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Im pro se and am wondering how I can research similar custody

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I'm pro se and am wondering how I can research similar custody cases to mine?

TexLawyer :

Good evening. I'll be assisting you with your question.

TexLawyer :

The best place to look is at court decisions from the court of appeals that covers your district court.

Customer:

any other possibles?

TexLawyer :

Legal research databases (i.e., Westlas, LexisNexis) are expensive, though. However, there are several free online research options, which you can find here.

Customer:

thank you. Do you know how the online research library works? I just write custody trial in the search engine?

TexLawyer :

Other than that, there aren't may options. If your court has online filing, you may be able to look through previous custody cases, but that may not be searchable, so you will spend lots of time looking for what you want.

TexLawyer :

You would just search for "child custody" and whatever other search terms are specific to your cas.

TexLawyer :

case.

Customer:

yes there is online filing in my court that is new but I have never done it

TexLawyer :

If there is online filing, that usually means you can search through other cases. Again, that probably does not allow you to search using terms, so you will have to look at it case by case.

Customer:

and this is how you would do it? as an attorney?

TexLawyer :

I would use Westlaw and look for cases with similar facts.

Customer:

okay thank you

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