How Do I Know if My Spouse is Hiding Assets From Me?

Posted on March 15, 2019 by Chris Kirker

Divorce can be a stressful and complicated process for everyone involved. This becomes especially true when you believe that your spouse may be hiding or disposing of assets. If you have not been keeping meticulous records throughout your marriage, it might be difficult to pinpoint exactly what assets you and your spouse acquired and where […]

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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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