What is a Fiduciary Duty and When Has It Been Breached?

Posted on February 14, 2019 by Chris Kirker

A fiduciary relationship creates an obligation to act in the best interest of another. The relationship can take on many forms, for example, a fiduciary relationship may be found between a group of board members and its shareholders, attorneys and their clients, or a trustee and trust beneficiaries. A fiduciary relationship may also be informal […]

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Same-Sex Couples and Child Custody: Am I a Legal Parent?

Posted on February 5, 2019 by Chris Kirker

In Texas, one of the most common problems that an individual in a same-sex relationship faces when involved in a child custody dispute is proving he or she has “legal parent” status. It is important that you be a “legal parent” because only parents with this status may sue for custody, formally known as conservatorship […]

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Short Answer: Yes! In Texas, LGBTQ+ couples may enter into valid informal marriages. In Texas, the term “common law marriage” has been replaced with the term “informal marriage.” An informal marriage has three requirements: (1) the couple must have previously agreed to be married either by oral or written agreement; (2) the couple must be […]

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Your Ultimate Fortnite ‘Battle Royale’ May Be Divorce

Posted on October 22, 2018 by Chris Kirker

While it should come as no surprise that the international phenomenon Fortnite is vastly popular amongst teens and adults, the creators likely did not intend for their online gaming masterpiece to shatter relationships. According to Epic Games, Fortnite boasts 125 million players worldwide. This boom in popularity is clear when schools are banning certain dances […]

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