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  • Appoint a Caregiver for Your Child: Authorization Agreeement 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

    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

    Travis County Law Library
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    Spanish / Español
  • Education of Homeless Children PDF

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    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

    Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
  • 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

    Texas Legal Services Center
  • Relevant Facts in Divorce: A Writing Guide PDF

    To better understand the facts of your divorce it is always a good idea to write out a statement of facts. Please click the link below for a special tool that can help you gather the information you could need in court and write your own statement of facts. Content Detail

    Texas Partnership for Legal Access; Texas Legal Services Center
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act and What it Means to You

    Click this link for information on the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and what it means to You. Read More

    U.S. Department of Labor