Chris Wrampelmeier Presents “You Presume Too Much: Overcoming Fit Parent, Visitation, and Child Support Presumptions” at the State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Seminar
On December 10, 2020, Chris Wrampelmeier, along with the Hon. Karl Hays, Associate District Judge for Hays County, Texas, presented their paper entitled “You Presume Too Much: Overcoming Fit Parent, Visitation, and Child Support Presumptions” at the State Bar of Texas continuing legal education seminar “Advanced Trial Skills for Family Lawyers 2020.” In addition to a discussion of strategies for overcoming these family law statutory and case law presumptions, the presentation included a detailed discussion of the potential ramifications of the June 2020 Texas Supreme Court opinion in In re C.J.C., in which the Court recognized a fit parent presumption for suits affecting the parent-child relationship in which a nonparent seeks conservatorship or visitation rights. The fit parent presumption will make it much harder for courts to award nonparents those rights. Gabrielle Bechyne, a third-year law student at Texas Tech University and future Underwood Associate, helped research the paper.