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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Denton County Probate Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Denton County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Denton County Case Records
Search Denton County District Court, County Criminal Court, County Court at Law, Probate Court, and Justice of the Peace case records and other public county records related to criminal cases.
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Denton County Court Calendars
Search Denton County District Court, County Court at Law, County Criminal Court, Probate Court, and Justice of the Peace Court calendars. First select your court, then select Court Calendar to search by attorney name, case number, date range, judicial officer, or party name.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
Search official opinions of the Texas Attorney General 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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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.
Forms and related information
Denton County Clerk Probate Forms
View and download Denton County Clerk probate forms, including case information sheet, affidavit of indigency, request for citation, show cause request, and subpoena request.
Civil Case Information Sheet Pro Se Instructions
View supplemental instructions and definitions for self-represented parties to complete the Civil Case Information Sheet. This sheet is 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.
Court Forms and Instructions
View and download various Texas court forms and instructions, including the Civil Case Information sheet required when filing a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or family law post-judgment petition. Additional forms and instructions include foreclosure, constitutionality of a state statute, order of nondisclosure, protective order, and divorce and other family matters.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online fine payments
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Denton County Probate Court Information
View Denton County Probate Court information including staff contacts, court rules, self-representation, and requirements for muniment of title cases.
Denton County Law Library
View information regarding Denton County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Denton County Probate Court Involuntary Commitment
View information about involuntary mental health commitments in Denton County Probate Court.
Property Distribution Without a Will
View a chart of how property is distributed in Texas when someone dies without a Will.
View and download Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Texas Rules of Evidence, Texas Code of Judicial Conduct, Texas Rules of Judicial Administration, and rules governing attorneys including Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.
General Information about Trial Courts
View a summary explanation about the Texas court system and an overview of the types of cases that each court may exercise jurisdiction over.
Ask a Law Librarian Program
The Texas State Law Library offers a free program for the public to ask reference librarians questions about legal research. Inquiries can be made in person, online, by telephone, or by mail.
Legal Guides and Brochures
View guides and brochures from the Texas Bar Association on a variety of legal topics, including subpoenas, attorney complaints, consumer issues, 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
Texas Legal Services Center offers information and resources on a variety of topics. Legal subjects include: Civil Rights, Crime Victims, Disaster Relief, Employment, Health, Immigration, Benefits, Consumer, Disability, Elder and Family Law, Domestic Violence, Housing, Military and Veterans, and Wills & Estates.
Online Legal Research Resources
The Texas State Law Library provides links to the state Constitution and Statutes, Administrative Rules, and a list of answers to frequently asked legal questions.
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.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type is provided.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts is provided and listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Denton County Lawyers
Search the Denton County Bar Association membership by lawyer's name or area of practice.
Fort Worth Area Lawyer Referral
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by phone, e-mail, or online form in Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, and Wise Counties. An initial consultation is also available for a small fee, which can be waived if the case is taken on contingency.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Texas Board of Disciplinary Appeals reviews certain types of disciplinary actions 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.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
Free Legal Assistance
View a directory of statewide and county organizations that provide free pro bono legal assistance to income-eligible residents.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information provided by the Texas State Bar about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephonic lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information about resources available to veterans needing civil legal assistance, access to legal clinics, and disability rights information.