hide my visit

Family, Divorce & Children

Follow these steps to search for legal information and forms.

Step 2: Choose a Toolkit or Article.

A Toolkit includes Forms, Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and related Articles. Toolkits have this symbol:

An Article provides basic information about a topic. Some Articles include Forms. Articles have this symbol:

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 stop child support withholding if you want to file the court papers yourself and give the other party legal notice of the case.
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 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 how to serve the other parent by publication.
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.
This article contains a manual with information and resources for grandparents and other nonparents caring for a child, including information about public benefits. This article was written by the Texas Kincare Task Force.
This article is composed of excerpts from the Handbook for Families involved with Child Protective Services. This handbook was written by the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Child, Youth, and Families, a group of parents, parent advocates, lawyers, judges, social workers, and others who work with...
This article tells you general information on what to do and not to do in a courtroom.