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This page lists online resources for the Travis County Probate Court, online resources applicable to courts generally in Travis County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.


Searching Case Records

Travis County Probate Records and Documents
Search Travis County probate case records, documents, and images by party name, attorney name, or cause number. Additional search options include party type and filing date range.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Travis County Probate Court Schedule
View the Travis County Probate Court hearing schedule, with instructions for setting hearings or jury trials, and links to setting request forms.

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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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

Travis County Probate Court Guardianship Information
View Travis County Probate Court guardianship information including instructions, duties, reporting, forms, and videos.
Travis County Law Library
View information about the Travis County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research.
Travis County Self-Help Center
View information about the Travis County Self-Help Center, which offers forms, free appointments with a family law reference attorney, law library resources, and links to additional online research resources. A link to instructions for setting a divorce hearing is in the right column. The left column contains instructions and forms for filing various types of cases, and a link to instructional videos.
Travis County Probate Court Probate Information
View Travis County Probate Court information about probate cases, including policy for non-lawyer applicants, instructions for proceeding with and without a will, and downloadable forms.
Travis County Probate Court Mental Health Information
View information about mental health cases in Travis County Probate Court, including hearing schedules and links to instructions for obtaining emergency mental health detentions and mental health commitments.
Travis County Probate Court Local Rules
View the local rules of Travis County Probate Court.
Travis County Clerk Probate Information
View Travis County Clerk answers to frequently asked questions about probate, including filing a will or case, scheduling, court costs, and collecting money from the court registry.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
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 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.
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.
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.
Elder Law Information
Guides and brochures on Elder Law topics, including dealing with dementia, scams, elder abuse, wills, and probate, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Family Law Information
Guides and brochures on Family Law topics, including adoption, involuntary commitment, protective orders, pro se divorce, guardianship, child abuse, and what to expect in family court, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Tenants and Consumer Rights Information
Guides and brochures on a variety of Tenant and Consumer Rights issues, including liens, loan scams, bankruptcy, foreclosure, identity theft, mold, and a Tenants' Rights Handbook, provided by the Texas State Bar Association.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
Court Rules
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.

Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral

Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Central Texas Lawer Referral
The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas offers referrals in Bastrop, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties by phone or online form. Initial consultations for a small fee are also available.
Central Texas Reduced-Fee Lawers
The Lawyer Referral Service of Central Texas offers referrals by telephone to lawyers who will represent income-eligible clients for a reduced fee. Representation is limited to family law, guardianship, and simple wills.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
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.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help
TexasLawHelp offers a search for legal services for low-income residents by location, type of problem, and client category; or click "Legal Aid Directory" in the top menu bar to view legal service providers by name or service area.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.

Forms and related information

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.
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.
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.

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.

For information on other public records in Travis County, Texas see the Travis County, Texas Public Records Directory
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