About this Site

This website includes the most recent version of the Texas Family Code, as amended effective September 1, 2015.

The 2015 biennial legislature enacted a number of amendments which will not take effect until January 1, 2018, primarily concerning the addition of dental care to insurance with respect to child support. Those amendments are not included because they are not yet in effect.

The legislature also made a hash of numbering the Family Code's provisions. There are now two Subchapters F to Chapter 107 (“Special Appointments and Social Studies”). The section numbering in the second Subchapter F (“Managed Assigned Counsel Program for the Representation of Certain Children and Parents”) is duplicative of the numbering in Subchapter D (“Social Study”). We have sorted this out as best we could.




A web page is devoted to each title of the Code, except for Title 3, having to do with the juvenile justice system, which is omitted. Each such page includes the complete contents of that title. But drill-down options are available, to subtitles or chapters within each title.

The Code has been taken directly from the Texas Legislature Online website.

The website is hosted by VernerLegal. VernerLegal is owned by Jimmy Verner. Mr. Verner is Board Certified in Family Law and in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He practices law with VernerBrumley PC in Dallas, Texas. VernerBrumley PC practices collaborative law, tries cases and prepares appeals throughout Texas. All partners are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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VernerLegal also hosts Texas Standard Possession Order (Visitation) Calendars – a website that allows parents to pick visitation options, then download a visitation calendar to a computer or mobile device.

VernerLegal hosts online, searchable collections of Texas court rules and statutes. They include:

Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure

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