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This handbook tells you about Harris County family courts and other family law issues.
The purpose of this interactive mapping tool is to provide the geographic location for public WiFi hotspots in Texas. These hotspots can be used for remote learning, telehealth visits, remote work and virtual court appearances during the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ticket Help Texas is a resource for Texans who owe fines and costs in criminal cases that they are unable to pay. This toolkit was published by the Texas Fair Defense Project and Texas Appleseed.
This article tells you general information on what to do and not to do in a courtroom.
This article provides answers to common questions about moving (transferring) your civil case to a court in a different county. This article only applies to civil (not family law) cases that are in a district court or county court at law. This article was written by TexasLawHelp staff. 
This article explains the Federal Court Stystem versus the State Court System. It details the types of cases heard in each system and how judges are selected. This article was written for the U.S. Courts website, but is reproduced here. 
This article contains information, instructions, and a form for an unsworn declaration. It can replace the requirement for a notary in some cases. Forms are included.  
This article was written by TexasLawHelp and was last updated January 15, 2021.  
This article provides brief information on what court clerks and court personnel can and cannot do. This material is reproduced from content by the Texas Office of Court Administration.    
This article can tell you what clerks can and cannot do to help you with your case. This article was written by the Texas Office of Court Administration. 
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 tells you the steps to take if you do not hear from your attorney. Specifically on how to obtain your file, and hire new counsel. This article was written by the State Bar of 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.