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Ensuring Technicalities Don’t Result in Termination of Parental Rights in the R.J.G., R.J.G., D.G.M. CaseHaley Skrnich2023-11-01T17:55:31+00:00
One Texas mother is currently facing the termination of her parental rights due CPS’s allegations that she failed to complete their checklist of services in the manner they preferred. At this point in the case, CPS is not alleging any other deficiencies in her fitness as a parent. The Texas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case on September 12. The Family Freedom Project and the Texas Association of Family Defense Attorneys have both filed briefs with the court arguing that CPS’s interpretation of the law violates the mother’s parental rights under the United States Constitution. After CPS removed [...]
In a recent hearing in a case (In the Interest of R.R.A., H.G.A., H.B.A.) currently before the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX), Counsel for the TX Department of Family & Protective Services stated, “[The parent’s behavior] can be endangerment even if it doesn’t impair the parent’s ability to care for the children in the immediate moment.” This broad interpretation of “endangerment” increases the risk of wrongful parental rights terminations. Family Freedom Project has filed a brief in the case urging the court to require that any finding of “endangerment” be linked to an actual risk of harm to the parent’s [...]
Since the start of 2023, the Family Freedom Project (FFP) has been involved in IN re NH, a case marked by its implications for parental rights and government intervention in family matters. The case in question presents a fundamental question about parental rights in Texas. The heart of the matter in front of the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX) revolves around the legal rule that judges must begin a case by presuming that a parent is acting in the best interests of their child. This principle was emphasized by the SCOTX in a previous case called “In re C.J.C.” The issue left [...]
FFP is launching our most significant parental rights campaign of all time with the prioritization of a Parental Rights Constitutional Amendment. In the 2023 legislative session, FFP’s team of experts will push for the passage of an amendment to the Texas Constitution that will enshrine protections for parents and families for generations to come. Many people do not realize that the rights of Texas parents currently rest almost entirely in the hands of unelected federal judges. The constitutional rights of parents are currently recognized in federal constitutional case law which interprets the US Constitution to protect the right of parents. [...]
The State of Texas can terminate your rights as a parent even if you did not do anything to put your child in actual danger. This harsh reality is something that most people in Texas are entirely unaware of. “Child endangerment” is a term nobody ever wants to hear used against them. But in Texas, a parent can have their children removed and their rights terminated even if this “endangerment” never actually placed their child in danger. This bizarre state of affairs is caused by how CPS and various courts have long interpreted Texas’ endangerment laws. In a recent hearing [...]
If your children are removed by CPS, sometimes bureaucratic checklists are what determine whether they ever get returned home.
On June 2, 2023, Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott, restricting chemical and surgical gender transition procedures on minors. On August 25, 2023, a district court in Travis County issued an injunction to prevent the state from enforcing SB 14, a move that was widely anticipated by those closely following the ongoing legal debate. Within an hour, the Texas Attorney General’s office had filed an emergency appeal directly to the Supreme Court of Texas (SCOTX), a move that automatically halted the order from the trial judge, which had blocked the law. The SCOTX [...]
Family Freedom Project (FFP) has been involved in “IN re NH,” a case marked by its implications for parental rights and government intervention in family matters.
Texas is paving the way for parental rights, where innocent families are shielded from the harmful consequences of false accusations.