Category Archives: Parental Rights

New Motion for Equal Parenting – Getting Justice in the Family Courts

The Pre-Trial Conference motion does more than just equal parenting, it gets the family courts out of your wallet, protects your right to challenge the illegal practices of the courts, and your right to protect your child from the interference of the courts and your ex. Before you proceed any further in your child custody…

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Attorney Admits the Family Law Process Does not Allow Them to Protect Parental Rights

Attorney admits that they are not allowed to help parents protect their rights. Parents all over the United States are complaining to us that they cannot get attorneys to tell the judges that they have parental rights. They spend thousands of dollars only to be told that their attorney will not tell the judge that…

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PROP 4 in Texas involves the AG in your child custody case!

Proposition 4 proposes a constitutional amendment to require that a court notify the Attorney General (AG) when a statute’s constitutionality is being challenged before the court rules on it. This gives the AG 45 days to decide whether they wish to respond and intervene. This does not control how the judge rules. This does however…

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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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Joint Custody Bill HB 4691 Passes Committee and Prohibits Parents From Living More Than 80 Miles Apart

H.B. 4691 Michigan Joint Custody Bill passes 6-3. Republicans for the bill and Democrats against. Many states are commending themselves for passing bills they call joint custody, shared, parenting, or equal parenting bills. But what is really going on and what do these really mean. Let’s take a little closer look at 4691. It’s a…

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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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Attorney General Indoctrinating High School Students Into Child Support Program

Did you know that as soon as your son signs the Attorney General’s paternity acknowledgment form he subjects himself to being jailed for a felony. Attorney General, Ken Paxton, in Texas is indoctrinating children into the child support program in their high school health classes through a “Parenting and Paternity Awareness (P.A.P.A.) program”. Failure to…

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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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Prove to Me Why You Should Get 50/50…

Are the days of having to prove why you deserve equal custody of your child coming to an end? Looking through the history of the child custody laws in the state of Washington, you might not think so. Over the years, Washington residents have had several changes to their child custody statutes and no doubt…

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Should a Court Protect a Child from a Not so Great Parent?

Virtual Round Table is a new podcast with Stephen Krasner, guest blogger for Huffington Post, and Zena Crenshaw-Logal, J.D. Zena, around time marker 8:30 asks Stephen whether the court is “erring on the side of caution” and whether or not the court is justified when they create delays in order to keep a mother away from…

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Was the Standard Possession Order ever Intended to be Standard?

According to Appellate Judge Puryear, the legislators never intended for the Standard Possession Order in Texas to be the standard default possession order. Judge Puryear states in a concurring opinion made in 2005 that the joint managing conservator statute § 153.001, mandates “only minimal restriction on either parent’s possession or access,” id. § 153.193. Puryear says…

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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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APA Says Joint Custody is Healthier for Children…even Infants

Right now most state laws do not require a judge to order equal custody. That makes state laws contrary to the best interest of the child. The most recent study regarding infants and toddlers by Fabricius finds: “Contrary to some previous findings, the current study found benefits to both parent-child relationships associated with overnights (a) up…

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Equal Parenting Bill HB 453 in Texas has a Companion Bill in the Senate SB 816

In most states equal parenting bills are not addressing the problems that best interest leaves in place when it comes to a judge using best interest to get out of issuing an equal parenting bill. We have been complaining about best interest making equal parenting bills moot for years. And best interest being problematic because…

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GAL Program Found to Be Operating Unethically for Years

A volunteer Guardian Ad Litem, Cynthia Bemis, and its VGAL program was found by Judge Anita Farris in Washington State, Snohomish County Superior Court to be engaged in abusive litigation tactics. This is just one of many recent cases of lying and engaging in harmful tactics by a state agency. Channel 5 Reporter Susana Frame…

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Equal Parenting and Mental Health

Download, print, and take this Legislative talk sheet with you to present to your legislators: Equal-Parenting-Effects-on-Mental-Health

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Missouri’s Proposed Equal Parenting Bill — SB 377

Missouri has filed a House and a Senate Bill this year for equal parenting. Senate Bill (SB 377) was the newest Bill to be filed. This Bill adds an equal parenting presumption to the Missouri family code. “SB 377 – Adds a rebuttable presumption that equal or approximately equal parenting time with each parent is in…

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Legislative Bills in Texas – Find a Bill

If you want to find a Bill currently being proposed in Texas, you can Find your Bill number here. The current proposed equal parenting bill is HB 453 sponsored by James White (text of HB 453).  If you want to know if there are more bills regarding Equal parenting, click here and use the key words…

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Which legislators are interested in family law bills in Texas?

  There are multiple bills sponsored already in Texas that affect the parent-child relationship in one way or another. One bill makes it criminal for a Guardian ad Litem to release confidential information. Another bill puts a time limit of one year on a temporary order when the suit is filed by a nonparent. And…

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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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Constitution state Egregiously Unconstitutional

Connecticut, or otherwise known as the Constitution State, may have a small population but has one of the most energetic activist groups in the U.S. So, why are so many parents up in arms in Connecticut? Most non-custodial parents in Connecticut only see their children 2-4 times per month! These are fit and loving parents…

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When Parents Try to Tell Someone There is a Problem in Family Court…

You try to talk to your neighbor or your child’s teacher and tell them that you really didn’t do anything wrong but that the judge ignored your civil rights, and you most likely are met with disbelief. Worse, if you try to bring up the fact that civil rights exist in family law to your…

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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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DAILY TOOL: Divorce is Not a Trigger for Best Interest…

TOOL OF THE DAY: Divorce is not a trigger for best interest… CATEGORY: Family Law What is the most difficult thing you have had to deal with in the family court process? During our webinar today “What Can I Do When My Child is Being Used Against Me” we had another special guest today, another…

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DAILY TOOL: Best Interest Tips

TOOL OF THE DAY: Best Interest Tips CATEGORY: Family Law Book Excerpt If you are going to face the court because your divorce did not settle, you will be faced with much more than just convincing the court that you are the better parent. You will be faced with the idea that the court determines…

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DAILY TOOL: Divorce is despised more than Gays…Supreme Court hears 4 Gay cases but denies Divorced Parents Grievances

TOOL OF THE DAY: SCOTUS hears 4 more Gay Marriage cases but continues to deny divorced parents cases. CATEGORY: Family Law On Tuesday, April 28, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument on 4 gay rights cases hoping to extend the rationale used in the Windsor v. United States case…

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DAILY TOOL: Judges have a duty to report child abuse

TOOL OF THE DAY: Judges have a duty to report child abuse CATEGORY: Family Law Caselaw Judges are not special in that they get to ignore child abuse, neglect, or endangerment. And respecting the rights of parents does not endanger children. As discussed in yesterday’s blog as well, judges do not have to ignore the…

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DAILY TOOL: Can the Majority Vote to Have Your Constitutional Rights Ignored?

TOOL OF THE DAY: Can the Majority Vote to Have Your Constitutional Rights Ignored? CATEGORY: Family Law caselaw “Legislators may speak for the majority but even the majority is not at liberty to ignore the Constitution.” ~Michael Bent (alumna of Fix Family Courts training) “One’ s right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, ……

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Update on the Texas Equal Parenting Bill HB2363

On Thursday March 12, 2015 as many of you know Ron Palmer and Stuart McMullen had their meeting with Representative Pena regarding the Equal Parenting Bill HB2363 and putting the Protecting Parent-Child Bonds Bill as a rider onto HB2363. First, Ron and Stuart went by Rep. Dutton’s office (Chair of the Juvenile Justice and Family Issues…

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DAILY TOOL: SAPCR amendment – Adding Protection for Your Rights into Your Pleadings…

TOOL OF THE DAY: SAPCR amendment — Protecting and Asserting Fundamental Parental Rights CATEGORY: Family Law Forms Sick and tired of waiting for an attorney or some other expensive expert to do the right thing and give you your rights to your children back? Stop waiting and start asserting your rights today. Add the following…

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Breaking News!!! Texas has an Equal Parenting Bill introduced by Rep Gilbert Pena HB2363!

  Texas finally has an Equal Parenting Bill that has been introduced Thursday, March 4, 2015 by Representative Gilbert Pena. This Bill has been given the number HB2363. Subscribe to our mailing list for updates on Parenting Bills in Texas Ron Palmer and Stuart McMullen will be meeting with Representative Pena Thursday afternoon to go…

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Rally Honors Those Who Fight and Have Fallen to Protect Rights in Divorce

Families all over America are grateful for the soldiers who have sacrificed their own comforts and sometimes even their own life to protect the one document that protects your rights and liberties, the Constitution. It’s the Constitution that protects your right to be free from government interference into your private family life, your right to…

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How Divorced Parents and Children Lose Their Rights

Emery makes many good suggestions in his article called, “How Divorced Parents Lost Their Rights” and has a good grasp on the process from a psychology perspective. We are, of course constitutional scholars and would like to offer a perspective that hopefully integrates and supports most but not all of what Emery says. For instance…

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Will the Constitution help Kelly Rutherford bring her children back from France to the U.S.?

I think not! Kelly Rutherford was on CBS last night because she claims she lost a custody battle in the family law trial courts to the father who now lives in France.[i] Might I remind you that she has 50/50 custody and as Robert Franklin, esq. (writer for Nationalparents.org) so aptly put it, “…50% custody…

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Mapping Your Way to Win Child Custody Hearing and out of the Family Court Tyranny…

Sherry and Ron B Palmer map the way for parents to find their way out of the tyranny, bigotry, and lies of the family courts. “We are helping parents all over the United States stop the abuse of power. Let’s not lose another parent-child relationship to these family courts.”1 That means that this battle must…

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What do you do when there is no attorney that knows how to protect you?    

Have you ever been told, “Well you had an attorney didn’t you? So what are you complaining about?” You are treated like that was enough, like that was sufficient. And then they look at you funny and act like they don’t understand why you are complaining. They act confused about why you didn’t like the…

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GRANDPARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO RAISE YOUR GRANDCHILD WHEN…

Grandparents do have rights. If the biological parent of their grandchild wants to designate them to care for the child as opposed to the State or CPS or DHS adopting them out or placing them into foster care, it is certain that they have the right to have the child as designated by the fit…

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The top 5 reasons your family law attorney might be failing you and what you can do about it…

Watch this video and learn how to STOP throwing your money away and get an attorney-parent agreement template* that could save you tens of thousands of dollars… SAVE yourself from years or a lifetime of heartache and heartbreak… Not getting the results that you want?** Don’t feel heard? You’ll leave knowing what your parental rights…

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BREAKING FREE OF THE FAMILY COURT CHAINS…TYDA WEBINAR 4

BREAKING THE CHAINS CREATED BY THE FAMILY COURTS… So many people are suffering from being forced into more family studies/home studies, more therapy, and more attorney bills and have no idea how to make it end…don’t let this happen to you! So many people are suffering from being broke because you fought to be with…

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Your Rights are not Dependent on the Legislature!

“Ultimately all judicial power rests with the Supreme Court of the United States. They are the final arbiter of all judicial issues.” The three branches of government are set up as co-equal branches of government so that no one branch of our government can rule over the others. “Our founders didn’t want any part of…

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Would I Have Paid an Attorney If I had Known…

…that they were going to subject me to a costly, time-consuming, gut wrenching, life altering battle that could have been avoided by applying my constitutional parental rights in the first place! (By the way, choosing not to apply the constitution does not mean that the constitution does not apply to the family courts. It means…

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DIVORCE 101 Launching in Dallas Texas D.I.V.A.S.

Sherry and Ron B Palmer are one of the speakers and trainers for D.I.V.A.S. DIVORCE 101 launching this Saturday in Flower Mound, Texas! They are one of the very few constitutional scholars, authors, coaches, and instructors to parents and attorneys all over the United States. They have launched a class that teaches parents how to…

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