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Kelly Burris Discusses Unusual Texas Child Custody Case

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Cordell & 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.

Frank Murphy

Written By Frank Murphy

Chief Compliance Officer
Frank Murphy

Frank Murphy is the Chief Compliance Officer and an Executive Partner at Cordell & Cordell. His responsibilities include oversight of the Firm’s compliance with Legal and Ethical obligations as well as contributing to the day-to-day operations of the Firm as an Executive Partner.

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