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  • Foster care system under investigation in New York

    Posted on September 26, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Sixty-year-old Cesar Gonzales-Mugaburu let a dozen boys into his New York home under the pretense he was caring for them. His involvement in the foster system dates back 20 years. Unfortunately, that is long before allegations of sexual abuse surfaced against him. The charges created doubts about the rigidity of safety standards imposed on...

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  • Chris Kirker’s Top Five Custody Tips

    Posted on September 22, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Austin custody lawyer Chris Kirker of Kirker Davis LLP offers the following five tips for parents who are going through custody disputes. Be a strong co-parent. Being a strong co-parent means you do not disparage the other parent in front of your child. Period. Remember, your child’s identity, in part, comes from their feelings about both paren...

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  • Child neglect charges follow couple across 3 states

    Posted on September 20, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Forty-eight-year-old William and 36-year-old Claire Rembis are charged with neglecting their 11 children. Child neglect investigations began plaguing the couple in 2001 in Michigan and New Jersey, and are now in Texas. One neighbor claimed in September that the couple's children “eat out of the trash.” However, the couple deemed her cla...

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  • CPS penalized by Texas judge for unlawfully taking man’s daughter

    Posted on September 16, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Harris County District Court Judge John Schmude ordered Child Protective Services to pay the legal expenses of a wronged father. Schmude ruled the CPS unlawfully took the father's daughter away from him. Furthermore, Schmude instructed the involved CPS personnel to read the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the Texas Constitution. Acco...

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  • Holly’s Top Divorce Tips: Wife Edition

    Posted on September 2, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Holly Davis, an Austin divorce attorney at Kirker Davis LLP,  has the following tips for wives who are considering going through the difficult process of divorcing their spouse. Have a backup plan. Divorce means a change of plans. Just because your 10-year plan is taking a hard right turn doesn’t mean that you can’t regain control and p...

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  • Unpaid child support: Texas implements a new approach

    Posted on August 30, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Texas is the state in the country which collects the most amount of child support: almost $4 billion annually. In spite of this, a lot of Texas parents still owe their children child support. In order to remedy the problem, the state is instituting a new measure to make parents pay what they owe. The state is going to prevent people six months o...

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  • James Kirkland arrested over child support obligations

    Posted on August 26, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    32-year-old professional boxer and former WBO-NABO super welterweight champion James Kirkland was arrested in Austin on Monday, August 8. His charges come in connection to a child support case, an article of TMZ reported. The Travis County Sheriff's Department booked Kirkland for contempt of court for non-payment of child support. Though the art...

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  • Holly’s Top Divorce Tips: Husband Edition

    Posted on August 26, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    Austin divorce attorney Holly Davis offers these tips to husbands who are dealing with the prospect of divorce. If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck… If you’re not hiding anything, don’t hide it from your wife in your divorce. Financial transparency (with the help of your our attorney) can be a helpful thing to keep costs down...

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  • Amber Heard and Johnny Depp settle divorce

    Posted on August 19, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    33-year-old actress Amber Heard and 53-year-old actor and producer Johnny Depp settled their divorce last Tuesday, August 16. Surprisingly, Heard withdrew her allegations that Depp physically abused her during the duration of their marriage. When she filed for divorce in May she also filed a temporary restraining order against Depp, claiming h...

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  • Divorce case: Depp recruits witnesses to testify against Heard

    Posted on August 15, 2016 by Chris Kirker

    53-year-old actor Johnny Depp says he has an all-star team of lawyers ready to defend him in his divorce case. In addition, Depp has approximately two dozen witnesses he can call on to testify on his behalf. He plans to utilize every resource possible against his estranged wife, Amber Heard. Depp wants to discredit Heard's claims that he ab...

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