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Legal Statutes: Texas

UPDATED July 20, 2016

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Chapter 71. Definitions

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“Family” includes individuals related by consanguinity or affinity, as determined under Sections 573.022 and 573.024, Government Code, individuals who are former spouses of each other, individuals who are the parents of the same child, without regard to marriage, and a foster child and foster parent, without regard to whether those individuals reside together.
Added by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 34, § 1, eff. May 5, 1997. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 821, § 2.03, eff. June 14, 2001.