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This article contains answers to common questions about how to get court-ordered temporary authority to care of a child. This article was written by Texas Legal Services Center.
This interactive handbook by the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families describes what happens when CPS investigates a family or removes a child from the home. What are your rights? Who are all the different people working on the case? What can you expect when you go to court? What...
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.
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.
Frequently asked questions about changing a child's name. Links to form sets are included.
This article tells you how to dismiss (cancel) your family law case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article tells you about your options if you have a Texas court order that allows you to spend time with your children, and the other parent is not following the order. FORMS 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). 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, 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 contains information, instructions, and forms for having child support withholding stopped.
This article tells you how to take back (rescind or challenge) an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) or Denial of Paternity (DOP).
This article contains information, instructions, and forms to help you complete an Income Withholding for Support Order. This orders an employer to withhold child support, cash medical support, or spousal support from an employee's paycheck.
This TexasLawHelp article gives an overview of interstate child custody issues.