Texas Family Code

Sec. § 160.604
Personal Jurisdiction


An individual may not be adjudicated to be a parent unless the court has personal jurisdiction over the individual.


A court of this state having jurisdiction to adjudicate parentage may exercise personal jurisdiction over a nonresident individual or the guardian or conservator of the individual if the conditions in Section 159.201 (Bases for Jurisdiction Over Nonresident) are satisfied.


Lack of jurisdiction over one individual does not preclude the court from making an adjudication of parentage binding on another individual over whom the court has personal jurisdiction.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, Sec. 1.01, eff. June 14, 2001.

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