Montgomery County Standing Orders, Part 1

The District Courts and County Courts of Montgomery County have automatic orders that go into effect for every divorce suit and every suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed in Montgomery County. These automatic orders are court orders and if either party violates one or more of the automatic orders they risk being found in contempt of court.

The first automatic order of the Montgomery County Courts is “No Disruption of Children.” Specifically, both parties to the lawsuit are ordered to refrain from doing the following acts concerning any children who are subjects of the case:

  1. Removing the children from the State of Texas, for the purpose of changing the residence of the children or evading the jurisdiction of the court, acting directly or in concert with others, without the written agreement of both parties or an order of the court.
  2. Disrupting or withdrawing the children from the school or day-care facility where the children are presently enrolled, without the written agreement of both parents or an order of the court.
  3. Hiding or secreting the children from the other parent or changing the children’s current place of abode, without the written agreement of both parents or an order of the court.
  4. Disturbing the peace of the children.
  5. Making disparaging remarks regarding the other party or the other party’s family in the presence or within the hearing of the children.
  6. Consuming alcohol within the 24 hours before or during any period of possession of or access to the children.
  7. Permitting an unrelated adult with whom either party has an intimate or dating relationship to remain in the same residence with the children between the hours of 9:00pm and 8:00am.

We will continue reviewing the automatic orders in the next post. If you need assistance enforcing or modifying a court order in connection with your divorce speak with a Montgomery County Divorce Lawyer today.