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A protective order is a court order that may protect you from someone who has been violent or threatened to be violent. You can use this kit to ask for a protective order. You may also be able to get help asking for a protective order from your local district or county attorney’s office or legal aid office. Contact the Family Violence Legal Line: 1-800-374-HOPE (4673) for information about help available in your area.
1. Name Change Adult
2. Name Change Child
The Income Withholding for Support Order (IWO) form approved by the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) must now be used in all cases in which child support, cash medical support or spousal support/maintenance is ordered withheld from an employee’s paycheck. No other IWO form can be used.
How to ask the court for custody, visitation, child support, and medical support orders, when you're not getting divorced and paternity of the children has been established. Under special conditions, a SAPCR can be used by a non-parent to ask the court for custody of a child.
How to change a court order for custody, visitation, child support or medical support.
How to establish paternity of a child.
How to take back or challenge an Acknowledgment of Paternity or Denial of Paternity. How to terminate the parent-child relationship between you and a child based on genetic testing that proves you’re not the father.
How to stop child support from being withheld from your paycheck because child support is no longer required in your case.
If you have a Texas court order that allows you to spend time with your children, but the other parent won't follow the order, this visitation kit may help you enforce that order.
1. Occupational Driver's License
2. Expunction of Arrest Record
3. Voluntary Dismissal ( Nonsuit ) Information Sheet and Forms
Use either of these forms to ask the court to waive court fees because you have a very low income. Note: The Affidavit of Indigency form must be signed in front of a notary. The Declaration of Indigency form does not need to be signed in front of a notary.
How to ask the court to allow alternate methods of service when attempts to serve the respondent have failed.
5. Serving the Document and the Certificate of Service
How to finish a case when the Respondent is properly served and does not file an Answer.
How and when you can ask for a court order that:
a) prohibits disclosure of your criminal record by certain public entities such as the court or police department and
b) legally frees you from disclosing information about your criminal record on job applications.
You may complete, sign and attach an Unsworn Declaration to a document instead of signing the document in front of a notary. When you sign an Unsworn Declaration you declare under penalty of perjury that the information provided is true and correct. See Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 132.001.