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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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