More fathers gaining custody of children after divorce

Posted on July 26th, 2011 No Comments

The tide of child custody arrangements has recently been changing as more and more fathers are beginning to win full custody of their children after divorce. In years past, mothers were almost automatically awarded full custody of their children, but now, many judges are listening to the cases of fathers who wish to have full custody.

In the United States, there has been a 27.3 percent increase in the number of single-father families. Also, single fathers account for 8 percent of households in the U.S., as compared to 6.3 percent in 2000 and 1.1 percent in 1950.

This recent surge of single fathers may be due, in part, to more mothers entering the workforce. Because fathers are now assuming more responsibility for their children, more are inclined to fight for full custody of their children after divorce than in past years.

If you are seeking full custody of your children after a divorce, please contact the Conroe child custody lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

Man sentenced to 8 extra years in prison for assaulting attorney

Posted on July 21st, 2011 No Comments

A 33-year-old man from Texas was recently sentenced to spend 8 years in prison, in addition to 20 years that he was already sentenced to for a previous crime, because he assaulted a prosecution attorney in the courtroom.

According to reports, the man was in a Houston court last year for charges that he attempted to murder a U.S. deputy marshal in 2009. The man had entered a guilty plea, however, he attempted to retract that plea. When his request was refused, he became extremely angry and ran after one of the prosecution attorneys. The attorney fell backwards and broke two fingers in the incident.

The man was convicted of assaulting a federal prosecutor, and he will begin serving his prison sentences this month.

If you or someone you love has been charged with assaulting someone, please contact the Conroe assault and battery lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

Memoranda grants authorities prosecutorial discretion in immigration cases

Posted on July 12th, 2011 No Comments

A new memoranda was recently introduced by John Morton, the director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which would allow immigration authorities to use their own judgment in immigration cases rather than automatically deporting all illegal immigrants.

The memoranda was initially created to protect victims of crimes by allowing them to report the crime to police without the fear that they, themselves, would be deported. The memoranda sets forth a list of factors for authorities to consider when dealing with an immigrant, including how long they have been in the U.S., if they have pursued an education in the U.S., if they have a criminal record, and if they are taking care of a sick or pregnant relative.

Authorities will also be given the right to immediately deport any immigrants found to be gang members, felons, or national security risks. As the U.S. only has the capacity to deport 400,000 people each year, many say the memoranda is important in allowing the deportation of immigrants that could be dangerous to the country while allowing immigrants who are looking for a better life to stay.

If you or someone you love is facing deportation, please contact the Spring deportation lawyers of Garg & Associates, PC, at 800-242-2151.

Study finds link between divorce rate and age of first sexual encounter

Posted on July 6th, 2011 No Comments

A study was recently conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa which found that women who lost their virginity at a younger age had a higher rate of divorce than those who waited.

The study surveyed over 3,000 women who had been married at least once. It was found that 31 percent of women who had sex during their adolescence were later divorced from their husbands within five years and 47 percent were divorced within ten years. This was compared to the divorce rates of women who waited until they were out of their teens, which was 15 percent within five years and 27 percent within ten years.

Although this study does not specify that divorce is caused by teenage sex, psychologists have speculated that the higher rate of divorce among women who lost their virginity in their teen years could be due to the fact that they had a negative first sexual experience, which led to negative feelings about relationships.

If you or someone you love would like a divorce, please contact one of the experienced Conroe divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

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