While most everyone knows what a divorce is, the term “SAPCR” (suit affecting the parent-child relationship) is generally unrecognizable outside of the family law community in Texas. A SAPCR refers to a lawsuit in the best interests of a child. Obviously, a divorce may or may not involve minor children. Still, those that do, are made up of two distinct parts: one, the SAPCR portion concerning the best interests of the parties’ children, and two, the equitable division of all community property assets and debts. While a SAPCR suit usually does not involve married individuals, nor the division of property, it involves the same child-related issues, case facts, and strategies that are involved in a divorce. Therefore, we have elected to discuss both of these very similar child-related legal actions herein. A SAPCR suit involves the custody, visitation, child support, and/or medical and dental support of a child. It can involve a married couple, two unmarried individuals who have conceived a child, or other interested individuals who would like to be involved for the benefit of a minor child, such as the child’s grandparents.