AUSTIN – Today the Texas Supreme Court published its unanimous opinion in In Re C.J.C., Relator vindicating the rights of a father who was forced by a trial court to share custody of his daughter with her mother’s former boyfriend. The court’s decision overturned the trial court’s order and restored full custody of the child to her father.

“Today’s decision is a decisive victory for the fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing of their children free from outside interference,” said Andrew Brown, distinguished senior fellow of child and family policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “The Texas Supreme Court affirmed that it is a fit parent, not the court, who determines what is in their child’s best interests.”

The Texas Public Policy Foundation filed an amicus brief in support of the father in this case. TPPF’s General Counsel Robert Henneke delivered oral argument before the Texas Supreme Court in this case.