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Texas Civil Courts Guide
Forms and Information
Court Procedure
Divorce Giving Notice
1. Divorce In Texas WITH Children
Read this in: Spanish / Español (El divorcio en Texas, con hijos)

2.Divorce In Texas WITHOUT Children
Read this in: Spanish / Español (El divorcio in Texas)

3. Special Instructions for Filing in Travis County, Texas.
Information on where to file, required standing order for Travis County, the court docket, Reference Attorney Program.

1. Legal Notice
How to give the other party legal notice that you filed a case in court (also called Service of Citation or Service of Process).

2. Substitute Service
How to ask the court to allow alternate methods of service when attempts to serve the respondent have failed.

 3. Service by Posting
How to serve your spouse with legal notice of divorce when you cannot locate him/her and have no children together.

Spanish / Español: Cómo dar aviso legal si no puede encontrar a su cónyuge

4. Service by Publication
How to serve your spouse in a family law matter when you cannot locate him/her and you have children together.

5. Serving the Document and the Certificate of Service
How to give copies of documents filed in your case to the other party as required by the rules of civil procedure.


1. Annulment
Texas law on annulment and forms.

Spanish / EspañolPeticio'n original para annul la unio'n

Name Change

1. Name Change Adult
For people age 18 and older.

Spanish / Español : Pasos para cambiar el nombre de un adulto en Texas.

2. Name Change Child
Both parents agree about the name change of their child.


1. SAPCR (Suits Affecting the Parent - Child Relationship) Kit
How to establish custody, child support and visitation.

New 2/23/2010
Spanish Agreed SAPCR
Spanish Contested SAPCR

2. Modification Kit
How to change a court order for custody, child support and visitation of children when all parties agree to the changes.

3. Termination of Withholding for Child Support Kit.
How to stop child support from being withheld from your paycheck because child support is no longer required in your case.

4. Paternity Kit
How to establish a legal relationship between a parent and child.

6. Original Answer
How to file an Answer when the respondent does not want to waive his/her rights in the case.

7. DWOP  
How to reinstate your case if it is "Dismissed for Want of Prosecution" (DWOP).
8. Default Judgment Kit
How to finalize a case in court when the respondent in the case did not respond or appear in court.

9. Nunc Pro Tunc
How to correct a clerical mistake in a judgment.
Affidavits Other Forms

1. Affidavit of Inability to Pay (English)
A sworn statement that you cannot afford to pay the court's filing fee.
Spanish/English: Affidavit of Inability to Pay (Declaración jurada de no poder pagar los costos de la corte)

2. General Affidavit
A sworn written statement, signed in front of a notary public.

1. Occupational Driver's License
How to request a court-ordered, restricted driving license, when your license has been suspended.

2. Expunction of Arrest Record
Expunction Forms have been removed temporarily for review 5/14/2010.

How and when you can clear your arrest record.

Last update 03/17/2010  

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