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  • A Guide for Those "Aging Out" of Foster Care in Texas

    The Texas Foster Youth Justice Project helps current and former foster youth in Texas. Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Foster Youth Justice Project
  • Application for a New Birth Certificate Based on Parentage

    This form is used to ADD, REMOVE, or REPLACE information regarding the father and/or mother listed on the original birth certificate according to an establishment of PATERNITY or a COURT ORDER. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General Texas
  • 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

    By:
    Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Child's Name Change and Instructions (English & Spanish)

    Free Forms: The Child's Name Change packet includes forms and an explanation of who may request a name change of a child and how it is done. Instrucciones para el cambio de nombre acordado de un menor Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
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    Spanish / Español
  • Civil Case Information Sheet

    A civil case information sheet must be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment motion for modification or enforcement is filed in a family law case. The information should be the best available at the time of filing. This sheet, approved by the Texas Judicial Council, is intended to collect information that will be used for statistical purposes only. It neither replaces nor supplements the filings or service of pleading or other documents as required by law or rule. The sheet does not constitute a discovery request, response, or supplementation, and it is not admissible at trial. Read More

  • Child Labor: Farm Jobs

    Read about the legal protections that apply to children working in farm jobs. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Expunctions in Texas

    Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Education of Homeless Children PDF

    Content Detail

    By:
    National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
  • Free Health Insurance for Former Foster Youth Ages 18-25

    As of January 22, 2014, insurance for former foster youth has changed. Many more young adults who aged out of foster care are now covered by the new insurance program. Click the link for more information on free health insurance for former foster youth, ages 18-25. Read More

    By:
    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
  • How long can I leave a child unattended in a vehicle?

    Content Detail

    By:
    Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
  • Texas Kincare Primer

    This primer provides information to families, headed by a relative who are not involved with CPS, about their rights and responsibilities. Read More

    By:
    Texas Legal Services Center
  • Child Labor: Youth Minimum Wage

    People under 20 years of age are not guaranteed a federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour. Special rules allow employers to pay employees under 20 years old a lower rate of $4.25 for their first 90 days at the job. Click this link to learn more about the special rules that apply to persons under 20 such as what wage applies when the person turns 20 during his first 90 days of work, whether this lower pay can influence employers to prefer to hire cheaper labor by hiring people under 20, and related discrimination and wage laws. Content Detail

    By:
    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Serving the Document and the Certificate of Service PDF

    If the other party in your case has filed an answer or appeared in court, and you need to file more documents in your case, you will need to give the other party a copy of the documents, or serve the documents. Read this to learn how to serve the document. Content Detail

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access