Month: October 2015

Changes to the NonDisclosure Order Rules in Texas Effective September 1, 2015

Among the statutory changes on September 1, 2015 is an expansion of the nondisclosure order rules. The changes not only make it easier to obtain a nondisclosure order in Texas but allow more people to obtain one. This is a huge opportunity for many people who are at risk of losing job opportunities, professional licenses …

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Can I take my QDRO money early after my Fort Worth, Texas divorce?

Often divorces divide retirement plans like a 401k or defined benefit pension. A judge signs a QDRO (qualified domestic relations order) ordering the retirement plan administrator to divide the benefit. The ability to take funds from the plan under the QDRO depends upon the terms of the QDRO and plan rules. Some plans allow the alternate …

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Plea Deals and Their Effects on Expunctions and Non-Disclosure Orders in Texas

One unfortunate issue with background checks of arrest records with expunctions and nondisclosure orders is arrests for a felony level offense resolved by plea agreement. This type of plea deal may make tremendous sense to avoid a prison sentence. The appellate decision in In re Expunction earlier this year addresses this problem and why an expunction is typically …

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Dealing with Dividends in a Texas Divorce: Fort Worth divorce attorney explains

Dividing property in a Texas divorce can be a complication and expensive affair under the Texas Family Code. The Texas Family Code lays out a complicated framework of community property rules. Property may be community property of the marital estate, the separate property of one spouse, or separate property jointly owned by the spouses. The …

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