Higher divorce rates in the South

Posted on August 30th, 2011 No Comments

A new report by the US Census Bureau shows that divorce rates are higher in the South than in the Northeast. In 2009, there were 10.2 divorces per 1,000 men and 11.1 per 1,000 women in the South. In the Northeast, there were 7.2 divorces per 1,000 men and 7.5 per 1,000 women. A reason for the difference, suggests the Census Bureau, is because there are more marriages in the South than in the Northeast.

The national divorce average per 1,000 people is 9.2 for men and 9.7 for women. The report also found that recently divorced women were more likely to be in poverty compared to recently divorced men, 75% of children with divorced parents lived with their mothers, and most children living with a single parent were living below the poverty line.

If you are considering filing for divorce, contact the Conroe divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates at 281-362-2865.

Man hit by drunk driver could lose leg

Posted on August 23rd, 2011 No Comments

A 24 year-old Midland man has been charged with a third-degree felony charge of intoxicated assault with a vehicle resulting in severe bodily injury after he hit a motorcyclist last Tuesday. The man hit the motorcyclist west of I-20 around 2:30am before he left the scene of the crime. He was found a little while later and was arrested after he failed three field sobriety tests local police administered.

The man initially refused a blood test, but state law requires one due to the severity of the accident. He was held on $30,000 bond and was released after it was paid. He could face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

The motorcyclist, currently in critical condition, may lose his leg due to his injuries.

If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving, contact the Conroe DWI and DUI defense attorneys of Garg & Associates at 281-362-2865.

Texas prison population decreases

Posted on August 17th, 2011 No Comments

Four years ago, Texas prisons were so over populated  that an estimated 17,000 more beds would be needed by 2012. But that has all changed due to prison reform.

In the past few years, the State Legislature has lessened sentencing for nonviolent offenders and instead has provided drug treatment and re-entry programs to avoid repeat offenders, as well as granting early release for well-behaved or elderly inmates. Expanding job training programs and finding alternative penalties for technical parole violations has significantly eased the burden of prison overcrowding.

The new laws seem to be working- Texas tax payers have saved hundreds of millions of dollars, violent crime rates are at a 30 year- low, and a 1,100 bed prison in Sugar Land has shut down for being too far under capacity.

If you or someone you love has been convicted of a crime, contact the Conroe criminal defense attorneys of Garg & Associates, P. C. at 281-362-2865.

Mother searches for stolen daughter adopted by US couple

Posted on August 8th, 2011 No Comments

A mother in Guatemala City has received an unprecedented Guatemalan court order demanding for the return of her stolen child who was later adopted by an American family. The woman says she was returning home with her three children when she felt someone tug on her then-2 year-old daughter’s arm. She says a woman dragged her daughter away and into a waiting taxi.

However, experts on international adoption say that the United States has never carried out a foreign court order for the return of an adopted child to its country of origin. Guatemalan advocates for this case say that the US is obligated under international law to return children subjected to human trafficking or irregular adoptions that occurred within five years. Court records show the girl left Guatemala in 2008. The family is suspected to not have known the child was kidnapped when the adoption took place.

Immigrants rely on DREAM Act to stay in Texas

Posted on August 1st, 2011 No Comments

Two brothers, originally from Colombia, are relying on the passing of The DREAM Act to normalize their immigration status. Both are students at the University of Houston who came to America in 2004  to seek political asylum. However, their request was denied in 2007. The United States only offers a certain number of deportation appeals, which the brothers have exhausted.

The DREAM Act pushes to provide legal residency to qualified undocumented students. The act passed the House of Representatives but was blocked in the Senate last December. Advocates have petitioned for its passing and so far it has received over 10,000 signatures.

If you or someone you know needs assistance acquiring an immigrant or non-immigrant visa, contact the North Houston deportation lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.

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