King Bill Heard in Human Services Committee

April 9, 2009

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Aman Batheja

Parents of home-school children showed their support in Austin this week for a bill aimed at protecting their parental rights from litigious grandparents.

State Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, has filed a bill that would make it more difficult for grandparents to sue parents for access to their grandchildren — protection the parents say they need.

Speaking before the House Human Services Committee on Thursday, King said the law has been abused by people who, in many cases, disagree with how their grandchildren are being educated. Often, King said, grandparents have more income to spend on dragging out the litigation.