Affording an attorney might not be possible for everyone. But it should not stop you from representing yourself competently in court. Our 'How to File A Lawsuit In Texas' form package is a complete guide with easy to use forms and templates. It will show you how to file a lawsuit in Texas civil courts without an attorney!
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While no legal guide can cover every possible scenario, our 'How To File A Lawsuit In Texas' guide covers all the major aspects of filing a civil lawsuit in Texas, broken down into 9 easy to understand modules, specifically designed to be used by anyone, regardless of their legal knowledge.
Our guide also contains the following forms and templates:
Civil Petition Forms (Module 2)
- A fully editable MS Word form template for writing and filing your civil petition.
- A PDF version of a blank civil petition form that you can fill out by hand if you do not want to use the MS Word version of the form.
- Samples of completely filled out civil petitions from various states.
- Extra pleading pages in case you need more space when using the hand-fill forms.
RFP Forms (Module 5)
- A fully editable MS Word template for writing a request for production of documents in Texas.
- A fully editable MS Word template for responding to a request for production of documents.
- PDF versions of both RFP forms that you can fill out by hand if you do not want to use the MS Word version of the forms.
- A sample of a completely filled out Texas RFP and a response to an RFP.
This guide includes ALL of the following as 100% digital files, available for download immediately after purchase. No shipping is required (an email will be sent to you with a download link and you must have the ability to open MS Word and PDF files to use these forms and guides ).
Module 1: Intro to Civil Litigation in State Court
Learn the basics of how a lawsuit proceeds in civil courts, from the filing of a civil citation and petition (known as a summons and complaint in most other states), all the way through presenting a case at trial.
Module 2: How to File a Lawsuit in Texas
Learn how to write a Texas civil petition and properly allege the elements of your claims.
This module includes forms, samples, and templates that are specifically formatted for Texas District and County courts and will allow you to draft a professional civil petition on par with anything written by an attorney.
Module 3: Pretrial Motions
Learn the basics of pre-trial motion practice and the differences between motions to dismiss, motions to strike, and motions for summary judgment (note this module contains general information and is not specific to the state of Texas).
Module 4: The Discovery Process
After the defendant has filed an answer you will need to engage in discovery. Learn the general process of how to obtain relevant evidence from the defendant and how to depose witnesses.
Module 5: How to Send and Respond to Requests for Production in Texas
Sending and responding to RFPs is one of the most important parts of civil litigation. Learn how to send RFPS in Texas, respond to the defendant's RFPs, and how to properly object to unlawful requests.
This module includes forms, samples, and templates that are specifically formatted for Texas District and County courts and will allow you to draft professional RFPs and RFP responses.
Module 6: How to Obtain and Compile Evidence
What if you need crucial evidence or testimony from someone who is not part of the lawsuit? Learn how to subpoena witnesses and request documents from third parties.
Module 7: Trial and Arbitration
You have the evidence to support your defenses, but now what? Learn what to expect at trial or arbitration and how to present your case.
Module 8: A Guide to the Courtroom
An easy to follow guide that will show you how to comport yourself in the courtroom, including guidance on how to act in front of the judge and opposing counsel, how to interview witnesses, how to introduce your exhibits, and how to offer objections to testimony and exhibits.