If you're either a current or retired federal employee considering leaving your spouse, then you might wonder what becomes of your Federal Employee Health Benefits (FEHB) if you divorce. Fortunately, the federal government has a clear plan when it comes to what happens with benefits at each stage including separation, annulment and divorce. When it comes to couples that have filed for a legal … [Read more...] about What Happens with Federal Benefits When You Separate or Divorce?
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According to data published by the federal government, at least 6 percent of all American adults have a felony convictions on their records. This equates to one out of every 15 adults having a criminal record in the United States. While state laws can vary, it's commonplace for a parent to be able to retain custody of his or her child even after he or she is convicted of a felony. There are just a … [Read more...] about Custody Cases Involving Parents with Felony Convictions
Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) reports that two friends, a 23-year-old Katy woman and a 24-year-old Houston man, lost their lives when they were struck by a tractor-trailer in Childress on Monday, July 3, 2017. The woman and man had been returning from a trip to Colorado Springs over the weekend when the big rig ran into the rear of the Ford Focus they had been riding in. Family and … [Read more...] about 2 Houston Friends Are Struck, Killed on U.S. 287 in Childress
There are two primary methods to reach a settlement in a divorce case. Couples can either mediate or litigate a resolution to their case. Divorcing couples who decide to hire a mediator to help them broker a divorce settlement do so because they want to reach a fair settlement in their case in the quickest, least contentious way. If you have kids or a business that you share ownership rights … [Read more...] about The Benefits of Using a Mediator to Resolve Your Divorce Case
Parents beginning the divorce process often have questions about the rules governing custody decisions. You may have heard advice and anecdotes from your friends and family that you feel unsure about believing. Learning some basics can help you achieve a better understanding of what to expect as you move forward. The underlying principle governing Texas courts' approach to custody issues is the … [Read more...] about How Child Custody Works in Texas