Texas Family Code

Sec. § 261.504
Required Findings; Issuance of Protective Order


(a)

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:

(1)

the child:

(A)

is a victim of abuse or neglect; or

(B)

has a history of being abused or neglected; and

(2)

there is a threat of:

(A)

immediate or continued abuse or neglect to the child;

(B)

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

(C)

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

(D)

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

(b)

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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