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This page is for self-represented litigants; also known as pro se parties.

The best information for you is to GET A GOOD LAWYER skilled in the area of law that you need.

In addition to the information and forms on this site, the State Bar of Texas has set up a site for self represented litigants at http://www.texascourthelp.org/. You may also wish to see http://www.texaslawhelp.org/ for assistance in obtaining and preparing some of your family law forms.  Also, you may wish to go to http://www.freetexasforms.org/ for assistance. The Court makes no recommentation on either of those sites and recommends that you seek competent legal assistance with your situation. Click here to go to the self-represented family law section of this website.

One of the greatest challenges for self-represented litigants is finding accurate and germane information for his or her particular case, in a particular court. Too often, information found on the internet may be applicable to California, New York, or Florida, but be totally inapplicable to Texas. Or, information that is applicable to Texas may be for a court with totally different jurisdiction from the court in which they are filing a case. For example, using Justice Court rules, procedures, and time lines, for a district court proceeding would get the self-represented litigant into a fair mix up with often severe consequences.

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