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Founded in 2001, the Texas Family Law Foundation's mission is to improve the family law practice and jurisprudence of the state of Texas.

Legislative Mission
 
Founded in 2001, the Texas Family Law Foundation's mission is to improve the family law practice and jurisprudence of the State of Texas. Since its inception, the Foundation's involvement in the legislative process has increased, but the Foundation really took on the leadership role for family law policy in Texas during the 2009 Legislative Session.
 
The Foundation's successes to date include:
  • Passed multiple bills proposed by the Family Law Section, including the bill that repealed “economic contribution” and a family law omnibus bill which included reforming the parent coordinator laws, possession and access issues, and military deployment.
  • Defeated and repaired numerous bills potentially damaging to family law and neutralized issues that would have been very dangerous to Texas families and the people that represent them.
  • Securing increased child support caps and key revisions to the standard possession order.
  • Passing higher professional standards for Parenting Coordinators, including education, licensure, conflict of interest and confidentiality requirements.
  • Becoming the go-to source for legislative staff and members on family law questions.
  • Volunteer cooperation with our professional lobby staff to monitor each and every committee hearing on legislation affecting your practice. Read first-hand accounts from three of our volunteers:
  • And most importantly, establishing a reputation of competence and reliability with Texas Senators, Representatives and their staffs. See what some of them had to say about us!
The Foundation's leadership and volunteers work with our lobbying team to maintain an active presence at the State Capitol to protect your clients' rights and your practice. While you represent your clients at the courthouse, we represent them at the Capitol. We also represent you by:

2007 marked a new beginning - for the Foundation and for Texas Family Lawyers! Join now and help us grow!

  • Monitoring changes in statutes and regulations and alerting you of any potential effects on your practice.
  • Communicating the importance of your issues to elected officials.
  • Shaping family law practice and jurisprudence in Texas.