Financial Concerns

Consumer Bankruptcy

This pamphlet is unavailable because it is under review for changes to the law.

A layperson’s guide to bankruptcy and the steps leading up to it. The pamphlet includes descriptions of secured debt, unsecured debt, foreclosure, repossession of vehicles, understanding credit scores, and working with creditors. It provides an initiation to the types of Consumer Bankruptcy—Chapter 7 and 13, lists options for small businesses that are headed toward insolvency, and contains helpful information on locating an attorney, life after bankruptcy, and other third-party resources. (Last revised 2010)

Consumer Bankruptcy

Facing Foreclosure

This pamphlet is unavailable because it is under review for changes to the law.

An introduction to the residential foreclosure process, this publication includes a list of resources for homeowners to consult for additional assistance. (Last revised 2010)

Facing 
Foreclosure

Identity Theft Guide

Identity theft is a crime that occurs when your personal or financial information is accessed and used without your permission. This brochure describes the different types of identity thefts and how to protect yourself from being a victim. (Last revised 2013)

How to 



Sue in Justice Court

Oil & Gas Basics for Homeowners

Designed for homeowners who have been approached by someone wanting to lease their mineral estates. Provides basic knowledge of some of the most common terms used in many residential oil and gas leases so homeowners are more educated when making decisions. (Last revised 2011)

Oil & Gas 
Basics for Homeowners

An Introduction to Mechanics Liens

Explains the most important and basic aspects of Texas lien law as set forth in Chapter 53 of the Texas Property Code and Article XVI, Section 37 of the Texas Constitution. (Last revised 2010)

An Introduction to Mechanical Liens

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