Legal Overview of Permanency Hearing Before Final Order

Texas Family Code

Title 5. The Parent-Child Relationship & the Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship

Chapter 263. Review of Placement of Children under Care of Department of Family and Protective Services

Subchapter D. Permanency Hearings

Please see the Checklist Section for the Permanency Hearing

Before Final Order Checklist.

Permanency Hearings examine progress made by the parties since the last hearing and provide an opportunity to adjust the permanency or case plan.

A. Permanency Hearing Before Final Order

B. Hearing Notice is Mandatory

C. Permanency Plan for Child is Required

D. Permanency Progress Report is Required; Contents

E. Procedural and Due Process Issues

F. Mandatory Actions, Findings, and Considerations

G. Mandatory Child-Specific Considerations

H. Best Interest

I. Medical Consent

J. Children Who are Missing or Victims of Sex Trafficking

K. Notice of Significant Events