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In Texas, a visitation order is called a “possession order.” This article tells you about possession orders, including how get or change a possession order. SAMPLE POSSESSION ORDER FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article addresses whether nonparents get visitation to children who are not theirs.  
This article contains answers to common questions about clarifying visitation orders. This article was written by the Texas Legal Services Center. 
Co-parenting is when both parents work together to raise their children. This guide is full of helpful tips about co-parenting. It was written by the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.
This article tells you about the requirements for a common law marriage. It was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This article about community property in Texas was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
This article contains information on a way certain non-parents can be allowed to consent to medical treatment of a minor child. This article was developed by the Texas Kincare Taskforce. Links to a FORM to consent to medical treatment by a non-parent is included. 
Texas Legal Services Center has created this page to provide the public with aggregated links to news and information about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from credible sources such as the U.S.
This article was written by TexasLawHelp and is current as of March 25, 2020.       
This article tells you about court fees and fee waivers. FEE WAIVER FORM INCLUDED.
This article about CPS investigations was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. 
This overview of the timeline of Child Protective Services involvement was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid. It was adapted from Texas Young Lawyer’s Association's
This article discusses dividing community property after divorce.
This article tells you about dividing retirement benefits upon divorce, including information on qualified domestic relations orders (QDROs). This article was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
This article tells you about dividing your property and debt in a divorce.   
This article tells you about getting divorced when you and your spouse own (or are purchasing) a house or land.
This article tells you about getting divorced when there has been family violence. It was compiled from several different sources, including the National Domestic Violence Hotline. 
This article about divorce in Texas was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.  
This article tells you about getting a divorce when a spouse is pregnant.  
This article tells you about getting a divorce when the husband is not the father of a child born during the marriage.