Texas Family Code
Sec. § 6.502
Temporary Injunction and Other Temporary Orders


While a suit for dissolution of a marriage is pending and on the motion of a party or on the court’s own motion after notice and hearing, the court may render an appropriate order, including the granting of a temporary injunction for the preservation of the property and protection of the parties as deemed necessary and equitable and including an order directed to one or both parties:


requiring a sworn inventory and appraisement of the real and personal property owned or claimed by the parties and specifying the form, manner, and substance of the inventory and appraisal and list of debts and liabilities;


requiring payments to be made for the support of either spouse;


requiring the production of books, papers, documents, and tangible things by a party;


ordering payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and expenses;


appointing a receiver for the preservation and protection of the property of the parties;


awarding one spouse exclusive occupancy of the residence during the pendency of the case;


prohibiting the parties, or either party, from spending funds beyond an amount the court determines to be for reasonable and necessary living expenses;


awarding one spouse exclusive control of a party’s usual business or occupation; or


prohibiting an act described by Section 6.501 (Temporary Restraining Order)(a).


Not later than the 30th day after the date a receiver is appointed under Subsection (a)(5), the receiver shall give notice of the appointment to each lienholder of any property under the receiver’s control.


Not later than the seventh day after the date a receiver is appointed under Subsection (a)(5), the court shall issue written findings of fact and conclusions of law in support of the receiver’s appointment. If the court dispenses with the issuance of a bond between the spouses as provided by Section 6.503 (Affidavit, Verified Pleading, and Bond Not Required)(b) in connection with the receiver’s appointment, the court shall include in the court’s findings an explanation of the reasons the court dispensed with the issuance of a bond.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 7, Sec. 1, eff. April 17, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 695, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 493 (H.B. 2703), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2017.
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