Texas

Instructions & Forms for Service by Publication if you are filing a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR), Modification, or Name Change of a Child

  1. Instructions – How to Give Notice by Publication
  2. Affidavit for Citation by Publication
  3. Statement of Evidence
  4. Certificate of Last Known Address
  5. Service Member’s Affidavit

Click here for instructions and items 1-5 above.

 

Note: In some counties you may need a court order before the clerk will issue citation by publication.  If needed, you may use the forms below to ask for a court order.  File the Motion for Citation by Publication form with the above Affidavit for Citation by Publication form in the district clerk’s office.  Ask the clerk when you can take your proposed Order on Motion for Citation by Publication to the Judge.  If the Judge signs your Order on Motion for Citation by Publication, file it in the district clerk’s office and ask the clerk to issue citation by publication.

1.  Motion for Citation by Publication

2.  Order on Motion for Citation by Publication