ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

IMPORTANT NOTICE OF ALL PARTIES

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 31, 2013

 
New rules apply to ALL Civil Suits in the Justice of the Peace Courts.
An action taken in a case pending prior to August 31, 2013 is treated as valid.
Where citation or other process was issued or served prior to August 31, 2013, in compliance with any previously applicable procedure, the party served has the time provided for under the previously applicable procedure to answer or otherwise respond.

THE JUSTICE COURT MUST HAVE AVAILABLE
Rule 500.3 APPLICATION OF RULES IN JUSTICE COURT CASES
(f) Examination of Rules. The court must make the Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of Evidence available for examination, either in paper form or electronically, during the court's normal business hours.
Texas Rules of Civil Procedure
http://www.txcourts.gov/media/514725/TRCP_2014_01_01.pdf
Texas Rules of Evidence
http://www.txcourts.gov/media/921665/tx-rules-of-evidence.pdf
Civil Practices & Remedies Code - Chapter 15, Subchapter E
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/docs/cp/htm/cp.15.htm
 
In order for a Plaitiff in a case to obtain a default judgement, an Affidavit of Military Status and a Certification of Last Known Address must be submitted to the court.
Affidavit of Military Status Certification of Last Known Address

The military status of a Defendant may be checked through the Department of Defense as well as other sites.
https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil/
The court may provide forms to enable a party to file documents that comply with these rules. No party may be forced to use the court's forms. Rule 507.2, Rules of Civil Procedure, Part V
Petitions and information concerning these forms may be obtained at the following Justice of the Peace offices:
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 1 & 4
PO Box 1043
1212 Hackberry
Bandera, Texas 78003
Phone (830) 796-3593
Fax (830) 796-8169
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 2
9155 FM 1283
Lakehills, Texas 78063
Phone (830) 751-3535
Fax (830) 751-2142
Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3
PO Box 1557
161 E. Parker St.
Medina, Texas 78055
Phone (830) 589-7758
Fax (830) 589-2209
You may also find the following websites contain information that may be helpful to you:
http://www.tjctc.org/

www.texasatj.org
TexasLawHelp.org

www.sll.texas.gov
www.texasbar.com

www.SelfHelpSupport.org


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