Texas Marriage Laws

Sec. 2.014 - FAMILY TRUST FUND


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FAMILY TRUST FUND


(a) The family trust fund is created as a trust fund with the state comptroller and shall be administered by the attorney general for the beneficiaries of the fund. (b) Money in the trust fund is derived from depositing $3 of each marriage license fee as authorized under Section 118.018(c), Local Government Code, and may be used only for: (1) the development and distribution of a premarital education handbook; (2) grants to institutions of higher education having academic departments that are capable of research on marriage and divorce that will assist in determining programs, courses, and policies to help strengthen families and assist children whose parents are divorcing; (3) support for counties to create or administer free or low-cost premarital education courses; (4) programs intended to reduce the amount of delinquent child support; and (5) other programs the attorney general determines will assist families in this state. (c) The premarital education handbook under Subsection (b)(1) shall be distributed to each applicant for a marriage license as provided by Section 2.009(c)(5) and shall contain information on: (1) conflict management; (2) communication skills; (3) children and parenting responsibilities; and (4) financial responsibilities. (d) The attorney general shall appoint an advisory committee to assist in the development of the premarital education handbook. The advisory committee shall consist of nine members, including at least three members who are eligible under Section 2.013(d) to provide a premarital education course. A member of the advisory committee is not entitled to reimbursement of the member's expenses.

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Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 185, Sec. 2, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.


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