Texas Family Code
Sec. § 153.705
Appointing Designated Person to Exercise Visitation for Conservator Without Exclusive Right to Designate Primary Residence of Child


(a)

If the conservator without the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the child is ordered to military deployment, military mobilization, or temporary military duty, the court may award visitation with the child to a designated person chosen by the conservator, if the visitation is in the best interest of the child.

(b)

The temporary order for visitation must provide that:

(1)

the designated person under this section has the right to possession of the child for the periods and in the manner in which the conservator described by Subsection (a) would be entitled if not ordered to military deployment, military mobilization, or temporary military duty;

(2)

the child’s other conservator and the designated person under this section are subject to the requirements of Section 153.316 (General Terms and Conditions), with the designated person considered for purposes of that section to be the possessory conservator;

(3)

the designated person under this section has the rights and duties of a nonparent possessory conservator under Section 153.376 (Rights and Duties of Nonparent Possessory Conservator)(a) during the period that the designated person has possession of the child; and

(4)

the designated person under this section is subject to any provision in a court order restricting or prohibiting access to the child by any specified individual.

(c)

The court may limit or expand the rights of a nonparent designated person named in a temporary order rendered under this section as appropriate to the best interest of the child.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 727 (S.B. 279), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2009.
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 1113 (H.B. 1012), Sec. 25, eff. September 1, 2009.
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