Month: January 2015

FMLA protects critical access to health resources for newborn infants

One of the primary purposes of FMLA is to protect the bonding time between newborn and parents. This leave purpose is specifically identified as a reason for FMLA leave. Bonding with a newborn child can seem like a feelgood ideal rather than a medical necessity. Medical studies identify physical and emotional development directly related to …

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What happens when somebody evades service in a Texas divorce?

Under the U.S. and Texas constitutions, all people receive due process. Among due process is the opportunity for awareness of claims brought against you in a court of law. To satisfy due process, the federal and Texas rules of civil procedure require a party sued to receive service of process. Lawyers generally take care of this process …

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Can my employer disagree with my doctor’s FMLA certification?

Under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), eligible employees of covered employers can request up to twelve weeks of medical leave within a one year period for a serious medical condition of the employee or a family member as well as the birth or adoption of the employee’s child. When the employee requests FMLA leave for …

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Dividing IRAs in a Dallas or Fort Worth Divorce

As a Fort Worth divorce lawyer, I have written about dividing employer-sponsored retirement plans in a divorce through a qualified domestic relations order, or QDRO. These benefit plans are not the only retirement assets to divide in a Texas divorce. Individual Retirement Accounts, or IRAs, are also divisible in a divorce. A key misconception by many suffering through …

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