Family

Family Courts

Family Courts decide on matters and render judgments relating to families and children. Some of the different case (cause) types heard in family courts include divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, protective orders and the emancipation of minors.

As of January 1, 2015, Taylor County is Mandated for efiling by the Supreme Court.

Pro Se filers are not required to efile. You may still mail your filings to us or file them in person at the courthouse. We do not accept personal checks. You may pay for your filings with cash or money order. We, also, do not supply forms for filing but you may go to www.texaslawhelp.org for help or visit our law library on the 3rd floor of the courthouse.


For information and office policies regarding Efiling click this link for more information.

For Information on requesting copies of records click this link for more information.

The employees of the District Clerk's Office may not give legal advice. The Government Code of the Texas Statutes prohibits any employee in this office from giving legal advice:

Sec. 8101. DEFINITION.

(a) In this chapter the "practice of law" means the preparation of a pleading or other document incident to an action or special proceeding or the management of the action or proceeding on behalf of a client before a judge in court as well as a service rendered out of court, including the giving of advice or the rendering of any service requiring the use of legal skill or knowledge, such as preparing a will, contract, or other instrument, the legal effect of which under the facts and conclusions involved must be carefully determined.

Sec. 81.102. STATE BAR MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED.

(a) Except as provided by Subsection (b), a person may not practice law in this state unless the person is a member of the state bar.

(b) The Supreme Court may promulgate rules prescribing the procedure for limited practice of law by:

(1) attorneys licensed in another jurisdiction;

(2) bona fide law students; and

(3) unlicensed graduate students who are attending or have attended a law school approved by the Supreme Court.