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Typically, a Texas court would only appoint an attorney for an individual where they are facing the termination of their parental rights. There's no right otherwise to an attorney in a civil matter. However, because he is facing the possibility of jail time, he is constitutionally entitled to an attorney in that situation. You couldn't get a court appointed lawyer because you aren't looking at going to jail.
As for the support, you can try to get information from him in other ways. You are entitled to conduct "discovery"; in other words, do a Request for Production of Documents and ask for things like tax returns. You can have him answer "Interrogatories
" which are questions he must answer under oath, and ask him about work he is doing. You can also take his deposition.
A lot of these things may be outside of the scope of a non-lawyer to do, however, so you really should consider consulting with a family law
attorney for assistance. If you can't afford a private attorney, you should look to see if your area has any "Legal Aid" offices that may be able to assist you.
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