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  • Authorization Agreeement - Appoint a Caregiver for Your Child PDF

    As required by Senate Bill 1598, 81 Regular Session, DFPS developed The Authorization Agreement for Non Parent Relative, Form 2638. The form is not a Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) form, and is intended for use by parents and certain relatives in order to permit relatives to take specified actions and obtain services on behalf of a child. DFPS cannot provide legal advice to members of the public regarding the use of this form. Should you have questions about how to use this form, DFPS encourages you to consult with a lawyer whose practice includes family law and custody issues. For more information on how to locate a lawyer, visit the State Bar of Texas lawyer referral website at: http://texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Lawyer_Referral_Service_LRIS_ Content Detail

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    Department of Family and Protective Services
  • 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

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    Partnership for Legal Access
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  • 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

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    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

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    Travis County Law Library
  • Parenting Orders and Visitation PDF

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    Texas Legal Services Center
  • 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

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    Texas Legal Services Center