Commonly Requested Legal Forms
The library often receives requests for legal forms. Below we provide links to e-books with forms as well as to third-party websites that freely provide 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. The library is unable to determine what form you should use and we cannot assist you in filling out any form.
e-Books in Our Digital Collection
New! The library offers access from home to our digital collection of e-books, legal practice guide, and legal databases to our patrons! This means you can access hundreds of legal forms and drafting guides from home without having to visit the library in Austin. These e-books walk you through certain legal procedures while citing to relevant statutes and case law. Texas residents can register for a library account online to access our digital collection from home.
If you do not find what you are looking for on this page or in our digital collection, 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 and 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 — see a full listing of the legal forms available through TexasLawHelp.org.
- Annulment — annuling or voiding a marriage
- Divorce in Texas — various do-it-yourself divorce "kits" with forms and instructions depending on your situation, e.g., no children; with children; with children and with a final court order regarding the children; same-sex spouses with no children (see 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
- Visitation enforcement kit — enforcing your visitation rights
- Name change for a child — changing your child's name (uncontested, when both parents agree)
- Name change for an adult — changing your name as 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
- Transfer on death deed — name a beneficiary to receive real property after you die (and avoid probate)
- 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 Websites
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.
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.