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Hidalgo County Case Records
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.
Hidalgo County District Court and County Court at Law Records
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Hidalgo County Court Calendars
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
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
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keyword, or view the full index of opinions, letter opinions and advisories, subject index, overruled/modified/affirmed/withdrawn opinions, requests for opinions, and pending requests.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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Help
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Texas, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
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.
Hidalgo and Starr County Child Support Court (Master Court #1)
View information about Child Support Court (Master Court #1) in Hidalgo and Starr Counties.
Hidalgo County District Court Child Support Information
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 Local Rules
View the local rules of Hidalgo County District Courts.
Hidalgo County District Court Pauper's Oath Information
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 Expunctions
The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney's Office offers information about expunction of criminal records, including those resulting from identity theft.
Hidalgo County Juvenile Justice Informatoin
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.
Hidalgo County Law Library
View information regarding Hidalgo County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
Hidalgo County Pro Se Information
Find information and resources for those representing themselves in Hidalgo County District Courts.
Hidalgo County Protective Orders
The Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney offers information about protective orders, with links to the required application form in English and Spanish.
Hidalgo County Victim Help
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, Jim Hogg, and Starr County Child Support Court (Master Court #2)
View information about Child Support Court (Master Court #2) in Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, and Starr Counties.
Information on Expunction and Sealing of Texas Criminal Records
View information on Texas sealing of juvenile records, expunctions, orders of nondisclosure and other related topics.
Landlord & Tenant Legal Information and Assistance
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.
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.
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.
Non Custodial Legal Assistance
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.
Online Legal Research Resources
Including Texas laws, administrative code, and municipal codes.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by Case Type
A detailed description of trial court jurisdiction, listed by case type, subject matter and court type.
Trial Court Jurisdiction by County
A detailed description of case type jurisdiction for Texas trial courts, listed by county.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Complaint Information
The State Bar of Texas offers information about the complaint process and several dispute resolution services.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Texas Bar Association directory of member attorneys by type of case, location, certification/services, and contact information.
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.
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.
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.
Hidalgo County Indigent Defense
View information about the Hidalgo County Indigent Defense Program, which determines defendants' eligibility for the services of an appointed attorney in criminal cases.
Hidalgo County Public Defender
View information about the Hidalgo County Public Defender office, which provides criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Information for Texans Who Cannot Afford a Lawyer
View information about organizations that provide free legal services to low-income individuals.
Lawyer Referral Services
The State Bar of Texas offers a statewide telephone lawyer referral service and a list of additional lawyer referral services.
Legal Resources for Veterans
View information on legal resources available to Veterans in Texas, including veterans legal clinics and disability rights information.
Public Defender Offices
View contact information for Public Defender Offices, which provide criminal defense services for defendants who cannot afford an attorney.
Forms and related information
Advance Directive Forms
Find forms and information regarding Advance Directives in Texas, including Power of Attorney and Directive to Physicians.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Juvenile Court Forms
View and download various forms for use in Texas Juvenile Court proceedings.
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.