If this could happen to Ann,

it can happen to our children

The rights of all Texas families are at risk.

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ANN LOST HER MOM AND NOW SHE NEEDS HER DAD.

Ann is only 5 years old. She should not be forced to live with a man she no longer knows and is not related to.

While the court of appeals agreed that Chris should be allowed to raise Ann instead of his in-laws, the trial court still decided Chris should share custody with an unrelated man.

Ann’s mom had been living with her boyfriend and was engaged 3 months before her death. Ann had lived with him off and on for no more than 6 months while they dated, since her biological parents shared custody.

When Chris sought to dismiss the maternal grandparents from the lawsuit, the boyfriend-turned-fiance of Ann’s deceased mother also sued for custody. The trial court then granted the unrelated man partial custody of 5-year-old Ann.

Ann was only 3 years old when she last lived with the boyfriend then-fiance. She has lived with her dad ever since. Now Ann is 5. She barely knows this man.

FACT #1

Ann’s dad has never been accused of doing anything wrong.

Nobody accused Chris of being a bad father. In fact, all parties in the case acknowledged that Chris was a good father.

FACT #2

Ann’s dad is a fit parent and a good father.

Chris raised Ann with love and attention. Ann lived approximately half the time with him and half the time with her biological mother after they were separated.

Ann’s mom died in a tragic car accident in 2018. Initially, her maternal grandparents sued Chris for partial custody of Ann. However, the court of appeals dismissed the grandparents on the grounds that Chris was a fit parent who had the right to raise his own daughter. Even so, Ann still visits her grandparents regularly.

FACT #3

An unrelated man was granted shared custody of Ann without cause.

While the court of appeals agreed that Chris should be allowed to raise Ann instead of his in-laws, the trial court still decided Chris should share custody with an unrelated man.

Ann’s mom had been living with her boyfriend and was engaged 3 months before her death. Ann had lived with him off and on for no more than 6 months while they dated, since her biological parents shared custody.

When Chris sought to dismiss the maternal grandparents from the lawsuit, the boyfriend-turned-fiance of Ann’s deceased mother’s also sued for custody. The trial court then granted the unrelated man partial custody of 5-year-old Ann.

Ann was only 3 years old when she last lived with the boyfriend then-fiance. She has lived with her dad ever since. Now Ann is 5. She barely knows this man.

#LetHerStay

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Leaders who have spoken up to defend Ann, Chris, and the right of parents

Ken Paxton

TX Attorney General

Tim Lambert

President, Texas
Home School
Coalition

Michael Farris

President, Alliance
Defending Freedom

Jim Mason

President, Parental
Rights Foundation

Andrew Brown

TX Public Policy
Foundation – Center
for Families and
Children, Director

Julia Hatcher

President, Texas
Association of Family
Defense Attorneys

Bradley Pierce

Co-Founder, Heritage
Defense Foundation

Christina Hildebrand

President, A Voice for
Choice Advocacy

JoAnn Fleming

President,
Grassroots America,
We The People

Trayce Bradford

President, Texas
Eagle Forum

Bill Zedler

TX House
Representative

Bob Hall

TX Senate
Agricultural
Chairman

Briscoe Cain

TX House
Representative

Dan Huberty

TX House Education
Chairman

Donna Campbell

TX Senate Veteran
Affairs – Border
Security Chairwoman

James White

TX House
Corrections
Chairman

Jeff Leach

TX House Judiciary
Chairman

Jonathan Saenz

President, Texas
Values

Jonathan Stickland

TX House
Representative

Matt Krause

TX House
Corrections
Chairman

Matt Scheafer

TX House
Representative

Mayes Middleton

TX House
Representative

Mike Lang

TX House
Representative

Steve Toth

TX House
Representative

Valoree Swanson

TX House
Representative

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