Photo of Texas State CapitolThis publication is intended as a guide for attorneys representing Child Protective Services in Texas. The Department of Family & Protective Services is not intending to render legal or other professional advice in this medium. Users are responsible for their own research. Applicable laws are constantly subject to change and consequently neither the Department nor any individual contributors to the Practice Guide warrant, either expressly or impliedly, that the information in this volume has not been subject to change, amendment, reversal or revision.

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Last update: January 2014

Introduction

Section 1: Before Filing Suit

Section 2: Statutory Hearings

Section 3: Litigation Essentials

Section 4: Discovery

Section 5: Termination

Section 6: Evidence

Section 7: Jury Trials

Section 8: Post Trial

Section 9: Special Issues

Section 10: Trial Notebook

Section 11: Tools

Section 12: Resources