Tex. Fam. Code Section 201.204
General Powers of Associate Judge


(a)

On the motion of a party or the associate judge, an associate judge may refer a complex case back to the referring court for final disposition after recommending temporary orders for the protection of a child.

(b)

An associate judge may render and sign any pretrial order.

(c)

An associate judge may recommend to the referring court any order after a trial on the merits.

(d)

An associate judge may hear and render an order in a suit for the adoption of a child for whom the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services has been named managing conservator.

(e)

An associate judge may hear and render an order in a suit referred to the associate judge by a juvenile court under Section 51.04 (Jurisdiction), subject to the limitations placed on the associate judge’s authority in the order of referral.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 1302, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1258, Sec. 18, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 912 (S.B. 1329), Sec. 1.04, eff. September 1, 2017.
Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 660 (S.B. 1887), Sec. 3, eff. September 1, 2019.

Source: Section 201.204 — General Powers of Associate Judge, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.­201.­htm#201.­204 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

201.001
Appointment
201.002
Qualifications
201.003
Compensation
201.004
Termination of Associate Judge
201.005
Cases that May Be Referred
201.006
Order of Referral
201.007
Powers of Associate Judge
201.008
Attendance of Bailiff
201.009
Court Reporter
201.010
Witness
201.011
Report
201.012
Notice of Right to De Novo Hearing Before Referring Court
201.013
Order of Court
201.014
Judicial Action on Associate Judge’s Proposed Order or Judgment
201.015
De Novo Hearing Before Referring Court
201.016
Appellate Review
201.017
Immunity
201.018
Visiting Associate Judge
201.101
Authority of Presiding Judge
201.102
Application of Law Governing Associate Judges
201.103
Designation of Host County
201.104
Powers of Associate Judge
201.105
Compensation of Associate Judge
201.106
Child Support Court Monitor and Other Personnel
201.107
State and Federal Funds
201.110
Time for Disposition of Title Iv-d Cases
201.111
Time to Act on Associate Judge’s Proposed Order or Judgment that Includes Recommended Finding of Contempt
201.112
Limitation on Law Practice by Certain Associate Judges
201.113
Visiting Associate Judge
201.201
Authority of Presiding Judge
201.202
Application of Law Governing Associate Judges
201.203
Designation of Host County
201.204
General Powers of Associate Judge
201.205
Compensation of Associate Judge
201.206
Personnel
201.207
State and Federal Funds
201.208
Assignment of Judges and Visiting Associate Judges
201.209
Limitation on Law Practice by Associate Judge
201.301
Applicability
201.302
Appointment
201.303
Qualifications
201.304
Compensation
201.305
Termination
201.306
Cases that May Be Referred
201.307
Methods of Referral
201.308
Powers of Associate Judge
201.309
Referees
201.310
Attendance of Bailiff
201.311
Witness
201.312
Court Reporter
201.313
Report
201.314
Notice of Right to De Novo Hearing
201.315
Order of Court
201.316
Judicial Action on Associate Judge’s Proposed Order or Judgment
201.317
De Novo Hearing
201.318
Appellate Review
201.319
Judicial Immunity
201.320
Visiting Associate Judge
201.1021
Qualifications
201.1041
Judicial Action on Associate Judge’s Proposed Order or Judgment
201.1042
De Novo Hearing Before Referring Court
201.1045
Proceedings and Judicial Actions by Remote Communication
201.1065
Duties of Child Support Court Monitor
201.1066
Supervision of Associate Judges
201.2021
Qualifications
201.2041
Judicial Action on Associate Judge’s Proposed Order or Judgment
201.2042
De Novo Hearing Before Referring Court
201.2061
Supervision of Associate Judges

Accessed:
Dec. 2, 2023

§ 201.204’s source at texas​.gov