If you haven`t yet obtained written permission from your parents, Texas Family Code Chapter 35 has created a way to seek that permission from the court. See go to court to obtain a temporary authorization for the custody of a child. And if a parent who has not signed the authorization agreement does not have court-ordered access or access, you do not have to send a copy of the agreement to the non-signatory parent if one of the following applies: NOTE: the law was amended on September 1, 2017. The new law allows any adult reference person to have the right to temporarily provide an authorization agreement form to a child. See House Bill 871. Until now, an authorization agreement could only be issued to the child`s grandparents, the child`s aunt or uncle, the child`s adult siblings or any other voluntary reference person of the child (if the child is placed with the reference person under a parental child safety agreement (CPS). The execution of an authorization agreement for a non-parental parent pursuant to Chapter 34, Texas Family Code, is not required to allow a student to enroll in a public school, including a student who has the right to enroll on the basis of a separate residence, pursuant to Section 25.001(b)(4) and (d), Texas Education Code. A student authorized to register under section 25.001 cannot be excluded from enrollment in the absence of an authorization agreement, power of attorney or similar document. Read the Non-Parental Authorization Agreements Act here: Texas Family Code Chapter 34. The form required by the Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) for an agreement under Chapter 34 of the Family Code (Form Number 2638) is available on the DFPS website. An authorization agreement for non-parents or voluntary guardians (« authorization agreement » in brief) entitles the non-parent party: the authorization agreement form contains a more specific list of authorized actions. Get the form here.
A parent can sign an « authorization agreement » form to give a close relative or licensed non-romance the power to care for and make decisions for a child. Unlike a court order, an authorization agreement can be terminated at any time by the parent. LINK TO THE FORM HERE. It`s important! Talk to a lawyer in case of violence or if you are concerned that a non-signatory parent has a copy of the authorization agreement form. Call the Family Violence Legal Line at (800) 374-4673 for free advice. The authorization contract is valid (remains effective) until you terminate it in writing or until the expiry date you wrote on the form. If you activate the corresponding box on the form, the authorisation agreement form may remain effective after your incapacity for work or death. Yes.
You must send the other parent, within 10 days of signing the form, a copy of the signed authorization agreement form. Be sure to send the signed form by registered mail (or, if applicable, international registered letter) and by post. Any adult reference person may be allowed to make decisions for a child using the authorization agreement form for non-family or voluntary guardians. See Texas Family Code Section 34.0015. Talk to a lawyer if you want someone other than the non-parents mentioned above to take care of your child and make decisions. If you are the non-parental party and are concerned that the parent (or parents) will terminate the authorization agreement, you should consider a custody order. . . .