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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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:        1. Conservatorship Will the parties be joint managing […]

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5 Steps for a Parent to get Child Custody in Texas

Posted on July 20, 2017 by Chris Kirker

Child custody cases are one of the most emotional and difficult parts of a divorce in Texas, and more often than not create so much tension between a divorcing couple. This is often due to the fact that both parents want to be the primary decision maker. Our compassionate Austin Child Custody Lawyers at Kirker […]

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Is 50/50 custody real and can I get it in court?

Posted on June 21, 2017 by Chris Kirker

We all know that in a divorce, custody and care of any children is one of the most difficult issues to settle. Even after the divorce is finalized, parents can find themselves in battles over the residence, medical care and activities of their children. The non-custodial parent may feel left out of these decisions and […]

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