Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.6035
Contents of Petition; Statement Relating to Certain Protective Orders Required


(a)

The petition in a proceeding to adjudicate parentage must include a statement as to whether, in regard to a party to the proceeding or a child of a party to the proceeding:

(1)

there is in effect:

(A)

a protective order under Title 4;

(B)

a protective order under Subchapter A (Application for Protective Order), Chapter 7B (Protective Orders), Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(C)

an order for emergency protection under Article 17.292 (Magistrate’s Order for Emergency Protection), Code of Criminal Procedure; or

(2)

an application for an order described by Subdivision (1) is pending.

(b)

The petitioner shall attach a copy of each order described by Subsection (a)(1) in which a party to the proceeding or a child of a party to the proceeding was the applicant or victim of the conduct alleged in the application or order and the other party was the respondent or defendant of an action regarding the conduct alleged in the application or order without regard to the date of the order. If a copy of the order is not available at the time of filing, the petition must state that a copy of the order will be filed with the court before any hearing.

(c)

Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, if the Title IV-D agency files a petition in a proceeding to adjudicate parentage, the agency is not required to:

(1)

include in the petition the statement described by Subsection (a); or

(2)

attach copies of the documentation described by Subsection (b).
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 885 (H.B. 3052), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2017.
Amended by:
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 469 (H.B. 4173), Sec. 2.37, eff. January 1, 2021.
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