Commonly Requested Legal Forms
The library often receives requests for legal forms. Below we provide links to third-party websites that freely provide some of the more commonly requested legal forms. If you have questions about how to use these forms or whether they are appropriate for your situation, you will need to seek advice from an attorney because the library is unable to determine what form you should use and we cannot assist you in filling out any form.
New! The library now offers remote access to Stevenson's Legal Forms & Practice Guide for Texas as well as to our digital collection of e-books and practice guides to our patrons! This means you can access hundreds of legal forms from home without having to visit the library in Austin. Stevenson's offers legal forms and practice tips related to divorce and family law, criminal law, real property transactions, wills and trusts, estate planning, probate, contracts and agreements, corporations and partnerships, and many other areas of law. Similary, our digital collection of e-books has many practice guides that walk you through certain legal procedures. Texas residents can register for a TexLaw ID online to access our remote resources from home. If you already have a library card with us, your card number serves as your TexLaw ID.
If you do not find what you are looking for on this page or on our databases, you may need to visit a law library in person to consult legal form books and legal practice guides in person. To find a law library near you, see our listing of county law libraries and our listing of university law libraries.
On that page you can find the divorce forms that were approved by the Supreme Court of Texas [PDF] for use in uncontested divorces that do not involve children or real property.
You can also find the petition for an order of nondisclosure approved by the Office of Court Administration along with instructions and the accompanying court order.
The Court of Criminal Appeals also makes available an Article 11.07 writ of habeas corpus application.
The forms we list here are available through TexasLawHelp.org. We only highlight some of the more commonly used forms. Click here for a full listing of the legal forms available through TexasLawHelp.org.
- Divorce in Texas WITH children
- Divorce in Texas WITHOUT children
- Special instructions for filing for divorce in Travis County
- SAPCR (Suit affecting the parent-child relationship) - custody, visitation, and child support when you're not divorcing
- Modification kit - requesting to change a court order for child custody, visitation, and support
- Name change for a child
- Name change for an adult
- Giving legal notice -- notifying a party that they are being sued
- Substitute service -- requesting an alternate method of service when previous attempts to serve have failed
- Answer -- responding to a civil lawsuit
- Default judgment kit -- finishing a case when the other party was served but did not respond or appear in court
- Affidavit of inability to pay court costs -- request to waive court fees
- Expunction -- clearing your arrest record
- Nunc Pro Tunc -- correcting a clerical mistake in a judgment
- Occupational driver's license -- requesting a restricted license when yours has been suspended
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas Forms
Legal Aid of Northwest Texas (LANWT) offers many legal forms related to family law matters. These are forms mainly for use in district courts. If you have questions about these forms, you will need to consult with an attorney. Alternately, if you are a non-custodial parent, LANWT offers an access and visitation legal hotline that provides basic legal information over the phone.
Forms on Court Web Sites
Some county websites or court websites upload commonly used legal forms as a public service. We recommend you check your county or municipality's website for any legal forms.
For example, the Dallas County District Clerk provides downloadable legal forms online.
The Texas State Law library cannot recommend a legal form for your situation. We cannot determine if a legal form is appropriate for your situation. We are unable to provide legal advice, legal opinions, nor can we interpret the law for you. We do not have lawyers on staff who can answer your legal questions. The information provided by the Texas State Law Library should not be construed as -- nor substituted for -- legal advice.