Many spouses see the early signs that their husband or wife is cheating on them—secretive phone calls, long hours on the computer in the middle of the night, unexplained absences—and start thinking about divorce. Many of them also start thinking about how to get evidence of their spouse's extramarital affair, either because they believe it will help them get a better divorce settlement or they simply want rock-solid proof before they call their spouse out on infidelity.
It's no secret that law enforcement will be out in full force on New Year's Eve and in the early morning hours of New Year's Day. This is for good reason as the holiday is one of the biggest nights of the year for drunk driving accidents.
There's been a big shake-up at the Harris County, Texas, prosecutor's office as incoming district attorney, Kim Ogg, handed out more than three dozen pink slips to some of the top prosecutors. The total represents a little more than 10 percent of the overall staff and a big change in managerial style.
The judge in a recent Texas murder case took a step so unusual that he noted that it was the first time he'd done it in 27 years on the bench: He instructed the jury that any evidence not saved or properly produced by the prosecution could be considered unfavorable to the state.
While it's true that many divorces happen without a significant event to kick them off, it's also worth noting that specific life events have been tied to higher divorce rates. Below are a few of the common triggers that you should be aware of.
Although many things can seem uncertain to any individual in Texas who is arrested and subsequently charged with a crime in state or federal court, the sheer magnitude of resources readily available to investigators and prosecutors is not one of them.