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50/50 Custody in a Tarrant County Divorce

Parents wanting 50/50 custody in a divorce is a growing desire in Tarrant County and across Texas. Often 50/50 custody is desired by the parents for good reasons. Sometimes 50/50 custody is desired for less noble reasons, such as avoid child support payments or to try to make things difficult on the other parent. In Tarrant County a proposal for 50/50 custody is not certain to be approved by the family court judge. The judges have wide discretion to approve custody arrangements. Many judges around the state will not even consider signing an order for 50/50 custody. Here in Tarrant County the judges...

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Tarrant County and Getting an Uncontested Divorce

Uncontested divorces, and divorces in general, must be filed in a court that has jurisdiction to hear the uncontested divorce. Although an uncontested divorce is one in which the parties agreed to all the terms of the divorce, the parties cannot agree to give a court jurisdiction it does not have by law. In Tarrant County, all uncontested divorces go to the district courts in downtown Fort Worth designated as a family court. The family courts in Tarrant County hear divorces, most custody issues and generally issues under the Texas Family Code. No other court in Tarrant County can grant a divorce....

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Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth, often with the help of uncontested divorce lawyers. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested divorce avoids most of the cost and delay in the typical contested divorce. In Tarrant County we have special family courts (like Dallas) that only deal with family law issues. (Like divorce and child support.) Family law attorneys around Texas know Tarrant County is a different animal when it comes to family...

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Are Dallas-Fort Worth Uber drivers employees or contractors?

So far Uber hasn't had a great start in Dallas and Fort Worth (according to reviews). Uber has seen great success in other areas. It is widespread in the major cities in California despite an existing availability of taxi drivers. Major cities around the country are tackling the issues with Uber and other ride-sharing services in different ways. Many cities are adopting ordinances restricting the ride-share business or requiring drivers to follow the same safety and insurance regulations to operate in the city. Other cities, like San Antonio, have loosened restrictions to encourage these businesses to provide private transportation in...

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Bedford Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorces

Uncontested divorce or no contest divorce in Tarrant County and Dallas County is a divorce in which the spouses have agreed to all the major issues in the divorce, including property division, custody and child support. An uncontested divorce costs the same money to file in the family courts in Tarrant County, Dallas County and surrounding counties as a contested divorce. An uncontested divorce is not always best in every situation but there are some situations where an uncontested divorce is a good idea: 1. The issues in the divorce are simple 2. The divorce does not dissolve into a destructive fight 3....

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Sex discrimination victims not always women: Fort Worth sexual harassment lawyer explains

Last month the EEOC settled a sex discrimination lawsuit against restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday. The EEOC settled in the amount of $100,000. The suit alleged the employer discriminated against male employees by offering female employees more favorable employment opportunities. This case is a good example of gender discrimination against men. It breaks the stereotype that sex discrimination lawsuits always have female victims. Sex discrimination lawsuits and male victims In this lawsuit, the restaurant chain sent out a nine-state announcement of available temporary summer positions in the resort town of Park City, Utah which would have greater earnings and company-paid housing. The announcement declared...

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Is a Texas firefighter who can’t fight fires disabled? Dallas disability discrimination lawyer discusses

Disability discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Texas Labor Code (and formerly the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act or TCHRA) is not always a well understood subject in employment law. It is an even more difficult subject following the late 2000s expansion of the federal and state disability discrimination laws to include a larger swath of mental and physical disabilities and those regarded as disabled (even if not actually disabled). Disability meaning under Texas and federal employment law A Supreme Court of Texas opinion from 2014 articulates the distinction between what is a disability under the meaning of...

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7 Financial Issues in a Texas Divorce: Fort Worth divorce lawyers

For many people divorce is about the emotional issues and sorting out the children. There is a very important financial aspect to a divorce. The property division of a divorce is about more than fighting over who gets the house and cars. These are important property issues but they may not be the most important issues. Often the most important financial issue in a divorce is how the spouses will survive financially after the divorce. The parties no longer share living expenses so there in an increase by both parties in their respective living expenses. One party may owe the other...

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When should I try to get child support enforcement in Texas? Fort Worth child support lawyers

Unpaid child support is a significant problem in Texas. At the end of 2013 Texas had over $13 billion in child support arrears unpaid. That is a significant sum of money unpaid in support of Texas children. Many parents who should receive child support do not receive the child support obtained through a divorce or custody proceeding. After years of non-payment of child support plus interest the number can be substantial. Other federal government suggests approximately half of parents owing child support arrearage owes more than $30,000. Unfortunately, many parents do not take the necessary steps to enforce the child support obligation...

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Do I have to sign that? A Dallas or Fort Worth, Texas employee’s dilemma.

From application to termination an employee often faces documents that an employer wants the employee to sign. These documents may be job applications, employee policy statements, authorizations to perform background checks, acknowledgements of receipts of policy documents, benefits paperwork disciplinary documents, acknowledgements of terminations, severance agreements, waivers of rights or claims against the employer and so on. Employee files are typically filed with documents bearing the employee's signature. Employees typically feel like they have no choice but to sign the document put in front of them. In a sense, that's true. Employers cannot force employees to sign a document. In the vast majority of...

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