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  • Does being pregnant affect my Directive to Physicians

    Posted on March 15, 2021 by Chris Kirker

    A Directive to Physicians is a type of Advance Directive that allows an individual to tell her doctors what kind of medical care they should provide if she is injured and unable to communicate. Because physicians will generally provide life sustaining care (life-support) as a default, a Directive will usually instruct physicians to withhold life-...

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  • Can Deepfakes Be Used Against Me in Court?

    Posted on March 8, 2021 by Chris Kirker

    The rise of artificial audio/visual media, or “deepfakes,” has been a cause for concern among national security circles for several years now. Deepfake technology has reached a level of sophistication that can dupe even the most discriminating viewer. And as the technology that makes deepfakes possible trickles down into the consumer level, m...

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  • What Are Red Flags When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer?

    Posted on October 19, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    As many people unfortunately know, going through a divorce can be extremely difficult. And while a good divorce lawyer can help make their client’s life a bit easier, a bad one can make things worse. Luckily, there are certain “red flags” that clients can look for to help them avoid problematic attorneys. Poor Communication Communication i...

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  • How Can I Keep Divorce From Being Traumatizing To My Kids?

    Posted on October 5, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    Divorce is a challenging process for everyone involved and can be one of the hardest events in someone’s life – this is especially true for the children of divorcing parents. Children might not fully understand what a divorce is or why their parents won’t be living together anymore. However, with careful planning and the help of experienced ...

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  • 2019 Legislative Session Update – Any Major Changes to Family Law?

    Posted on January 6, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    Every two years the Texas State Legislature meets to make changes to state law, including to the Texas Family Code. The 2019 Legislative Session concluded with minimal change to the Family Code. Below is a brief summary on some of the most relevant changes for Texas families: House Bill 3145 amended Section 153.073 of the Texas Family Code and ...

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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 conservators, or wi...

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  • How to retain an attorney without having enough money?

    Posted on April 18, 2018 by Chris Kirker

    Before discussing a retainer, start with an hourly consult. Meeting with an attorney and paying for one hour of the attorney’s time before you do anything else is essential to ensuring that you have an appropriate strategy in place for how to resolve your matter.   If you cannot afford to pay a retainer, you also have the option to use the tim...

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  • Creating an Effective Parenting Plan

    Posted on March 29, 2018 by Chris Kirker

    Creating an effective parenting plan works best when both parents are willing to communicate and work together to maintain a structured schedule the whole family can count on. It is also essential to set realistic goals. Consider school schedules, activities, and the ability of each parent to care for the children during different times of the we...

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