How is Child Custody Determined After A Divorce?
April 14, 2019
When a couple divorces, one of the first things the parents consider is how this is going to affect the children. Separation is always a challenging time that leads to more questions than answers, but that is even more true for the children involved. In terms of deciding child custody, Texas law indicates a preference for parents to share custody of the children whenever it...
How to Handle Business Partner Relationships
April 13, 2019
Running a business is a tricky thing that many outside of the entrepreneurial world underestimate, even though it’s common knowledge that business takes a lot of hard work and dedication. Something that many don’t account for when entering into a business partnership is the crucial importance of having a healthy relationship, trust and exemplary work ethic. While in a perfect world, all businesses succeed and...
What Can I Do If My Ex Isn’t Paying Child Support?
April 12, 2019
When you and your former spouse proceed with a divorce, the court order usually clearly states the details about custody of your children, child support, and visitation rights. While the order clearly indicates the amount of support to be paid and when it is to be paid, some parents fail to follow through with their required child support. Texas laws have several ways that parents...
Discrimination Claims to Consider If Fired from Your Job
April 11, 2019
Despite stricter laws and awareness programs, discrimination continues to happen. The federal government and the state of Texas regulate employment discrimination. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces the federal laws that prohibit any discrimination because of gender, race, sex, national origin, religion, genetic information, disability or age. The employment laws in Texas also protect workers from illegal discrimination that is based on any of...
The Three Biggest Sexual Assault Cases to Hit Texas
April 4, 2019
We hear about sexual assaults often on the news. Sexual abuse can refer to a variety of actions. Sexual abuse can be a variety of pressures or actions that coerces another person to do things sexually that they didn’t want to do. It can also make references to behaviors that affect an individual’s ability to control circumstances surrounding sexual activity or how and when sexual...
What Types of Crimes Require Mandatory Minimums?
April 3, 2019
If you are arrested in Texas, you might be facing a mandatory minimum sentence depending on your crime. Texas courts are required to sentence offenders convicted of felony charges to legally mandated sentences. The minimum jail time depends on the severity of the offense as well as the classification of the felony. Texas classifies felonies into five different categories. These categories include capital felonies, first-degree...