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Relating to the admission by a party of a material and substantial change of circumstances in a motion to modify an order in certain family law cases.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 851 would, in the event that a party to a divorce proceeding files a motion to modify alimony based on changed circumstances, prohibit that party from being viewed as having admitted changed circumstances in any other matter. Similarly, it would prohibit a party who files a motion to modify a child order based on changed circumstances from being viewed as having admitted changed circumstances in any other matter in the proceedings.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 851 as it does not touch directly on any of our Liberty Principles.