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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 article provides an overview of the inventory and appraisement, which is a document that lets the court know what property needs to be divided in a divorce.   
This article about kick-out orders was written by Legal Aid Society of Lubbock.
This article was prepared by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and contains material from other resources as well. It contains a general overview of bankruptcy and is not a substitute for direct representation by an attorney.
This article about name changes was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.   
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...
The Austin Medical-Legal Partnership has created a prenatal legal check up to help pregnant people in Texas. 
This article addresses common law marriage between same-sex couples in Texas.   
This article addresses same-sex marriage in Texas. 
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.