Month: March 2016

Does Texas have an employee protected medical leave law like FMLA?

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a federal law protecting the right to medical leave for employees and family members. Some states enacted their own state leave laws that create state level protections. These state laws duplicate FMLA protections or even provide protections greater than FMLA. Some states, like Colorado, have their own state FMLA …

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What retirement plans can be divided by a QDRO in a Texas divorce?

QDROs–qualified domestic relations orders–are special court orders that divide certain types of employer-sponsored retirement plans as either part of the property division in a divorce, to pay child support, or to pay spousal support. Retirement plans that require a QDRO do so because a state or federal law requires this type of order to lawfully …

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What are restraining orders and protective orders in a Texas divorce?

Family legal issues, including divorce and child custody, are emotional issues that sometimes drive people to cause harm to others. Domestic violence may occur before, during, or even after a divorce or child custody case. The Texas Family Code provides restraining orders and other protections against domestic violence in divorces. These protections can be temporary or …

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