Don’t start a fight you can’t finish.

In the Interest of JM, JJ, JJ & JJ (Published Memo): Parent’s appeal of termination of parental rights as to four children is denied because, though the terminated parent filed a motion for new trial, the terminated parent did not file a required Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 263.405(b) statement of issues for appeal.  It’s an odd case to be published.  I guess publication is warranted as a word to the wise on two fronts. First, the Tyler court will enforce the statute. Second, the Tyler court will entertain arguments about the constitutionality of the statute, but only if you’re prepared.  Constitutional challenges are big legal fish, so don’t show up late with a Zebco.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *