File a Request to Retain a Case on Docket
In Texas, a Request to Retain a Case on Docket is a formal request made by a party in a lawsuit to keep the case active and prevent it from being dismissed for lack of prosecution. This request is used when a case has been inactive for an extended period, and the court may be considering dismissing it due to inactivity.
By filing the request to retain a case, the party demonstrates their intention to continue pursuing the case and seeks to avoid its dismissal. The request usually includes reasons justifying the need for the case to remain on the court's docket, such as ongoing settlement negotiations, pending discovery, or other valid factors that may have contributed to the delay in the proceedings.
1. Download the Document
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to download the document(s) and complete them.
2. Make Service Payment
Please note that any court filing fees, if applicable, are your responsibility, and the service payment you have made is non-refundable.
3. Send us the Document(s)
Please send us the document(s) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
, and please ensure to thoroughly review the document before returning it to us.
4. eFile Account Setup and eFile
We will establish an eFiling account for you to submit your document(s) to the court electronically. After the filing is complete, you will receive an envelope number from the court system.
Please reach out to the court to inquire about the filing's status.
Note: While eFiling, it is not uncommon that the filings get rejected. We kindly ask for your understanding, as document rejections can occur due to various factors like missing information, incorrect formatting, outdated documents, documents' size, etc. The court filing fees deducted from the account will be returned back to the account within 3 to 10 business days, depending on financial policies of the banks/credit companies.