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Civil Divisions of the District Clerk’s office

As of Feb. 1, 2023, the District Clerk’s Civil Divisions (Family, Civil, Finance and Civil Records) will be at the Civil Family Court Facility (CFCF), 1700 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Floor in Austin, Texas but we ask for the public’s patience as we are in the process of moving and adjusting to our new space.  Any questions about office operations, please call our general number at (512) 854-9457 or email [email protected].

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Divorce Information for Self-Represented Litigants

  • Bring your completed Original Petition for Divorce to be filed. All documents must be single sided.
  • Filing fees are due at the time of filing. For more information about family suits filing fees, visit the fees section of the Family Division’s page.
  • The Petition will be file stamped, assigned a cause number, and a court. If you need to reach out to our office about your case, please have this information available.
  • In most cases the Petition must be on file for at least 60 days before you can go before the judge for a final hearing. During this time, you must contact the Travis County Law Library for a mandatory case review. Travis County Law Library Case Review
  • If a citation was served and an answer was filed, you will need to schedule a hearing date with the Court Administrator and notify the other party of the hearing. To schedule a hearing, please call (512) 854-2484.
  • If you or your spouse will receive child support, the District Clerk can help set up your account. Before doing so, our office will need the required information and form located here: Record of Support Order 1828A (PDF). By law, all child support payments in Texas must go through the State Disbursement Unit. That address is:

               P.O. Box 659791
               San Antonio, Texas 78265-9941
               This must be specified in your Final Decree and the Order Withholding.

We’re sorry. We are legally prohibited from giving legal advice. However, we can help clarify any of the information or instructions detailed above. Please call our office at (512) 854-9457.

Documents being filed into a sealed case may be sent to: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me how to file my own divorce?

We are not attorneys. Furthermore, by law, we cannot:

  • Give any legal advice.
  • Give any instructions on filing your divorce.
  • Answer any questions on the accuracy of your papers.
  • Answer any questions on how to present your case to the judge.

If you intend to represent yourself pro se (without the help of an attorney) you must know how to prepare and file the proper pleadings yourself and present your case to the court.

For forms and basic instructions, please visit:

We advise you to consult an attorney if you have any questions or are unsure about what you need to do.

More Resources

  • If you represent yourself, your forms must go through a review. A reference attorney at the Law Library’s Walk-In Case Review will perform this review. Visit the Self-Help Center for more information.
  • For information regarding Protective Orders, visit the County Attorney’s Office page.
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District Clerk
Family Division

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  Phone

(512)854-9457

  Email

[email protected]
traviscountytx.gov

  Address

1700 Guadalupe St.
3rd Floor,
Room 3.200
Austin, TX 78701
(Map)

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

TAX RATE: TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR’S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 8.7 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $22.42.

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