Texas Family Code

Sec. § 156.005
Frivolous Filing of Suit for Modification

Notwithstanding Rules 296 through 299, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, if the court finds that a suit for modification is filed frivolously or is designed to harass a party, the court shall state that finding in the order and assess attorney’s fees as costs against the offending party.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 421 (S.B. 1237), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2017.

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