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Galveston County Case Records
Search Galveston County District Court, County Court at Law, and Probate Court civil, family, criminal, and probate case records by case number, citation number, party name, attorney information, or date filed. Additional search options include case status and date of birth.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Galveston County Court Calendars
Search Galveston County District Court, County Court at Law, and Probate Court calendars by case number, party name, attorney information, judicial officer, or date range.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General opinions by keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests. Search options are in the left column.
Self help, legal research, general information
Ask a Law Librarian
The Texas State Law Library offers a free service to ask reference librarians questions about legal research by telephone or an online form. Or, search the Law Library catalog online.
Child Support Services
The Attorney General of Texas offers an interactive website with child support information and services, including how to apply for services, help finding an absent parent, forms, and how to find case and payment information.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
Galveston County Probate Court Local Rules
View the local rules and administrative procedures of Galveston County Probate Court.
General Information about Trial Courts
A summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview about the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer, dispute resolution, criminal record expunction, traffic court, how to select a lawyer, how to sue in Justice Court, name changes, and the criminal justice process.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder Law, Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of discipline cases against attorneys. Summaries of recent decisions and an archive of past decisions are available online. Search by the first letter of the last name of an attorney.
Find Legal Help
Search a directory of legal service providers for low-income residents by location and legal issue, or view the complete directory in alphabetical order or by service area.
Free Legal Aid
Lone Star Legal Aid provides free civil legal assistance to low-income individuals and families who cannot afford an attorney in 72 counties in Texas and four counties in southwest Arkansas.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Houston Area Lawyer Referral
The Houston Lawyer Referral Service offers referrals in Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, and Montgomery Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee, reduced fees, 24-hour on-call lawyers, and referrals to social service agencies are also available.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Forms and related information
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Galveston County Probate Court Forms
View and download various Galveston County Probate Court forms.
Instructions for Completing Civil Case Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Civil Case Information Sheet required in Texas for a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Required Civil Case Information Sheet
The State of Texas requires that a Civil Case Information sheet be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.