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...
Murder-for-Hire of North Texas Woman Featured on ‘In Ice Cold Blood’ TV Series
April 2, 2019
Fears Nachawati trial lawyer Matthew McCarley was featured in an episode of the true crime show “In Ice Cold Blood,” detailing the murder-for-hire of a 69-year-old woman who was killed for her $5 million life insurance policies. In 2014, Anita Fox was found fatally stabbed inside a Colleyville house where she worked as a housekeeper. Bernard “Little Joe” Gorman and his father, Bernard “Big...
Who Keeps the Property in a Divorce?
April 2, 2019
If you are going through a divorce in Texas, you might be concerned about who gets the property. There really isn’t a definitive answer regarding the separation of property in a Texas divorce case. There are several questions that must be asked to help determine if it is joint property or if it is separate property. Texas law considers it to be separate property if...