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Clear communication helps when parents and children are apart

Whatever time of year it is, there are always holidays. As a single parent who has gone through divorce, it is probably difficult to know exactly where your child will be on each holiday. While you may have a general idea of who has your child at a certain time of year, you may not know exactly where events happen or who will be present.

If this is a problem, it is something that you can address directly with your ex-spouse as well as in court if a situation calls for the intervention of a judge. Here are a few tips for being safer when plans aren't certain.

3 tips for a safer, DUI-free 4th of July

The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and, as such, it's a good time to talk about what you can do to stay safe. Obviously, no one wants to end up in a collision, and you likely don't want to drive while intoxicated. Planning ahead is essential, since alcohol is a common part of the festivities.

So, what can you do to be sure you won't facing charges and cause stress to yourself and family members? Get ready to avoid a DUI with these tips.

Protect your parenting time from interference

When two parents divorce, the complications of sharing custody of one or more children can prove very difficult to navigate. Even for parents who want to work together to create a good life for their children, the frustrations of sharing parenting time with a person with whom they no longer want to share a life is never easy to manage.

In most cases, even well-planned custody and parenting agreements get off to a bumpy start. This is normal for families. However, if the actions of either parent violate the rights of the other parent, courts may take action to keep the matter civil and fair.

Taking prescription drugs before driving could result in charges

There is a common misconception that if a drug came from a doctor, it is legal to use it and continue with your life as normal. That often includes getting behind the wheel of a car to drive to work or other social obligations. In reality, however, many medications doctors prescribe can affect your ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Laws in Texas make it illegal to drive while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or while impaired by illegal street drugs or prescription medication (DWI). Even if you don't believe your ability to drive changes when you take your medication, it's always best to err on the side of caution. If you have taken a new prescription and you are unsure about the side effects, use a ride share service, call for a taxi or have someone you trust drive you after taking it.

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