Ever wonder how we can know so much about your existing case or prior order when you call us the first time? The trick is knowing where to look. Most counties keep online court dockets now, and Dallas County also keeps many of the pleadings and orders online. So when you give your name and your case is out of Dallas County, I go to the website, find your case and the cause number, and then plug that cause number into the online records database. I can also search marriage licenses, property records, and criminal records off of this same site. The link is below:
Is your case out of Collin, Denton or Tarrant? These counties also have online records, but require a fee to access them. While we pay to have access, that does not make much financial sense for the typical client with one case. We use the records to catch up when we are brought into a case after it has already started or to look back at an order that the client wants modified or enforced.
Law firms also have the resources to pay for access to other databases as well as knowing about other websites and ways to get information. That is one reason to consider getting professional help in a case – we do this for a living, so whether it is getting information on a spouse’s or potential party’s business, knowing about their vehicles or bank accounts, or many other aspects of someone’s life, we tend to know how to get that information and use it to your benefit.