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This article tells you how to set a contested final hearing in a family law case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
The article tells you how to ask the judge to set aside (cancel) a default judgment made without you.
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 and/or spousal support/maintenance from an employee's paycheck. 
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 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...
This article tells you about same-sex marriage and divorce.
This article tells you about service by posting. For all 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 contains a link to a tool designed to allow you to input the details of your visitation and custody order and have a full customized calendar of the visitation and custody dates print out. This article was designed by the Texas Legal Services Center. 
This article explains the use of standing orders in some Texas counties. A standing order is a court order that automatically takes effect (starts) when a case is filed.
This article answers frequently asked questions about stepparent adoption in Texas. This article was written by TexasLawHelp staff. 
This article provides information how grandparents taking care of grandchildren can get access to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits. This is a federal program to provide money and help to needy families with dependent children. This article was written by the Legal Hotline for Texans at the Texas Legal Services...
This article tells you about temporary orders and temporary restraining orders (TROs) in family law cases.
This article contains information on terminating parental rights. This article was written by TexasLawHelp staff. 
This article tells you about adopting a child in Texas.
This handbook tells you about Harris County family courts and other family law issues.