Required Initial Disclosures - Family Law

Each party in a family law case (such as a divorce or custody case) filed after January 1, 2021 must make “initial disclosures” of certain information to the other party unless:

  • both parties agree to waive initial disclosures,
  • the Respondent is served and does not file an answer (defaults),
  • your case is exempt from initial disclosure because it involves domestic violence, or
  • your case is exempt from initial disclosure under Texas Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 194.2(d).

Initial disclosures are due for both parties no later than 30 days after the Respondent files an answer, waiver or otherwise makes an appearance in the case.

Initial disclosures must be delivered to the other party (or their attorney). Initial disclosures are not filed with the clerk’s office.

Forms to Make Initial Disclosures (Links are to www.TexasLawHelp.org)

Forms to Waive Initial Disclosures

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