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Child Custody and Support

This is a guide to laws, books, and other resources covering child support and child custody.

Temporary Orders


Temporary Orders

Temporary orders are a way to get a custody or support order in place before a final order on the SAPCR has been issued. Note that in order to have a temporary order issued, you must have a pending SAPCR. Please see the General Information page for more information on filing an initial SAPCR.

Texas Law

Understanding the Law

Forms

Our librarians have not been able to find a free form on this topic widely available online. In order to access the resource below, you will need to sign up for a free library account with us.

Restraining Orders and Protective Orders

Temporary restraining orders and protective orders are different from a temporary order. Temporary orders are a way to get an agreement about child custody and support in place while the process for the final order is in process. Temporary restraining orders and protective orders are emergency agreements meant to protect the safety of a child or ex-spouse.

Many counties will help survivors of family violence apply for a protective order. For more information, please contact your county directly.

Understanding the Law

Forms