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Family, Divorce & Children

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This toolkit tells you about getting a divorce when you and your spouse do not have any children together who are younger than 18 (or still in high school). FORMS ARE INCLUDED.  
This toolkit tells you about getting a divorce when you and your spouse have children who are younger than 18 (or still in high school) and there are no court orders for custody and support of your children already in place. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about getting a divorce when there is already a final court order for custody and support of your children (such as an Attorney General child support order) and you do not want to change that order. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about your options if your spouse has filed for divorce. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to change (modify) an existing custody, visitation, child support, or medical support order. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about your options if your child’s other parent (or someone else) has filed a modification case to change an existing custody, visitation or child support order. ANSWER FORM INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to ask for a paternity order. A paternity order says who is (and sometimes who is not) a child’s legal father. A paternity order can include orders for custody, visitation, child support and medical support (although it doesn’t have to). FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to ask for a custody, visitation, child support and medical support order if (1) you are a grandparent or other nonparent and (2) there are no existing court orders about the child. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to ask for a custody, visitation, child support and medical support order if (1) you and the other parent are not married (or don’t want a divorce), (2) you and the other parent have signed an “Acknowledgment of Paternity” and (3) there are no existing court orders about your child.
This toolkit tells you about responding to a custody case when it’s part of a “Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship” (SAPCR for short). ANSWER FORM INCLUDED.
In certain circumstances, a man mistakenly named as a child’s legal father can ask a court to terminate his parental rights. This toolkit tells you about filing a mistaken paternity case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about getting an annulment when you and your spouse do not have any children from the marriage. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This toolkit also has information on void marriages. 
This toolkit provides information, a form, and more to help you deal with Child Protective Services. This toolkit was developed by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, the CPS Helpline for Strong Families and Safe Children, and various other organizations.   
This toolkit tells you how to file a petition for adoption of an adult in Texas. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you about getting a divorce when you and your spouse agree about the terms of the divorce,  do not have any children together, and do not have a house or other land to divide. FORMS and GUIDED FORMS ARE INCLUDED. 
This article tells you about acknowledgment of paternity and denial of paternity.
This article about amending petitions in family law matters was written by Texas Legal Services Center.
This article provides answers to common questions about annulment in Texas. This article was written by the Self-Represented Litigants Project at the Texas Legal Services Center. 
A parent can sign an “Authorization Agreement” form to give a close relative or approved nonrelative the authority to care for and make decisions for a child. Unlike a court order, an Authorization Agreement can be cancelled by the parent at any time. LINK TO FORM INCLUDED.
This article about transfer of venue in family law cases was written by Texas Legal Services Center.