Texas

Custody/Visitation

Legal Resources

  • Common Questions about Child Custody

    What is custody in Texas? What does the court think about in making custody decisions? Will I get to see my kids after we get divorced? Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid - Austin
  • 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
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Default Judgment

    These forms explain what you need to do to get a final judgment when the other party will not respond to the lawsuit or appear in court. This kit includes instructions and explanations about what you must do, a checklist for the forms you need, and the actual forms you can use. Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • General Affidavit (free form) PDF

    A General Affidavit is a written statement, sworn to be true, giving specific reasons to support the things you are asking a judge to do. It is required when you ask the court for "extraordinary" or extra special relief like removing someone from a home or protecting children from an abusive parent These forms have instructions on how to complete the affidavit and a blank affidavit form. Content Detail

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • Grandparents' Rights

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    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center
  • Parenting Orders and Visitation PDF

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    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center
  • 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
  • Visitation for Children under Age 3

    Visitation needs of children under age 3 are generally deemed by the courts to be different than the visitation for older children. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Dallas
  • Motion to Set Hearing - SAPCR PDF

    Some courts require the the petitioner to submit a motion in order to get a hearing date. Use these forms if your particular court requires a "motion to set" and "order setting hearing." Some courts only ask that you contact the other parent (the respondent) and come to an agreement as to the date and time of the hearing, and no extra form is necessary. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center