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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Chapter 81. General Provision

back to top81.005. Attorney's Fees

(a) The court may assess reasonable attorney's fees against the party found to have committed family violence or a party against whom an agreed protective order is rendered under Section 85.005 as compensation for the services of a private or prosecuting attorney or an attorney employed by the Department of Family and Protective Services.


(b) In setting the amount of attorney's fees, the court shall consider the income and ability to pay of the person against whom the fee is assessed.

Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. May 5, 1997. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1193, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 1997; Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., ch. 110 (H.B. 841), § 4, eff. May 21, 2011.