Legal Resources

Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) has many resources, and an advice line listed on their website. Here is the description of their service, “AVOICE is a program that provides free, confidential legal advice and representation for all victims and survivors of sexual assault in Texas. When you’re ready, call AVOICE at 888-343-4414.”

Texas Law Help has many resources. They provide court forms for simple civil cases and they also provide free legal information for those living in Texas. You can do a Live Chat Monday through Thursday 10 am to 2 pm.

You can use the American Bar Association to find your State Bar Association. This link takes you to the Find a Lawyer page on your State Bar Association website, and there is also lot of other resources to be found there as well. For instance under “For The Public” there are links to such things as: what to do if you have a problem with a lawyer, filing a grievance, a list of resources for if you can’t afford a lawyer, list of affordable legal services, free legal resources, and more. You can also find under the “Do You Need A Lawyer” link and others, a link to the Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). This service pairs you up with a lawyer who will give you a 30 minute consultation for $20.

The National Center for Victims of Crimes link to their Sexual Assault Statute of Limitations Resources

RAINN’s resource for Statue of Limitations by State

VINE (Victim Information & Notification Everyday) – Provides information on criminal cases and the custody status of offenders

Legal Aid Locator – Legal Aid is meant for civil cases

Child Custody and Visitation Information By State – This could be helpful if leaving a relationship where kids are involved. Know what your rights are as a parent and know what constitutes standard visitation requirements. Learn how to get a modification to visitation, and more. This could be a great resource for learning what the laws are in your state to help protect your kids as best you can from an abusive parent.

Protection and Restraining Orders information page

Domestic Violence Laws

Domestic Violence Restraining Orders – General information with a link to find what the laws are in your state

Domestic Violence Resources

What to do if you’ve been sexually assaulted: a step-by-step guide

Child Sex Abuse — Helping a Child Who Has Been Sexually Abused – This article has sections which talk about bringing forth civil lawsuits against abusers