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This article answers frequently asked questions about changing an existing custody, visitation, child support or medical support order. LINK TO FORMS INCLUDED.
This article tells you how and when to update your address and other personal information with the court and others. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
In Texas, the legal word for child custody is “conservatorship.” This article tells you about child custody/conservatorship in Texas, including how to file or respond to a custody case. LINKS TO FORMS INCLUDED.
Unless you meet certain legal requirements, you must wait at least a year before going back to court to change primary custody of a child. This article tells you about those legal requirements. LINK TO FORMS INCLUDED.
This article provides information on reporting abuse or neglect to Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
  This article provides information on the investigation phase when dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the investigation phase when dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the Child Protective Services removal process. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.    
This article provides information on the conservatorship phase of dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article provides information on the final hearing, dismissal, extension and monitored phase of dealing with Child Protective Services. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children. Adapted from the Texas Young Lawyers Association DFPS...
This article provides information on Child Protective Services and termination of parental rights. This article was written by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the CPS Family Helpline for Strong Families & Safe Children.  
This article tells you about child support and medical support in Texas, including how to get or change a child support order. LINK TO FORMS INCLUDED.
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 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.
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. 
This article tells you about court fees and fee waivers. FEE WAIVER FORM INCLUDED.
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.