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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

***You are encouraged to check this page, before coming to the Courthouse, in case of any last-minute Pro Se Clinic closures***

Rebecca Hampford
Pro Se Clinic Coordinator

620 East Main Street
Gatesville, TX 76528

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 1155,
Gatesville, TX  76528

Email address:

proseclinic@coryellcountytx.gov

Office Hours:

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)

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“PRO SE” - Latin for self or "in one's own behalf." In laymen’s terms, “Self-represented litigant.”

The Coryell County Pro Se Clinic processes Uncontested Divorces, Name Changes, Agreed Modifications, and Agreed Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship. Participation in the Pro Se Clinic is mandatory, in order to provide you with the resources necessary to ensure your case is finalized successfully.

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To meet with the Pro Se Clinic Coordinator, Rebecca Hampford BY ZOOM:

Please schedule your appointment on the calendar below. If you require an in-person appointment, these are held only on Thursday afternoons in the Courthouse basement. Select this option in the drop down when making your appointment. If you make an appointment in-person on a Tuesday, it will be canceled, and you will need to make a new appointment.  

You will still be able to make an appointment to meet by Zoom on Thursdays as well. 

At the time of your appointment, login to ZOOM @ https://zoom.us/join, type in the MEETING ID# 918 620 4053 and click join or, scan the QR code to download the app:

To meet with the Pro Se Clinic Attorney BY ZOOM:

Login to ZOOM @ https://zoom.us/join type in the MEETING ID# 251 852 8048 and click join on the following dates, between 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. Please login no later than 9:50, as our Pro Se Clinic Attorney starts her appointments at 10:00 A.M. Thank you for your consideration.

 June 7th, 2024                    August 2nd, 2024                          October 4th, 2024             
 June 21st, 2024                                    August 16th, 2024        October 18th, 2024
 July 12th, 2024                                     September 6th, 2024                           November 1st, 2024
 July 26th, 2024                                     September 20th, 2024                           November 15th, 2024 

 

***DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

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*** PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS PERTAINING TO PAPERWORK ***

PETITIONS, WAIVERS/ANSWERS ONLY, ARE FILED WITH THE DISTRICT CLERKS OFFICE. ALL OTHER PAPERWORK HAS TO BE SENT TO THE PRO SE CLINIC COORDINATOR EITHER BY IN-PERSON APPOINTMENT ON THURSDAY AFTERNOONS, BY LEAVING IN A SECURE DROPBOX IN THE COURTHOUSE BASEMENT BETWEEN 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. M-F OR, YOU MAY SCAN AND EMAIL YOUR DOCUMENTS TO THE PRO SE CLINIC EMAIL AS A PDF ATTACHMENT ONLY. PLEASE DO NOT SEND DOCUMENTS IN ANY OTHER FORMAT.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO SCAN DOCUMENTS, THEY HAVE TO BE SCANNED WITH A SCANNER OR, THE ADOBE SCAN APP FOUND HERE: Adobe Scan: PDF Scanner. WE CANNOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS SCANNED THROUGH ANY OTHER TYPE OF SCANNER APP OR PHOTOS.

*** WAIVERS OR ANSWERS CANNOT BE FILED UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER THE FILING OF THE ORIGINAL PETITION FOR DIVORCE. THE DATE OF SIGNATURE ALSO HAS TO BE AT LEAST ONE DAY AFTER THE FILING DATE OF THE PETITION. ***

PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL DOCUMENTS ARE SIGNED BEFORE SENDING THEM TO THE PRO SE CLINIC.

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  • Q: I have filed for an uncontested divorce. There are no minor children and parties agree on division of property. What forms do I need to complete next?

    A: Respondent needs to file either a Waiver of Service OR, Respondent's Original Answer. Petitioner needs to complete a Statement of Evidence (found under important links on this page), Information on Suit (BVS form, found under important links on this page), and a Final Decree of Divorce (found on texaslawhelp.org and under important links on this page). The Final Decree of Divorce has to be signed by both parties. If unable to locate the Respondent, make an appointment to see the Pro Se Clinic Coordinator for further instructions. 

    Q: Does the Respondent have to file a Waiver of Service and Respondent's Original Answer?

    A: No. Respondent only has to file one of these forms. The main difference is, the Waiver of Service requires a notary to witness the signature. The Original Answer does NOT require a notary. Respondent can also provide the form to the Petitioner to file on their behalf.

    Q: What happens after I have turned in all of the required paperwork?

    A: Once your 60 day waiting period has expired, our Pro Se Clinic Attorney will review your paperwork. As long as everything is accurate, your file will go to our Judge for signature to finalize your case. A hearing before the Judge is not required in most cases. 

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