Lewisville TX Attorney Blog

Could I Lose My Student Loans for a Drug Conviction?

There are multiple consequences you could face if you are convicted of drug possession in Texas or other states. Depending on the nature of the charges and other factors, you could have a more difficult time securing employment or housing. You could face time in jail or prison. Many people may not be aware that you can also lose access to federal student loans or grants for a drug conviction. You can lose eligibility for federal student loans for drug crimes, such as intent to sell or possession. However, there is a catch to this rule. In order to lose eligibility, the crime must have been committed while you were still receiving federal student aid. A hypothetical scenario can explain this rule further. Let’s say, for instance, that you were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana in February, while you were enrolled in college courses and receiving federal student…
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Why Would I Need a Protective Order in Texas?

Violence and harassment may be factors in an unhealthy relationship. In Texas, you may file a protective order if a member of your family or other person is targeting you with abuse. These are court orders that can prevent the abusive person from contacting you or your children. A Texas protective order could: Prevent the offending person from committing additional acts of family violence, sexual assault or stalking. Keep the offending person from directly or indirectly threatening you or your children. For instance, the protective order may prevent the offending individual from conveying threats through a third-party (another person). Prevent the offending person from going to a school or daycare that your child attends (if your child is covered by the protective order). These are only a few examples of what a protective order may accomplish. A Texas protective order may also require the offending person to leave your household….
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Can I Rebuild My Credit After Bankruptcy?

Some people believe that filing for bankruptcy can permanently destroy your creditworthiness. However, this is not true. Your credit scores are not permanent. While a record of the bankruptcy will remain on your credit report (for seven to ten years after the file date), you can start to improve your scores after filing. Pull your credit reports. The information in your credit reports is used to determine your credit scores. You can pull your three credit reports for free once per year by using annualcreditreport.com. Dispute any errors on your reports for a quick credit boost. Keep a close eye on your reports as you improve your credit. Make payments on time. Payment history is a major factor for determining your credit scores. Late payments on any remaining debt obligations will hurt your credit worthiness. Timely payments will improve your credit. Be responsible with credit. You may be able to…
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