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Effective January 1, 2016 - As required by Senate Bill 1876

The following protocols and attorney lists apply to all five District Courts.

Bell County Civil District Courts Protocol for Appointment of Attorneys Ad Litem

Bell County Civil District Courts Protocol for Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem

Application for Attorney Ad Litem and Guardian Ad Litem - The application is in "PDF" format.  If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click on the Quick Link and you will be taken to the Adobe Reader download site.

The Attorney Lists for the IV-D Court and Centex Child Protection Court can be found on their respective website pages (links to the left).

Effective June 1, 2013

Bell County Standing Order Regarding Children, Property, and Conduct of the Parties
This order is a standing order of the Bell County District Courts that applies in every divorce suit and every suit affecting the parent-child relationship filed in Bell County, Texas.  The Bell County District Courts have adopted this order because the parties and their children should be protected and their property preserved while the lawsuit is pending before the court.  The term "party" as used in this order does not include the Attorney General of Texas, the Bell County District Attorney or the Bell County Attorney.