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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 TexasLawHelp article gives an overview of interstate child custody issues.  
This article explores interstate child support issues.  
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.
People under age 18 usually cannot legally marry. Learn more here.  
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 Protective 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 have...
Texas Legal Services Center - Medical-Legal Partnerships has created a prenatal legal check up to help pregnant people in Texas. 
This article provides information for those representing themselves in a simple (uncontested) divorce, along with discussions about division of marital property and issues concerning children. Also provides tips on court etiquette and deadlines. It was written by the Texas Young Lawyers Association.  
This article discusses registering other states' custody and support orders in Texas so that Texas courts can change and enforce them.
This article contains a guide with information and resources for people representing themselves in a divorce, with resources and information specific to the Dallas, Texas, area. This article was written by the Dallas Bar Association.   
This article answers some common questions about how to help an incarcerated friend or family member with their family law issues.   
This article addresses common law marriage between same-sex couples in Texas.   
This article addresses same-sex marriage in Texas. 
Same-sex couples may have to take steps to establish the parent-child relationship.  
This article discusses serving incarcerated persons in Texas with citation and documents in a family law case.