Commonly Requested Legal Forms
Some commonly used legal forms are available freely online. Below we provide links to some of these forms. Please note that the forms we list on this page are located on third-party Web sites; these are not the property of the Texas State Law Library. You should confer with an attorney if you have any questions about the use of these forms.
If you need assistance, feel free to contact us at (512) 463-1722 or at email@example.com, but keep in mind that very few legal forms are available for free on the Internet. You may need to visit a law library in person to consult legal form books and legal practice guides. To find a law library near you, see our listing of county law libraries and our listing of university law libraries.
On 13 November 2012, the Texas Supreme Court approved the use of a uniform form for uncontested divorces that do not involve children or real property. Click here to read the order that approves the use of these forms and also includes the forms themselves [PDF]. Keep in mind that because the Supreme Court is accepting public comments regarding the use of these forms until 1 February 2013, they are subject to change.
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
Forms on Court Web Sites
Some county Web sites or court Web sites upload commonly used legal forms as a public service. We recommend you check your county or municipality's Web site 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.