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Dallas Police and Firefighters Pension Funding Crisis Explained by Dallas Employment Attorney Adam Kielich–Part 2

In Part 1 we discussed an extremely basic foundation of pension funding. Specifically, why pension plans are not fully funded and why they run into problems with their investments. Let's take those basics and apply them to the funding problems of the Dallas Police and Firefighters pension. The foundation of the Dallas pension funding crisis To really understand the problem with the Dallas pension you have to understand the function of the pension. Most people consider pensions as an employment benefit gratuitously offered by the employer because the employer cares about the employee's well-being. As an employment lawyer I know the existence...

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Dallas Police and Firefighters Pension Funding Crisis Explained by Dallas Employment Attorney Adam Kielich–Part 1

Dallas residents may have discovered over the past several months a financial crisis in their city related to the Dallas Police and Firefighters Pension. Few people really understand pension funding and how pension funding created this billion dollar shortfall for the city. The local news media in Dallas-Fort Worth has done a fairly good job of discussing current activities to try to resolve the financial crisis; but they have generally done a poor job explaining how pension funding caused this crisis. As a Dallas employment attorney with experience working with large pension plans I can delve into the mysterious web...

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Uncontested divorce Fort Worth with Bedford divorce attorney

Uncontested divorce in Fort Worth is a common way to resolve a Tarrant County divorce. For a long time residents in Fort Worth, Arlington, Bedford, Hurst, North Richland Hills and other Tarrant County cities could count on a quick and easy uncontested divorce in the Fort Worth family law courts. Many people opt not to hire a divorce attorney in Fort Worth for an uncontested divorce. Admittedly not every uncontested divorce in Fort Worth needs a divorce attorney. Starting late 2016 things have changed in Fort Worth. As uncontested divorces pile up on the Tarrant County family courts the greater the...

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How long to get an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth without a divorce attorney?

Uncontested divorce, also known as agreed divorce, is a divorce in which the spouses have agreed to the property and custody issues. As a divorce attorney I help a lot of people with uncontested divorces in both Fort Worth and Dallas. A lot of people deal with their uncontested divorce without a divorce attorney and take their chances in court. The frustration for these folks comes at the final stage of an agreed divorce, known as a prove up, in which they propose the divorce decree to the judge and he or she hears testimony in support of the decree. If the judicial...

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How much does a QDRO cost in Fort Worth and Dallas?

QDROs are qualified domestic relations orders--a special court order used to divide retirement plans in a divorce or child support action. Often in a Texas divorce they divide 401k plans and pensions. Benefit laws and the Texas Family Code require QDROs to divide these plans. A major concern for people who divided retirement plans in their divorce is how much does it cost to get a QDRO. This is completely understandable. QDROs require coordinating between the parties in the divorce, the judge and the plan administrator. Any problems that arise can drag dividing the retirement plan to a screeching halt....

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Interview with Fort Worth Divorce Attorney Adam Kielich on Divorce

Adam Kielich is a Fort Worth divorce attorney and managing attorney at The Kielich Law Firm in Bedford, Texas. This is an adaptation of an interview provided for a local journalism program researching the Tarrant County legal system. This research includes the affordability of legal counsel, the efficiency of the courts and overall fairness in the legal system. The program does not focus exclusively on family law issues but due to the prevalence of divorce in Tarrant County it will play a larger role in the research. This version of the interview should not be considered a transcript of the actual...

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Bedford Divorce Attorneys in Tarrant County, Texas

Bedford was an easy choice for a location to start my law firm for several reasons. I grew up in Hurst and have lived in Fort Worth, Grapevine, Arlington and Euless. I have a lot of ties to the area, along with North Richland Hills, and placed by divorce law firm accordingly. As a Bedford divorce attorney I have a great deal of experience with the people in this part of Tarrant County. I understand their concerns and needs. That's an important skill for a divorce lawyer to have. When you're looking at a divorce in Bedford or other cities in the Dallas-Fort...

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Do I hate 50/50 custody? Apparently some people think I do…

eriodically I get saucy emails about my blog posts on 50/50 custody arrangements in a Texas divorce and have reached the conclusion that I deeply oppose 50/50 custody. I mean, I guess this is what they think. There's a lot of vitriol to spread around to a divorce attorney so it's not always apparent why somebody decides to send me hate mail. Often the emails are late night, foul language attacks like the following received over the past weekend. This is a real email and the complete email, with censored language: youre full of s**t. i grew up with 50 50 and...

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Fort Worth Divorce Attorney’s Uncontested Divorce Resources Roundup

Many people look for a cheap divorce or uncontested divorce. I believe not all divorces must be complicated, contested and expensive. For many people an uncontested divorce or agreed divorce is effective and reasonably priced. I've written on this subject several times and offer uncontested divorce services you can find here. You may not be ready to delve into an uncontested divorce or you may not be sure I am the Fort Worth Divorce Attorney for your uncontested divorce. Below is a series of links discussing uncontested divorce and some issues you may face in an uncontested divorce in Tarrant...

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The 323rd District Court in Fort Worth, Texas

The 323rd district court in Fort Worth handles family law cases and juvenile criminal cases. Although it is a family law court it does not hear divorces or other private family disputes. Instead it handles CPS and other child welfare disputes in Tarrant County. The 323rd district court might be most well known for the affluenza case. If CPS is involved in your custody or parenting relationship with your children then it is probable that any legal proceedings will be before the 323rd and not one of the family law district courts in downtown Fort Worth. The 323rd district court is located in North...

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