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Court How-Tos (Texas Civil Procedure) - Forms

This section of the most popular forms page, contains links to various forms for use in the Texas Civil legal system. 

Changing Your Address or Employment Information

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This article, at the link above, tells you how to notify the court and other parties of any changes to your address or employment information if

  • it changes while your case is going on and/or
  • after your case is finished.
Continuance Forms and Instructions

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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.

General Affidavit

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What is a General Affidavit?

A General Affidavit is a written statement, sworn to be true, giving specific reasons to support the things you are asking a judge to do. It is required when you ask the court for "extraordinary" or extra special relief like removing someone from a home or protecting children from an abusive parent.

These forms have instructions on how to complete the affidavit and a blank affidavit form.

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Retain or Reinstate a Case Dismissed by the court

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If nothing happens in your case for a while, it can be “dismissed for want of prosecution” (called a DWOP for short).

This article, at the link above, 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.

Set Aside a Default Judgment

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The article, at the link above,  tells you how to ask the judge to set aside (cancel) a default judgment made without you. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.

Texas Civil Answer

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This is a form you can use to file a response to a non-family law case in Texas. 

To respond to a Family Law Case you can click here to learn how to answer a Family Law Case. 

Before filing this form, make sure to review a useful checklist by clicking here. 

Unsworn Declaration

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What is an Unsworn Declaration and when can it be used?

Pursuant to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code Section 132.001, an unsworn declaration may be used in lieu of (in place of) a written sworn declaration, verification, certification, oath, or affidavit required by statute or required by a rule, order, or requirement adopted as provided by law.

This provision does not apply to an oath of office or an oath required to be taken before a specified official other than a notary public.

Example: It can replace the requirement for a notary in specific cases, such as uncontested divorce. 

Texas Nonsuit & Dismissal Forms

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This article, at the link above, tells you how to dismiss (cancel) your family law case. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.