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This page lists online resources for the Dallas County 254th District Court - Family, online resources applicable to courts generally in Dallas County, Texas, as well as resources applicable to all courts in Texas.



 

Searching Case Records

Dallas County Court Case Information broken link ?
Search Dallas County criminal background information by name or case number. Search District Court civil and family cases, County Court at Law civil cases, and Probate Court cases by case number or party or attorney name. Search all civil, criminal, and family case information by case number.
Dallas County District Court Civil Case Index Reports broken link ?
Receive weekly Dallas County District Court civil case index reports through this paid subscription service. Case index information includes case number, case name, case type, filed date, closure date, and disposition.

Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases

Dallas County Court Calendars broken link ?
Search Dallas County court calendars for District Court civil and family cases, County Court at Law civil cases, or Probate Court cases by case number, party name, attorney name, or judicial officer name. First select a court type in the "Case Information" drop-down list, then click "Court Calendar."

Published opinions and orders

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or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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

Dallas County District Court Legal Assistance broken link ?
View Dallas County District Court legal assistance resources, including divorce and adult name change.
Dallas County Law Library broken link ?
Information regarding the Dallas County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Search the law library catalog online.
Dallas County Alternative Dispute Resolution broken link ?
Information regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution in Dallas County, including answers to frequently asked questions.
Dallas County Juvenile Probation broken link ?
View information about Dallas County Juvenile Probation, including court assessment, restitution, deferred prosecution, juvenile drug court, home detention, and victim services.
Dallas County Adult Probation and Specialty Courts broken link ?
View information about Dallas County Adult Probation including types of offenses and supervision, treatment services, specialty courts, victim services, and a link to online probation payments. Specialty courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders, and include felony diversion court, intensive intervention, addiction treatment, DWI program, safe re-entry after incarceration, veterans court, dual diagnosis court, mental health court, prostitution court, and domestic violence court.
Dallas County Legal Information broken link ?
View information about arrests, evictions, name change, and self-representation in Dallas County courts.
Dallas County District Court Local Civil and Family Court Rules and Other Information broken link ?
View the Dallas County District Court local court rules for civil and family cases. Also view instructions for appointment of guardians and attorneys ad litem, and supplemental civil case information sheet instructions for self-represented parties.
Dallas County Child Support broken link ?
The Dallas County Child Support Office offers information about child support collection, distribution, and enforcement. Links to forms, state and federal agencies, and answers to frequently asked questions are included.
Dallas County District Court Civil and Family Case Filing broken link ?
View instructions for filing divorce, civil, and family cases in Dallas County District Court.
Dallas County Victim Help broken link ?
The Dallas County District Attorney's Office offers information about services available to crime victims, including Victim Impact Statement, victims' rights, victims' compensation, and court accompaniment.
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

Northwest Texas Legal Aid broken link ?
Free legal assistance in most civil matters, including Family, Housing, Health and Probate for income-eligible residents of Northwest Texas.
Dallas County LegalLine broken link ?
Information regarding a free call-in service where volunteer attorneys answer legal questions.
Dallas County Free Legal Services Directory broken link ?
View a directory of organizations providing free legal services in the Dallas area on subjects including immigration, housing, and general legal matters.
Dallas County Public Defender broken link ?
View information about the Dallas County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation to indigent persons in certain criminal, family, and juvenile cases. Links to information about specific case types are in the left column.
Dallas Area Lawyer Referral broken link ?
Information regarding the Lawyer Referral Service offered by the Dallas County Bar Association in Dallas and Plano Counties, which matches clients with attorneys who have experience with the particular type of legal issue. Lawyers provide an initial consultation for a reduced rate. Complete an online form to request a referral.
Dallas County Housing Legal Help broken link ?
The Dallas County Housing Crisis Center provides telephone counseling, a weekly free legal clinic, and pro bono legal services for homeless and other people with housing problems.
Legal Help for Terminally Ill and HIV Patients broken link ?
Legal Hospice of Texas provides free condition-related legal services to income-eligible persons with AIDS, HIV, and terminal illnesses in Collin, Cooke, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, and Tarrant Counties.
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

Dallas County District Court Forms broken link ?
View and download Dallas County District Court forms including civil, family, criminal, and general.
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.
Child Support Forms broken link ?
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
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.

Online fine payments

Pay Dallas County District Court Civil and Family Fines and Fees broken link ?
Make online payments to the Dallas County District Clerk for civil and family case fines and fees by case number. An administrative fee applies
Pay Dallas County District Court Felony Criminal Fines and Fees broken link ?
Make online payments to the Dallas County District Clerk for felony criminal fines and fees by case number, name, and contact information. An administrative fee applies.
Pay Dallas County District Court Protective Order Fines and Fees broken link ?
Make online payments to the Dallas County District Clerk for Protective Order fines and fees by case number, name, and contact information. An administrative fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments broken link ?
Make Texas child support payments online by credit card or bank account debit. There are fees associated with either service.


 
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