Marilea Lewis Shares Concerns Over Texas HB 453 Mandating Equal Custody

Marilea Lewis Shares Concerns Over Texas HB 453 Mandating Equal Custody

Texas Fathers Fight for Equal Custody Law at Legislature

A renewed effort is underway by fathers in this state to get a law passed allowing equal custody for both parents during a divorce. “The perception may be that mothers are benefitted by the system but I don’t really believe that to be the case,” said Marilea Lewis. She said if the legislature limits the discretion of judges, they’ll end up doing nothing more than rubberstamp custody cases coming before them. “[House Bill 453] mandates that the court must – because it says the court ‘shall’ – enter a possession schedule that divides the time equally. It doesn’t give the court any direction as to what that means.”