Equal Parenting Bill Presentation to Legislators

This presentation was created for organization leaders in family law reform. If you want to convince the legislators that an equal parenting (shared parenting) (joint custody) bill is good for children, you will need to know how to handle issues and objections that the bar association and other lobbyists will raise. These slides are intended…

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TEXAS JUDGES STRIPPING CHILDREN OF THEIR FIT PARENTS – Study shows Gender Bias in Texas Family Courts

A recent Texas study found that 87% of the time in a divorce or child custody suit action a child is being stripped of one of their parents and 93% of the time the mother was picked as the primary parent. Despite the public policy of Texas that parents have maximum time with their children…

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Judge in Texas Says “Best Interest” is Limited by Federal Case Law!

Best interest is an opinion and the family courts throughout the United States have been using this phrase like a magical incantation to obviate and violate constitutional protections for parents and children. This case is a goldmine and it has been hiding in Texas law since 2005! How did that happen. Well, first of all,…

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Texas Judge Says Texas Family Code’s Default is Equal Custody

Does the Texas Family Code Already Call for Equal Custody? Did you know that the Texas legislature intended the family code to be equal custody for fit parents? It is true that the code does not require a judge to order equal custody if it is not in the best interest of the child, but…

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Should a Jury be Required in Family Law Cases?

JUDGE VERSUS JURIES IN FAMILY LAW This topic has been thrown around quite a bit lately among parents in family law reform. Some states allow jury trials in family law and some do not. The issues that Catherine MacWillie of Custody Calculations discusses in this podcast is whether family law cases should be heard by…

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How do You Get Equal Custody in Texas?

Justice Puryear says the Standard of Proof and the Standard of Evidence for SAPCR between fit parents is too Low in the Texas Family Code. The Policy Center found that as far back as 2005, an appellate court judge said that the Texas Family Code’s preponderance of the evidence standard was too low and should…

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The Purpose of Marriage

Always and Forever Rings

Some people appear to have the misconception that marriage is for the purpose of procreation and the raising of children exclusively. If that were the case then infertile couples would not be allowed to get married. The Supreme Court has addressed these issues and has very clearly said that the government has zero business defining…

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PARENTS CHOOSE TO BE IN FAMILY COURT

JUST ANOTHER OF THE MYTHS AND LIES OF FAMILY COURT States have created a monopoly on marriage that didn’t always exist in this country. States now require a license to get married, which was not always the case in this country and states require a court lawsuit to get divorced. The U.S. Supreme Court has…

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Senators Hear Best Interest Bill in Texas – SB 816

SENATORS HEAR BEST INTEREST BILL PROPOSED CHANGES IN TEXAS SB 816 Texas Senate State Affairs Committee held a hearing on a parenting bill, SB 816, on Monday. This one was not your typical parenting bill. This one is attempting to change the best interest statute in the state. If passed, this bill would limit the…

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Restoring the Judiciary by suing individual judges

An attorney asked me today “I know that declaratory judgments are not really “suing the judge”. Please explain to me why it isn’t technically (or really)  suing the judge. For example, if it’s technically suing the judge and that’s a NECESSARY act, because the act requires it, please tell me how I can explain it…

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