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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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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On October 4, the Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued a decision saying both members of a couple have equal rights to seek parental custody of their children.  The couple, who are gay women, broke up in 2008 and have children who are now four and eight. Justice Barbara Lenk ruled Karen Partanen can receive full legal parentage of her children despite not bearing them biologically. […]

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