Texas Family Code
Sec. § 153.6101
Qualifications of Parenting Facilitator


The court shall determine whether the qualifications of a proposed parenting facilitator satisfy the requirements of this section. On request by a party, an attorney for a party, or any attorney for a child who is the subject of the suit, a person under consideration for appointment as a parenting facilitator in the suit shall provide proof that the person satisfies the minimum qualifications required by this section.


A parenting facilitator must:


hold a license to practice in this state as a social worker, licensed professional counselor, licensed marriage and family therapist, psychologist, or attorney; and


have completed at least:


eight hours of family violence dynamics training provided by a family violence service provider;


40 classroom hours of training in dispute resolution techniques in a course conducted by an alternative dispute resolution system or other dispute resolution organization approved by the court;


24 classroom hours of training in the fields of family dynamics, child development, and family law; and


16 hours of training in the laws governing parenting coordination and parenting facilitation and the multiple styles and procedures used in different models of service.


The actions of a parenting facilitator who is not an attorney do not constitute the practice of law.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1113 (H.B. 1012), Sec. 24, eff. September 1, 2009.
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