Step 2: Choose a Toolkit or Article.
A Toolkit includes Forms, Instructions, Frequently Asked Questions and related Articles. Toolkits have this symbol:
An Article provides basic information about a topic. Some Articles include Forms. Articles have this symbol:
This toolkit tells you how to change (modify) an existing custody, visitation, child support, and medical and dental support order. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you about your options if your child’s other parent (or someone else) has filed a modification case to change an existing custody, visitation or child support order. ANSWER FORM INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to ask for a custody, visitation, child support and medical support order if (1) you are a grandparent or other nonparent, and (2) there are no existing court orders about the child. FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This toolkit tells you how to ask for a custody, visitation, child support, medical support, and dental support order if (1) you and the other parent are not married (or don’t want a divorce), (2) you and the other parent have signed an “Acknowledgment of Paternity,” and
This kit is intended for use ONLY in an emergency child custody case when a child is in danger. It is NOT intended for use in cases that only involve basic (non-emergency) child custody or child support issues.
This article discusses temporary orders, temporary restraining orders, and temporary injunctions in emergency situations where the Department of Family and Protective Services might be getting involved.
This article about amending petitions in family law matters was written by Texas Legal Services Center.
This article provides an overview of attorneys ad litem and amicus attorneys in family law cases.
A parent can sign an “Authorization Agreement” form to give a close relative or approved nonrelative the authority to care for and make decisions for a child. Unlike a court order, an Authorization Agreement can be cancelled by the parent at any time.
This article answers frequently asked questions about changing an existing custody, visitation, child support, medical support, or dental support order. LINK TO FORMS INCLUDED.
This article about child custody was written by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
In Texas, the legal word for child custody is “conservatorship.” This article tells you about child custody (conservatorship) in Texas, including how to file or respond to a custody case. LINKS TO FORMS INCLUDED.
Unless you meet certain legal requirements, you must wait at least a year before going back to court to change primary custody of a child. This article tells you about those legal requirements. LINK TO FORMS INCLUDED.
In Texas, a visitation order is called a “possession order.” This article tells you about possession orders, including how get or change a possession order. SAMPLE POSSESSION ORDER FORMS ARE INCLUDED.
This article contains answers to common questions about clarifying visitation orders. This article was written by the Texas Legal Services Center.
This video was created by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. It addresses co-parenting issues that come up during the COVID-19 crisis. The video answers frequently asked questions and covers topics including the effect that the pandemic may have on parenting orders, such as visitation during shelter-in-place orders, and changing...
This article was written by TexasLawHelp and is current as of April 22, 2021.
This article was last updated January 28, 2021.
This article tells you about court fees and fee waivers. FEE WAIVER FORM INCLUDED.
This video was created by Lone Star Legal Aid. It addresses family law issues that come up during the COVID-19 crisis.