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  • Terminate Withholding for Child Support Free Forms

    Use these FREE forms if you want to stop child support from being withheld from your paycheck because child support is no longer required in your case. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Before You Go -- Child Support Court Guide word

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) gives parties notice of a child support court hearing by letter and through court papers delivered in person by a constable or other person who serves court documents. This notice will give the date, time, and location of the court hearing. If you have been served, you must come to court to protect your right to be heard; if you don=t come to court, a default judgment may be taken against you. If the judge has ordered you to appear in court and you don=t, the sheriff may pick you up and bring you before the judge. (You do not need to come to court if you have been advised by OAG child support staff that the hearing has been rescheduled.) Use this guide to help you come to court prepared and informed. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General
  • Answers to questions about Child Support in Texas

    What is child support, how much is child support, how to establish child support payments, withholding orders and more answers to questions about child support. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Changing Child Support - Important Facts to Know

    Please click the following link for information on changing child support in Texas. Read More

    By:
    Texas Office of the Attorney General ; Texas Access; Texas Partnership for Legal Access
  • CourtCall

    Telephonic and video court appearance service provider. Many Texas judges currently have scheduled time slots open for teleconferences and video conferences through CourtCall. Judges or courts who currently do not work with CourtCall may allow you to use the service anyway. CourtCall will also provide free telephonic equipment and phone lines to a court seeking to use their service but lacks the current capacity to do so. Read More

    By:
    TexasLawHelp.org
  • Get Child Support Safely

    This website will describe the process of obtaining child support through the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in the case of family violence. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Council on Family Violence
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    Spanish / Español
  • Handbook on Child Support Enforcement

    This resource provides helpful information about how to apply for child support enforcement services, how to find a noncustodial parent, how to establish paternity and child support orders, and how to enforce those orders across state lines. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Modification Kit

    Here you will find all of the documents needed to modify your child support and custody orders. Please note that these forms can only be used when the modification is uncontested. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
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    Spanish / Español
  • Advocates for Victims of Crime (AVOICE)

    2101 IH 35 South Suite 300 Austin, TX 78741
    888-343-4414
  • Default Judgment

    How to finish a case when the Respondent is properly served and does not file an Answer. Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • Family Law Handbook

    Click here for a GREAT handbook on family law in Texas. Subjects covered include but are not limited to, adoption, divorce, and custody. Read More

    By:
    Houston Bar Association
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
    Chinese / 中文
  • TXAccess.org

    This links to a website of English and Spanish resources for parents who do not have primary custody of their children, sponsored by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the Texas Attorney General's Office. It contains legal information about custody, child support, visitation, grandparents' rights and paternity issues. It provides some forms that might be useful to a non-custodial parent. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas