Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.504
Required Findings; Issuance of Protective Order


At the close of a hearing on an application for a protective order under this subchapter, the court shall find whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that:


the child:


is a victim of abuse or neglect; or


has a history of being abused or neglected; and


there is a threat of:


immediate or continued abuse or neglect to the child;


someone illegally taking the child from the home in which the child is placed;


behavior that poses a threat to the caregiver with whom the child is placed; or


someone committing an act of violence against the child or the child’s caregiver.


If the court makes an affirmative finding under Subsection (a), the court shall issue a protective order that includes a statement of that finding.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 317 (H.B. 7), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2017.

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