Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.306
Removal of Child From State


If the department has reason to believe that a person responsible for the care, custody, or welfare of the child may remove the child from the state before the investigation is completed, the department may file an application for a temporary restraining order in a district court without regard to continuing jurisdiction of the child as provided in Chapter 155 (Continuing, Exclusive Jurisdiction; Transfer).


The court may render a temporary restraining order prohibiting the person from removing the child from the state pending completion of the investigation if the court:


finds that the department has probable cause to conduct the investigation; and


has reason to believe that the person may remove the child from the state.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, Sec. 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 1.136, eff. April 2, 2015.

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