Frequently Asked Questions
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If you are indigent (suffering from financial hardship as defined by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure ), you may want to file an Affidavit of Inability to Pay Costs as described in those rules and file it with your petition or application. These forms are also available in Room 222 in the Courthouse. If you are represented by an attorney and are considered indigent under Texas Rules, your attorney may present a statement that the representation is pro bono (in other words, free).
The Court may order the Clerk to disburse money from the court registry. Please complete the attached motion and order . You may mail them or efile them, if you wish. You may bring them to the Court’s uncontested docket (8:30 to 9:00 am and 1:30 to 2:00 pm each business day). You need to bring with you an identification card or document with your photograph (valid driver’s license, passport, etc.) for the Clerk to authorize payment. If the money has been in an interest-bearing account, bring the photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security card.
If the money was deposited for a child, bring your driver’s license or passport, your photo ID, and a certified copy of your birth certificate. If the name of the child has been changed, please bring documentation (e.g., adoption order, marriage certificate, order to change name) to support the name change.
All mailed documents must be witnessed and signed by a notary.
Bring a completed IRS Form W-9 (available at www.irs.gov/Forms-&-Pubs ) if you do not have one on file with our office completed in the past five years.
You should receive a check in six weeks.