Q: Custody hearing in Texas
In a custody hearing in Texas, is everything said by everyone in the court room recorded or documented? If so is it public record? Or is there any way to obtain a copy of it if it was my custody case? (My lawyer that represented me at the time of the custody case is now deceased)
A: Not all that is said during court proceedings are recorded unless required by the court or requested by either attorney. But, contact the court and request a transcript of what it is that you are trying to obtain. If it just the final order in your case that you are interested in, then just request a CERTIFIED copy from the District Clerk's office in the county where the case was finalized if it was finalized. Good luck 888-343-4529.
A: Everything that is said is not recorded. What is said is recorded if there is a court reporter and the Judge tells the court reporter to start recording. Contact the court reporter for the court that your case was in and ask if there is a transcript for the date that you are interested in.
A: In a contested custody case, the testimony is usually recorded and can be transcribed into a written record of the proceedings. You should contact the Court to determine if a record exists and to get a copy of that record.
You will have to pay for the transcript.
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A: If you were in Dallas or Ft Worth and in an Associate Judge's court, there is no court reporter unless one party or the other brings and pays for their own (with the exception of Enforcement hearings in Ft. Worth, then the Courts provide a court reporter.) Only the Dist Judge's courts provide court reporters. You have to pay the Court Reporter to transcribe the record. Contact the Reporter, tell them the date of trial and cause number and they will look it up and tell you the price they charge.
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