January 2017 Archives

Criss & Rousseau Law Firm Client Successfully Completes the Fort Hood VETS Court

Today, Fort Hood hosted the first Veterans Endeavor for Treatment and Support (VETS) Court graduation 20170127_152344_resized-300x169.jpgceremony.  A client of the Criss & Rousseau Law Firm was the second successful graduate of the program and had all the charges against her dismissed.  U.S. Senator John Cornyn served as the commencement speaker and three military veterans were recognized as the very first graduates of the new program.  Each of these veterans entered the program in early 2016 when charges were filed against him or her for misdemeanor offenses.  Each has completed a rigorous program of court supervision, treatment, and counseling with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and mentorship from a community veteran mentor.  As a result of their successful completion of the program, the charges filed against each of these veterans have been dismissed.  Congratulation to these
successful veterans!

VA's Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply at Camp Lejeune

The VA today issued its final regulations to allow presumptive service connection for eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. The final rule is effective March 14, 2017. Under this rule, the VA will provide presumptive service connection to veterans, former reservists, and former National Guard members who served for no less than 30 days (either consecutively or nonconsecutively) between August 1, 1953 and December 31, 1987 and later developed one of eight diseases. The eight diseases include (1) kidney cancer; (2) non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; (3) adult leukemia; (4) liver cancer; (5) bladder cancer; (6) multiple myeloma; (7) Parkinson's disease; and (8) aplastic anemia and other myelodysplastic syndromes.For more information, see the VA News Release and the Federal Register. 

Life Changing Events Could Trigger a Need to Revise Your Estate Plan

The process of estate planning does not end when the plan is put into place. We constantly remind our clients to regularly review their estate plan to make sure it continues to accurately reflect their desires and estate planning goals. Certain life changing events should be triggers to consider revising your estate plan, such as when your personal situation changes due to life changing events such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, birth or adoption of children, inheritance, or illness. Likewise, it is also key to review your estate plan when the tax law changes. Below is a link for short article that summarizes some of the life changing events that should trigger a review of your estate plan. If you need to update, revise, or create your estate plan, contact the Criss & Rousseau Law Firm at 254-699-9999 or 409-515-6176, or [email protected] 

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