Fam. Code Section 153.609
Compensation of Parenting Coordinator
(a)A court may not appoint a parenting coordinator, other than a domestic relations office or a comparable county agency appointed under Subsection (c) or a volunteer appointed under Subsection (d), unless, after notice and hearing, the court finds that the parties have the means to pay the fees of the parenting coordinator.
(b)Any fees of a parenting coordinator appointed under Subsection (a) shall be allocated between the parties as determined by the court.
(c)Public funds may not be used to pay the fees of a parenting coordinator. Notwithstanding this prohibition, a court may appoint the domestic relations office or a comparable county agency to act as a parenting coordinator if personnel are available to serve that function.
(d)If due to hardship the parties are unable to pay the fees of a parenting coordinator, and a domestic relations office or a comparable county agency is not available under Subsection (c), the court, if feasible, may appoint a person who meets the minimum qualifications prescribed by Section 153.610 (Qualifications of Parenting Coordinator), including an employee of the court, to act as a parenting coordinator on a volunteer basis and without compensation.
Section 153.609 — Compensation of Parenting Coordinator,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.153.htm#153.609 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).