Access to Criminal History Record Information: Domestic Relations Office and Child Custody Evaluator
A domestic relations office created under Chapter 203 (Domestic Relations Offices), Family Code, is entitled to obtain from the department criminal history record information that relates to a person who is a party to a proceeding in which the domestic relations office is providing services permitted under Chapter 203 (Domestic Relations Offices), Family Code.
The department shall provide the domestic relations office or the child custody evaluator with criminal history record information not later than the 10th day after the date on which the criminal history record information is requested.
Criminal history record information requested under this section, except for relevant information included in a report of a child custody evaluation or adoption evaluation filed under Chapter 107 (Special Appointments, Child Custody Evaluations, and Adoption Evaluations), Family Code, may not be released or disclosed by a domestic relations office or a child custody evaluator to a person other than the court ordering the child custody evaluation or adoption evaluation except on court order or with the consent of the person who is the subject of the criminal history record information.Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 318, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.Amended by:Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1040 (H.B. 1181), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 832 (H.B. 772), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2007.Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1252 (H.B. 1449), Sec. 3.07, eff. September 1, 2015.Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 257 (H.B. 1501), Sec. 9, eff. September 1, 2017.