What Does “SAPCR” Mean?

Posted on June 1, 2018 by Chris Kirker

A “SAPCR” is a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship. More specifically, this type of lawsuit addresses the rights, duties, and obligations that a parent has with regard to a child. Here are some of the issues that will likely be addressed in a SAPCR: Conservatorship Will the parties be joint managing conservators, or will one […]

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First, determine the severity of your ex’s violations of the Order. If possible, try to make progress by resolving any potential misunderstanding without court intervention. If multiple violations have occurred, keep a log. Write down the date and description of each violation. Be sure to also include a log of the steps you have taken […]

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What is a Protective Order/Restraining Order?

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Chris Kirker

In some situations, a court may grant emergency relief in the form of a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order or a Temporary Restraining Order. If family violence has occurred, a party with standing based on a relationship might pursue a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order. Depending on the type of relief requested, the Respondent may […]

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What Will Happen to Our Pets?

Posted on May 2, 2018 by Chris Kirker

In Texas, pets are considered property in a divorce context. Therefore, a family pet may be awarded to one party in a divorce proceeding. You may be able to prove your pet is separate property if it was acquired prior to marriage, given as a gift, or acquired through devise or inheritance. However, if your […]

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