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Court How-Tos (Civil Procedure)

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This toolkit can provide information, instructions, and forms to help you correct a clerical mistake in your judgment. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This toolkit was developed by the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This toolkit tells you how to respond or file an answer in a civil case in Texas not involving family law. This toolkit was developed by TexasLawHelp and project partners. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.  
This toolkit tells you how to ask a judge to move (transfer) your civil case to a court in a different county. Note, this toolkit only applies to civil (not family law) cases that are in the district court or county court at law. This toolkit also does not apply to justice court. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This kit was developed by...
This article tells you what an affirmative defense is and the different types of affirmative defenses. This article was written by the Self-Represented Litigants Project at the Texas Legal Services Center.   
This article tells you information about appealing a judgment in Texas. An appeal is a request for a higher court to review a lower court’s decision. This article was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association. 
This article tells you how and when to update your address and other personal information with the court and others. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you about the basics of civil lawsuits in Texas. This article was written by the Self-Represented Litigants Project at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article tells you about contingency fees when hiring a lawyer. This article was written by the Federal Trade Commission. 
This article contains answers to common questions about correcting a clerical error in Texas. This article was written by Texas Legal Services Staff. 
This article tells you about court fees and fee waivers. FEE WAIVER FORM INCLUDED.
This article provides general information on discovery in Texas. It provides information on different types of discovery including requests for production, interrogatories, and more. 
This article contains instructions, information, and a form for the General Affidavit. FORM INCLUDED. 
If you need more time to get ready for a court hearing or trial, you may be able to get a continuance. A "continuance" changes the date of a court hearing or trial to a later date. This article tells you how to ask the judge for a continuance. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you how to dismiss (cancel) your family law case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you how to file an answer in a family law case (such as a divorce, custody, paternity or modification case). ANSWER FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
If nothing happens in your case for a while, it can be “dismissed for want of prosecution” (called a DWOP for short). This article tells you how to ask the judge to: (1) retain - keep your case open or (2) reinstate - reopen your case if it has already been dismissed. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you how to serve the initial court papers in a family law case (such as a divorce, custody, modification or paternity case).
This article tells you how to serve your spouse with the initial divorce papers.
This article tells you how to set a contested final hearing in a family law case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
The article tells you how to ask the judge to set aside (cancel) a default judgment made without you.