50/50 Equal Access Possession Schedules as Alternatives to the Standard Possession Orders Divorcing with children in Texas requires decisions about which parent will have which rights and duties and where the children will live during and after the divorce. Even though Texas law presumes both parents should be named as joint managing conservators with shared…
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 was enacted to protect your private information while allowing the transfer of health information to ensure that each individual receives high-quality health care. What information is protected? HIPAA protects “all individually identifiable health information held or transmitted by a covered entity or its business associate,…
Attorneys Kevin Baldwin, a former prosecutor, and Eric Vernon, a former public defender, work as a team representing clients across the Kansas City metro area in both Kansas and Missouri. We provide criminal defense, employment discrimination, and personal injury representation. As a team, we work together to prepare for trials and have found that their…
Reading Your Rights To You After Arrest Is Not Required Miranda Is One Of The Best-Known U.S. Supreme Court Case Names “They didn’t read me my [Miranda] rights.” Sometimes Miranda is named; sometimes it’s not.  The Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona is so ingrained in the popular mind many people can actually name it…
Families Should be Using Our Family Wizard Software and Apps The magic of Our Family Wizard (OFW) is not magic at all, rather it is smart scheduling software designed to facilitate communication between parents with shared custody of their children. The shared calendar helps co-parents with visitation swaps, school schedules, and extracurricular events. Using Our…
KXAN-TV reported on July 5 that a woman was arrested in Round Rock after officers found 10 ounces of methamphetamine in her car during a traffic stop along Interstate 35 (I-35). According to KXAN, an ensuing investigation by detectives led to officers—with the help of the FBI, Austin and Pflugerville police, Texas DPS, and U.S.…
The Driver Responsibility Program (DRP) was enacted in 2003 with the passage of House Bill (HB) 3588 during the 78th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature. The program required the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to apply surcharges to individuals with certain traffic convictions, but the Driver Responsibility Program has been criticized for largely…
April Deadlines for Summer Possession In Texas, visitation with children is referred to as the time of possession and access with the child. Do you have a court-ordered parenting plan with a set schedule for possession and access of and with the children? Many people use a Standard Possession Schedule Order. A Standard Possession Schedule…
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to promote work-life balance.   FMLA applies to all public agencies, public and private elementary and secondary schools and companies with 50 or more employees.   Eligibility An employee is eligible when he or she meets the following criteria: works at a company that…
When let go from your job, you can run into several problems when applying for unemployment benefits. Many employers will automatically turn down your unemployment claim regardless of the circumstance. If you feel like you have been let go because of discrimination in any form and your unemployment claim is turned down, you may need…