Urgent Matters



If you have an urgent matter please contact the local Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas office immediately and inform the receptionist that you have an urgent matter.  Examples of urgent matters include but are not limited to:




  • Any hearing within ten (10) days if it involves family violence or the abuse or neglect of a child
  • Danger of wage garnishment within seven (7) days
  • Notice of Sale within twenty-one (21) days in a foreclosure matter
  • Any hearing within seven (7) days of the hearing
  • Homeless applicants
  • Imminent or actual termination of utilities
  • Family violence or child abuse/neglect within the past seven (7) days {including threats made with a weapon}
  • Improper residential lockout (or when writ of re-entry has been denied)
  • Served with lawsuit and deadline within ten (10) days
  • Sheriff's notice to vacate residential premises
  • Termination of benefits or medically necessary healthcare within seven (7) days