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This article answers questions about parental visitation rights at a child's school.
This article contains information on kinship placements. When a child is removed from his or her biological parents, Child Pro- tective Services (“CPS”) will try to place the children with a family member first. This is called “kinship care” or “relative care.” A benefit of kinship placement is that the child will be able to...
This article tells you about same-sex marriage and divorce.
This article discusses serving incarcerated persons in Texas with citation and documents in a family law case.  
This article tells you about service by posting. To print out both the instructions and forms, click here. 
This article tells you how to serve the other parent by publication. For the instructions and forms combined for publication in a divorce with children, click here. 
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 answers frequently asked questions about stepparent adoption in Texas. This article was written by TexasLawHelp.   
This article provides information how grandparents taking care of grandchildren can get access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. This is a federal program to provide money and help to needy families with dependent children. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services...
This article tells you about temporary orders and temporary restraining orders (TROs) in family law cases.
This article contains information on terminating parental rights. This article was written by TexasLawHelp staff. 
This article tells you about adopting a child in Texas.
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 contains a manual with information and resources for grandparents and other nonparents caring for a child, including information about public benefits. This article was written by the Texas Kincare Task Force.
This article is composed of excerpts from the Handbook for Families involved with Child Protective Services. This handbook was written by the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Child, Youth, and Families, a group of parents, parent advocates, lawyers, judges, social workers, and others who work with...