Texas Family Code
Sec. § 153.603
Requirement of Parenting Plan in Final Order


Except as provided by Subsection (b), a final order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship must include a parenting plan.


The following orders are not required to include a parenting plan:


an order that only modifies child support;


an order that only terminates parental rights; or


a final order described by Section 155.001 (Acquiring Continuing, Exclusive Jurisdiction)(b).


If the parties have not reached agreement on a final parenting plan on or before the 30th day before the date set for trial on the merits, a party may file with the court and serve a proposed parenting plan.


This section does not preclude the parties from requesting the appointment of a parenting coordinator to resolve parental conflicts.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 482 (H.B. 252), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1181 (H.B. 555), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2007.
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