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This release contains over 100 new Criminal Defense forms as well as enhancements to existing forms across multiple practice areas . . . plus improved format style and list numbering across all practice areas.

Criminal Defense - New Forms

  • Letter of Representation
  • Letter to Prosecutor (Shell)
  • Motion to Set Bond for Misdemeanor Probation
  • Order - Motion to Set Bond for Misdemeanor Probation
  • Motion to Set Bond for Defendant on Deferred Adjudication
  • Order - Motion to Set Bond for Defendant on Deferred Adjudication
  • Motion to Permit Travel While on PR Bond
  • Affidavit to Request Cash Bond Refund
  • Affidavit to Withdraw Funds from the Court Registry
  • Motion to Reinstate Bond
  • Order - Motion to Reinstate Bond
  • Letter Requesting Grand Jury Appearance
  • Letter Requesting Presentation of Exculpatory Evidence to Grand Jury
  • Motion to Inspect Grand Jury Lists
  • Motion to Set Aside Indictment - Systematic Exclusion of Grand Jurors
  • Order - Motion to Set Aside Indictment (Systematic Exclusion of Grand Juror
  • Motion for Hearing on Entrapment
  • Order - Motion for Hearing on Entrapment
  • Motion to Modify Protective Order
  • Order - Motion to Modify Protective Order
  • Plea of Not Guilty (Class C Misdemeanor)
  • Plea of Guilty or Nolo Contendere (Class C Misdemeanor)
  • Objection to Consolidation and Joinder and Motion for Severance
  • Order - Objection to Consolidation and Motion for Severance
  • Motion for Production of True Name of Psuedonymonous Complaint
  • Order - Motion for Production of True Name of Psuedonymonous Complaint
  • Motion for Production of Officer's Personnel Records
  • Order - Motion for Production of Officer's Personnel Records
  • Motion for Production of Copies of Firearms Trace Summary
  • Order - Motion to Production of Copies of Firearms Trace Summary
  • Motion to Produce Insurance Investigation Records
  • Order - Motion to Produce Insurance Investigation Records
  • Motion for Production of Officer's Field Sobriety Training Manuals
  • Order - Motion to Production of Officer's Field Sobriety Training Manuals
  • Motion for Discovery and Inspection of Alleged Marijuana Evidence
  • Order - Motion for Discovery and Inspection of Alleged Marijuana Evidence
  • Motion for Discovery and Preservation of First Responder Communications
  • Order - Motion for Discovery and Preservation of First Responder Comm.
  • Motion For Production of Materials for Defense to Reconstruct the Accident
  • Order - Motion for Production of Materials to Reconstruct the Accident
  • Motion for Discovery and Other Relief - DWI
  • Order - Motion for Discovery and Other Relief - DWI
  • Request for Discovery Under 39.14a
  • Motion for Discovery of Records Considered Confidential - CPS
  • Order - Motion for Discovery of Records Considered Confidential - CPS
  • Motion for Production of 38.22 Recordings of Defendant
  • Order - Motion for Production of 38.22 Recordings of Defendant
  • Motion for Independent Fingerprint Analysis
  • Order - Motion for Independent Fingerprint Analysis
  • Motion for Access to Alleged Crime Scene
  • Order - Motion for Access to Alleged Crime Scene
  • Motion in Limine (General)
  • Order - Motion in Limine (General)
  • Motion to Suppress - Blood Test
  • Order - Motion to Suppress - Blood Test
  • Ex Parte Motion to Appoint a Gun, Gun Handling, and Ballistics Expert
  • Order Appointing a Gun, Gun Handling, and Ballistics Expert
  • Objection to Reading the Enhancement Count to Jury
  • Order - Objection to Reading the Enhancement Count to Jury
  • Motion for Individual Voir Dire Examination Concerning Publicity
  • Order - Motion for Individual Voir Dire Examination Concerning Publicity
  • Application to Unseal Information Collected During Jury Selection Process
  • Order - Application to Unseal Information Collected During Jury Selection
  • Motion for Continuance - Surprise
  • Order - Motion for Continuance (Surprise)
  • Motion for Continuance (Scheduling Conflict)
  • Order - Motion for Continuance (Scheduling Conflict)
  • Motion for Identification Hearing
  • Order - Motion for Identification Hearing
  • Request for Notice of Intent to Offer Statements Made by Defendant
  • Order - Request For Notice Of Intent To Offer Statements Allegedly Made By Defendant
  • Application for Felony Probation from the Jury
  • Punishment Election
  • Motion to Travel for Business Purposes Within Texas During Community Supervision
  • Order - Motion to Travel for Business Purposes Within Texas
  • Motion to Modify Conditions of Community Supervision
  • Motion for Production of Probation Officer's File
  • Order - Motion for Production of Probation Officer's File
  • Motion to Reinstate Community Supervision
  • Order - Motion to Reinstate Community Supervision
  • Motion to Stay Commencement of Terms of Community Supervision
  • Order - Motion to Stay Commencement of Terms of Community Supervision
  • Motion for Time Credit for Defendant Serving State Jail Felony
  • Order - Motion for Time Credit for Defendant Serving State Jail Felony
  • Letter Requesting Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.072 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0725 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0725 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0726 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0726 (DWI) (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0726 (BWI) (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondiclosure Under Section 411.0727
  • Order for Nondisclosure - Under Section 411.0727
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0728 (PDF)
  • Order for Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0728 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0729 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0729 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.073 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.073 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0731 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0731 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0735 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0735 (PDF)
  • Petition for Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0736 (PDF)
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.0736 (PDF)
  • Letter Requesting an Order of Nondisclosure under Section 411.072
  • Order of Nondisclosure Under Section 411.072
  • Response to Appointment of Attorney Pro Tem
  • Order - Response to Appointment of Attorney Pro Tem
  • Shell Motion

Criminal Defense - Form Improvements

 
  • Certificates of Service: Removed reference to Rule 21(a)
  • Made language and format of orders more consistent
  • Improved County Court at Law Caption
  • Motion for Recovery of expert Witness Fees: Updated Code of Civil Procedure Reference
  • Motion for Recovery of Investigative Expenses: Updated Code of Civil Procedure Reference
  • Motion to Appoint Handwriting Expert: Updated Code of Civil Procedure Reference, fixed citation of Article 26.05(d)
  • Motion to Quash Indictment: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion for Disposition Under Interstate Agreement on Detainers: Updated Code of Civil Procedure Reference
  • Comprehensive Motion for Discovery and Order: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion for Duplicated of Photographs: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion for Discovery and Other Relief: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion to Suppress Evidence Obtained Through Illegally Intercepted Communication: changed reference of TRCP Article 18A, improved formatting
  • Motion to Suppress Grand Jury Testimony of Defendant: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion for Advance of Funds for Out-of-State Witness: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion to Consider Inability to Pay Fees and Costs: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion to Appeal Bond: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Motion for Appeal Bond After Reversal: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Petition for Expunction: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting
  • Petition for Nondisclosure of Criminal History Record Information: Updated Texas Code of Criminal Procedures reference, improved formatting

Family Law - New Forms

  • 2-2-3 Possession Schedule
  • Notice of Submission
  • Writ of Commitment for Contempt of Court - Property Division Violations
  • Original Petition to Void Marriage
  • Waiver of Service - Void Marriage
  • Respondent's Original Answer to Peititon to Void Marriage
  • Decree Declaring Marriage Void
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Property and Conduct (Bandera)
  • Notice of Hearing in Compliance With COVID-19 Court Operations Plan (Bexar)
  • Standing Order for In-Person Hearings (Brewster)
  • Standing Order (Calhoun)
  • Standing Order for 220th District Court (Comanche)
  • Standing Order on Motions for Default Judgment (Culberson)
  • Standing Order on In-Person Hearings (Culberson)
  • Emergency Standing Order (Delta)
  • Standing Order (DeWitt)
  • Standing Order on Motions for Default Judgment (El Paso)
  • Friday Prove Up (Ellis)
  • Request for Setting (Ellis)
  • Standing Order Regarding Child Protection Cases (Fannin)
  • Emergency Standing Order (Franklin)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Gillespie)
  • Standing Order (Goliad)
  • Standing Order (Grayson)
  • Standing Order for 220th District Court (Hamilton)
  • Standing Order for 84th District Court (Hansford)
  • Standing Discovery Order (Harrison)
  • Standing Order Regarding Property and Conduct (Hood)
  • Emergency Standing Order (Hopkins)
  • Standing Order on Motions for Default Judgment (Hudspeth)
  • Standing Order for In-Person Hearings (Hudspeth)
  • Standing Order for 84th District Court (Hutchinson)

 

  • Standing Order (Jackson)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Pets, Property, and Conduct (Jasper)
  • Standing Order for In-Person Hearings (Jeff Davis)
  • Standing Orders (Jim Wells)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Kendall)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Kerr)
  • Emergency Standing Order (Lamar)
  • Standing Order Regarding Property and Conduct (Mason)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct (Maverick)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Medina)
  • Standing Order - Parenting Through Divorce (Mitchell)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Pets, Property, and Conduct (Newton)
  • Standing Order for 84th District Court (Ochiltree)
  • Standing Order for In-Person Hearings (Presidio)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct (Randall)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Real)
  • Standing Order (Refugio)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct (Rusk)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Pets, Property, and Conduct (Sabine)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Pets, Property, and Conduct (San Augustine)
  • Standing Temporary Orders (Smith)
  • Order for Remote Hearings (Uvalde)
  • Standing Order in Domestic Relations Cases (Van Zandt)
  • Standing Order (Victoria)
  • Standing Temporary Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct (Washington)
  • Standing Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct (Webb)

Family Law - Form Improvements

 
  • Jury waived defaulted in family law orders
  • Divorce Intake: Improved formatting and assembly, added previous name for both parties, added mailing address, made blank worksheet match4
  • Final Decree of Divorce: Added question help in question regarding filing taxes for children
  • Agreement Incident to Divorce: Added pro se option for opposing party
  • Financial Information Sheet: added CWS Online Intake
  • Change of Address (Tax Returns): PDF updated
  • Subpoena to Compel Attendance at Deposition: Added optional certificate of service
  • Subpoena to Compel Production of Documents and Tangible Things: Added optional certificate of service
  • Subpoena: Added optional certificate of service
  • Subpoena for Production of Protected Health Information: Added optional certificate of service
  • Request for Disclosures: Improved formatting
  • Request for Copy of Tax Return: PDF updated
  • Income Withholding for Support: Improved defaults from case answers
  • Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity: PDF updated
  • Application for Paternity Registry Inquiry: PDF updated
  • Decree of Annulment: Added findings and orders for division of community property
  • Decree of Annulment of Underage Marriage: Added findings and orders for division of community property
  • Request for Abstract of Judgment: added (Last 3 digits) to clarify SSN and DL
  • Notice of Past Due Findings: Removed date calculations (use Deadlines Calculator for accurate date for your county)

 

  • Abstract of Judgment: Removed option to assemble multiple copies of abstract, improved formatting
  • UIFSA – Transmittal #1: PDF updated
  • UIFSA – Transmittal #2: PDF updated
  • UIFSA – Transmittal #3: PDF updated
  • UIFSA – Transmittal #1 Initial Request Acknowledgment
  • Dallas County Record of Support: local form updated
  • Fort Bend County 328th Trial Setting Request: local form updated
  • Denton County Request for Issuance of an Order Withholding to Employer: local form updated
  • Ellis County Request for Setting: local form updated
  • Harris County Motion to Compel local form: Added Certificate of Service, improved assembly
  • Montgomery County Motion to Withdraw Funds - NonMinor: local form updated
  • Montgomery County Motion to Withdraw Funds – Invested Minor: local form updated
  • Request for Production and Inspection: Added option for amicus/ad litem (SBOT 2020)
  • Response to Request for Production and Inspection: Added option for amicus/ad litem (SBOT 2020)
  • Income Withholding for Support: Improved defaults from case answers (SBOT 2020)
  • Motion for Continuance: Added option for amicus/ad litem to file (SBOT 2020)
  • Order on Motion for Continuance: Added option for amicus/ad litem filer (SBOT 2020)

Probate

Form Improvements

  • Combined Application to Determine Heirship and Letters of Administration: Added option for sworn before notary
  • Combined Application to Determine Heirship and Letters of Independent Administration: Added option for sworn before notary
  • Application for Probate of Will as Muniment of Title: Made applicant signature optional
  • Application for Probate of Will as Muniment of Title (Will Not Produced): Made applicant signature optional
  • Order Admitting Will to Probate and Granting Letters of Administration: Made applicant signature optional
  • Application to Determine Heirship: Added option for sworn before notary, added jurisdiction and venue language
  • Certificate of Service of Citation: Made citation by publication automatic, improved quotations
  • Affidavit of Service of Citation: Made citation by publication automatic, improved quotations
  • Waiver of Notice and Consent to Independent Administration: Reformatted, improved power of sale language
  • Waiver by Beneficiary of Notice of Admission of Will: Reformatted
  • Waiver of Notice and Consent by Heir: Reformatted, improved wording of last sentence
  • Waiver of Notice and Citation – Will Not Produced in Court: Reformatted, rephrased #8, removed #9
  • Waiver of Service: Reformatted, improved wording of last sentence
  • Affidavit in Lieu of Inventory: Changed statement regarding who received inventory
  • Inventory: Increased size for entries of property
  • Distribution Deed: Improved language for Consideration

 

Wills

Form Improvements

  • CWS Online Intake: Added phone number to Wills intakes
  • Simple Wills: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Simple Wills With Dynasty Trust: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Tax Oriented Wills: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Pourover Wills for Spouses: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Pourover Will for Single Person: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Small Estate Wills With Special Needs Trust: Made the Instruction Letter attached to the end of the Will optional
  • Medical Power of Attorney: Improved defaults for agents

 

Civil Litigation

New Form: Witness List

Form Improvements

  • Petitions: Fixed language in long arm jurisdiction – Texas resident
  • Captions: Removed extra section symbols that came in under some conditions
  • Abstract of Judgment: Improved identification of entity judgment debtor (removed DOB/SSN/DL), improved formatting

 

Real Estate

New Form: Transfer on Death Deed