What is a Geographic Restriction?

Posted on September 23, 2019 by Chris Kirker

Geographic Restriction In child custody cases, a geographic restriction limits where a child’s primary residence may be. Such a restriction may be important if, for instance, one parent tries to move away with the child, thereby hindering the other parent’s ability to see that child. A family court order including a geographic restriction will specify […]

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50/50 custody?

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Chris Kirker

50/50 custody? What exactly does that mean? “Custody” is a term that is commonly used and comprises multiple aspects of the parent-child relationship, including: conservatorship (rights and duties); possession and access (the schedule of time with the children); and child support. Usually when someone refers to “50/50 custody” they are referring to the possession and […]

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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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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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