Month: February 2014

Is the standard possession order required in my Texas divorce with children?

In a Texas divorce with kids with joint custody or sole custody the family court must order a possession schedule for how the parents share time with the children. The judge can sign a divorce decree or child custody order with virtually any schedule as long as the schedule is in the best interests of …

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What happens when the divorce decree doesn’t include the 401k and other retirement assets? Texas divorce lawyer explains

I receive this common question from people in the midst of a divorce, particularly those attempting a pro se divorce. (Divorce without the help of an attorney.) The story is sometimes different but the question is always the same. Sometimes the spouses agree not to mess with dividing retirement accounts in the divorce to keep things …

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When can employers deduct credit card fees from tips in Texas?

Today’s society is moving increasingly towards becoming a paperless society. That includes the way we pay for goods and services. It is rare that people pay in cash, especially with the reward systems attached to credit cards. The convenience of throwing down plastic comes with a price, at least to the business owners. Credit card …

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Denton County prevails in racial discrimination appeal: Texas racial discrimination lawyer discusses

Back in 2012, several local Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton media outlets reported a racial discrimination suit involving a prosecutor at the Denton County District Attorney‘s office and her allegations that an assistant DA, much higher up the food chain, had made racially discriminatory remarks that constituted a hostile work environment. The trial court awarded …

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Earning the Q in your QDRO

In a Texas divorce, one of the major assets to address in a property division include retirement accounts, such as a 401k or defined benefit pension plan. Retirement assets within a private employer’s retirement plan are typically governed by ERISA. ERISA, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, establishes particular processes for dividing assets …

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