Tex. Fam. Code Section 103.002
Transfer of Original Proceedings Within State


If venue of a suit is improper in the court in which an original suit is filed and no other court has continuing, exclusive jurisdiction of the suit, on the timely motion of a party other than the petitioner, the court shall transfer the proceeding to the county where venue is proper.


On a showing that a suit for dissolution of the marriage of the child’s parents has been filed in another court, a court in which a suit is pending shall transfer the proceedings to the court where the dissolution of the marriage is pending.


The procedures in Chapter 155 (Continuing, Exclusive Jurisdiction; Transfer) apply to a transfer of:


an original suit under this section; or


a suit for modification or a motion for enforcement under this title.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.

Source: Section 103.002 — Transfer of Original Proceedings Within State, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.­103.­htm#103.­002 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 103.002’s source at texas​.gov