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Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas and the Texas Attorney General Offer State-wide Hotline and Website

Legal Aid of NORTHWEST Texas in cooperation with the Texas Attorney General's Office and its Access and Visitation Program operates a telephone hotline and sponsors a self help web site to provide easy, state-wide access for non-custodial parents, custodial parents, and interested parties who do not have access to legal counsel, to basic legal information, education, and resources addressing the following issues:

  1. Access, visitation, and custody;
  2. Conservatorship and parental rights;
  3. Paternity establishment; and
  4. The child support order process.

The services are provided Monday through Friday, 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm  and include telephone access to attorneys who answer questions; web based and hard copy resources for pro se filings in visitation or custody matters including sample legal forms; sample responses to law suits; and basic instruction for completing and filing child support related forms.

Calls are answered in English and Spanish by attorneys who provide information to non-custodial and custodial parents about their rights; gaining access and visitation to their children; establishing paternity; child support orders, child support modification, and mediation.  Callers also have access to a website with downloadable forms and samples in English and Spanish. Some non-legal forms including parent letters to request compliance with orders, visitation logs, and other appropriate forms are also available. Individuals can also request phone support to fill out forms. Hard copies of some forms are faxed or mailed upon request.

The phone number is:

1-866-292-4636 (toll free).

Additionally, callers will be referred to appropriate state and local organizations that provide mediation services, access and visitation services, and further legal aid.  For a listing of such services, please consult the Texas Attorney General's online Access & Visitation Directory, available at http://www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/access/

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has provided free civil legal aid to the poor since 1951

 


State of Texas
Texas Bar Association Lawyer Referral

1-800-252-9690
www.texasbar.com

Dallas, Texas
Dallas Bar Association Lawyer Referral
214-220-7444
http://www.dallasbar.org/public/lrs-public.asp

Houston, Texas
Houston Lawyer Referral Service
800-289-4577
http://www.hlrs.org/default.asp

Austin, Texas
Travis County Bar Association Lawyer Referral
512-472-8303
http://www.austinlrs.com

San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Bar Association Lawyer Referral
210-227-1853
http://www.sanantoniobar.org/contact.htm

East Texas
Lone Star Legal Aid, Inc.
414 East Pillar Street 1415 Fannin, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 631070 Houston, Tx. 77002
Nacogdoches, Tx. 75963 1-800-733-8394
www.lonestarlegal.org

Central and South Texas
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.
300 South Texas
Weslaco, Tx. 78596
1-888-988-9996
www.trla.org

North and West Texas
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Inc.
1515 Main Street 600 East Weatherford Street
Dallas, Tx. 75201 Fort Worth, Tx. 76102
1-888-529-5277 1-800-955-3959

www.lanwt.org