Family Law Resources

Texas families are fortunate to have a wealth of divorce and family law resources available for online access. Although this information is valuable for providing a helpful overview of the information, it does not replace the need for advice from an experienced family law attorney. To get answers or advice based on your unique situation, we encourage you to contact GoransonBain.

Divorce Resources

Texas Family Code Provisions for Grounds and Other Divorce Requirements

This statute explains the basic requirements for filing a divorce in Texas. It includes allowable grounds for divorce, residency requirements, temporary orders, alternate dispute resolution and more.

Read the statutes.

Texas Bar Foundation Dispute Resolution Alternatives

This pamphlet offers options for Alternative Dispute Resolution, which can be beneficial in divorce negotiations.

Read the pamphlet.

Texas Young Lawyers Association on Helping Parents Understand the Impact of Divorce on Children

This pamphlet offers tips to help divorcing parents avoid behaviors harmful to their child, improve communication with their child, and minimize stress for the child.

Read the pamphlet.

Texas Attorney General Child Support Division

This website provides forms, services, and general information about child support payments and enforcement.

View the website.

Texas Attorney General, Co-Parenting Guide

This online brochure provides divorcing parents with advice on how to successfully share the parenting responsibilities after divorce, including handling conflict and tips on developing parenting plans based on a child’s age.

View the brochure.

Obtaining Marriage and Divorce Verification — Texas Department of State Health Services

This page allows individuals to purchase or obtain free downloads of documents that verify marriages or divorces in Texas. Because the documents may not serve certain legal verification requirements, the page also provides a link to request certified copies of marriage certificates from the county clerk or divorce decrees from the district clerk.

Review the resources.

Family Law Resources

Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Adoption Information

This site provides information pertaining to the Texas adoption process.

Review the website.

Dallas County Family Court Services

This website provides information about the family court services provided by the Dallas County Family Courts and initiated by court order.

Review the website.

Texas Statutes

This page provides access to all statutes within the Texas Family Code.

Read the Texas Family Code.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension — Grandparents Raising Grandkids

This site provides information and resources to assist grandparents and other relatives who are raising relatives not yet of adult age.

Review the website.

Texas Council on Family Violence

This site provides information about domestic and relationship violence. NOTICE: The site carries a warning against using a computer that might be monitored.

Review the website.

What to Expect in Texas Family Law Court, Texas Young Lawyer, The Texas Young Lawyer’s Association

This helpful brochure guides families through the basics of visiting a Texas Family Law Court. It explains everything from behavior, proper attire, and whom to bring to court. It also provides information about the specific types of issues addressed within the courts and alternative options available to avoid trial.

View the brochure.

If you or someone you love has any questions or concerns about a family law issue, we encourage you to contact GoransonBain for assistance.