Month: April 2016

What is a volunteer under Texas employment law?

Most people understand volunteering means giving away free labor, often to a charity or other non-profit organization. However, sometimes Dallas and Fort Worth for-profit businesses seek “volunteers” as a way of receiving unpaid labor or an employer requires its employees to volunteer time for a charitable or civic cause. What about these situations? The Department …

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What is visitation in a Tarrant County Divorce?

Under the Texas Family Code a family court must order a possession schedule for parents when a suit for divorce with kids is granted or when the court issues an order in other suits affecting the parent-child relationship. The court order often will address other issues involving the children, such as conservator rights of the …

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Supreme Court of Texas Smacks Down Tarrant County District Clerk on Indigent Fees

After six months of contemplation, the Supreme Court of Texas issued its opinion in Campbell v. Wilder in which it helped out our local District Clerk understand that zero equals zero. The Supreme Court of Texas instructed the Tarrant County District Clerk in Fort Worth, Texas to stop its policy of abusing poor people in the …

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