Step 2: Choose a Toolkit or Article.
A Toolkit includes Forms, Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and related Articles. Toolkits have this symbol:
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This article was written by Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services. It provides general, broad information, and is not case-specific on deportation and defenses to it. It contains information to help you figure out if you might qualify for relief from deportation (formally known as “removal”).
This article provides information on navigating traffic court. This article is from the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
This article provides information on Runaway Reporting/Harboring Laws. This article was provided by Texas Appleseed.
The Texas Supreme Court has issued several emergency orders that affects all trial courts.
This article contains basic information about getting a free criminal defense lawyer. This article was prepared by St. Mary's University School of Law, Center for Legal and Social Justice.
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 ask for a language interpreter for your case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED in this article.
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 about issues you should be aware of when you consider hiring a lawyer. This article was written by the State Bar of Texas.
This article tells you how to serve the initial court papers in a family law case (such as a divorce, custody, modification, child's name change, 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.
This article about uncontested hearings was written by Texas Legal Services Center.
The article tells you how to ask the judge to set aside (cancel) a default judgment made without you.
This article provides information on justice court basics. This is an overview of a brochure written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.
If you were involved in a lawsuit as a minor and were awarded money as a result of the lawsuit, the money was probably placed in the registry of the court where your lawsuit was filed. As an adult you are now allowed to withdraw that money from the registry of the court.
To lower the risks during the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas courts have changed their operations to protect the health and safety of the public.