Texas Family Code
Sec. § 153.001
Public Policy


The public policy of this state is to:


assure that children will have frequent and continuing contact with parents who have shown the ability to act in the best interest of the child;


provide a safe, stable, and nonviolent environment for the child; and


encourage parents to share in the rights and duties of raising their child after the parents have separated or dissolved their marriage.


A court may not render an order that conditions the right of a conservator to possession of or access to a child on the payment of child support.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995. Amended by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 751, Sec. 25, eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 787, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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