80th District Court
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where must I file a suit?
A lawsuit may generally be started in either the county where the defendant resides or where the activity upon which the suit is based took place.If your matter may have some special circumstances, you should talk with an attorney.
How much does it cost to file?
How do I serve the defendant?
What if I want to drop the case?
What happens if the defendant does not show up?
How do I collect my judgment?
How can I get legal advice?
What if I can't afford to talk to an attorney?
There are many sources to locate legal information, some with interpretation. Check the other links concerning self-help, small-claims, and landlord-tenant matters, on the Court website. There are other sources on-line for legal information. You may wish to “Google” for possible links.