If you have an uncontested family law case, you must have your forms reviewed by a reference attorney at the Law Library's Walk-In Case Review before going to court to finish your case.

A reference attorney will review your forms and explain any additional steps needed in your case.

If your case is ready to be finished, the reference attorney will complete and sign an Uncontested Docket Checklist. The Uncontested Docket Checklist tells the Judge you have completed the steps in your case. It also tells the Judge what your case is about. This makes court easier and faster for both you and the Judge.

Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.

The Travis County Law Library & Self-Help Center

314 West 11th Street, Room 140
Austin, Texas 78741 (across the street from the Civil Courthouse)

You can go to the Walk-In Case Review if:

  • you have a Travis County family law case (such as a divorce, custody or child support case), and
  • your case is uncontested (agreed or default), and
  • you have already filed a petition to start your case, and
  • no one in your case has a lawyer.

No. The reference attorneys cannot give legal advice. If you need legal advice you must talk to a private lawyer.

If you are low income, you may qualify for free help from a Legal Aid lawyer (512-374-2700).

Regardless of income, you may obtain free legal advice from a lawyer at Volunteer Legal Services' weekly Evening Legal Clinics.

You can also hire a lawyer just to give you legal advice. This is called "limited scope representation." The Lawyer Referral Service (512-472-8303) has a list of lawyers willing to provide limited scope representation.

Get information about these and other community resources at the Law Library.