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Sec. 107.106: Exception to Qualifications Required to Conduct Child Custody Evaluation

(a) This section applies only to a county:

(1) with a population of less than 500,000;

(2) that is contiguous to the Gulf of Mexico or a bay or inlet opening into the gulf and that borders the United Mexican States; or

(3) that borders a county described by Subdivision (2).

(a-1) In a county to which this section applies, if a court finds that an individual who meets the requirements of Section 107.104 is not available in the county to conduct a child custody evaluation in a timely manner, the court, after notice and hearing or on agreement of the parties, may appoint an individual the court determines to be otherwise qualified to conduct the evaluation.

(b) An individual appointed under this section shall comply with all provisions of this subchapter, other than Section 107.104.


Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1252 (H.B. 1449), Sec. 1.07, eff. September 1, 2015.

Amended by:

Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (H.B. 2514), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2019.