Tex. Fam. Code Section 153.00715
Determination of Validity and Enforceability of Contract Containing Agreement to Arbitrate


(a)

If a party to a suit affecting the parent-child relationship opposes an application to compel arbitration or makes an application to stay arbitration and asserts that the contract containing the agreement to arbitrate is not valid or enforceable, notwithstanding any provision of the contract to the contrary, the court shall try the issue promptly and may order arbitration only if the court determines that the contract containing the agreement to arbitrate is valid and enforceable against the party seeking to avoid arbitration.

(b)

A determination under this section that a contract is valid and enforceable does not affect the court’s authority to stay arbitration or refuse to compel arbitration on any other ground provided by law.

(c)

This section does not apply to:

(1)

a court order;

(2)

an agreed parenting plan described by Section 153.007 (Agreed Parenting Plan);

(3)

a mediated settlement agreement described by Section 153.0071 (Alternate Dispute Resolution Procedures);

(4)

a collaborative law agreement described by Section 153.0072; or

(5)

any other agreement between the parties that is approved by a court.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1088 (S.B. 1216), Sec. 2, eff. June 17, 2011.

Source: Section 153.00715 — Determination of Validity and Enforceability of Contract Containing Agreement to Arbitrate, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.­153.­htm#153.­00715 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).

153.001
Public Policy
153.002
Best Interest of Child
153.003
No Discrimination Based on Sex or Marital Status
153.004
History of Domestic Violence or Sexual Abuse
153.005
Appointment of Sole or Joint Managing Conservator
153.006
Appointment of Possessory Conservator
153.007
Agreed Parenting Plan
153.009
Interview of Child in Chambers
153.010
Order for Family Counseling
153.011
Security Bond
153.012
Right to Privacy
153.013
False Report of Child Abuse
153.014
Visitation Centers and Visitation Exchange Facilities
153.015
Electronic Communication with Child by Conservator
153.0071
Alternate Dispute Resolution Procedures
153.071
Court to Specify Rights and Duties of Parent Appointed a Conservator
153.072
Written Finding Required to Limit Parental Rights and Duties
153.073
Rights of Parent at All Times
153.074
Rights and Duties During Period of Possession
153.075
Duties of Parent Not Appointed Conservator
153.076
Duty to Provide Information
153.131
Presumption that Parent to Be Appointed Managing Conservator
153.132
Rights and Duties of Parent Appointed Sole Managing Conservator
153.133
Parenting Plan for Joint Managing Conservatorship
153.134
Court-ordered Joint Conservatorship
153.135
Equal Possession Not Required
153.138
Child Support Order Affecting Joint Conservators
153.191
Presumption that Parent to Be Appointed Possessory Conservator
153.192
Rights and Duties of Parent Appointed Possessory Conservator
153.193
Minimal Restriction on Parent’s Possession or Access
153.251
Policy and General Application of Guidelines
153.252
Rebuttable Presumption
153.253
Standard Possession Order Inappropriate or Unworkable
153.254
Child Less than Three Years of Age
153.255
Agreement
153.256
Factors for Court to Consider
153.257
Means of Travel
153.258
Request for Findings When Order Varies from Standard Order
153.311
Mutual Agreement or Specified Terms for Possession
153.314
Holiday Possession Unaffected by Distance Parents Reside Apart
153.315
Weekend Possession Extended by Holiday
153.316
General Terms and Conditions
153.317
Alternative Beginning and Ending Possession Times
153.371
Rights and Duties of Nonparent Appointed as Sole Managing Conservator
153.372
Nonparent Appointed as Joint Managing Conservator
153.373
Voluntary Surrender of Possession Rebuts Parental Presumption
153.374
Designation of Managing Conservator in Affidavit of Relinquishment
153.375
Annual Report by Nonparent Managing Conservator
153.376
Rights and Duties of Nonparent Possessory Conservator
153.377
Access to Child’s Records
153.431
Appointment of Grandparent, Aunt, or Uncle as Managing Conservator
153.432
Suit for Possession or Access by Grandparent
153.433
Possession of or Access to Grandchild
153.434
Limitation on Right to Request Possession or Access
153.501
Necessity of Measures to Prevent International Parental Child Abduction
153.502
Abduction Risk Factors
153.503
Abduction Prevention Measures
153.551
Suit for Access
153.601
Definitions
153.602
Parenting Plan Not Required in Temporary Order
153.603
Requirement of Parenting Plan in Final Order
153.605
Appointment of Parenting Coordinator
153.606
Duties of Parenting Coordinator
153.607
Presumption of Good Faith
153.608
Report of Parenting Coordinator
153.609
Compensation of Parenting Coordinator
153.610
Qualifications of Parenting Coordinator
153.611
Exception for Certain Title Iv-d Proceedings
153.701
Definitions
153.702
Temporary Orders
153.703
Appointing Designated Person for Conservator with Exclusive Right to Designate Primary Residence of Child
153.704
Appointing Designated Person to Exercise Visitation for Conservator with Exclusive Right to Designate Primary Residence of Child in Certain Circumstances
153.705
Appointing Designated Person to Exercise Visitation for Conservator Without Exclusive Right to Designate Primary Residence of Child
153.707
Expedited Hearing
153.708
Enforcement
153.709
Additional Periods of Possession or Access
153.00715
Determination of Validity and Enforceability of Contract Containing Agreement to Arbitrate
153.3721
Access to Certain Records by Nonparent Joint Managing Conservator
153.6031
Exception to Dispute Resolution Process Requirement
153.6051
Appointment of Parenting Facilitator
153.6061
Duties of Parenting Facilitator
153.6071
Presumption of Good Faith
153.6081
Report of Parenting Facilitator
153.6082
Report of Joint Proposal or Statement of Intent
153.6083
Communications and Recordkeeping of Parenting Facilitator
153.6091
Compensation of Parenting Facilitator
153.6101
Qualifications of Parenting Facilitator
153.6102
Parenting Facilitator

Accessed:
Nov. 25, 2023

§ 153.00715’s source at texas​.gov