center provides a temporary home for women and families who are seeking to escape violence and transition to a new life. The center provides families with affordable housing for up to two years.

If you or someone you love is in an abusive relationship, there are options available to you to escape domestic violence and sexual assault. To learn more about how our compassionate, experienced Conroe domestic violence lawyers can assist you, contact the law office of Garg & Associates, P.C., today by calling 281-362-2865.

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