A recent Texas Court of Appeals case illustrates the series of considerations and “balancing acts” that ultimately lead a court to sever parental rights. One of those considerations is the child’s expressed desire.
Reiter, E.M. & Pollack, D. (2022, February 2), Terminating parental rights: How much does a child's voice matter? Texas Lawyer, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358282875_Terminating_parental_rights_How_much_does_a_child's_voice_matter
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