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Kelly Burris Discusses Unusual Texas Child Custody Case

Georgia child custodyCordell & Cordell Litigation Partner Kelly L. Burris recently conducted a pair of interviews on Houston radio stations about a potentially groundbreaking child custody case making its way through Texas family court.

The case involves a 4-year-old girl whose mother was killed in a car crash. After the accident, a court granted custody to the mother’s boyfriend, who had only lived with the child for a few months, even though the child’s father wants custody.

What is unusual about the case is that all parties involved agree that the father is fit as a parent.

“If a non-parent has raised a child, tearing a child away from that person could be detrimental for the child, but that does not appear to be the case here,” Ms. Burris said. “As long as there is no serious concern regarding the welfare of a child, a parent’s right to make decisions for his child, including who should associate with the child, is paramount to raising kids.”

An integral part of Cordell & Cordell’s mission is to help fathers protect their parental rights in child custody matters. Ms. Burris and the firm’s other Texas child custody attorneys have fought for years to ensure that dads get a fair shake in family court.

Click here to listen to the interview on KPRC-590 AM in Houston.

Click here to listen to the interview on KTRH-740 AM.

About Shawn Garrison

Shawn Garrison is an Online Editor for Lexicon, focusing on subjects related to the legal services of customers, Cordell & Cordell and Cordell & Cordell UK. He has written countless pieces dealing with the unique child custody and divorce issues that men and fathers face. Through his work on,, and, Mr. Garrison has become an authority on the complexities of the legal experience and was a content creator for the YouTube series “Dad’s Divorce Live” and additional videos on both the Dad’s Divorce and Cordell & Cordell YouTube channels.

Mr. Garrison has managed the sites of these customers, and fostered the creation of several of their features, including the Cordell & Cordell attorney and office pages, the Dad’s Divorce Newsletter, and the Cordell & Cordell newsletter.