A. Sufficient Evidence to Satisfy a Person of Ordinary Prudence and Caution

Ordinary Prudence and Caution requires a minimal showing, less than a preponderance but enough to persuade a reasonable person, similar to the “probable cause” required for a search warrant. Applies to:

•   Ex Parte Removal Hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 262.101;

•   Taking Possession of a Child in Emergency Without a Court Order. Tex. Fam. Code § 262.104;

•   Full Adversary Hearing (both emergency and non-emergency removal). Tex. Fam. Code § 262.201.