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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Subchapter K. Parenting Plan and Parenting Coordinator

back to top§ 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, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2005. Amended by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 1181, § 4, eff. Sept. 1, 2007.

<Acts 2007, 80th Leg., ch. 921, § 17.001(21) relettered a former Subchapter J, Parenting Plan and Parenting Coordinator, consisting of V.T.C.A., Family Code §§ 153.601 et seq., as Subchapter K, consisting of the same sections.>