2019 Texas Statutes
Title 5 - The Parent-Child Relationship and the Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship
Subtitle B - Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship
Chapter 153 - Conservatorship, Possession, and Access
Subchapter K. Parenting Plan, Parenting Coordinator, and Parenting Facilitator
Section 153.603. Requirement of Parenting Plan in Final Order
Sec. 153.603. REQUIREMENT OF PARENTING PLAN IN FINAL ORDER. (a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a final order in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship must include a parenting plan.
(b) The following orders are not required to include a parenting plan:
(1) an order that only modifies child support;
(2) an order that only terminates parental rights; or
(3) a final order described by Section 155.001(b).
(c) If the parties have not reached agreement on a final parenting plan on or before the 30th day before the date set for trial on the merits, a party may file with the court and serve a proposed parenting plan.
(d) This section does not preclude the parties from requesting the appointment of a parenting coordinator to resolve parental conflicts.
Added by Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 482 (H.B. 252), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2005.
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1181 (H.B. 555), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2007.