Texas Family Code - Section 161.2061. Terms Regarding Limited Post-Termination Contact
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Section: 161.2011 161.202 161.2021 161.203 161.204 161.205 161.206 161.2061 161.2062 161.207 161.208 161.209 161.210 161.211 162.001
§ 161.2061. TERMS REGARDING LIMITED POST-TERMINATION
CONTACT. (a) If the court finds it to be in the best interest of
the child, the court may provide in an order terminating the
parent-child relationship that the biological parent who filed an
affidavit of voluntary relinquishment of parental rights under
Section 161.103 shall have limited post-termination contact with
the child as provided by Subsection (b) on the agreement of the
biological parent and the Department of Protective and Regulatory
(b) The order of termination may include terms that allow
the biological parent to:
(1) receive specified information regarding the
(2) provide written communications to the child; and
(3) have limited access to the child.
(c) The terms of an order of termination regarding limited
post-termination contact may be enforced only if the party seeking
enforcement pleads and proves that, before filing the motion for
enforcement, the party attempted in good faith to resolve the
disputed matters through mediation.
(d) The terms of an order of termination under this section
are not enforceable by contempt.
(e) The terms of an order of termination regarding limited
post-termination contact may not be modified.
(f) An order under this section does not:
(1) affect the finality of a termination order; or
(2) grant standing to a parent whose parental rights
have been terminated to file any action under this title other than
a motion to enforce the terms regarding limited post-termination
contact until the court renders a subsequent adoption order with
respect to the child.
Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 561, § 2, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007