IN THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES, PLEASE ALLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO SERVE AS COVID 19 INFORMATION FOR PRO SE PARTIES WITH UNCONTESTED MATTERS
Welcome to the office
of the Friend of the Courts. The purpose of the Friend of the Courts is to
ensure that you have completed all
necessary paperwork required to finalize your uncontested family law case prior
to presenting it to the Judge.
Please be advised that
the Friend of the Courts is not a licensed
attorney and cannot, under penalty of law, provide
legal advice to you regarding your case.
You must have your final orders prepared and in
hand when you meet with the Friend of the Courts.
If you do not have
your final orders prepared, please go to the ‘Instructions’ files to find the
appropriate set of instructions for your
case type. If you are unsure of your case type, please
feel free to ask the Friend of
the Courts for assistance.
Once you have reviewed
the instructions for your case type, you may search our files for the forms
and/or orders needed to finalize your case. Please note, all forms are also
available at www.texaslawhelp.org, as provided by the Texas
Please complete all required forms as instructed. Do not leave
any blanks. You may put ‘n/a’ for not applicable, if the blank does not pertain
to your specific case matters.
If you believe you
have completed all the forms necessary to finalize your case, please sign in on
the sign-in sheet and wait for your name to be called. Once all forms are
reviewed, the Friend of the Courts will sign off on your checklist and provide
you with instructions for finalizing your case before the Judge.
Click here for Friend of the Courts Checklist