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This article tells you about getting a divorce when the husband is not the father of a child born during the marriage.
This article tells you about getting a divorce when the wife is pregnant.
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 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 your rights to possession of a child when you have a court order for possession but the child’s parent refuses to return the child.  
This article answers frequently asked questions about accessing adoption records in Texas.  
This article answers frequently asked questions about adult adoptions in Texas.  
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 describes what happens when CPS investigates you or removes your child. What are your rights? Who are all the different people working on the case? What can you expect when you go to court? What can you do to keep your family together? This handbook answers many of your questions.
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, but 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 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.