Category Archives: Family Code

TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Section 110.004

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom TRFRA Section 110.004 Defense Analysis: This short section makes clear that the religious freedom limits on government action can be raised as a defense in any suit whether the government is a party or not. This means that in a SAPCR…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Section 110.005

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom TRFRA Section 110.005 Remedies Analysis: For many people, this section will be the good part. Section 110.005 provides the remedies that you can receive from the state. It sets the amount of damages you can receive and addresses how you go…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Section 110.008

Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom TRFRA Section 110.008.  Sovereign Immunity Waived Analysis: This section is important because sub-section (a) specifically waives sovereign immunity. You may already know that you cannot sue a state because state’s have sovereign immunity from suit. One exception to this is when the…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Statute 110.003

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom TRFRA Section 110.003 Religious Freedom Protected Analysis: This section actually states what the government may not do regarding religious freedom. It says that a “government agency may not substantially burden a person’s free exercise of religion.” This statement uses the two…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Section 110.007

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom   TRFRA Section 110.007 One-Year Limitations Period Analysis: This short section of Chapter 110 is very important for anybody seeking relief under the code. You cannot delay. You cannot wait around and say “I will do it tomorrow or next week.”…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Statute 110.006

Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Title 5. Governmental Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom TRFRA Section 110.006 Notice; Right to Accommodate Analysis: This is the section that describes what must go into the notice letter, when the notice letter isn’t required, and how the offending official may remedy the burden on religious freedom. This section…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Section 110.002

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom   TRFRA Section 110.002 Application Analysis: This section explains the reach of the chapter and where it applies. Essentially, it applies everywhere and to every single government actor. It does not exempt courts or judges. It very clearly and plainly says…

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TRFRA Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act Statute 110.001

Texas Civil Practices and Remedies Code Title 5. Government Liability Chapter 110. Religious Freedom   TRFRA Section 110.001 Definitions Analysis: This section defines two terms “Free exercise of religion” and “Government agency,” and tells us to look to federal precedent in determining whether an interest is a compelling interest under this chapter. (look below to…

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State Bar lobbyists Oppose 50/50 Bill in Texas – Watch Testimony Here

TFLF (Texas Family Law Foundation) continues to make arguments against equal parenting bills in Texas. This year it’s HB 453 and last year it was HB 2363, even though the current laws have been shown to hurt children and parents. Representative White asks The Family Law Foundation President JoAl Cannon Sheridan questions about the equal…

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Wyoming Parental Rights Bill Passes Both House and Senate

This Bill, HB0153, sponsored by House Representative Mark Jennings, is just waiting for the President of the Senate and then the Governor to sign. Once that is done, this bill goes into effect on July 1, 2017. Parental rights receive protection in Wyoming.

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Texas State Bar Lobbying Arm Caught Misleading Legislators

The Texas Family Law Foundation (TFLF), a lobbying arm of the Texas State Bar, made a recent attack on parental rights bill, HB 453 in Texas; a Bill that puts an equal parenting time option into the family code. TFLF circulated a flyer to the members of the 85th legislature warning that if the legislators passed…

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Texas Legislative Equal Parenting Packet

You can get this packet for free from The National Family Law Policy Center here. Take with you when you are discussing why and how equal parenting protects children.

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Status Quo in Family Code Statutes are Going to Have to Change

This is a continuation of the last blog I wrote yesterday on how the Standard Possession order statutes managed to turn into minimum possession orders and weaved their way through the Family Code in Texas to whittle away at parental rights. So we have written 4 new Bills that several people are carrying to the…

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Appellate Judge in Texas Believes that Clear and Convincing Evidence is Required in SAPCR

Judge Puryear, a Texas appellate court judge, believes that preponderance of the evidence standard is too low for determining infringement of the care, custody, and control of a child. PROPERTY RECEIVES MORE PROTECTION IN FAMILY COURT THAN CHILDREN! Judge Puryear states that property receives more protection than a parent-child relationship by the family courts currently.…

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Best Interest of the Child Senate Bill Fact Sheet

The National Family Law Policy Center evaluated and published their review of the newest Texas Senate Bill 816 sponsored by Senator Campbell affecting the Best Interest of the Child Statute. The Policy Center’s evaluation states that the “new text in the proposed bill appears to improve conditions for parents,” however, “it perpetuates presumptions that have been…

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Protecting Parent-Child Bonds Equally – Amendment for Legislative Bills

Use this book to help your legislator take your rights back!                                                                       The 28th Amendment: Protecting Parent Child BondsAuthored by Ron…

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Equal Parenting Presumption Bill for Texas

“Parents have a constitutional right to be presumed fit until proven unfit. Fit parents are presumed to be acting in the best interest of their child until proven to pose through their own illegal acts or omissions a direct danger to their child or to be found unfit.” Download this bill, customize it for your…

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TAKE ACTION NOW IF YOU WANT EQUAL RIGHTS IN TEXAS: Texas Parents Taking Fight to State Capitol Through the Telephone Are Making an Impact!

Call Rep. Debbie Riddle’s office at 512-463-0572 Call Rep. Toni Rose’s office at 512-463-0664 Call Rep. Scott Sanford’s office at 512-463-0356 A legislative Aid will answer and tell her/him to please pass along your wishes to the representative that you would like them to pass the bill through committee to the house floor right away.…

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ACTION NEEDED RIGHT NOW: Texas Parents Taking Fight to State Capitol Through the Telephone Are Making an Impact!

Call Rep. Debbie Riddle’s office at 512-463-0572 Call Rep. Toni Rose’s office at 512-463-0664 Call Rep. Scott Sanford’s office at 512-463-0356 A legislative Aid will answer and tell her/him to please pass along your wishes to the representative that you would like them to pass the bill through committee to the house floor right away.…

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DAILY TOOL: Testifying Before a Legislative Committee

HOW LOUD CAN YOU MAKE YOUR VOICE? Rustin Wright’s interview has gotten 4.1 thousand shares on Facebook in one week! You are making an impact by showing the lawmakers that this issue matters to you. WHAT EFFECT HAVE YOU HAD SO FAR? You got the attention of Rep. Dutton’s office (Chairman of the Juvenile Justice…

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