Parental Rights in Virginia
Virginia Parental Rights News
We want to invite you to consider attending two exciting events this spring in the Commonwealth of Virginia that will provide you with resources and encouragement on how you can join in the fight to protect children by empowering parents. First, our president Will Estrada is one of the featured speakers at the Second Annual…
Virginia State Law and Parental Rights
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Virginia Courts and Parental Rights
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L.F. v. Breit, 736 SE 2d 711 - Va: Supreme Court (2013):
"The relationship between a parent and child is a constitutionally protected liberty interest under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.7 Troxel v. Granville, 530 U.S. 57, 65 (2000); Wyatt v. McDermott, 283 Va. 685, 692, 725 S.E.2d 555, 558 (2012) (“We recognize the essential value of protecting a parent's right to form a relationship with his or her child.”); Copeland, 282 Va. at 198, 715 S.E.2d at 19. Indeed, the Supreme Court of the United States has characterized a parent's right to raise his or her child as “perhaps the oldest of the fundamental liberty interests recognized by this Court.” Troxel, 530 U.S. at 65. Any statute that seeks to interfere with a parent's fundamental rights survives constitutional scrutiny only if it is narrowly tailored to serve a compelling state interest. McCabe v. Commonwealth, 274 Va. 558, 563, 650 S.E.2d 508, 510 (2007); see also Washington v. Glucksberg, 521 U.S. 702, 721 (1997)."