Parties Without Attorneys
JUDGE ANNE B. DARRING
Guidelines for Uncontested Cases
If you do not have an Attorney, and you are coming to court for a Divorce,
Modification, Suit Affecting Children or Name Change you must follow these
ALL UNCONTESTED AND DEFAULT CASES MUST BE REVIEWED AND APPROVED
BY THE FRIEND OF THE COURTS BEFORE
THE CASE CAN BE PRESENTED TO THE JUDGE FOR FINALIZATION.
of the Courts’ office is located on the third floor of the Galveston
Justice Center, Suite 3100, 600 59th Street, Galveston, Texas.
of the Courts must give their approval in writing before you can present
your case to be finalized. Before coming
to court to finalize your case, you must obtain a report stating that you have
all necessary documents that is signed by the Friend of the Courts.
of the Courts is NOT AN ATTORNEY.
The Friend of the Courts is
provided to help you obtain the documents you need and to inform you of your
deadlines and requirements. The Friend of the Courts will not advise
you on any legal matter.
The office hours of the Friend of the Courts is Tuesday and
Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You
must meet with the Friend of the Courts
during those hours. The Friend of the Courts does not make
appointments nor take telephone calls.
Uncontested cases for Parties Without
Attorneys are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m. Bring your final orders and all other
documents the Friend of the Courts
has required you to provide along with the Friend
of the Courts report when you appear at court for your uncontested hearing.
Final Orders, Waivers and other related divorce and family court documents can
be found at TexasLawHelp.Org. (Click the attached link).
VERY IMPORTANT: THE
JUDGE, THE FRIEND OF THE COURTS NOR ANY OF THE COURT WORKERS CAN GIVE
LEGAL ADVICE. WE WILL HELP YOU WITH YOUR
NOTICE REQUIREMENTS, FINAL FORMS AND TESTIMONY.
WE WILL NOT ASSIST
YOU IN A CONTESTED CASE. YOU ARE ADVISED
TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.