Families and the Law

Guardianship Guide

Prepared and distributed as a public service by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and State Bar of Texas Communications Division.

GuardianshipGuide

The Unconscious Truth

The Unconscious Truth – The Physical and Legal Effects of Underage Binge Drinking is a multi-media project created by the Texas Young Lawyers Association to educate students and parents on the signs of alcohol poisoning and the legal and physical consequences associated with binge drinking.

TheUnconsciousTruth

Divorce Guide for Children

Prepared as a public service by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and distributed by the State Bar of Texas.

TYLADivorceGuideChildren

Divorce Guide for Teens

Prepared as a public service by the Texas Young Lawyers Association and distributed by the State Bar of Texas.

TYLADivorceGuideTeenagers

Protecting the Incapacitated: Guardianship in Texas from Application to Oath

Understanding guardianships in Texas law is made easier by this pamphlet, which discusses alternatives to guardianship, the guardianship process, and other issues related to instituting a guardianship proceeding. (Last revised 2014)

Protecting the Incapacitated: Guardianship in 
Texas

What to Expect in Texas Family Law Court

Navigating your way through a family law case can be confusing during what is often a stressful and emotional time in your life. Not knowing what to expect can make it even harder. This handout is intended to help you understand what you can expect when you have a case in Texas family law court. (Last revised 2014)

What You Should 

Know About Texas Family Law Court

The Texas Juvenile Justice System: What You Need to Know

This guide provides youth, parent and guardians, a basic understanding about the court process and procedures, the rights and options available, penalties, resources and answers to the most frequently asked questions. (Last revised 2014)

Juvenile

Pro Se Divorce Handbook

Provides information for those representing themselves in a simple (uncontested) divorce, along with discussions about division of marital property and issues concerning children. Also provides tips on court etiquette and deadlines. (Last revised 2019)

ProSeDivorceHandBook_English

What You Should Know About Your Child Abuse, Neglect or CPS Case

Explains the CPS process and the timeline in a CPS case. (Last revised 2012)

What You Should Know About Your Child Abuse and Neglect CPS 
Case

Peace of Mind: A Guide to Supporting Special Kids with Special Needs

Identifies and explains the unique issues that parents of children with special needs commonly face and the importance of future legal and financial planning to care for them. (Last revised 2011)

Peace of 
Mind: A Guide to Supporting Special Kids with Special 
Needs

Name Changes in Texas

Provides an overview of the process for changing one's name. (Last revised 2016)

Name Changes 
in Texas

BSAFE

The goal of this pamphlet is to arm you with some basic tools for identifying, verifying, and then addressing substance abuse problems in children. (Last revised 2014)

BSAFE

Kids in the Crossfire

Offers tips for divorcing parents, from behaviors to avoid, to suggestions for improving communication and minimizing stress on children. (Last revised 2006)

Kids 
in the Crossfire

Let’s Learn a Little About the Law

A coloring/activity book about Officer Bob and Luis the Lawyer and the importance each plays in keeping our community safe.

Let's a Little 
about the Law

Luis Goes to Court

A coloring/activity book about a young boy who witnesses a bicycle being stolen and must go to court to testify.

Luis Goes to 
Court

Loves Me Loves Me Not

Designed to educate teenagers about healthy dating and encourage them to seek help if they are in an abusive relationship or know someone who is. (Last revised 2010)

Loves 
Me Loves Me Not

Permanent Kinship Placement

Addresses what becoming a permanent kinship caregiver means and your rights and obligations as a permanent kinship placement. (Last revised 2016)

Permanent Kinship Placements

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