Area of Law:
INFORMATION ON SUIT AFFECTING THE FAMILY RELATIONSHIP (EXCLUDING ADOPTIONS)
TYPE OF ORDER:
⃞ DIVORCE/ANNULMENT WITH CHILDREN
⃞ DIVORCE/ANNULMENT WITHOUT CHILDREN
⃞ ESTABLISHMENT OF COURT OF CONTINUING JURISDICTION (Court Order Establishing Paternity, Conservatorship, Child Support or Termination of Parental Rights)
⃞ CHANGE IN THE NAME OF THE CHILD
⃞ TRANSFER OF COURT OR CONTINUING JURISDICTION
Instructions for Completing the Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship Form
All divorces/annulments (with or without children) and all suits affecting the parent-child relationship must be reported through the clerk of the
court to the State Vital Statistics Unit (VSU).
Consolidated reporting by petitioners, attorneys, and the courts is designed to make mandatory reporting more efficient, timely, and improve
the quality of reporting. However, this reporting system is only as good or timely as you make it; therefore, your attention in completing and
filing this report is critical.
Legal basis for this reporting is contained in Health and Safety Code §194.002 and Texas Family Code §§108.001-.002 and 108.004.
For information concerning reporting or questions about this form, contact field services at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 512-