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Firefighters Back at Work After Receiving Injuries

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

ODESSA – Two Odessa firefighters are recovering after receiving injuries on Friday.
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Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

HONOLULU (AP) — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu a team of researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean wate
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Oil lease sale western Gulf's lowest ever in bids, money

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The smallest oil lease sale ever in the western Gulf of Mexico and one of the smallest in the entire Gulf brought only five bidders Wednesday, with low oil prices limiting interest
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Guard at 'Muslim-free' gun range accidentally shoots self

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A man guarding a small-town Oklahoma gun range and survivalist shop that declared itself a "Muslim-free" business dropped his weapon and accidentally shot himself.
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Texas Tech looks to reduce turnovers, penalties and add wins

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury calls his options at quarterback this season a luxury.
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O'Malley calls Clinton's email issues a distraction

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley says email allegations swirling around front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is a distraction and the party is making a mistake if it let
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Clinton lawyer says her email server was wiped clean

August 19, 2015By 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s personal lawyer has told a Senate committee that emails and all other data on her computer server were erased before the device was turned over to federal au
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Student Loan Forgiveness

July 14, 2015By 0 Comments

Student Loans

In 2007, Congress created the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (student loan forgiveness), to encourage individuals to  work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, former (or current) students may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance due on their eligible federal student loans. You need to have made  at least 120 payments on the  loan under repayment plans while employed full time by certain public service employers.

 

Your loan is eligible for forgiveness on your student loan if you received the loan under the  William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program.  If you received your loan under the Federal Family Education Loan Program, the Perkins Loan Program, or any other student loan program,  then you’re not eligible for  the Public Loan Forgiveness Program.  Sorry.

 

What kinds of employment qualify?

Qualifying employment is any employment with a federal, state, or local government agency,  or a non-profit organization that has been designated as tax-exempt by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The nature of employment within the organization doesn’t matter for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program purposes.

Additionally, the type of services that these public service organizations provide doesn’t matter for PSLF purposes.  However, when determining full-time public service employment at a not-for-profit organization you may not include time spent participating in religious instruction, worship services, or any form of proselytizing.  The organization must not be a labor union or a partisan political organization.

 

What must you do to have any remaining balances on Direct Loans forgiven under the PSLF Program?

  • You must make 120 on-time, full, scheduled, monthly payments on your Direct Loans. Only payments made after October 1, 2007 qualify.
  • You must make those payments under a qualifying repayment plan.
  • When you make each of those payments, you must be working full-time at a qualifying public service organization.

 

Because it will take at least 10 years for you to make the 120 qualifying payments that they require for you to receive PSLF (the student loan forgiveness program), you’ll  need to submit a form and follow a process so you can track your periods of qualifying employment and your qualifying payments.  Here is the form that you have to submit for student loan forgiveness.

 

It might be a good idea to have a professional check out your student loan before signing any documents.  We think that we have to sign any document set before us and that isn’t true.  You should ask to take it home and read it over first. And then have an attorney or some other professional check out your loan papers.  It will be money well spent.

 

I know it sounds strange – here you are in the school’s loan office – begging them for money to continue your education. The last thing you can think of is to argue with them about the source of your loan.  But, you should make a plan before you get a school loan (or any type of loan – really). It will make a huge difference once you’re out of school and then required to pay it back.

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And remember – you can NEVER get away from paying off your student loans! Even if you file for bankruptcy – you still have to pay off your student loan.  Every time you think you might get a tax refund from the government – oh NO – they debit that from your loan balance.  It’s a heavy burden to carry around until it’s paid off.  So, your best bet is to make a good deal on a student loan BEFORE you sign the paperwork.

 

If possible, get a loan under PLSF and make the best student loan deal you can before you sign any documents. When school is over, obtain employment in the public sector – then after 120 monthly payments – you could be eligible for student loan forgiveness.

 

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April 18, 2014By 0 Comments

Odessa Law Practice Retain Gerald Fugit at his Odessa law practice if you need to settle a dispute with an employer or an employee.  If you have a serious automobile accident, he will guide you through the process for a satisfactory settlement. Do you have a contract that needs to be drawn up? He’ll take care of it.

Are you in  need of a divorce or need to end a  domestic partnership ?  Gerald Fugit has years of experience.

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His advice will help solve your problems. He has over 60 years of experience. His Odessa law practice staff is top of the line too!

Mr. Fugit can handle all  “General Law Practice” cases. General practice attorneys can set up a power of attorney, develop wills, provide legal advice, make appeals, and achieve settlements. He can take on a variety of cases, from personal injury to medical malpractice to insurance.  If necessary, he can represent you in a court of law.

He is not a “process lawyer” –  who would elevate legal procedures and process over YOU – the Client. His goal is to quickly and cost effectively solve your problems or settle the deal. Although he has a law practice right here in Odessa, Texas, he has advocated for clients throughout the state of Texas and will be happy to travel to represent you.

It can be difficult to define Wisdom, but people generally recognize it when they encounter it. It involves an integration of knowledge, experience, and deep understanding that incorporates tolerance for the uncertainties of life as well as its ups and downs. There’s an awareness of how things play out over time, and it confers a sense of balance.

Wise people generally share an optimism that life’s problems can be solved and they experience a certain amount of calm when they face difficult decisions. Intelligence itself isn’t enough. A capable law practice attorney needs an ability to see the big picture and achieve a sense of proportion and fairness.

He has the experience and  the wisdom!!  Gerald Fugit will expedite the process and you will be satisfied.

 

 

GERALD FUGIT @ 432-301-9252
Odessa Law Practice

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Man Held Wife Hostage at 4590 Texas Avenue

A  woman was held against her will on Tuesday morning in an apartment at La Promesa Del Norte, 4590 North Texas Avenue in Odessa, TX, according to a news release sent by the Odessa Police Department.ODESSA SWAT TEAM

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The release stated police received several calls around 9 AM Tuesday morning in reference to the incident. When officers arrived on the scene, a man in the apartment refused to open the door for them.

The release stated it is not known whether he was armed or whether he has or would harm the female victim.

Odessa S W A T & the Criminal Investigations Unit team responded to the scene and residents in the near vicinity of apartment #189 were evacuated.

The investigation is ongoing and residents were asked to stay away from the area of San Jacinto Street and the 4500-4900 block of North Texas Avenue in West Texas.

The police line stretched around the complex and around the block to the next street where resident Cameron Sester was waiting. She evacuated but wasn’t surprised the police were there.

“I’ve lived in these apartments for seven years. It’s sad to say but I’m used to stuff like this. I mean, we’re in Odessa, it kind of scares me honestly,” Sester said.   Construction crews paving resident parking were told to keep working while snipers took cover on a apartment roof just a few feet away.

The hostage situation involving four children and a woman is now over. Police have taken suspect in for questioning. No one was harmed and there has been no word as to whether a weapon was involved.

Members of the Odessa Police Department team worked  to resolve the situation in which a man held his common-law wife and four children hostage Tuesday at the La Promesa apartments.

The Odessa Police Department,  S.W.A.T., and Crime Investigative Unit were all on scene to help rescue the hostages. Soon after, snipers, a K-9 unit, and an ambulance joined the crowd.

The man, now identified as 25-year-old Elias Sierra, after about a four hour standoff, the situation ended peacefully and Sierra was taken into custody without incident.

 
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