Petition for an Order of Nondisclosure- The Office of Court Administration (OCA) is statutorily directed to prescribe a petition for an order of nondisclosure. See Texas Government Code, Section 411.081(f-1). Pursuant to this directive, OCA has published related documents on their website:
Record of Support (Data Gathering Form) - Attorneys are encouraged to complete this form when submitting court ordered payments. Once received at the district clerk office, the data will be entered on TXCSES Web (Texas Child Support Enforcement System), and will create an immediate account for child support payment from the non-custodial parent. By utilizing this form, the amount of time it takes for child support payments to be sent to the custodial parents is greatly reduced
Case Civil Information Sheet - A civil case information sheet must be completed and submitted when an original petition or application is filed to initiate a new civil, family law, probate, or mental health case or when a post-judgment petition for modification or motion for enforcement is filed in a family law case. The information should be the best available at the time of filing. This sheet, approved by the Texas Judicial Council, is intended to collect information that will be used for statistical purposes only. It neither replaces nor supplements the filings or service of pleading or other documents as required by law or rule. The sheet does not constitute a discovery request, response, or supplementation, and it is not admissible at trial.
An updated Civil Case Information Sheet is now available for cases filed AFTER MARCH 1, 2013. Please visit Texas Courts Online for a fillout version of the document: http://www.txcourts.gov/oca/required.asp
Request to Redact SSN from Court Documents - In accordance with Chapter 552.147 (d) of the Texas Government Code, this form is provided for the redaction of an individual’s social security number (all but the last four (4) digits).
Statement of Inability to Afford Payment of Court Costs - Any party declaring an inability to pay court costs must use the form Statement
approved by the Supreme Court (effective Sept. 1, 2016), or the Statement must include the information
required by the Court-approved form.
Application to Unseal Adoption Records and Order Setting Hearing - In the State of Texas, adoption records are sealed and confidential. In order to open the sealed file, an order must be approved by the court/judge allowing the records to be reviewed. To view other Frequently Asked Questions visit www.dshs.texas.gov.