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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Tarrant County 96th District Court - Civil as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Tarrant County, Texas, and resources applicable to all courts in Texas.
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Tarrant County District Court Records
Search Tarrant County District Court and Criminal District Court records through this paid subscription service offering access to case information about criminal, civil, and family cases. Available records include civil, delinquent tax, family, felony, and misdemeanor.
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Tarrant County Criminal Court Dockets
Search Tarrant County District Court, Criminal District Court, County Criminal Court, Magistrate Court, Auxiliary Court, and Court of Deferred Prosecution criminal dockets.
Tarrant County District Court Civil Dockets
View Tarrant County District Court civil dockets by district for current and upcoming trials and hearings.
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
Tarrant County District Clerk Civil and Family Forms
View and download various Tarrant County District Clerk civil and family forms.
Child Support Forms
View and download child support forms in English or Spanish.
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.
Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas juvenile proceedings from the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
Protective Order Guide and Forms
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.
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Texas court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Civil Court Fees and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk civil court fees and fines online. A fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Family Court Fees and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk family court fees and fines online. A fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Felony Criminal Court Costs and Fines
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk felony criminal court costs and fines online. A fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk Tax Court Costs and Fees
Pay Tarrant County District Clerk tax court costs and fees online. A fee applies.
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services Fees
Pay Tarrant County Juvenile Services attorney, court, monitoring, graffiti, restitution, and supervision fees online. A fee applies.
Make Texas Child Support Payments
Make Texas child support payments online. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Tarrant County Child Support
The Tarrant County Child Support Office offers information about child support payments, monitoring, and other services. Links to information for self-represented parties, forms, enforcement, Family Court Services, and an online payment history search are included.
Tarrant County Criminal Court Programs
View information about Tarrant County specialized court programs involving individuals afflicted with mental health and military service-related mental issues, and drug and alcohol addiction. These courts can set up treatment programs in lieu of jail for some offenders.
Tarrant County Criminal Information
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers answers to frequently asked questions about criminal procedure, crime reporting, dropping charges, tips for witnesses, subpoenas, and victim services.
Tarrant County Elder Law Information
View and download an Elder Law Handbook with information about personal finances, health, and death planning. A service directory for seniors is included.
Tarrant County Juvenile Services
View information about Tarrant County juvenile justice services, procedure, court, probation, Juvenile Drug Court, detention, community service, restitution, and victim assistance.
Tarrant County Law Library
View information about the Tarrant County Law Library, which is open to the public for legal research. A link to the online catalog is provided.
Tarrant County Local Court Rules
View the local rules for Tarrant County District Courts, Criminal District Courts, and County Courts at Law.
Tarrant County Probation and Court Program Information
The Tarrant County Community Supervision and Corrections Department offers information about probation and criminal court programs including domestic violence intervention, mental health diversion, felony alcohol intervention, youthful offenders, additional specialized offender programs, community service restitution, and victim services.
Tarrant County Protective Orders
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about protective orders, with a link to the required questionnaire form.
Tarrant County Victim Help
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about services for crime victims, including Victim Impact Statements, crime victims' compensation, restitution, court accompaniment, protective orders, and links to additional online resources.
Non-Custodial Parent Legal Assistance
View legal resources and information for non-custodial parents. Resources cover access, visitation and custody, paternity issues, and child support. Information is offered in both English and Spanish.
Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking
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.
Child Support and Child Protection Courts
View information about the Specialty Courts Program, which includes Child Support Courts and Child Protection Courts.
Child Support Information
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.
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.
Crime Victim Help
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.
Expunction and Sealing of Criminal Records
View information about sealing of adult and juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure, and other related topics.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Landlord-Tenant Legal Assistance
Find information on landlord-tenant issues and housing discrimination provided by the Austin Tenants’ Council. The Council also provides housing counseling and legal counseling for Texas residents, with priority given to income-eligible Travis County residents.
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.
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.
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.
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
View legal information and resources by topic, including family law, crime victims, consumer, benefits, employment, elder law, veterans, housing, wills, disability, immigration, the legal system and more. Additional self-help resources, videos, and forms are also available.
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.
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
Tarrant County Court-Appointed Attorneys
View information about court-appointed attorneys for indigent defendants in Tarrant County, including instructions, application forms, and a list of approved attorneys.
Tarrant County Free Legal Advice
The Tarrant County Bar Association offers free legal advice by phone during specified hours.
Tarrant County Worthless Check Collection and Prosecution
The Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about its worthless check collection and prosecution services, with tips for merchants and instructions and forms for filing a complaint.
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.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney. Information about counties served and types of cases handled is included.
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process against attorneys and several dispute resolution services.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by practice type, location, certification and services, and contact information.
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.
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.