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Hidalgo County District Court and County Court at Law Records broken link ?
Search Hidalgo County District and County Court at Law case information with a free basic subscription that allows access to limited case information. A paid subscriptions service is offered that allows additional search options.
Hidalgo County Case Records broken link ?
Search Hidalgo County civil, family, and probate court case records by case number, party name, or attorney information. Additional search options include case status and filing date.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Hidalgo County Court Calendars broken link ?
Search Hidalgo County District Court, County Court at Law, Probate Court, and Justice of the Peace court calendars by case number, party name, attorney name judicial officer, and date range.
Hidalgo County Indigent Defense Docket broken link ?
View the daily docket for criminal cases involving an indigent defendant in Hidalgo County District Courts and County Courts at Law.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions broken link ?
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
Hidalgo County Law Library broken link ?
View information regarding Hidalgo County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Hidalgo County Protective Orders broken link ?
The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney offers information about protective orders, with links to the required application form in English and Spanish.
Hidalgo County Pro Se Information broken link ?
Find information and resources for those representing themselves in Hidalgo County District Courts.
Hidalgo County District Court Child Support Information broken link ?
View information about child support services in the Hildalgo County District Clerk's office, with contacts and links to state agencies for collection and payment.
Hidalgo County District Court Pauper's Oath Information broken link ?
View information about the grounds on which the Hidalgo County District Clerk may challenge a party's Affidavit of Inability to Pay Court Costs.
Hidalgo County District Court Local Rules broken link ?
View the local rules of Hidalgo County District Courts.
Hidalgo and Starr County Child Support Court (Master Court #1) broken link ?
View information about Child Support Court (Master Court #1) in Hidalgo and Starr Counties.
Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, and Starr County Child Support Court (Master Court #2) broken link ?
View information about Child Support Court (Master Court #2) in Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, and Starr Counties.
Hidalgo County Expunctions broken link ?
The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about expunction of criminal records, including those resulting from identity theft.
Hidalgo County Victim Help broken link ?
The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims, victims' rights, and a list of victim assistance contacts.
Hidalgo County Juvenile Justice Informatoin broken link ?
View and download brochures explaining the juvenile justice system in Hidalgo County, including parental and juvenile rights, restricted access to records, and information for victims of juvenile offenders. Most are available in English or Spanish.
Online Legal Research Resources broken link ?
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County broken link ?
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type broken link ?
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
General Information about Trial Courts broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources broken link ?
View information on residential foreclosure prevention resources in Texas, including a directory of housing counseling agencies and a general guide to avoiding foreclosure.
Legal Guides and Brochures broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance broken link ?
Information on landlord-tenant issues in Texas and housing discrimination, including forms and form letters. The organization also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
Non Custodial Legal Assistance broken link ?
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitaion and custody, paternity issues and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records broken link ?
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
Court Rules broken link ?
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.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts broken link ?
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Crime Victim Help broken link ?
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information about the Crime Victims' Compensation Program, victims' rights, child abuse, family violence, protective orders, sexual assault, stalking, and victim notification. Application forms and instructions for Crime Victims' Compensation are included.
Child Support Information broken link ?
The Texas Attorney General's Office offers information for parents and guardians about child support, with links to an interactive website that can be used to apply for services, check case and payment status, and pay support online. Additional links include downloadable publications in English or Spanish, office locations, access and visitation help, family violence information, forms, and more.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help broken link ?
The Texas Advocacy Project provides information, legal hotlines, assistance with obtaining protective orders, and other legal services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Links to additional online resources are included.
Defending Yourself in Criminal Cases broken link ?
The Texas State Bar offers information for parties considering defending themselves in criminal cases, including eligibility for court-appointed lawyers, services that criminal defense lawyers provide, and consequences of conviction, probation, and deferred adjudication.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Free Legal Assistance in Southwest Texas broken link ?
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid provides free legal assistance in most civil matters to low-income persons in Southwest Texas.
Hidalgo County Public Defender broken link ?
View information about the Hidalgo County Public Defender office, which provides criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Hidalgo County Indigent Defense broken link ?
View information about the Hidalgo County Indigent Defense Program, which determines defendants' eligibility for the services of an appointed attorney in criminal cases.
Lawyer Referral Services broken link ?
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Attorney Complaint Information broken link ?
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View information that can help low-income Texans find an attorney.
Legal Resources for Veterans broken link ?
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory broken link ?
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys. Search by name, firm name or bar number.
Find Legal Help broken link ?
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 broken link ?
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Public Defender Offices broken link ?
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Forms and related information
Required Civil Case Information Sheet broken link ?
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 broken link ?
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 broken link ?
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms broken link ?
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
Protective Order Guide and Forms broken link ?
View and download a Protective Order Kit with information about protective orders, what to expect in court, contacts for additional help, and instructions on how to complete the Application for Protective Order.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions broken link ?
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.
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