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Texas Family Code - Chapter 161 Termination Of The Parent-Child Relationship

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  • Texas Family Code Section 161.001 - Involuntary Termination Of Parent-Child Relationship
    The court may order termination of the parent-child relationship if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence: (1) that the parent has: (A) voluntarily ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.002 - Termination Of The Rights Of An Alleged Biological Father
    (a) The procedural and substantive standards for termination of parental rights apply to the termination of the rights of an alleged father. (b) The rights ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.003 - Involuntary Termination: Inability To Care For Child
    (a) The court may order termination of the parent-child relationship in a suit filed by the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services if the court ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.004 - Termination Of Parental Rights After Denial Of Prior Petition To Terminate
    (a) The court may terminate the parent-child relationship after rendition of an order that previously denied termination of the parent-child relationship if: (1) the petition ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.005 - Termination When Parent Is Petitioner
    (a) A parent may file a suit for termination of the petitioner's parent-child relationship. The court may order termination if termination is in the best ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.006 - Termination After Abortion
    (a) A petition requesting termination of the parent-child relationship with respect to a parent who is not the petitioner may be granted if the child ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.007 - Termination When Pregnancy Results From Criminal Act
    The court may order the termination of the parent-child relationship of a parent and a child if the court finds that: (1) the parent has ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.101 - Petition Allegations
    A petition for the termination of the parent-child relationship is sufficient without the necessity of specifying the underlying facts if the petition alleges in the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.102 - Filing Suit For Termination Before Birth
    (a) A suit for termination may be filed before the birth of the child. (b) If the suit is filed before the birth of the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.103 - Affidavit Of Voluntary Relinquishment Of Parental Rights
    (a) An affidavit for voluntary relinquishment of parental rights must be: (1) signed after the birth of the child, but not before 48 hours after ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.1031 - Medical History Report
    (a) A parent who signs an affidavit of voluntary relinquishment of parental rights under Section 161.103 regarding a biological child must also prepare a medical ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.1035 - Revocability Of Certain Affidavits
    An affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights or affidavit of waiver of interest in a child that fails to state that the relinquishment or waiver ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.104 - Rights Of Designated Managing Conservator Pending Court Appointment
    A person, licensed child-placing agency, or authorized agency designated managing conservator of a child in an irrevocable or unrevoked affidavit of relinquishment has a right ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.105 - Affidavit Of Status Of Child
    (a) If the child has no presumed father, an affidavit shall be: (1) signed by the mother, whether or not a minor; (2) witnessed by ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.106 - Affidavit Of Waiver Of Interest In Child
    (a) A man may sign an affidavit disclaiming any interest in a child and waiving notice or the service of citation in any suit filed ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.107 - Missing Parent Or Relative
    (a) In this section: (1) "Parent" means a parent whose parent-child relationship with a child has not been terminated. (2) "Relative" means a parent, grandparent, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.108 - Release Of Child From Hospital Or Birthing Center
    (a) Before or at the time an affidavit of relinquishment of parental rights under Section 161.103 is executed, the mother of a newborn child may ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.109 - Requirement Of Paternity Registry Certificate
    (a) If an affidavit of status of child as provided by this chapter states that the father of the child is unknown and no probable ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.2011 - Continuance; Access To Child
    (a) A parent whose rights are subject to termination in a suit affecting the parent-child relationship and against whom criminal charges are filed that directly ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.202 - Preferential Setting
    In a termination suit, after a hearing, the court shall grant a motion for a preferential setting for a final hearing on the merits filed ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.2021 - Medical History Report
    (a) In a termination suit, the court shall order each parent before the court to provide information regarding the medical history of the parent and ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.203 - Dismissal Of Petition
    A suit to terminate may not be dismissed nor may a nonsuit be taken unless the dismissal or nonsuit is approved by the court. The ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.204 - Termination Based On Affidavit Of Waiver Of Interest
    In a suit for termination, the court may render an order terminating the parent-child relationship between a child and a man who has signed an ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.205 - Order Denying Termination
    If the court does not order termination of the parent-child relationship, the court shall: (1) deny the petition; or (2) render any order in the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.206 - Order Terminating Parental Rights
    (a) If the court finds by clear and convincing evidence grounds for termination of the parent-child relationship, it shall render an order terminating the parent-child ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 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 ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.2062 - Provision For Limited Contact Between Biological Parent And Child
    (a) An order terminating the parent-child relationship may not require that a subsequent adoption order include terms regarding limited post-termination contact between the child and ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.207 - Appointment Of Managing Conservator On Termination
    (a) If the court terminates the parent-child relationship with respect to both parents or to the only living parent, the court shall appoint a suitable, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.208 - Appointment Of Department Of Protective And Regulatory Services As Managing Conservator
    If a parent of the child has not been personally served in a suit in which the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services seeks termination, ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.209 - Copy Of Order Of Termination
    A copy of an order of termination rendered under Section 161.206 is not required to be mailed to parties as provided by Rules 119a and ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.210 - Sealing Of File
    The court, on the motion of a party or on the court's own motion, may order the sealing of the file, the minutes of the ...
  • Texas Family Code Section 161.211 - Direct Or Collateral Attack On Termination Order
    (a) Notwithstanding Rule 329, Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, the validity of an order terminating the parental rights of a person who has been personally ...
  • Last modified: August 11, 2007