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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.
This article tells you about getting divorced when there has been family violence.
This article tells you about getting divorced when you and your spouse own (or are purchasing) a house or land.
This article tells you about getting a divorce when a spouse is pregnant.  
This article tells you about getting a divorce when the husband is not the father of a child born during the marriage.
This article answers frequently answered questions about legal emancipation in Texas.
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 by Texas Legal Services Center answers some frequently asked questions about how to enforce the division of property after a divorce.
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 responding to a custody case.
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 by the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families describes what happens when CPS investigates a family or removes a child from the home. What are your rights? Who are all the different people working on the case? What can you expect when you go to court? What...
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.