Category Archives: Family Code

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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