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This article discusses serving incarcerated persons in Texas with citation and documents in a family law case.  
This article explains how you serve a family law respondent who lives in Mexico.  
This article contains a link to a tool designed to allow you to input the details of your visitation and custody order and generate a customized calendar of the visitation and custody dates to print out. This was created by Texas Legal Services Center.   
This article explains the use of standing orders in some Texas counties. A standing order is a court order that automatically takes effect (starts) when a case is filed.  
This article tells you about temporary orders and temporary restraining orders (TROs) in family law cases.
Texas does not have legal separation, so this article explains how to protect your legal rights when you are not, for whatever reason, ready to divorce.  
This handbook tells you about Harris County family courts and other family law issues.
This article tells you how to write a demand letter to help you enforce visitation, as well as how to keep a visitation journal. FORMS ARE INCLUDED. This article was written by Texas Legal Services Center.
This article answers frequently asked questions about your rights to possession of a child when you have a court order for possession but the child’s parent refuses to return the child.   
This article explains what to expect if you are ordered to appear in a IV-D Court (also known as child support court). This article should not be considered legal advice, and doesn’t replace legal advice. It won’t explain every legal action that can happen in IV-D Court—just the most common ones.
This article explains what to expect if you are ordered to appear in a IV-D Court (also known as child support court). This article should not be considered legal advice, and doesn’t replace legal advice. It won’t explain every legal action that can happen in IV-D Court—just the most common ones.