In general, Texas has very few official legal forms. The library does not have any fill-in-the-blank legal forms, but we do have resources that may include sample forms. Court clerks' offices and legal aid organizations may also have sample legal forms available.
Online legal forms
Our Commonly Requested Legal Forms guide links to free online sample forms for common legal procedures. These sample forms are created by various legal aid organizations and often include instructions for their use.
Websites like Texas Law Help are also a good place to check for standard forms and instructions.
Court clerks' offices may also have forms for certain procedures available on their websites. Be sure to check with the county or district clerk's office in your jurisdiction. You may also be able to adapt a form from another county for your own use.
Practice guides & form books
The library has many legal practice guides and form books on specific legal topics in our Digital Collection. Written for attorneys, these resources provide information on accomplishing a legal procedure. Rather than "fill-in-the-blank" forms, drafting guides often explain what to include in a legal form and may have templates for you to adapt.
You can check out many of our resources from home by registering for a library account. If you have questions or need help finding a resource, please let us know. We can help guide you to resources on a specific area of law (e.g., family law, probate, criminal law) that may be useful to you.
As librarians, we cannot suggest a particular form or template to use. We also do not have any attorneys on staff who can provide legal advice. For more information on finding an attorney, please see the library's Legal Help page.
Talk to a lawyer
A lawyer can help create a legal form that fits your situation. It's a good idea to have a lawyer review any legal forms or paperwork to ensure that it meets your needs. You can use a service like Free Legal Answers to have a lawyer review your forms and make suggestions.
Visit the library's Legal Help page for more information on various ways to speak to a lawyer.
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