B. Preponderance of the Evidence

Preponderance is evidence that is of greater weight or more convincing than the evidence that is offered in opposition to it. Picture the scales of justice tipping slightly lower on one side and that is enough to meet the preponderance of the evidence. It is the standard of proof generally used in civil cases. Applies to:

•   60 Day Status Review. Tex. Fam. Code § 105.005;

•   Permanency Hearing before Final Order. Tex. Fam. Code § 105.005;

•   Final Order Awarding Permanent Managing Conservatorship (without termination). Tex. Fam. Code § 105.005;

•   Permanency Hearing after Final Order. Tex. Fam. Code § 105.005;

•   Adoption Hearing. Tex. Fam. Code § 105.005.