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This article by Texas Legal Services Center answers some frequently asked questions about how to enforce the division of property after a divorce.
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 answers frequently asked questions about responding to a custody case.
This article tells you about resources for financial help when you are divorcing and you have a low income.  
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.
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. FORMS 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 for short). 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.