HappyLawyers 2016 8-31-16

HOW TO HELP A VETERAN CONQUER THE WORLD?

By Laura S. Fowler, Attorney at Law 

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Dear Readers: Well… Summertime has Come and Gone. But our new Q&A format proved so popular, we are going to continue it. For those of you who may be just tuning in. Let’s have a little fun!  Each week this summer, The Fowler Law Firm will send you an Electronic Alert like this one, designed to do two equally   important things: (1) Inform you about a challenge many others like you regularly ask that costs them money or forfeits an opportunity; and (2) Showcase the skills and resources of The Fowler Law Firm PC in our award-winning Practice Sections. 

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QUESTIONS WITH HELPFUL LINKS

You are a Veteran recent separated from active duty or you are a kindly intentioned friend or family member of Veteran.  You are eager to begin your next adventure and are considering buying a home, working as an employee, forming a business and acting as an independent contractor.

It seems like everybody loves Veterans and wants to sell them something under terms and conditions that are much more favorable that those offered to ordinary mortals. Where can a Veteran go to get reliable help from organizations whose only motive is truly to help, not to sell or manipulate the Veteran to its own end?

The following questions and links will guide you towards individuals and organizations who really care deeply about Texas Veterans. You may be surprised to see some of the remarkable benefits a Texas Veteran is afforded that are unique to our Texas residents.

  1. How can I find out whether those who sell goods and services to veterans are honest and not wolves and fiends?

https://direct.sos.state.tx.us/acct/acct-login.asp

https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/dpswebsite/criminalhistory/

https://www.google.com/

  1. Where can I go to get legal help for a veteran at no charge?

http://www.tlsc.org/programs/vlap.asp

http://www.austinbar.org/for-the-public/legal-resources/veterans/

  1. What if I want to associate with a nonprofit organization that claims to help veterans?

https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/search-for-charities

  1. What if a veterans wants to form a business and obtain a certified veteran owned status?

https://www.sba.gov/starting-business/how-start-business/business-types/veteran-owned-businesses

http://www.veteranownedbusiness.com/

  1. Who could be a wonderful mentor and friend who are funded by the State of Texas to help Texas veterans and who is NOT the VA?

http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/

CDR Laura Fowler, a retired Navy JAGC whose is fiercely proud of that fact, is honored to announce that The Fowler Law Firm PC will sponsor a reception hosted by Texas Veterans Commission at its annual Texas Women Veterans Conference in San Antonio. The reception will run from 5:00pm to 6:30pm on Wednesday, September 7th, at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk.  The reception is not open to the public, but if you would like to visit with Laura Fowler at the event, please phone or text the organizer, Dr. Edith A. Disler, at 512-547-8705.

For more details or to register see:

http://www.tvc.state.tx.us/Veterans-Employment-Services.aspx

 

 

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