Texas Family Code - Section 157.373. Relator Relinquished Possession; Temporary Orders
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§ 157.373. RELATOR RELINQUISHED POSSESSION; TEMPORARY
ORDERS. (a) If the relator has by consent or acquiescence
relinquished actual possession and control of the child for not
less than 6 months preceding the date of the filing of the petition
for the writ, the court may either compel or refuse to order return
of the child.
(b) The court may disregard brief periods of possession and
control by the relator during the 6-month period.
(c) In a suit in which the court does not compel return of
the child, the court may issue temporary orders under Chapter 105 if
a suit affecting the parent-child relationship is pending and the
parties have received notice of a hearing on temporary orders set
for the same time as the habeas corpus proceeding.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Last modified: August 11, 2007