In this case regarding custody and visitation rights, the court of appeals remanded to the trial court with instructions to consider only the mother and father, and not the child's grandmother, with whom the child had lived for her entire life. By barring the trial court from considering the grandmother, the court of appeals unduly restricted the trial court's ability to protect the child's best interest. The court of appeals' judgment remanding the case is affirmed, but reversed to the extent the judgment limits the trial court's consideration of the role Shook should play in G.W.'s life, whether as conservator or a person with defined access rights. Texas Supreme Court, No. 11-0155, 10-05-2012.
Shook v. Gray
Tx. Sup. Ct.
October 8, 2012
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