Civil Court

A Guide to Garnishments in Texas

Assists individuals who may be experiencing a garnishment of their wages, bank accounts, or other personal property by providing information and some frequently asked questions. (Last revised January 2021)


Consumer Bankruptcy

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 2019)


How to Sue in Justice Court

Provides an overview of the general process used to file, obtain judgment, and collect in justice court. (Last revised 2019)

How to Sue in Justice Court

Dispute Resolution Texas Style

Designed to promote use of alternative dispute resolution procedures. It outlines the essential elements of the ADR philosophy and addresses common concerns and question about the procedure. (Last revised 2010)

Dispute Resolution Texas Style

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